Relaxed Performances Port Colborne

Theatre is for everyone

Doris and Ivy In The Home

June 22nd

Performance Start Time: 2:00pm
Show Run Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

Retired prison guard Doris Mooney has just moved into Paradise Village, a retirement home in Canmore, Alberta. She quickly befriends Ivy Hoffbauer, a former world champion skier who’s taken aback by Doris’s cheerful brashness. Rounding out the trio is dapper Arthur Beech who has designs on Ivy. Love, gossip and sex behind the compost heap, this is Foster at his hilarious best.

This play contains adult themes and humour that may not be suitable for younger children. There is some use of mild language that might be considered inappropriate for very young audiences. References to sexual acts are embedded in the dialogue of this show.

Murder At Ackerton Manor

July 13th

Performance Start Time: 2:00pm
Show Run Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

Get ready for a laugh riot, jump scare, whodunnit, murder mystery, comedy extravaganza. In this Agatha Christie murder mystery spoof, three actors play seven roles as we move through Ackerton Manor trying to solve a riddle of a murder…or two… It’s a little 39 Steps, a little Play That Goes Wrong, and whole lot of fun. Inspired by his love of murder-mystery, popular Canadian playwright Steven Gallagher created this love story to the genre based on his memories of classic murder mysteries. Murder, Mayhem,and of course… a plot twist or two!

As a murder mystery this play includes portrayals of murder and death. There are also instances of strong language and adult themes. As a spoof, these portrayals are exaggerated and humourous.
This play includes lighting and sound cues to imitate thunder and lightning.

Mary’s Wedding

August 3rd

Performance Start Time: 2:00pm
Show Run Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humour, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the tumultuous uncertainties of battle can’t find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.

This play includes themes of war, love, and loss, which may be emotionally intense or triggering for some viewers. There are depictions of wartime experiences and sounds, including battle scenes and gunfire.

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club

August 24th

Performance Start Time: 2:00pm
Show Run Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every Augustto recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage, the “Sweet Delilah” on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…

This play feature’s adult themes and humour, including discussions of relationships, aging, and life changes, which may not be suitable for younger children. There is some mild language and innuendo that might be inappropriate for very young audiences.

Lakefront

September 21st

Performance Start Time: 2:00pm
Show Run Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

Seventy year-old Robert and sixty-eight year old Christina have just met. In fact, they are practically strangers. They are both single, and at their ages, both have doubts about their appeal to the opposite sex. So, they decide to test out their appeal, by boldly renting a lakefront cabin and spending a ‘wild’ weekend together. What can go wrong?

This play contains mature adult themes and humor related to intimacy, relationships, and family dynamics, which may not be suitable for younger children. There is some use of mild language and adult situations that might be inappropriate for very young audiences.

Cinderella: The Panto


December 13th

Performance Start Time: 11:00am
Show Run Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

Cinderella – The Panto: where glass slippers meet pumpkin chariots, and a Fairy Godmother moonlights as a life coach for mice. In this whimsical spectacle, the clock strikes midnight, but not before Cinderella swaps her ballgown for some tattered rags and her tiara for a scrunchie. The Ugly Stepsisters compete in a high-stakes dance-off, and the Prince insists on using a rudimentary GPS to find the mysterious shoe owner. With talking mice, disco balls, and a pumpkin spice carriage, this pantomime proves that happily ever after is just a glitter bomb away!