November 30 – December 3, 2016
Come see professional actors present these plays-in-development! All performances start at 7:30pm in the Firehall Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Admission is FREE
Enjoy a homemade chili dinner before the reading of Paula Wing’s new play The Cabin on Friday, December 2. Dinner will begin at 6pm with the reading starting at 7:30pm. Donations will be collected in support of the Playwrights’ Unit. Please RSVP to the Box Office.
CHRISTMASTOWN by Briana Brown
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
A new comedy exploring the fragility and strength of community.
Kringle, ON. It’s July, and it’s hot. It’s also the second week of 52 straight weeks of Christmas. An inspired attempt to woo tourists to the once-thriving, now-struggling village, constant Christmas turns out to be more complicated than the residents of Kringle originally thought. Amidst the chaos of fake snow and gift wrap, an entrepreneur from Toronto arrives with a proposal which will force them to commit to Christmas indefinitely, or reconsider completely.
VIRTUALLY FRIENDS by Julia Lederer
Thursday, December 1, 2016
A comedy about growing up, growing apart, and the technology that seems to keep us close at any proximity.
Millie is throwing a Murder Mystery Party to celebrate her 30th birthday. She’s booked an AirBnB in the woods and invited all her oldest friends. Alex, her boyfriend, is planning a surprise proposal, but keeps getting sidetracked by work emails and Millie’s fixation with looking through friends of friends’ Facebook photo albums. People keep cancelling, the power goes out, and their AirBnB seems like it’s owned by some kind of Wiccan Cult leader. And when friends arrive everything feels stilted. Like they don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. It’s only when the they take on their Murder Mystery characters that real secrets and feelings begin to emerge.
Just because you can stay in touch with everyone, doesn’t mean you should.
THE CABIN by Paula Wing
Friday, December 2, 2016
The Kaymer family have had a cabin in the Thousand Islands for more than a hundred years. When their ancient water heater finally gives up the ghost, they must dig up the basement to install its replacement. What begins as an inconvenience evolves into a series of challenges that cause them to consider not only their past history but how their future will unfold on their land.
SO SHE SAID by Jenna Harris
Saturday, December 3, 2016
How do you talk about the most difficult of subjects? The ones people run away from? The ones no one dares go near? For Verna Mildred Cohen, no such subjects exist, period; there is nothing to run away from, everything can and should be talked about—loudly and proudly—including the most taboo subject of them all, death. But when Verna is interviewed by a young journalist for these, her outspoken ways, she suddenly finds herself confronted with a reality that, for the first time in her life, she may not have the words for.