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2016-17 Playbill

Skin Flick

by Norm Foster
Sept. 8-24, 2016

DIRECTED BY LISA FLANNAGAN: Rollie and Daphne are a middle-aged couple. Daphne is unemployed and looking for work. Rollie finds out his company is relocating and he will be out of a job. His best friend, Alex, also loses his job as a news cameraman. The three of them come up with a plan to make a porno film in order to make money.

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And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie
Oct. 20-Nov. 5, 2016

DIRECTED BY MATT SALTON:Eight strangers with no apparent ties to each other are lured under false pretences to a weekend getaway to a country home on isolated Soldier Island. Upon their arrival, they become dismayed to learn the only other residents on the island are two house servants and that their host and hostess are remarkably absent. As the night grows dark, these ten strangers discover they are all pawns in an elaborate, Machiavellian plot.

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It's a Wonderful Life

by James W. Rodgers
based on the film by Frank Capra
Dec. 1-17, 2016

DIRECTED BY KEVIN TANNER: The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him, by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born, that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.

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The Perils of Persephone

by Dan Needles
Jan. 19-Feb. 4, 2017

DIRECTED BY SABRINA DESOUSA: In Persephone Township, what at first seems to be a truckload of nuclear waste goes off the road into a swamp on the farm of Eldon Currie, a farmer and reeve of Persephone Township. But after a state of emergency is declared and politicians and the press have arrived on the scene, it turns out to be, more or less literally, a load of bull. By the author of the hilariously entertaining Wingfield plays.

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Village of Idiots

by John Lazarus
March 2-18, 2017

DIRECTED BY GORD LOVE: A year in the life of Chelm, the village of fools legendary in Jewish folklore. Outsider Yosef falls in love with another outsider and watches in fear as the "Chelmniks" prepare for a Cossack attack.

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Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller
April 27-May 13, 2017

DIRECTED BY CLAUDIA WADE: The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

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Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling
June 8-24, 2017

DIRECTED BY PAULINE JODOIN: In Chinquapin, Louisiana, all the ladies who are anybody come to Truvy's beauty salon 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; 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." When tragedy strikes, the ladies draw on their underlying strength and love.
Please note a matinee has been added Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m., in addition to the regular performances.

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2017-18 Playbill

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr.
Sept. 7-23, 2017

DIRECTED BY MATT SALTON: Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor." And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize!


On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson
Oct. 19-Nov. 4, 2017

DIRECTED BY PAULINE JODOIN: This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory-but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Thompson
Nov. 30-Dec. 16, 2017

DIRECTED BY RACHAEL McDONALD: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Murder on the Nile

by Agatha Christie
Jan. 18-Feb. 3, 2018

DIRECTED BY LIZ SCHELL: 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.

At My Heart's Core

by Robertson Davies
March 1-17, 2018

DIRECTED BY PENNY NASH: Pioneers Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Trail and Frances Stewart experience cultural deprivation and discontent in the Canadian backwoods during the Rebellion of 1837. A young man arrives and finds ways to make each of the women realize that their life is less than fulfilling and that they each could have a better life than the one they are leading.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Dale Wasserman
April 26-May 12, 2018

DIRECTED BY DAN NIZNIK: A charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies.

The Mollycoddlers

by John Corrigan
June 7-23, 2018

DIRECTED BY LISA FLANNAGAN: The Mollycoddlers is set in a barn in 1840 along the St. Lawrence River. Stanley, a life-long farm labourer, decides that working for someone else is getting him nowhere. He has a daring, yet potentially dangerous plan to change all that - pirating! He arranges a secret meeting with his pal, Ed, to discuss the exciting plan. Ed, too enthusiastic about the prospects, cannot keep it a secret during a night of drinking at the tavern. Soon, a whole cast of wannabe pirates have crashed the party. Stanley's plan quickly spirals out of control as he attempts to organize his "gang" and carry out the raid. The inept pirates somehow manage to make it back alive, but their pirated treasure may not be what it seems.


Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. at the Domino Theatre, 52 Church St. Admission is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and children. Senior citizens and members can buy discount tickets at the door for $16.00 on Thursday evenings only. For tickets, contact the Grand Theatre Box Office, 613-530-2050.

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