Ernie and Twink are in the autumn of their lives. In celebration of their thirtieth wedding anniversary, the couple’s children send them on a Caribbean cruise. Free of chores and children, Ernie and Twink are wined, dined, and introduced to exciting people. When they meet the rich, seductive Blake and Beth, who still seem to have a perfect life together after ten years of marriage, Twink becomes infatuated with the glamour of the other couple’s lives and seeks to reignite the spark in her own marriage.
A Canadian Dramedy written by award-winning playwright, M.J. Cruise and directed by Chérie Zinck, this play will appeal to adult as well as mature young adult audiences. Cast Members (in order of appearance): Trina Long, Mike L’Oiseau, Richard Stern and Liz Stern.
Separate Beds plays in the Upstairs Performance Centre at CentreStage on March 7, 8, 14, 15, 16m, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30m, April 4, 5. Showtime 8 pm; 2 p.m. matinee on March 16 and 30.
Tickets $15 Adults/$12 Students & Seniors (65+). Call 678-8040 for reservations. There are no accessible washrooms on this floor. There is a chairlift that will be operational.
CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville, NS.
For more information visit www.centrestagetheatre.ca
Those audience members who saw the last performance of Don’t Tell Mother would not recognize either the set or the seating area in the Lower Performance Centre at CentreStage. The old seats have departed the building and at present we can truly say that Mike L’Oiseau and his crew have achieved what can best be described as an ‘open concept’, very open.
It’s really not as much of a disaster as it sounds. In fact, it is really quite exciting. New seats, better lighting, a slightly larger stage, new flooring, and a bit of reorganization will transform the space into an inviting and versatile performance/presentation area. We’re installing some great speakers, a floor to ceiling, wall to wall screen, some floor lighting, and a railing. If people continue to be generous with their donations, we may be able to acquire improved, above the stage lighting and greater versatility with it and the front of stage lighting. While we have the space accessible, we’ll look at installing the necessary wiring which will allow for future growth and development.
We expect a reopening of the Lower Performance Centre in early June; in fact, we have planned to have Sleuth, a play directed by Tim Hawkins, opening June 13. In the meantime, the theatre remains open for business, and boy is The Upper Performance Centre going to be a happening place. Beginning March 7 we have Separate Beds, a great show, well directed by Chérie Zinck and featuring Mike L’Oiseau, Trina Long, Liz and Richard Stern. There will be a March Break drama camp for young actors sharing the space as well. This will be followed by our dinner theatre show Contempt of Court with an all-star cast directed by Nancy Henry. This runs April 11 and 12 and tickets are getting scarce; so, book now or miss a great meal, exciting play, a fine silent auction and a great laugh. Beth Irvine has already got Three to Get Married cast and will be starting rehearsals to get ready for the April 25th opening in the Upper Performance Centre.
We want to thank you for your continued support of CentreStage. Your patience, your generosity, and your support mean so much to us. It’s exciting times at CentreStage and we’re glad that you are sharing the excitement and anticipation with us.
Membership runs from January to December and is $10.00 regardless of when you join. As a member you are entitled to
Receive $1.00 off the full admission price at the theatre location for regularly-scheduled plays in both performance centres. This does not include special event productions or fundraisers. The discount does not apply to the purchase of Gift Certificates. It also does not apply to the purchase of ‘season passes’ as these are already discounted.
As a member you will receive a discount on the fees charged for workshops conducted by CentreStage Theatre.
As a member you are eligible to serve on committees of the Society as well as being eligible to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of CentreStage Theatre if elected at the annual meeting or appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy occurring between annual meetings.
To become a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the form to fill out. Or, you can fill one out the next time you are at the Theatre. It's easy!
Looking for actors 11-17 *come prepared to move, improv and cold read from script Also seeking adult performers: Call for an apt. 2 men (25-50 age range) and 2 women (25-50 age range) Adults please prepare a short personal story about your Jr. high experiences. Singers prepare a short accepella piece.
SYNOPSIS: Nora is…well, different. She doesn’t fit in and she doesn’t hang out which makes her the perfect target. It’s hard to make friends when you are the bull’s-eye of every practical joke in school - other people avoid her, just out of self preservation. Nora is lonely; so lonely she invents a friend named, Indi. Everything changes, as life does when you have a real friend, and for the first time Nora is happy. Until people start to notice Nora talking to herself, including the school councilor Mr. Little.
For further information please contact Cynthia Myers: email@example.com
CentreStage is presenting Contempt of Court on April 11 and 12. It’s a typical night at Judge Judy’s Peoples Night Court, but with a delicious roast beef dinner, along with appetizers , soup and dessert, not your typical courtroom fare! Wine and beer will be available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction. In Good Hands and Union Street Café are two of the local businesses that are putting together packages for the event. Only cash or cheques will be accepted on each night.
The tickets are $45 per person and a $20 receipt will be issued. The court will be in session beginning at 6:15 with appetizers at 6:30. Reservations can be made at 678-8040. If attending the present play, they can be obtained from Front of House at intermission. Tickets are going quickly so don’t be disappointed!
CentreStage is having a dinner theatre and silent auction on April 11 and 12. In addition to the dinner there will be silent auction items to bid on. Our silent auction items this year are tailored at giving an event/experience. Ideas such as play tickets/meal, providing a special dinner, picnic/theatre, tea tasting with scones, gas certificates, etc. Individuals can contribute alone or several persons can get together to come up with something. Individuals could provide an item and others could add to it to provide a basket of goods. These are just some ideas and if you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know in the next couple of weeks if you are able to donate something.
Also, if you would like to help out with serving on one of the nights just email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations go out to Kings County Home Hardware who won the Best Home Hardware category in AVCC ‘s vote in The Best of the Valley. Kings County Home Hardware is a huge supporter of CentreStage Theatre.
Designer Café is now a partner with CentreStage. The café will be supplying the coffee for the shows. Why not stop in for a lunch? Delicious!
Chisholms and Rick's Frame and Art are other great supporters as you can always go there to purchase gift certificates and season passes for CentreStage.
Colleen Hagen will be leading the drama camp, Robin Hood (non Musical) during March Break from March 10 to 14. This is for 9 to 15 year olds. Cost will be $150. For more information, or to save your spot, email email@example.com. You can also reserve your spot for our summer drama camps! They are filling up quickly, too!
Separate Beds - A Canadian dramedy by Maryjane Cruise. March 7- April 5.
If you have any questions, or would like further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 678-3502 and leave a message. CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville, near the police station.