New Directors Wanted

The PTG Play Selection Committee is looking for anyone interested in directing. We have spots for new directors to direct a One Act Play or to direct a Family Play. We also have openings for experienced directors to direct in any time period. If interested, please email the PTG

Our Next Production

Feb 19 to Mar 5 - EODL Festival Entry

Of The Fields Lately

Of the Fields Lately


David French

Directed by

John and Nora Martyn

“It takes many incidents to build a wall between two men, brick by brick.”

So begins Of the Fields, Lately, the second in Canadian playwright David French’s trilogy of plays about the Mercer family, transplanted Newfoundlanders who settled in Toronto in the 1950s. In this sequel to Leaving Home (produced by the Guild in November, 1973) we see the mixed messages, unintended hurts, and occasional wicked humour that arise among family members when love that is both fierce and tender doesn’t know how to express itself.

In this brilliant sequel to his first play, David French reunited the Mercer family under the pressure of Jacob's imminent death. Son, Ben returns home after an absence of two years to find his mother and Jacob's best friend Wiff, trying to sustain his father. A heart attack has forced Jacob out of work and he can't reconcile himself to his frightening situation. Everyone in the play discovers something about himself, under the pressure of imminent death.

David French himself described the plays quite simply as being about “unrequited love”.

"Worthy and convincing. Line by line, scene by scene, it is above reproach." - The New York Times

"French's extraordinary inner ear responds once again to heartbeat shifts in emotion and perception, and his lovely sense of comedy controls the contradictions of human nature...Of The Fields, Lately concludes...with a blinding moment growing richly from a play and production which are so profoundly moving that though we may be forced to bid the Mercers farewell, we will not, can not let them go." - Toronto Star

Production Dates

Tickets for this production do not go on sale to nonmembers until Feb 4.

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Improv Comedy workshop

"Improv comedy" Workshop

Here is a great opportunity for the brave-of-heart who want to have lots of fun and laughs!

If you like the challenge and excitement of learning to think quickly on your feet, in the spur of the moment, and ad-libbing dialogue in funny and unique situations, this is the workshop for you.

The PTG is presenting a one-day only, three-hour workshop on "Improv comedy" led by Megan Murphy, well-known actress, radio personality, film-maker and improv legend.

The date is March 5, 2016 from 12:00-3:00. Cost is $15 for Guild members and $20 for non-members. We will need a minimum of 8-10 participants for the workshop to provide the necessary interactive play.

Don't miss out on this chance to grow!

To register, email Jerry Allen

"Freud's Last Session" Wins 7 Awards

The PTG production of "Freud's Last Session" won 7 awards including the award for best production at the EODL 2015 ONE-ACT FESTIVAL held in Highlands Little Theatre, Haliburton from November 6 - 8.

    The awards won by "Freud's Last Session" were:
  • Peterborough Examiner Award - for best visual production - Jane Werger, Al Tye, Pat Spence, John Robinson, Mary Parulski, Patricia Young & Jayne Martin (for giving the audience a visual feast that conveys the spirit and curiosity of our need to understand everything)
  • Nepean Little Theatre - for an actor in a leading role - Michael Valliant-Saunders as C.S. Lewis and Wyatt Lamoureux as Freud
  • Donald Endicott Award for Coordinated Production - Chosen by the Festival Stage Manager
  • Academy Theatre Foundation Award - for best director - Jane Werger (for creating action that transformed a debate between intellectuals into a joyful match between kindred spirits)
  • Ottawa Little Theatre Award - for best production
  • Brighton Barn Theatre People's Choice Award - as chosen by patrons attending all plays in the festival

    "Freud's Last Session" was also nominated for 2 other awards.
  • Penny Arril Award - for creation of a world onstage that serves the play and the performers within the constraints of time and transportation - Jane Werger, Al Tye, Pat Spence, Patricia Young & Jayne Martin
  • Nancy Chajkowski Award - for costume design - Mary Parulski

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To see the complete results visit the EODL website.


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