Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Anne-Marie Light & Danielle Jewinski
"I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.
Performances: Sept. 22-24, 29-30, Oct. 1, 2005
Join us as we explore the lore of King Arthur and his court. See the knights of the Round table as they engage in battle, court women, fulfill quests and much more.
Taranis the minstrel will be our guide as we retell many of the favourite legends of King Arthur and his Knights, such as the encounter between Sir Gareth and the Red Knight, the story of Excalibur, and the quest for the Holy Grail.
Tickets for this unique event are only 10 dollars (7 dollars for KWLT members) and all proceeds will go towards the KWLT rebuild project.
Show are Friday Nov. 11th at 8 pm and Saturday, Nov. 12th at 2 pm at the Waterloo Community Arts Centre (the old button factory on Regina St. in Waterloo).
The Lion in Winter
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE BELOW!!!
Written by James Goldman
Directed by Douglas Morton
The year is 1183 and an aging Henry II, King of England, Lord of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and half of what is now France, has called his not-so-loving family together for a Christmas Court. He's also invited his mistress, Alais (who's betrothed to his son) and her half-brother Philip, the young King of France. The reason: Henry has decided to reveal which of his sons will succeed him as King of his great empire. Will it be Richard the Lionheart? Geoffrey? John? Young Johnny has always been Henry's favourite. However, Richard is the favourite of Henry's wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and her ten year imprisonment by Henry has only made her a more dangerous adversary. Is Geoffrey even in the running? Who will be the first to try to make a deal with Philip, and who will he eventually side with?
Full of intrigue, political maneuvering, and a little treachery, the evening has all the makings of a true "Battle Royal".
Performances: Dec 1-3, 8-10 2005 @8pm at the St. Jacob's Church Theatre
What the Butler Saw
Written by Joe Orton
Directed by Anita Kilgour
The Prentices are not an ordinary couple. Dr. Prentice is a psychiatrist with his own hospital who believes that the best way to interview a girl for a job is to seduce her. Geraldine does her best to comply, but nothing is going to work smoothly in this nut house that includes Mrs. Prentice, a nymphomaniac who is seduced by a bellhop in a hotel, or maybe it's vice versa. Anyway, Mrs. Prentice brings home her reluctant bellhop, just as the state inspector decides to pay a visit to the hospital. What ensues is a wild melee of disappearances, disguises and discoveries as husband and wife try to hide their prizes from one another and from the state inspector. Even a wound up policeman gets giddy from the goings on. And the ending is one of those delights that Oscar Wilde might have dreamed up in a sequel to The Importance of Being Earnest. "Hilarious, outrageous... It dazzles!... Wonderfully verbal, toying with words as if they were firecrackers." N.Y. Times. "Brilliant, witty, the funniest show so far this season." NBC TV. "Madly antic humor." AP . "Hilarious.... Joe Orton's best comedy." CBS.
Performances: Mar. 23-25, 30-31, April 1 2006
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Cait Glasson
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.
Performances: June 22-24, 29-30, July 1 2006
Popcorn Plays V
Deadline for Director Proposals: Jan 4, 2006
In it’s fifth year running, KWLT once again brings to the stage an evening of 10-minute plays, performed by an ensemble cast. This popular format is reparatory theatre at it’s finest, and this year’s production promises to be the best night of Popcorn Plays since our last one!
Performances: Apr. 27-29
One Act Play Weekends
A regular feature of KWLT, the One Act Play Weekends allow residents of all ages the chance to become involved in the theatre experience and broaden their knowledge of not only acting but directing, stage managing, set and technical design, costumes and props. Hope to see you there!
JULY '06 OAPW
The plays we'll be presenting are...
Ten Year Awakening By Angi Noe
What happens when the ghosts of high school years past come back to haunt eight "friends" at their reunion? Some may laugh. Some may cry. Some may be reminded of just how nasty and unpleasant their classmates really were. One thing is for certain; nobody will leave their "ten year awakening" without discovering, first hand, what words like "friendship", "loss" and "love" really mean. Dig out your old suits and pull up a chair. We've got a lot of catching up to do.
Babels in Arms Written by David Ives, directed by Andrew Frey
Did you ever have one of those days when your boss gave you an impossible job? After a few minutes with Gorph and Canniphlit, you’ll soon realize that your mountain is just a mole hill and their mole hill is bigger than any mountain. What are two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers supposed to do when they’re contracted to build the Tower of Babel? Get out of it, of course.
Ode to Humanity, or the History of the Human Race – Abridged By Michael Kearns
Tonight is a once in a lifetime experience. Join four of the most talented performers ever to be in this play, as they complete what they, in their humble opinions believe to be the most important experience ever to play upon the theatre stage – Ode to Humanity, or the history of the human race – abridged! This show will recreate human history to this point – from our beginnings as cave dwellers bent on survival to our present existence as couch potatoes bent or survival. Relive all of human history- really, really quickly! Where: St. Jacobs Church Theatre, St. Jacobs When: July 27, 28 and 29 at 8pm, plus a 2pm matinee on July 29. Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Email foh(at)kwlt.org to reserve seats!