2010-2019

The most recent decade has seen Peak stage a variety of full length plays as well as our first shot at a radio play. We funded a much needed storage wing on the Arts Centre, purchased new stage legs and stage flooring for the Arts Centre.

2010

June

Full Length Play

Picasso At The Lapin Agile

by Steve Martin

This unusual and intelligent script was on our back burner for a few years before we could find the appropriate cast. 

November/December

Full Length Play

Maggie's Getting Married

by Norm Foster

This was a nice cosy Norm Foster script which dealt with family, change and resolution.

2011

December

Full Length Play

Noises Off

by Michael Frayn

This was a re-mount of one of our favourite farces. The play within a play concept is well explored, but what make this one so special is the backstage revelation in the show's descent into chaos.

2012

2013

January

Full Length Play

The Melville Boys

by Norm Foster

Melville Boys had been staged almost twenty years earlier, but we thought the story funny, touching and important enough that we wanted to share it again with our ever changing audience.

June

Full Length Play

Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese & Connie Booth

A large portion of our membership were Fawlty Tower fans and when it was discovered that there was a script and licencing available, all that remained was to select which episodes would compliment each other. 

It was decided to cast a different Basil and Sybil for each episode and keep the supporting characters the same. Each couple had their definite appeal.

2014

January

Full Length Play

Fox On The Fairway

by Ken Ludwig

This Ken Ludwig script was more about people than golf, as befits a comedic farce.

June

Full Length Play

Memory of Water

by Shelagh Stephenson

As we get older, we experience more loss, and this play explores the aftermath of a mother's death.

December

Full Length Play

Murder on the Nile

by Agatha Christie

We do enjoy Agatha Christie mysteries and this one allowed us to revisit the exotic Nile River. 

2015

November/December

Full Length Play

Calendar Girls

by Tim Firth

Based on a true story, a group of middle aged women agree to expose themselves to raise money to help a dying friend.

2016

April

Full Length Play

Unnecessary Farce

by Paul Slade Smith

This was a true farce with the requisite multiple doors, suspicious characters, assignations and mistaken identities.

December

Full Length Play

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

by Jeffrey Hatcher

This was a unique adaptation of Stevenson's gothic novel, partially because the multifaceted villain was portrayed by a trio of actors. The director treated the stage effects as if it were a movie set, and we enjoyed the results.

2017

November/December

Full Length Play

Lend Me a Tenor

by Ken Ludwig

We had been waiting for the right time to stage this farce. The contrast between the established star and the wanna-be star helped flesh out this story about showbiz. 

2018

June

Full Length Play

Aspirin & Elephants

by Jerry Mayer

This play was set on a ship, which created the microcosm for this family exploration.

October

Radio Play

War of the Worlds

by Orson Wells adapted by Howard E. Koch

Someone suggested we produce an old-fashioned radio play, and as Halloween was approaching, we undertook to record War of the Worlds in a basement one afternoon. After many hours of editing and adding sound effects, the result was aired on the Olds radio station Rock 104. We had to pay royalties for the script, and the station wanted us to pay them for airing our work. We negotiated, and in the end, had a good learning experience.

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November

Full Length Play

In-Laws, Out Laws and Other People (That Should Be Shot)

by Steve Franco

This was a fun Christmas themed play which included some interesting characters and portrayals... not to mention cheek pinching.

2019

May

One Act Play/ADFA Festival

New Menu

by Brian Bailey

While travelling through southern Europe, the Baileys became fascinated with restaurant culture, and wanted to share some impressions. The story became more about the humans who strive to engage our palates while leading complicated lives of their own.

The show opened in Sundre on a Friday night. Rachel got a nasty shiner at a ball tournament Saturday morning (see last photo!) and we travelled through a severe blizzard to Innisfail on Saturday night. The show didn't get through zones, but it was awarded for Best New Original Script.

May

Full Length Play

Jack of Diamonds

by Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

This was a fun farce set in a seniors' home. You're never too old for a bit of adventure.

November/December

Full Length Play

Sylvia

by A. R. Gurney

People love to humanize their dogs.This story gives the audience an intimate view of the inner workings of man's best friend.