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2018-19 Playbill

A Comedy of Tenors

by Ken Ludwig
Sept. 6-22, 2018

DIRECTED BY LORNA JODOIN: One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It's 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight.

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The Mouse House

by Robert Ainsworth
Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2018

DIRECTED BY MORGAN MAINGUY: Carson, a successful author, has arrived at a cottage somewhere in Ontario at the end of the fall season to write his latest book. He chose this time of year to be in complete isolation; with no phone, and away from his tormented life. Late one night, Carson is jolted awake by the sounds of an intruder climbing in through the window. He knocks the intruder out. The next morning Troy, an angry teenaged delinquent, regains concousness and discovers Carson has chained him to a heavy metal bed. With unexpected revelations which turn the play on its head, these two fierce opponents come face to face with their inner demons and an emerging unspoken trust.

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Yes Virginia,
There is a Santa Claus

by Andrew J. Fenady
based on the teleplay by Val DeCrowl and Andrew J. Fenady
Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2018

DIRECTED BY VALERIE WINSLOW: Inspired by a simple, poignant letter written over 100 years ago by eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon to the editor of the New York Sun—and by the timeless editorial response printed on the front page of the Sun. Virginia wondered and wrote: "Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says if you see it in the Sun, it's so. Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?" Ed Mitchell, the Sun's editor, gives the assignment of answering Virginia's letter to Frank Church, who, until his wife and baby died last Christmas Eve, was the Sun's best and most dependable reporter. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus is a play for young and old, magically reaffirming life's highest beauty and joy—"the eternal light with which childhood fills the world."

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams
Jan. 17-Feb. 2, 2019

DIRECTED BY WILL BRITTON: In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son.

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Outside Mullingar

by John Patrick Shanley
March 7-23, 2019

DIRECTED BY IAN MALCOLM: Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Outside Mullingar is a compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love.

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An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde
April 25-May 11, 2019

DIRECTED BY CLAUDIA WADE: This 1895 comedy revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "the present," and takes place over the course of 24 hours. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest, it is his most popularly produced play.

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Vanya and Sonia
and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang
June 6-22, 2019

DIRECTED BY PENNY NASH: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.

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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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