Nineteen hundred and fourteen saw the beginning of World War I, the war to end all wars. In keeping with the 100th anniversary of the conflict, CentreStage is pleased to present My Boy Jack.
The year is 1913. War with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling, the British Empire's greatest apologist, is at the peak of his literary fame. This play explores the nature of a man who loses his balance when devotion to family and country, clash. World War I breaks out, and Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to fight, but the Army and the Navy both reject him because of his extremely poor eyesight. Undaunted, Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards, sparking off a bitter family conflict.
My Boy Jack is directed by Geoff Ball.
Cast in order of appearance: Bryen Stoddard, Gabriel Skaling, Carole Ball, John H. Smith, Mike Jorgensen Emily Decker, Mike Butler, Alan Tupper.
Babe, the Sheep Pig is the tale of high adventure in the farmyard that became the hit movie Babe. It is a captivating play for children young and old. A leading writer of children's plays brings the heartwarming story of the piglet who rises to fame at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials to the stage.
Cast in order of appearance: Angus Bauer, Chloe Glenn, Katie Rutt, Carmen Peng, Charlotte Peng, Colette Peng, Jacob Butler, Liam Glenn, Thomas Duke, Charlotte Crouch, Daniel Duke, Kaela Biro, Maisie Gilbert, Friesen Gilbert, Sophie Van Excel, Keira Melanson, Hannah Mitchell
The essence of the play focuses on living
in a lighthouse which is the beacon in the life of the family who live there
and the surrounding community. Several family members are engaged in
fighting the war while the rest are trying to resurrect an industry for the
community for those who return. The lighthouse keeper is also the mayor of
the community. The family is close and enjoys family moments while enduring
the heartaches that the war can bring.
In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol
“Hilarious moments of delightful inventive silliness..” The Guardian
This play will allow the actors to bring multi-personalities to the stage! Poor Charles Dickens........hmmmm, no, he would enjoy it as well.
Auditions will take place in the Main Stage area on September 7th at 7 PM. Come prepared to sing or act out a Christmas carol that will showcase your personality. These are zany characters that will be a blast to play.
If you are interested and cannot make this time, please contact the director, Candy O’Brien, at email@example.com.
Mrs. Reece: elegant, bossy, enterprising; any age
Thelma: quick-tempered prima donna; any age
Gordon: long-suffering stage manager, frozen-faced and monotonous when acting; any age
Felicity: nervous, well-meaning but incompetent actress; late 20’s
Mercedes: phlegmatic yet dogged; not young
Marion Abbott and East Coast Carolling of Halifax are pleased to bring their adaption of the book, No Safe Harbour, to CentreStage, September 5 and 6. It is based on the book by Julie Lawson. The play depicts the physical and emotional devastation of the Halifax Explosion, through the eyes of a 12 year-old girl. Three young and versatile actors from Halifax will be on stage. East Coast Carolling will be providing the music.
It will be presented in the Upper Performance Centre beginning at 7:30 PM. CentreStage is pleased to announce that new chairs have been acquired for this area!All tickets are $12.00.