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North Grenville Community Theatre and ITR Take Romance on the Road!

May 20, 2022

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“Romance on the Road” is a joint production of NGCT (North Grenville Community Theatre) and ITR Theatre. These travelling small-cast, small-venue productions also offer as fundraisers to local groups.

From the NGCT website:

We selected two comedies. Each presents a surprise approach to love and marriage. We hope they will make you laugh.

Have you been in love?
Have you had a courtship go wrong?
Have you been a young romantic?
Have you been a middle-aged realist?
Have you laughed at aspects of your previous self?

If you can relate to any of these questions, we think these comedies will speak to you. They are “A Marriage Proposal” by Anton Checkov and “How He Lied To Her Husband” by George Bernard Shaw.

How He Lied to Her Husband by Bernard Shaw
Victorian London parlour [40 minutes]

How He Lied to Her Husband is a thinly veiled farce of George Bernard Shaw’s wildly successful play Candida. The play is an amusing tale that involves the blurred lines of infidelity, budding romance, and the fear of being caught by the better half. A naively romantic young man has a crush on a married, middle-aged woman, and write her love poems. The husband reads the poems. A standard love triangle? By no means! The outcome is nothing you could predict, and it all works out in the end.

Cast: Steve Wendt, Larisa Christensen, Tim Fry. Directed by Darrell Nunn

The Marriage Proposal by Anton Checkov
1880’s Russian country house [40 minutes]

This is not a marriage proposal that you could anticipate. Take a conservative, hypochrondiac suitor. Have him propose to a fiesty, flighty young woman, whose father clearly belongs to the same gene pool. Silly arguments, hurt feelings quickly reversed, and finally a proposal accepted under unanticipated circumstances.

Cast: Dirk Visbach, Laura Forsythe, Phil Irving. Directed by Darrell Nunn

(both plays) Produced by Steve Wendt and Catherine Potts-Halpin

Tickets, Dates, and Locations:
Each venue is looking after its own ticket sales. Please contact the relevant group below.

• Friday, May 20, 7 p.m., Burritts Rapids Community Hall
• Friday, May 27, 7 p.m., Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, Osgoode
• Friday, June 3, 7 p.m., St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, 613-912-8747
• Saturday, June 4, 6 p.m., Metcalfe and District Community Centre, upstairs at the arena
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• Friday, June 10, 7 p.m., Marlborough Community Centre, Pierce’s Corners

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