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Spring 2024

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Spring 2024 production of


A Bittersweet Comedy
By John Patrick Directed by Lynn B. Jolicoeur

Rehearsals are in full swing for Dundas County Players’ next production, The Curious Savage, a heartwarming comedy written by John Patrick and directed by Lynn Jolicoeur. The show will take the stage at the Old Town Hall in Winchester on April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. 

Who exactly is the curious savage? It’s the main character, Ethel Savage, who has been unceremoniously dumped at The Cloisters, a mental institution of sorts, by her three step-children – a senator, judge and socialite. It’s all part of a plan to steal Ethel’s $10 million dollar inheritance left to her by her late husband. What really irks the greedy stepchildren is the fact that their stepmother intends to set up a memorial fund to help people pursue their dreams instead of sharing the large fortune with them.

At The Cloisters, Ethel meets an assortment of endearing and colourful residents who appreciate her for who she is, not for her millions. Everyone there is dealing with deep-seated wounds; some come to light as the play unfolds, others are left to the imagination. Regardless, the audience will root for them all to find peace and comfort. 

“This play has spoken to me for a long time and I’m thrilled to be sharing its poignant story with local audiences,” explains Jolicoeur. “I particularly love the sweet and kind residents of The Cloisters. They will undoubtedly capture your heart with their humour and eccentricities.” 

“I also want to give a big shout out to the cast as a whole. They are working hard to bring to light the complexity, playfulness and dignity of this play,” added Jolicoeur.

In the end, the greed and selfishness of the “upstanding” Savage children is shown in stark contrast to the emotional intelligence and generosity of the inmates. Mrs. Savage manages to pull a fast one on her family, proving that even behind locked doors and barred windows she still holds all the aces.

Dundas County Players are pleased to announce that money raised from the April 20 show will go to the fundraising efforts for the New Dundas Manor.

The show will run on the following dates:
April 19 at 7:30 pm
April 20 at 7:30 pm (special fund raising performance in aid of the New Dundas Manor)
April 21 at 2:00 pm

April 26 at 7:30 pm
April 27 at 7:30 pm
April 28 at 2:00 pm

For purchasing tickets online please click on this link or call 613-297-0097.