Phil and Carl quit their jobs at the post office and decide to follow Phil’s dream of owning a restaurant. Unfortunately neither knows how to run said restaurant. Money doesn’t flow in as Phil expects and so a crazy plan is hatched to have people talking about the restaurant. They will hire a hit man to kill an already dead person… makes perfect sense, right? Mafia, an impaired chef, and a past-retirement-aged killer are just a few of the people you will meet at Flaming Idiots. A hilarious modern day farce!
It’s a very stormy and snowy winter’s evening and Joan, a middle aged nervous and conservative woman, has to work at Frankie’s Flicks video store until closing. She is soon joined by David, a vibrant, seemingly self-confident young man who has turned up for his shift despite the storm of the century. David constantly quotes lines from movies as a way to communicate with the rest of the world and Joan just doesn’t get the younger generation these days. This very funny production is directed by Dru Convey.
The Ghosts of Aisne is the premiere of a new play by Ross Davies and is directed by Rob Steinman, the creative team who brought Murder Ballads to the Theatre Guild in November 2007. Set in the trenches of WWI, the play shadows a small group of Canadian soldiers in the days preceding the gas attack at Ypres and the courageous actions of the First Canadian Division which heroically held the line. Inspired by World War I poetry and the tragedies of William Shakespeare, the play examines courage, friendship, loyalty and duty in a world gone terribly wrong.
This is a holiday story like no other. When the King (whose name is Kong, no relation) needs help wrapping his gifts, addressing his cards and then delivering his cards, he commands Eggbert to bring his daughter, Elizabeth Ariel Beauty Snow Cinderella, to do it. Only she doesn't want to do it. She has fish to skin. Naturally tension develops with the threat of having heads chopped off until the bad guy, Rumpledstinkskin, shows up and offers to help… for a price. With plenty of singing and audience interaction, Rumpledstinkskin is sure to bring a new idea of bad guys and how to deal with them.
Much has been said about Hedda Gabler, Ibsen's classic drama of 1890. In Canadian playwright Judith Thompson's translation, Hedda is a woman trapped by convention with no constructive outlet beyond complete submission to the desires of men and a smothering motherhood. In her struggle we can see ourselves reflected and gain possible insights into a society that continues to struggle with issues of freedom and personal identity.
All 37 Shakespeare plays performed by 3 actors in 90 minutes! Energy, enthusiasm and improv abound in this fast firing comedy that manages to parody all the works of the famous bard from his plays to his sonnets! The audience not only has the opportunity to witness this spectacle, but in some cases participate as the actors call upon those in attendance to help complete this magical feat!
You'll hear all those great songs that continue to bring smiles and tears to millions, like “Climb Every Mountain”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Maria”, “Edelweiss”, and “Do-Re-Mi”, plus the title song and many more. Of course, it's also a great story of love, hope and courage that still resounds with audiences the world over. This is the first time in the PTG's nearly fifty years that we have presented The Sound of Music. Bring the whole family! You won't want to miss it.
In early 60's San Francisco, late one night, a Pussycat (actress - hooker) meets an Owl (author - book store clerk). Yes, in hilarious circumstances they fall in love. But, will their love survive the next day - and the next.
A Night at the Movies is a musical and dance review of your favourite songs from your favorite movies from the last 60 years. Featuring songs such as "Good Ship Lollipop", "9-5", "Footloose", "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" and many more.