The 2024 Season has something for everyone.
One Night Only: A Valentine’s Cabaret
February 16, 2024 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of one act plays and improv, including an appearance by Haliburton legend, Maybelle Morton.
Feisty Maybelle has been delivering her unique musings on her neighbours and local events from her hilltop cottage at Lake WhaddyathinkImean since 2009, first over the air waves at Canoe FM Radio, and now through the pages of the Haliburton County Life. For the first time, Maybelle and her array of wild and wacky neighbours will be performing live onstage, in an all-new Valentine’s Episode of Fireside Stories From Lake WhaddiyathinkImean by Jerelyn Craden. The original cast is reuniting for the first time in fifteen years for this one night only performance.
Backing up Maybelle are eight more one act plays about love. Teenage girls break into their high school at midnight in She Came In Through The Bathroom Window by Tira Palmquist, Romeo and Juliet struggle with technical difficulties in Rmeo + Julez by Michael Salomon, an old married couple prepares for the end of the world in We Interrupt This Program by Arthur Keyser, a customer finds a fly in her soup in the finest restaurant in France in La Mouche by Stephen Bittrich, a group of office workers argue over feminism, fatphobia and free cupcakes in F*cking Cupcakes by Judith Leora, two of literature’s most famous tragic heroines hang out and watch TV in the underworld in The Barely Wives Club by Sarah Segal-Lazer, high schoolers plot the end of the barbaric ritural of boy-dances-with-girl in Slow Songs Make Me Puke by Lindsay Price, and a pair of star-crossed lovers reconnect fifty years after they last said goodbye in A Late Summer by Liz Amberly.
Featuring an all local cast performing an eclectic mix of comedy and drama, One Night Only has something for everyone.
Proceeds from the Cabaret help to fund our mainstage performances of Mustard and The Wolves. Thank you for supporting local theatre!
Content Warning: One Night Only: A Valentine’s Cabaret includes adult language and themes, and is recommended for viewers ages 13 and older.
Mustard by Kat Sandler
Four performances, May 2 – 4, 2024
at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Mustard shouldn’t still be here, but he is.
Imaginary friends don’t normally stay with their Person until that Person is a troubled teenager, exhibiting strangely violent behaviour. Imaginary friends don’t suddenly become visible to their Person’s mom and then go on a date with them, either. But Mustard is special. At least that’s what he thinks. And he’s not ready to leave his best friend, Thai, even though he’s in deep trouble with some unsavoury characters who are ready to enforce some serious rules. And, oh yeah, he’s falling in love with Sadie, Thai’s recently separated, wine-guzzling mom, who doesn’t believe he’s real.
A twisted fairy tale about friendship, love, growing up, moving on and finding magic where you least expect it, this darkly comedic bedtime story by Canadian theatre’s indie darling blurs imagination with reality in order to save a family from its own destruction.
MUSTARD premiered at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, ON, in February 2016.
MUSTARD is staged by arrangement with Emma Laird, GGA, www.ggagency.ca
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
Five performances (including a relaxed performance), August 15th-17th, 2024 at the Haliburton Legion
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up.
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine girls who just want to score some goals.
“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” – The New York Times
“The Wolves” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com