The Storm

by Donald Payton

Jeff Mulkey peers out of his cabin window at the blizzard. Five years ago he was in a car accident on a snow-covered highway, an accident that took the lives of a mother and her daughter. That’s why Jeff moved with his wife, Mary, to this cabin in the mountains, far away from people

 
The Ugly Duckling

by A.A Milne

Arrangements have been made for Prince Simon to marry Princess Camilla. The King and Queen are nervous because-- let's face it-- Camilla is plain! It is decided that a beautiful maid will impersonate Camilla until the wedding. The Prince hears of Camilla's beauty and, considering himself rather plain, has his extremely handsome man Carlo impersonate him. Simon and Camilla meet by chance and fall in love. Each is beautiful to the other and they live happily ever after.

The Race
 

by Grace Snow

One man is on a collision course with his future, sprinting to the most important moment of his life. But will he be ready? What will he feel the moment he sees his child’s eyes?

If I Should Die Before I Wake

by Joe Woytowich

This comedy explored the concept of a man witnessing his own funeral and the surprises that one might get.

How The Other Half Loves

 

by Alan Ayckbourn

There are three couples in this play, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Both living rooms are shown in the single set, and both share a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.

Murder In Company

 

by John Boland & Phillip King

A dramatic society is assembling on the stage of a church hall to rehearse a mystery thriller under its somewhat dictatorial director Philip Stephens. Events and strains within the company more than equal those in the play. Philip's wife is too friendly with a young man of the company, a prowler is in the neighborhood and attacks one of the girls, an unpleasant caretaker tries a little blackmail and one of the women seems to know him from the past. The rehearsal proceeds under difficulties until the mysterious death of the caretaker brings the situation of the whodunit even more closely into real life. It transpires that almost everyone might, and could, have murdered the dead man.

Meanwhile, Back

On The Couch

 

by Jack Sharkey

Psychiatrist Victor Karleen is financially pressed between the rental of his posh office apartment and his fiancée’s expensive tastes. A colleague has written a best-selling case history book and is now rolling in royalties. Good friend Parker Donnelly has rejected Victor’s similar work because the public is tired of such things and prefers torrid fiction. Needing cash, Victor reluctantly takes on a new patient who, due to love frustration, is grinding out a rip-roaring sex novel. By mistake, his nurse gives the patient’s manuscript to Donnelly believing it to be Victor’s work. Suddenly Victor has an enormous advance royalty check, a Book of the Month Club selection, and a potential Pulitzer Prize. 

Tribute

 

by Bernard Slade

Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow, Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage and fatherhood. Life's been one continuous gag. But at fifty one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy: he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor, and after a bitter, revealing confrontation, father and son are reconciled.

​​After Magritte

 

by Tom Stoppard

Harris, his mother and his wife are a kooky trio. Enter the forceful inspector from Scotland Yard with his constable - which is strange, notes the wife, for she had ordered an ambulance. The officers proceed to place the three under arrest. It is not clear why; something about a parked car, a bunch of .22 caliber shells in the waste basket, and a robbery of the box office of a minstrel show. But Harris has an explanation: he had parked near an art gallery to let his mother see some paintings by Magritte in which her obsessional instrument, the tuba, figured grandly. But then it develops that there was no minstrel show at all, and the plot goes haywire.

Murder By The Book

 

A thriller writer indulges in vitriolic word duels with his estranged wife until she shoots him. An amateur detective from the next flat attempts to solve the murder before calling the police. More deadly games are in store when the corpse rises and the tables are turned more than once for the victim and the killers.

by Duncan Greenwood & Robert King

The Real Inspector Hound

 

by Tom Stoppard

Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.

An Inspector Answers
 

by Norman Phillip Hart

With the seemingly innocent disappearance of Lady Fitzbuttress whose husband, Sir Reginald, is tricked into confessing to her murder by the implacable Inspector from Scotland Yard. The Inspector, who of course "knows too much," is duly shot. But bodies fall and come to life again as intrigue upon intrigue is revealed. 

Bedroom Farce
 

by Alan Ayckbourn

Trevor and Susannah, whose marraige is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.

Hughie
 

by Eugene O'Neil

HUGHIE is set in the lobby of a seedy Times Square Hotel early one morning in the late '20s. Its characters are the hotel's gray, withdrawn night clerk, and "Erie" Smith, a penny-ante gambler who has spent most of his last fifteen years at the hotel between periods of drunkenness. His most recent bender was prompted by the death of the title character who was the night clerk's predecessor. Erie babbles through tales of his life's imaginary successes, as well as his panicky optimism towards the futile future. The night clerk can only listen to this study in fraudulent glibness which is touching, revealing, and a telling measure of what is behind this man's delusions.

Passion, Poison & Petrification

by George Bernard Shaw

 

Lady Magnesia is preparing for bed when her husband tries to come in and kill her. But in the psychedelic light her lover appears and is promptly poisoned by her husband. The antidote is lime, so he starts eating the ceiling's plaster and turns into a statue. The normality of the cuckoo clock returns after lightning kills the interloping doctor, policeman and landlord.

On The Razzle

 

by Tom Stoppard

The story is basically one long chase, chiefly after two naughty grocer’s assistants who, when their master goes off on a binge with a new mistress, escape to Vienna on a spree.

Stoppard adapted the play from Johann Nestroy's 1850's "Einen Fux wil er sich machen."

Frankenstein

 

By Tim Kelly

Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiancee, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror!

Scarecrow
 

by Don Nigro

A lonely girl lives with her eccentric mother in an old farmhouse on the edge of a cornfield. She meets a strange man under a tree by the creek and is led into a web of lust and betrayal. Scarecrows are supposed to frighten crows, but the scarecrow in this cornfield is something more.

The Mousetrap
 

by Agatha Christie

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives and there is a murder.

Arms And The Man
 

by George Benard Shaw

Shaw explores Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire. In the contrast between Bluntschli, the mercenary soldier, and the brave leader, Sergius, the true nature of valour is revealed.

The Komagata
Maru Incident
 

by Sharon Pollock

"The Komagate Maru" is based on the true story of a Japanese freighter, named the Komagata Maru, carrying 376 immigrants to Canada from the Punjab in 1914. It was prevented from docking in Vancouver by government officials. After a standoff of seven weeks, the ship returned to India. It is a little know dark corner of Canadian history.

by Warren Graves

Would You Like A Cup Of Tea
 

James, an elderly English gentleman and ex Army Officer, is now living in Canada with his "Batman", Herbert, in strained circumstances. Whereas Herbert has a regular job as a doorman, James has been looking for work since 1945. It seems the world simply changed too much, as a result of the war, for James to cope; until, he meets a divorcee named Nola, who suggests his elegant manner perfectly suits him to be a head waiter. Meanwhile, the landlady, Maudie, has her eyes set on Herbert. For James and Herbert, a cup of tea is all they ask. Maudie and Nola, on the other hand, have other, more carnal, desires.

by Bernard Slade

Return Engagements
 

The first act is comprised of three vignettes showing separate couples: a tipsy actress and the bellboy who has bedded her the night before, a gutsy Polish woman who has survived World War II and a carpenter whom she chooses to father her baby, and an acid tongued columnist and his cool psychotherapist wife who are about to split up. In Act II, we meet the couples 20, 25 and 30 years later, as we learn much to our merriment how they ended up. And, we learn how, ultimately, their stories are all linked together.

Terra Nova
 

by Ted Tally

Drawn from the journals and letters found on the frozen body of Captain Scott, the action of the play blends scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott and his young wife and with fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat him to the South Pole. Refusing the use of sled dogs as unsporting, Scott and his team struggle to drag their heavy gear across a frozen wasteland, only to find that Amundsen has preceded them to their goal. But it is in the tragic trip back, as the members of the expedition die one by one, that the play reaches its dramatic apogee.

by Suzanne Findlay

Gone To Glory
 

 Elderly sisters Winnie and Lulu live in a shack by the river. Their unexpected involvement in a documentary film on poverty reveals a story of love, survival and strength of the human spirit. 

Written by Canadian playwright, Suzanne Findlay,

The Dumb Waiter
 

by Harold Pinter

This is a darkly comedic tale of two hit men waiting for the delivery of their next victim.

by Ray Cooney & John Chapman

Move Over,
Mrs. Markham
 

Move Over Mrs. Markham is set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. The flat has been under renovation, and thus has been largely empty. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children's books, and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Reluctantly, Philip agrees to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to "entertain" his latest girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham is persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment, so she can entertain her lover. What nobody knows is that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months has decided that this was the night he and the au pair girl would try out the new round bed! When all three sets of people converge on the apartment, expecting to find it empty, chaos and confusion ensue.

by Agatha Christie

Appointment With Death
 

An assorted group of travellers find themselves thrown together on an expedition to the rose red city of Petra. At the centre of the group are Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who never leave her side. This apparent devotion however is actually a façade for something far more sinister. Sarah King, a young English doctor, and her colleague, the eminent psychologist, Dr. Theodore Gerard, find themselves embroiled in a battle to free the children from the sadistic grasp of a tyrannical woman. 

The American Dream

by Edward Albee

 

Mommy and Daddy sit in a barren living room making small talk. Mommy, the domineering wife, is grappling with the thought of putting Grandma in a nursing home. Daddy, the long-suffering husband, could not care less. Grandma appears, lugging boxes of belongings, which she stacks by the door. Mommy and Daddy can't imagine what's in those boxes, but Grandma is well aware of Mommy's possible intentions. 

Harold Pinter

A Slight Ache
 

Flora and Edward sit at the breakfast table chatting of flowers and wasps and of the slight ache Edward feels in his eyes. Their conversation, which seems so simple and is yet so strangely revealing, then shifts to the mysterious matchseller who has been standing by their back gate for many weeks. Somehow his presence intimidates them, particularly Edward, whose ache becomes aggravated as they discuss who the matchseller may really be, and they resolve to call him in for a direct confrontation. 

by Noel Coward

Relative Values
 

A comedy of manners in which an American movie actress is preparing to wed a British earl. Smack in the middle of a sedate dinner in the English mansion comes Miranda's former flame and current Hollywood sensation, Don. Miranda is furious at the intrusion and would send Don packing except that the wary and wise Countess, knowing that the actress is no match for her son, blithely invites Don to stay for the evening. She privately tells Don not to give up, for she knows that the engagement will be shattered shortly. And it is, when the outraged maid can no longer stand Miranda's pretense and discloses that she is her sister. 

by Norm Foster

The Melville Boys
 

Owen and Lee Melville arrive at a lakeside cabin for a weekend of fishing, but their plans are thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of
A Christmas Carol
 

David Mcgillivray & Walter Zerlin

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount an assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and wrap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.

And Then There Were None
 

by Agatha Christie

In this mystery comedy statuettes of indians on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten indians met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead--poisoned.

by Norm Foster

Opening Night
 

The antics begin as Jack and Ruth Tisdale celebrate their 25'th wedding anniversary with an evening at the theatre. It's a dream come true for Ruth and an imposition for Jack who would rather be at home watching the World Series. However, after the events both on and off the stage that fateful night, their lives and those of all involved are irreparably altered.

by Sharon Stearns

Hunter Of Peace
 

Hunter of Peace is inspired by the real-life adventures of turn-of-the-century botanist and explorer Mary Schaffer Warren who, in 1907, led a dangerous expedition to the headwaters of the Athabasca River, then married a much younger man and settled in Banff. A celebration of the courage and spirit of a very remarkable woman.

The Madness of Lady Bright
 

by Lanford Wilson

THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT traces the mental breakdown of Lesley Bright, an aging homosexual whose past returns to haunt him with the emptiness of the choices he made.

Rough Crossing
 

by Tom Stoppard

The co authors, the composer and most of the cast of a comedy destined for Broadway are simultaneously trying to finish and rehearse the play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner. Tom Stoppard's hilarious play has been freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar's classic farce Jatek a Kastelyban.

The Importance Of Being Earnest
 

by Oscar Wilde

Algernon Moncrieff receives his friend Jack Worthing, whom he knows as Ernest. Jack wants to marry Gwendolen Fairfax, Algy's cousin, but he refuses to approve of the marriage until Jack explains why the name "Cecily" is engraved on his cigarette case. Jack tells him that Cecily Cardew is his ward and that she lives at his estate in the country. What ensues is a classic case of Bunburying.

by Norm Foster

The Long Weekend
 

The truth and lies of a friendship come to the surface during a weekend visit between two couples. There are plenty of surprises along the way in this biting comedy of manners.

The Lion In Winter

by James Goldman

 

the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.

Tribute

by Bernard Slade

 

Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow, Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage and fatherhood. Life's been one continuous gag. But at fifty one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy: he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor, and after a bitter, revealing confrontation, father and son are reconciled.

by Nick Hall

Broken Up
 

Meg Owens is in the middle of moving into her new apartment and out of her old marriage. All she has to do is have Tom, her husband, sign the final papers and then she can start her new life. However, signing the final papers becomes increasingly difficult, and her new life, represented by an amorous landlord and a fast talking divorce expert, is already under way.

Jake's Woman

by Neil Simon

 

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females.

by Georges Feydeau

Hotel Paradiso
 

This mad French bedroom frolic finds an assortment of refined people stealing through the halls and rooms of a cheap hotel comically intent on assignations.

Noise's Off

by Michael Frayn

 

Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this classically comic play.

by Lillian Groag

Ladies of the Camellias
 

This is about an imagined meeting in Paris, 1897, between the famous theatre divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. The two actresses—who were the biggest and most temperamental stars of their day—were scheduled to perform back-to-back productions of the play The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas. Duse's production will be performing in Bernhardt's theater, and the two women are in their own dressing rooms at the theatre, though they have yet to meet. Into this tense situation comes Ivan, a young Russian anarchist who threatens to blow up everyone in the theatre unless his comrades are released from prison. Bernhardt and Duse must meet and greet each other for the first time as they are taken hostage by the armed Ivan, yet they remain the ultimate theatre professionals. 

by Norm Foster

Office Hours
 

On a Friday afternoon in six different offices in a big city, we follow six different stories which are somehow related. It's a wild ride with an ending that sees all the unique stories connected to one another.

by Bernard Slade

An Act Of The Imagination
 

A successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance – a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife, and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit, and ingenious plotting.

Blithe Spirit
 

by Noel Coward

Cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

On The Razzle
 

by Tom Stoppard

The story is basically one long chase, chiefly after two naughty grocer’s assistants who, when their master goes off on a binge with a new mistress, escape to Vienna on a spree.

Albert's Bridge
 

by Tom Stoppard

Albert has a degree in philosophy and with a job as bridge painter has a new perspective on life up high. Through CPSs and programmed efficiency, he replaces four painters and the bridge is all his. He also has to get married - but that's another story. He's bothered by a reluctant suicide and by 1400 additional painters causing the bridge and Albert's dream to collapse.

The Hollow

by Agatha Christie

 

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife, Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor, Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star, Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge, whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grows so does the list of potential suspects 

The Foursome
 

by Norm Foster

Four old college chums, home for their fifteen year reunion, hook up for a round of golf and share their successes and failures. A warm, funny play which takes place entirely on the eighteen tees of a golf course.

Incorruptible

by Michael Hollinger

 

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

Red Herring
 

by Michael Hollinger

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana.

Meat Stu

by Brian Bailey, Colleen Bailey, Steven Dodwell & Nigel Miller

 

A softened couch potato tries to improve his lifestyle with the help of his patient wife and their friends.

Lettice & Loveage

by Peter Shaffer

 

Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre. As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London's stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. Neither impressed or entertained by Lettice's freewheeling history lessons, Schon fires her. Not one however, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventionial Schon in battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.

Empty Plate at the Café Grand Boeuf

by Michael Hollinger

 

No menu necessary at the world's greatest restaurant, the Café du Grand Boeuf in Paris. Why? "Because we have everything," headwaiter Claude admonishes waiter-in-training Antoine. On this hot July night in 1961, the two join waitress Mimi and chef Gaston in awaiting the imminent arrival of Victor, the Café's owner and sole patron. But when "Monsieur" returns from the bullfights in Madrid, disheveled and morose, his wish is simple: to die of starvation at his own table. The frantic staff, whose very lives depend on Victor's appetite, try all means to change his mind, but to no avail. Finally, they make a last-ditch plea: Out of respect for their life's work, will he let them prepare one final meal—provided they leave it in the kitchen? Instead they will describe it, course by course, over a series of empty platters. Victor reluctantly consents, and the "feast of adjectives and adverbs" begins…

The Mousetrap

 

Agatha Christie

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives and there is a murder.

Proposals

 

Neil Simon

This elegiac memory play delightfully recalls the last time the Hines family gathered at their retreat in the Poconos. The summer of 1953 brings romantic entanglements that coalesce one idyllic afternoon; Burt Hines, mid-50's and convalescing from a second heart attack, eagerly anticipates the arrival of the ex-wife he still loves. Daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to a Harvard law student and pines for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she once had a brief fling. Clemma, the black housekeeper at the center of the action casts a astute eye on the complications while facing with her own unresolved past.

Steel Magnolias

 

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” The play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Over The River And Through The Woods
 

by Joe DePietro

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? 

The Drawer Boy

by Michael Healey

 

A young actor from Toronto, Miles, who asks two farmers for a trade: work in exchange for room, board, and their stories.

Morgan and Angus live together, and have been friends since before their Second World War tour. Steadfast Morgan runs the show, while Angus tends to the cooking and finances. Though Angus has a sharp head for numbers, it’s clear there’s something wrong in its memory and processing, and Morgan shoulders most of the burden of care.

The Importance Of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

 

Algernon Moncrieff receives his friend Jack Worthing, whom he knows as Ernest. Jack wants to marry Gwendolen Fairfax, Algy's cousin, but he refuses to approve of the marriage until Jack explains why the name "Cecily" is engraved on his cigarette case. Jack tells him that Cecily Cardew is his ward and that she lives at his estate in the country.

Chapter Two
 

by Neil Simon

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she's a keeper. Still, it's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers

Self Help

by Norm Foster

 

A married couple of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus. Their lives unravel in a farce as they try to conceal a body and hold on to their falsely won fame.

The Last Resort

by Norm Foster

 

A musical/murder-mystery/comedy written with Leslie Arden. An off-the-wall spoof about a New York restaurateur on the run from the mob. He finds himself at a run-down hotel in Saskatchewan, where everyone who checks in could be the hitman who's out to get him.

The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes

by John Nassivera

 

Holmes venturing into the occult where, during a seance, he is warned that he is about to meet his maker. The play has Holmes, Watson and Prof. Moriarty meet their maker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wishes to end their existence literally with the final stroke of his pen. Holmes cannot accept the fact that he is the product of another's imagination, a mere pawn of another man's genius. Who is the creator and who the pawn becomes the central question as Holmes and the others threaten their creator with the death to which he has sentenced them.

Polish Joke
 

by David Ives

A boy named Jasiu leaves his family and neighborhood behind in an attempt to erase his Polishness and join the intelligentsia. By all outward appearances, he succeeds, and yet he is dogged by his origins. A young Polish-American’s trip through ethnic stereotypes

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig

 

Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Drinking Alone
 

by Norm Foster

In this romantic comedy set in the midst of a dysfunctional family reunion, Joe Todd hires Rene Duchene to pose as his fiancée for an evening so that he can impress his father, Ivan. Ivan is coming for a rare visit, and Joe and his sister Carrie are suspicious of his motives.

Incorruptible

by Michael Hollinger

 

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

Ethan Claymore

by Norm Foster

 

The heartwarming story of Ethan, a young recluse widower living in a small Canadian farming community who, with the help of a doggedly determined, meddlesome neighbour and the ghost of his recently-deceased brother, finds a meaning to life and love just in time for the holiday season.

by Steve Martin

Picasso At The Lapin Agile
 

This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness.

by Norm Foster

Maggie's Getting Married
 

In this touching romantic comedy, we eavesdrop on the Duncan family as their kitchen becomes the hub where each family member takes a turn having their say. We are privy to honest talks that reveal how everyone is really feeling about the big day ahead. We hear Maggie’s parents reflect on their marriage, the realities of getting older, and the uncertainty that lies ahead; we witness two sisters catching up as sisters do, obviously close, though opposite in temperament and personality; we learn how the sisters' rivalry has affected their lives, and finally, we observe the dream begin to crumble as Maggie's older sister discovers that she knows the groom a little better than Maggie would like her to…..!

Noise's Off
 

by Michael Frayn

Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

by Norm Foster

The Melville Boys
 

A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. Unfortunately, so is confronting eldest brother Lee's terminal illness. But weekend plans are suddenly thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters, who inadvertently change more than just their agenda. In this modern Canadian classic, Norm Foster offers a lighthearted comedy full of vigour about brotherhood and the unexpected.

Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese & Connie Booth

 

An evening of Fawlty Towers brought 3 episodes to the stage: 

- The Psychiatrist

- Communication Problems

- Waldorf Salad.

Fox On The Fairway
 

by Ken Ludwig

Fox On the Fairway pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.

Memory of Water

 

Shelagh Stephenson

Newly bereaved sisters indulge in witty bickering and dope-induced dress-ups. They quarrels over the funeral arrangements, their well-worn family roles, their unsatisfactory men and their mixed memories of a highly feminine working-class mother.

Murder on the Nile

 

by Agatha Christie

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

Calendar Girls
 

by Tim Firth

When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Unnecessary Farce

by Paul Slade Smith

 

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

by Jeffrey Hatcher

On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. 

Lend Me a Tenor

Ken Ludwig

 

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead - and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform. Now two opera singers are running around in the same costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. 

Aspirin & Elephants

 

by Jerry Mayer

A couple take their two married daughters and sons-in-law on a North Sea cruise to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. The cruise was Mother's idea, who hopes to get her husband's spirits and also his libido raised after a recent heart attack. 

What Mom doesn't know is, her daughters are having their own share of big time problems with their husbands. Before the cruise is over, the courses of all three marriages change drastically and a father bonds forever with his ego challenged daughter. 

 

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

by Steve Franco

It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave your audience in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

New Menu

by Brian Bailey

 

Play description:
Two families operating competing restaurants vie for critical acclaim, forge new relationships and discover unusual ways to succeed.

Jack of Diamonds

by Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

 

Jack is a former jeweller who made his living buying and selling diamonds via late-night TV ads. He lives in a rather luxurious, privately-owned retirement home along with his fellow residents: the visually challenged techno-wizard Rose, the artistically gifted but forgetful Flora, and the narcoleptic beauty Blanche. Unbeknownst to the four of them, however, the man to whom they’ve entrusted their life savings - a smooth-talking financial advisor named Barney Effward - has been arrested for bilking his clients out of their savings through a Ponzi scheme. Faced with financial ruin, the four suddenly find themselves confronting the author of their miserable fate when Effward is unexpectedly delivered among them – along with several million dollars in diamonds. Pandemonium ensues as the four retirees try to find a way to exact their revenge, recoup their losses, and keep the authorities from discovering their plans.

War of the Worlds

by Orson Wells adapted by Howard E. Koch

 

Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place.

 

Sylvia

by A. R. Gurney

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.