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Peterborough Theatre Guild 2014-2015 Season

- Playbill subject to change -


September 26th – October 11th


The Curious Savage

by John Patrick

Directed by Glen Walker


Mrs. Savage, a wealthy widow is in conflict with her greedy stepchildren. To get at her riches, they put her into a “home” where she makes friends with a group of off-beat residents. The Curious Savage will entertain and amuse all ages from all walks of life.


October 23rd-26th - EODL One Act Festival Entrant


Fishing Buddies

by Geoff Hewitson and Chuck Vollmar

Directed by Geoff Hewitson and Chuck Vollmar


“Fishing Buddies” is the story of two men who find each other alone in each other’s company as a result of a serious car crash. After blaming each other for the accident the two strangers find some common ground and realize they must work together to survive. This is the story of male bonding.


October 31st – November 15th


Twelve Angry Jurors

by Reginald Rose

Directed by Keith Smith


Twelve Angry Jurors is a mixed cast presentation of the classic, Twelve Angry Men. In late summer 1954, after standing on trial for the fatal stabbing of his father, the fate of a 19-year-old man hangs in the balance. In a bleak jury room, one of the 12 jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. Things begin to get personal as each juror reveals his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes!


December 9th – 14th


Babe

by David Wood

Directed by Charles Shamess


“Babe The Sheep-Pig” is a tale of high adventure in the farmyard; of humble beginnings and courageous triumphs. This is the story of one piglet’s rise to become the world famous ‘sheep-pig’, through tenacity and with the help of his barnyard pals. A tender and funny show for all ages.


January 16th – January 31st - 2 One Act Plays


Essay

by Hannah Moscovitcht

Directed by Bea Quarrie

drama


Written in 2008 by Hannah Moscovitch, Canada's hottest young playwright, Essay ventures into the highly charged realm of gender politics. When a teaching assistant at a university rejects his female student's essay proposal, he finds himself locked in a conflict of language, sex and power. This play explores some highly charged topical subjects in a clever and unexpected way, leaving one thinking about human emancipation.


Deliver Us Not

by Lee Howard and Greg Gamble

Directed by Bea Quarrie

comedy


Deliver Us Not, or otherwise titled Birth, Where is Thy Sting is a hilarious romp with three angst-riddled fetuses coming to terms with their impending due date in a cramped womb. They representing a trio of philosophies. The first fetus is an atheist who is convinced that " you are conceived, you live, you're born and that's it! There is nothing after birth!". The second fetus sees his time in the womb as a cosmic deception and believes that once he passes through the birth canal he will be at one with the Universe, free of all pain and fear. The last fetus takes a wait and see approach to the next world. Deliver Us Not juggles all this with impudent wit and physical dexterity.


February 20th – March 7th - EODL Full-Length entrant


Born Yesterday

by Garson Kanin

Directed by Pat Maitland and Ian Burns


Belligerent junk tycoon, Harry Brock, brings his entourage to Washington to make some crooked deals, but when advised that his beautiful but unrefined girlfriend could be a liability, Brock hires a tutor to give her a crash course in culture.


May 1st – May 9th (Showplace)


Cats

by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Len Lifchus


Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats also introduced the song standard “Memory”. The show opened in London in 1981 and then New York in 1982 and is the 2nd longest running show on Broadway, surpassed only by The Phantom of the Opera.


July 17th-July 25th


The Marvelous Wonderettes

by Roger Bean

Directed by Margaret Barnes


The Marvelous Wonderettes is an off-Broadway musical comedy. This fun show uses pop songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s as a vehicle to tell its story, paying homage to the great female singers and girl groups of the period.

August 14th – 22nd


Mentor Program