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Peterborough Theatre Guild - 2016-2017 Season

- Playbill subject to change -

September 23 to October 8

Wait Until Dark

by Frederick Knott
Directed by Al Tye

This thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world, and the crooks signal each other with light through the Venetian blinds.

October 19 to 23

My Narrator

EODL One-Act Fall Festival entry
by Norm Foster
Directed by Hugh MacMillan

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 a young couple, Lacy and Miles, love is what happens, with hilarious results. Written by award-winner Canadian playwright, Norm Foster, “My Narrator” is a quickly-paced, clever comedy with a conscience. If you had a Narrator in your life, would you always listen? This will be our EODL entry November 11, 12, 13 in Perth.

November 4 to 19


by Patricia Burke Brogan
Directed by Jennifer Gruer and Patricia Young

Eclipsed brings to life the shocking story of Ireland’s 30,000 “fallen” women enslaved in the Magdalene Laundries, institutions run by Catholic nuns as recently as 1996. It portrays the lives of four penitent women, mothers for a moment, then clustered forever, washing the country’s laundry. This thought-provoking play has the power to bring us to laughter and to tears as these young women invoke the spirit of Elvis and attempt to escape the severity of their “prison”.

December 6 to 11 and December 13 and 14 (Schools)

Family Play – The Reluctant Dragon

by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Derek Weatherdon

Our Family Play, this innovative new script is lively, fun and fast-paced; full of comedy and audience participation! Set in a peaceful kingdom, two friends discover and befriend a dragon lurking in a cave. Their secret is exposed and suddenly the entire town is whipped into a fury and the cry goes up: “The Dragon Must be Slayed!” The only problem is that Mortimer the dragon is friendly! Our heroes love him and are desperate to save his life, so they must train their dragon for battle! Adapted from the story by Kenneth Grahame and the inspiration for the animated film “How To Train Your Dragon”, this production will feature a cast of youth and adult actors.

January 20 to February 4

The Gin Game

by Donald L. Coburn
Directed by Judi Wilson

Two lonely residents at a senior citizens home strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. He offers to teach her gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games. During the games there is increasing frustration for him and a new confidence for her, as she unexpectedly wins game after game. While playing, they converse about families and their past and present lives. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, like the ongoing gin games, until the increasing tension causes the revelation of hidden personal truths about each of them. A lively streak of humour runs through the story until the increasing tension and ugly truths are uncovered.

February 24 to March 11

A Life Before

EODL Full-Length Spring Festival entry
by Robert Ainsworth
Directed by Robert Ainsworth

The house with the weather vane was a place where Noah had spent a number of years. Now, sixteen years later, he stands before it again and he remembers it so vividly it disturbed him. How could he have all these memories for a house he had never been to? Why does he feel the house was beckoning him? What strange secrets does this house hold and why must he find the answers? Now as he opens the door of this deserted property, he soon realizes that some secrets are best left unanswered.

April 28 to May 13

More Than a Memory

by Paul Crough
Directed by Paul Crough

It is 1918 Ireland. The War has just ended and Fergal Quinn finds himself in a war of his own. Torn between the hope of redemption while maintaining his family pride, he is suddenly reminded of the importance of living for today. Filled with moving original music and lively characters, this is a tender tale of family, friendship and the power of forgiveness.

July 14 to 22

The Foursome

by Norm Foster
Directed by Ray Henderson

Four old college chums, home for their fifteen year reunion, hook up for a round of golf and share their successes and failures. A warm, funny play which takes place entirely on the eighteen tees of a golf course.