Written by Shelley Picard
Directed by Margaret Shearman
SLT 2018 TheatreBC FESTIVAL ENTRY
2018-04-19 to 2018-05-12
Mary, a homeless woman, befriends Ann, a young pregnant woman, much to the dismay of Ann’s husband, Charlie. George, Mary’s friend who died and is now an ever-present spirit in her life, gently guides Mary to help Ann when Ann is faced with some very tough choices. Drama
Written by David King
Directed by Miles Lavkulich
2018-01-25 to 2018-02-24
Phil, a middle-aged father, is frustrated with the direction his life has taken. He has a plan though – sell everything and move his wife and two teenagers to the desert. He has, unfortunately, neglected to mention this to his family. Through their discovery of the true reason of the garage sale and the wonderfully strange collection of characters that attend we get a delightful day-in-the-life comedy and some surprising resolutions. Comedy Coarse Language
Written by Garry Marshall and Lowell Ganz
2017-10-26 to 2017-11-25
The story of a blind and bitter college professor and his encounter with a saucy, streetwise young woman who volunteers to read to him in the hospital. The clash of intellect and wit takes the two from animosity and fear to friendship and understanding. Both come to their relationship with questions. Both leave with hopeful answers. Dramatic Comedy, Adult content.
Written by Joan MacLeod | Adapted by Fred Jones
2017-04-20 to 2017-05-20
Alistair is a retired farmer who lives with his sister-in-law and son on their family homestead. The fields have long been leased out and the house is in serious disrepair. The scattered remnants of the family are vainly trying to hold it together. Alistair’s daughter, comes to visit for the first time since her marriage failed, for a shaky reunion that soon turns acrimonious. Alistair suffers a stroke and his illness finally releases the memory of a secret that he had buried deep within himself years ago. He longs for Katie, the younger sister he was forced to leave behind in Scotland when he came to Canada as a “home child.” The play takes a piece of history from a dark corner of Canada’s past and dramatizes its tragic impact through the generations of one family. Homechild is set in Glengarry County in eastern Ontario where both of Joan MacLeod’s parents were raised on farms just a few miles apart. Each had home children working on their family’s farms in the 1920s, something she wasn’t aware of when she first started her research for this play.
Written by Reginald Rose | Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Co. Woodstock IL
Based on TV show 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose
2017-01-26 to 2017-02-25
The story unfolds in a New York City courtroom on a sweltering August evening as a jury is filed into a deliberation room. They are tasked with determining the verdict in a murder case in which a young man is accused of killing his father and faces the death penalty if found guilty. These dozen nameless men find themselves in the role of potential executioner, but first they must face themselves, their biases and their own sense of justice.
Written by Jones, Hope, Wooten
by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., NY
2016-10-20 to 2016-11-19
This hilarious and touching comedy is about five southern wormen, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. They meet at the same beach cottage every year to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The bonds of friendship and team camaraderie stay with them through the good times and bad; through love and loss; in sickness and in health.
Written by Luke Yankee
2016-04-14 to 2016-05-14
The Last Lifeboat is the untold story of J. Bruce Ismay, the owner of the White Star Shipping Line when the Titanic sank, whose decision tyo save himself rather than go down with the ship made him the scapegoat for one of the greatest disasters of all time. This epic tale explores not only the tragedy itself, but the sensationalized trails and aftermath of the night that changed the world forever.
8am April 15th, 1912
“Deeply regret advise you Titanic sank this morning after collision with ice berg resulting in serious loss of life. Full particulars later”
J. Bruce Ismay, Director of White Star Line.
Written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
2016-01-28 to 2016-02-27
It’s a full house at the Surrey Little Theatre from Jan. 28 to Feb. 27 and that’s before the audience even takes their seats. Funny Little Thing Called Love takes 13 actors, four directors, one director mentor, four stage managers, one props girl, one lighting designer, one sound designer, six techies, one costume designer, one production manager, and a few others thrown in for good measure. Set under a full moon in four completely different cities, separate stories play out that involve love. Whether it’s new love, scorned love, or busting in on someone else’s love, this performance brings laughs along for the ride. Each story has a different director as well, making for even more behind-the-scenes complexity.
Written by Tim Firth
2015-10-22 to 2015-11-21
Written by Etan Frankel
2015-04-16 to 2015-05-16
Cartuga is a fictional Central American country. These are fictional characters. The story itself, however, could be taken from the headlines of today.