Three elderly ladies rebel against a 1960’s world that has them locked up in an old folk’s home for the destitute. After escaping in a rowboat, they are washed ashore in the village of Trotley, England where they take over an abandoned cottage. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger shows up claiming to be the cottage's real owner, Before you can say "Bob's your Uncle", he drops dead of a heart attack and the ladies hatch a convoluted plan to hide the body. A nosy neighbour, a too-helpful handyman and the arrival of the dead man's niece all contribute to high-spirited fun. Can these determined women conceal a dark secret that, if revealed, will upset all their plans to grow old...ungracefully?
|Freda Grey||Diana Bishop|
|Joy Philpotts||Cherie Zinck|
|Edie Boggs||Sharon Kline MacDonald|
|Paul Vanderbloom||LeRoy Heffernan|
|Dr. John Hunter||Ray Baltzer|
|Jackie Jackson||Sarah Perrault|
|Joe Pollop||LeRoy Heffernan|
|Voice of newsboy Sydney Collins||Aiden Fisk|
|Stage Manager||Jacquelyn Burneau|
|Costumes||Lana Churchill & Cast
|Props||Cast & crew|
|Lights (Design/ Technician)||Ernest Zinck
|Set Design||Junie Hutchinson|
|Set Builder(s) & Painting||Leon Bullock, Alan Tupper, Steve Gaul, Frank Thoresen, Ernest Zinck, Mark Collins & Cast|
|Posters, Program & Website||Sharon Churchill Roe|
|E-newsletter Editor||Laura Churchill Duke|
Diana Bishop is reprising the role of Freda, having performed it in Windsor’s Quick As A Wink Theatre production of Too Soon For Daisies in 2010, along with her ‘partners in crime’ Chérie Zinck and Sharon MacDonald. Diana was last seen at CentreStage in the March production of Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced in which she played Miss Marple. She also had the pleasure in 2014 of playing the title role of Laura in the short film Laura and Ben, written and produced by Richard Saulnier and shown at the Cannes Film Festival, France, in May of this year.
Chérie Zinck lives in Port Williams with three cats and the Policeman.
A veteran of many productions, Sharon Kline MacDonald is pleased to be making her first appearance at CentreStage, reprising the role of Edie from Quick As A Wink Theatre’s 2010 production. She is thrilled to join up with this great cast and crew.
LeRoy Heffernan continues to enjoy retirement involving as it does a potpourri of theatre, wine, music, reading, gardening/landscaping and travel. He is delighted to be once again on stage. This is his third show during the current calendar year, previously having appeared in Leading Ladies and Sex Please, We’re Sixty. He considers himself privileged to be working with such a talented and experienced cast and crew. A very special thank you goes out to his wife Mary for all of her love and tremendous support and encouragement. You are indeed “wonderful”.
This is Ray Baltzer’s first official CentreStage production. This is also his first crack at a five-week run which should test his stamina! Although a “rookie” at CentreStage, he is a veteran of local theatre having been involved with Kipawo, Fezziwig, Women of Wolfville, Stage Prophets, and Quick As A Wink Theatre productions over the past 20 years. Along with playing Papa in The Lighthouse, in the past year Ray appeared as Mr. Fezziwig in Scrooge, Back To The Future; King Max in Quick As A Wink’s Cinderella and Admiral Boom in Stage Prophet’s Mary Poppins. He is very excited to be involved in Too Soon for Daisies. The chance to work with Alan and so many fine actors was enough to overcome his reluctance to do a show in the summer. He’s glad that he did and hopes everyone enjoys the show as much as we all have enjoyed putting it together.
Sarah Perreault has spent the past four years doing musicals at her high school, West Kings. This is her first CentreStage production and her first comedy-thriller! She is very happy to be able to work with such a talented cast and crew. She is thankful for all the support she has gotten. Hope you enjoy the show!
Ernest Zinck is a retired chemistry professor who lives in Port Williams. You usually find him doing tech work behind the scenes, but today he rushes from the lighting booth for a brief appearance on stage. He hopes that you enjoy the show.
Alan Tupper started as an actor with CentreStage while a student at Acadia University, appearing in South Pacific, Harvey and other productions. He has been an actor, stage builder, techie and director with Quick As A Wink Theatre since 2005. He last directed Steel Magnolias for QAAW in March of this year.
Jacquelyn Burneau has been involved in CentreStage for four years now both on and off stage. How time flies! Too Soon For Daisies is her third effort as a Stage Manager. She has enjoyed working with this whole cast and crew immensely and really hopes that you enjoy the ride, too! Jacquelyn lives in Centreville with her husband and their four fur-babies.