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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!

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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.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Robinson
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!

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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.

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At My Heart's Core

by Robertson Davies
March 1-17, 2018

DIRECTED BY PENNY NASH: Pioneers Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill 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.

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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 man 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.

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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.

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2018-19 Playbill

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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