The Turn of the Screw
Directed by Jim Hill
Adapted by Jack Neary from the novella by Henry James
Isolated in a sprawling manor in 19th century England, a governess is hired to watch a precocious young brother and sister in this haunting adaptation of Henry James' classic novella. Though the governess bonds with the children at first, she quickly begins to suspect something is wrong when she sees the grotesque figures of the former governess and caretaker of the manor -- both of whom are supposedly deceased.
Is she seeing actual ghosts, or merely figments of her imagination? Fearing for her life and sanity, the governess begins an investigation to find out what happened to her predecessors and who else knows of their presence.
Show: September 22-24, 29-30, October 1, 6-8
The Princess and the Pea
Director: Lynn Scott
Author: Lynn Brittney
Get ready for an all-new take on this classic story. When the Prince and his parents go out in search of a bride, they meet a princess who turns into a mouse at night and another who is a shopaholic airhead! Where can they find a princess worthy of their Prince? Leave it to the Palace Fairy to sort things out. After an adventurous tour of the country to find a suitable girl, the Palace Fairy returns with a beautiful match for the Prince. But before the wedding bells toll, the Queen insists that a Princess Trial must first take place! Audiences of all ages will love this season’s Christmas pantomime.
Shows: November 24-26, December 1-3, 8-10
Evening shows 7:30pm
Matinees 2pm on the Saturdays (Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10)
The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine
Director: Colleen Matthews
Author(s): Robert Morgan, Martha Ross, Leah Chernak
Newlyweds Ernest and Ernestine move into a one bedroom apartment with a furnace that has a mind of its own. Very much in love they live in perfectly ordered world until cracks appear in the veneer. Repressed anger rears its ugly head and the couple’s efforts to maintain order and perfection range from comic to tragic.
Shows: 8pm, January 26-28, February 2-4, 9-11
Ladies, Sigh No More
Director: Tim Jackson
Author: Thomas Hischak
Lady Macbeth plays Monopoly with Juliet and shrewish Kate battles Cordelia at Trivial Pursuit. Ophelia cuts out paper flowers, and Desdemona sews handkerchiefs. Who is the mysterious man who seems to be so interested in the fate of these ladies? Is this an Elizabethan ladies club, or a literary loony bin?
Only Dr. Wells seems to know for sure as she tries to help some of Shakespeare's heroines figure out their personal problems and bring closure to their theatrical lives. When Juliet is asked to reenact her tragic story, matters get out of hand and all of the ladies are caught up in the act.
Shows: March 15-17, 22-24, 29-31
Director: Trisha Villanueva
A show from the entire ensemble, Listen, Leslie is anybody's story.
Anybody who has ever struggled with control over their life.
Anybody who has ever doubted their fate.
Anybody who has ever forgotten to have fun.
Anybody who has ever been afraid to live.
Leslie, a young, strong-willed woman who has got her entire life planned out for her fails to realize that sometimes life is not that simple. Fate interferes with Leslie's well planned life as she unravels into a maddening journey of acceptance and self-discovery.
Life's a circus. Do you have your ticket?
Shows: June 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 (all shows at 8pm)
July One Act Play Weekends
Ladies of the Mop, Written by Aurand Harris, Directed by Mary Ann Kennedy
Conventional Behaviour, Written by G. L. Horton, Directed by R. Brent Clements
The Cagebirds, Written by David Campton, Directed by Cecile Jenny
July 19 to 28, 2012