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Perils of Persephone
by Dan Needles

Reeve Currie sounds the alarm the night a nuclear waste truck crashes into his swamp, only to discover the truck isn't nuclear at all. A desperate cover up ensues.

Director: Sue Garner, assisted by Ron Marshall
Producer: Nancy A. Hazeleger, assisted by Bert Meerveld

Production Dates: November 1995 - OUR PREMIERE PRODUCTION



Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott

Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for the heroin hidden in a doll, which her husband transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered.

Director: Sue Garner, assisted by John Hazeleger
Producer: Laurence MacKay, assisted by Barbara Flood

Production Dates: November 22-30, 1996


Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan

Eleven year old Annie, left at the door of an orphanage, dreams of finding her parents again. She decides to escape, but is caught by Miss Hannigan. Oliver Warbucks sends his assistant to the orphanage to bring one of the orphans to his house for Christmas, and Annie is chosen. When Warbucks offers a reward to help Annie find her parents, all sorts of disreputable couples show up, but in the end, Annie is allowed to stay with Warbucks, who decides to adopt her.

Director: John McHenry

Production Dates: November 1997


The Affections of May
by Norm Foster

After being deserted by her husband, a woman suddenly finds herself the centre of attention in a small resort town.

Director: Keith Garner
Producer: Joan Veldman

Production Dates: October 29 - November 7, 1998


by David French

Newfoundland is about to join Confederation. The Mercer family is reunited for the occasion - and sparks fly as some mourn the passing of an independent Newfoundland.

Director: Terry Todd, assisted by Joan Veldman

Production Dates: November 1999


The Music Man
by Meredith Wilson

Con man Harold Hill, poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In River City, Iowa, prim but progressive Marian the librarian sees through him, but when Hill helps her younger brother, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her.

Director: Keith Garner, assisted by Bernice Finch

Production Dates: November 2000


Ethan Claymore
by Norm Foster

With a lot of nudging from a well-meaning friend, and a visit from his recently-deceased brother, a young widower re-enters the world and finds love and laughter.

Director: Joan Veldman
Producers: Laurence MacKay and Linda Murray

Production Dates: October 25 - November 3, 2001


Waiting for the Parade
by John Murrell

Five Canadian women are drawn together during World War II for the common purpose of working for the war effort, and more importantly, how they help each other survive the war while the men in their lives are off fighting.

Director: Sue Garner, assisted by Don Hilborn
Producer: Dave Parker

Production Dates: April 5 - 13, 2002


The Miracle Worker
by William Gibson

The true story of Helen Keller, an Alabama girl struck blind and deaf as a baby after an elevated fever. Enter Annie Sullivan, a partially-blind woman assigned the task of teaching Helen sign language. After first separating Helen from her over-protective parents, Annie begins the arduous process of teaching the girl.

Director: Ross Stuart, assisted by Don Hilborn
Producers: Peter Fleming and Linday Murray

Production Dates: November 1 - 9, 2002


by William Gibson

Sidney Bruhl, a "triumphant turned down-on-his-luck playwright", is now suffering through a series of four consecutive flops. But when Bruhl comes upon the manuscript of a brilliant suspense drama written by unknown writer Clifford Anderson, Bruhl invites Clifford to come to see him, telling him that he is interested in collaborating with him on the play. Actually, Bruhl plans to murder Clifford and pass off Clifford's play as his own. What Bruhl doesn't know, however, is that Clifford has some surprise plot points of his own up his sleeve.

Directors: John Hazeleger and Joan Veldman
Producer: Doug Turvey, assisted by Carl Schlegel

Production Dates: April 2003


Fiddler on the Roof
by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick

Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905 and is concerned primarily with the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughers to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule.

Director: Keith Garner, assisted by Bernice Finch
Producers: Darcy Alyea and Peter Fleming

Production Dates: November 2003


Brighton Beach Memoirs
by Neil Simon

A portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist

Director: Brock Shoveller, assisted by Dave Parker

Production Dates: November 2004


Witness for the Prosecution
by Agatha Christie

A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is the chief suspect. The testimony of his wife is expected to result in an acquittal, but she is a shrew who damages his case and all but hangs him before a vindictive mystery woman appears with letters against the wife. After the man is freed, it is revealed that mystery woman is actually the wife. She discredited and perjured herself because she felt that direct testimony on her husband's behalf would not have been sufficient to free him. When he turns his back on his wife and goes off with another woman, we realize that he was the murderer. He does not get away it, for there is one turn of plot remaining.

Director: Harold Arbuckle
Producers: Ed Williams

Production Dates: November 4 - 12, 2005


by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

Arthur first encounters Guenevere, on the day of their wedding, in the enchanted forest surrounding Camelot. After the wedding, Arthur's bliss at his marriage to the lovely Guenevere prompts him to establish the Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot Du Lac seeks to join the order and quickly becomes the most celebrated of all the knights, and Guenevere, aloof at first, falls in love with him.

Director: Keith Garner, assisted by Bernice Finch
Producer: Don Hilborn

Production Dates: November 16 - 25, 2006


Over the River and Through the Woods
by Joe DiPietro

Nick Cristano, an Italian-American, works in New York near both sets of grandparents who live in Hoboken, New Jersey. He has been offered an excellent job on the West Coast and tells them he is going to have to move away. In order to try to keep him close to home, the grand parents invite a girl to meet him at dinner, hoping to play cupid. They are partially successful; Nick likes the girl. Unfortunately she doesn't care for the way he treats his gandparents. Nick gets so over excited he seems to have a minor heart attack.

Directors: Harold Arbuckle and Dave Parker
Producer: Ed Williams

Production Dates: November 2 - 10, 2007


Moonlight and Valentino
by Ellen Simon

A woman dealing with the unexpected death of her husband has to deal with a handful of family and friends who rally around her for emotional support, only to find that they are in need of some of their own. A handsome young man arrives to paint the house and adds more angst to the scenario.

Directors: Joan Veldman
Producer: Keith Garner

Production Dates: February 2 - 9, 2008


Dancing in Poppies
by Gail Bowen

Two young Canadian veterans and a nursing volunteer adjust to life after World
War I. With growing confidence, they discover peace and love in a socially and politically dynamic Canada.

Director: Sue Garner
Producers: Doug and Lois Turvey

Production Dates: January 23 - 31, 2009


by Lionel Bart

Oliver runs away from the hard life at the orphange only to stumble upon the thieves, Fagin and the Artful Dodger, who take him in as one of their own. Even though he is arrested for pick-pocketing, he is proved to be innocent and taken home to live with the man that was robbed, which turns out to be his great uncle.

Director: Sue Garner
Producer: Linda Murray

Production Dates: November 18 - 28, 2009


Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun
by Norm Foster

This story of an unlikely friendship will capture your heart, and possibly change the way you view people forever. At 35-years old, Robert has the mental capacities of an 8-year old, but that doesn't make him any less wise in the ways of the world. Holly is pregnant and alone, and simply needs the right break. Uplifting, poignant, and broadly comical, Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun, by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, is a tale of friendship in uncertain times, and a reminder that sometimes, goodbye is just the beginning…

Director: Ed Williams
Producer: Emily Walton

Production Dates: November 12 - 20, 2010


That Summer
by David French

It’s Memorial Day, 1990, and Margaret Ryan has returned from Vermont to the Ontario cottage where she vacationed with her family thirty-two years earlier. For Margaret and her sister Daisy, it was a time of awakening, a time of discovery. As Margaret, the narrator, watches her younger self relieve the beauty of that long-ago summer, the play moves inexorably back to the heartbreak of a headlong surrender to experience, and to what was won and lost in a single day.

Director: Laura Jean McCann
Producer: Sue Langlois and Ann Parker

Production Dates: November 17 - 26, 2011


Salt Water Moon
by David French

Salt-Water Moon is a love story that takes place in rural Newfoundland. Mary Snow is waiting for her fiancé, Jerome, to come visit her. A voice is heard in the distance, and Jacob Mercer, her former beau, appears on the road to the house. Mary and Jacob spend the evening making small talk, star-gazing, arguing and discussing the past, including Jacob's sudden departure.

Director: Dave Parker
Producers: Cathy Siddall and Emily Walton

Production Dates: February 2 - 11, 2012


The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

In this charming play based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage

Director: Laura Jean McCann
Producers: Emily Walton and Cathy Siddall

Production Dates: November 20 - December 2, 2012


Opening Night
by Norm Foster

This is the story of an unusual evening at the theatre. Ruth Tisdale has lucked into a pair of tickets to the opening night performance of a new Canadian play, and she drags her husband Jack to the theatre as a way to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Jack, however, would rather be at home watching the seventh game of the World Series on television! This play takes place at the Charles Killian Theatre Noir Repertory House.

Director: Ed Williams
Producer: Ann Parker

Production Dates: November 7 - 16, 2013


Joanna McClelland Glass

After a series of disappointing failures with secretaries irascible Judge Francis Biddle, eighty-one and in failing health, is apprehensive when a very young and inexperienced Sarah Schorr arrives to work with him in his small office over the garage of his retirement home in Washington D.C. While undergoing the personal stresses of her own marriage and impending motherhood, Sarah efficiently brings order out of chaos in Judge Biddle’s deteriorating life and helps him regain some of his lost self-respect.

Director: Harold Arbuckle
Producer: Abby Cockle

Production Dates: Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8, 2014



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