2019-2020 – the 46th Season

Marion Bridge

by Daniel MacIvor

directed by Carolyn Wilson
stage managed by Christy Chase and Kathy Ennis

“Best not to have expectations and to keep your plans flexible.”

Agnes is “the unconventional one”; Theresa is “the good one”; Louise is “the strange one”. For adult sisters reuniting in their Cape Breton home, nothing is ever as simple or as terrific or as awful as the children they were once believed. Maybe that’s a good thing because the MacKeigans each cling to wildly different versions of how they grew up. It could be said that we need to understand our childhoods to live a rich and happy life, or it just might be that we need to let our sisters support us in the here and now.

Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9,  2019     8 pm
Featuring Jennie Archambault as Louise, Linda Chapman as Agnes and Sheri Pereira as Theresa

Photo Collage by Phil Ireland


Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl

directed by Margo Rodgers
stage managed by Sharon Lochan

“Excuse me – are you going to answer that?”

A persistently ringing cell phone in a quiet café. And a dead man with a lot of loose ends. Jean, a stranger seated nearby, can stand it no longer. Impulsively answering this call propels her headlong into Gordon’s world, the lives he led, and the people he touched. A funny play about how we memorialize – and how that remembering changes each of us – this is the odyssey of a brave woman testing her own notions about morality, redemption, and how to connect in a world rapt with technology.

Jan. 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2020    8 pm
Featuring Samantha Oaklyn, Darlene Bloom, Tim Westhead, Patti Wilson, Peter Mazzucco, Mike Doucette, Abbie Dodington, Andra Kelly

Photo Collage by Phil Ireland



by Michael Redhill 

directed by Phil Ireland
stage managed by Michele LaPointe

“Love just changes some people for the worse.”

An evil is lived. The story is told. Something even greater is heard. Michael, a writer searching for witnesses to a family tragedy, meets Althea, whose vivid past compels Michael to question what and whom he should trust. Althea remembers the alleged war criminal she was supposed to protect, his loving daughter and the prosecutor who seeks his conviction. Does failing memory absolve responsibility? Is love an enemy of justice? Past and present are drawn to each other just as evil and goodness are threaded through all we do.

March 27, 28, April 1, 2, 3, 4    2020    8 pm
Featuring Raissa Chernushenko, Emily Graham, Dave Laing, John Lunman, David Mouti, Illiana Wotton

Photo by Phil Ireland