A tree lot. Christmas Eve. One man. One woman. One tree. Who should get it? Each gives reasons through tales of woe as to why they are more deserving of the tree and each seems unmoved by the other's predicament.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, is a witty social commentary that is just as appropriate and entertaining today as when it was written in 1894. The play tells the story of two bachelors, John 'Jack' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff, who create fictional excuses to escape their conventional lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, inconveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The fellows struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.
Tempting Providence is a simple and often humorous tale that recounts the true story of nurse Myra Bennett who left her home in England in 1921 for Newfoundland to serve a community in great need on the remote Great Northern Peninsula. It follows the trials and joys of this courageous woman who became known as the Florence Nightingale of the North and a true Newfoundland legend.
With online dating apps aplenty, group meet-ups, matchmaking coming back into style and speed dating, what's a person to do to truly meet "the one"? That is the question asked by our lovelorn pair, Amanda and Jason, who have been looking for love in all the wrong places. Will they finally succeed? Only time will tell.
Waiting for the Parade is a series of vignettes about five Calgary women on the home front in the Second World War, a time fraught with loneliness, propaganda and rationing. It's a celebration of the unsung heroes of war, the women that sustain the nation while men are enthralled in conflicts.
An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.
How can things which begin so right end up so wrong? Four years after their divorce, Norah and Rudy meet by chance in a big-city restaurant. Overcoming the awkwardness of the situtation, they decide to have lunch together.
It's the dressing room of an old-timer women's hockey team, during the final game of the championship series. The team finds itself shorthanded for the game, leading to some tension, some teasing, some tenderness - and much beer!
The widow Kathleen Lafferty invites one and all to the grand wake of her late husband, Charlie Lafferty, at his home away from home, Rory's Pub. You will join not only Charlie's widow but also his sweet daughter, bumbling son-in-law, the parish priest, and the savvy innkeeper in celebrating the life and times of ramblin', gamblin' Lafferty through stories and song.
The action takes place in Rory's Pub in Ballyslattery Ireland.
Janet and Josh meet up on a commuter train in the wee hours of the morning. She's an organized, sensible, psychologist. He's a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. However, as the ride progresses there will be unpredictable but believable surprises and even a passionate kissing embrace or two.
Imagine what would happen if that little voice inside your head - the one that tells you how to behave and what choices to make - suddenly took on a life of its own? For Lacy and Miles, the ensuing complications have hilarious results!
When John bargains with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, he quickly discovers that fixing the mistakes of his past is difficult, especially when there are all sorts of new mistakes to be made!
Two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive at the lodge. Charlie is depressed and doesn't want to engage with people so Froggy tells them that Charlie is a "foreigner" who does not understand English. This leads other people at the lodge to speak freely in front of Charlie, and he soon discovers their secrets and scandals.
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards and last throughout their lives.
The loons are calling and the Thayers are settling in for their 48th season at the cottage on Golden Pond. This summer takes a different turn, however, with a teenaged boy bringing new vigour - and new vocabulary - to the aging couple. While some memories have faded with age, the Thayers build new memories and strengthen old relationships during this memorable, hear-warming, humour-laced play.
Romance writer Vivien Bliss intends a romantic weekend with the lacklustre Edgar Chisholm at his home in Rockcliffe Park. Unfortunately for the lovers, Edgar's wife, Doris, a well-known advice columnist, decides to skip a conference and stay home, surprising them both. Then the real chaos ensues as Doris tries to rescue her respectability amidst the prying of an eager reporter, a series of unannounced entrances by old lovers and unwanted children and the antics of an unruly editor out for Vivien's blood. Throughout, the irrepressible Vivien manages the mayhem by narrating her tropical tale, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii. Imagination conquers chaos - a perfect ending for Allan Stratton's entertaining farce.
Steel Magnolias takes place in the 1980's in Truvy's Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. A group of regulars meets there on Saturday morings to exchange recipes, banter and barbs. The six women, though very different, provide each other with friendship and support through all of life's occurrences.
It is the evening of the award for the Best Dog Ever!!! Competition and its creator, the judge and the finalists get more than they bargained for. Murder and mayhem ensue. Performed by ITR at the Ottawa Therapy Dogs benefit dinner and auction.