On Golden Pond
is a well known American comedic drama that celebrates the human condition with poignancy, warmth and humor. The play focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer who are spending their 48th summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. Their delightful summer routine–fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementos, listening to the loons call–is given a bitter edge by Norman’s unreliable memory and crotchety attitude. When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill’s teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea’s turbulent relationship, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy. The long-standing conflict between father and daughter, the generation gap, and the challenges of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that holds a mirror to our own existence and illustrates the funny, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.
Show Dates were April 29, 30, May 1 and May 6, 7, 8,
An Evening of Fairy Tale
This family friendly and whimsical shadow puppet rendition of 3 classic fairy tales: Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Aladdin, adapted by our very own Mat Kelly followed COVID protocol.
Hand-crafted, two-dimensional puppets with moving limbs galivanted across a projector and interacted with many other wondrous characters with well defined profiles. Imagine fights, thunder, background effects, minimalist soundscape, a plethora of ridiculous voices, a live narrator, and quick hands and you’ve got an idea of what happened at the Winchester Old Town Hall Nov 20th to 28yh.
Fall 2020! Yes – Fall 2020 Outdoors
The Black Albatross and the Treasure of Puffin McGuffin
Puffin McGuffin was found dead with a treasure map hidden in her peg leg. The crew of The Black Albatross was on an epic adventure in search of excitement, riches, and a murderer.
This one act mystery comedy was directed by Amanda Burger and presented October 3 & 4 and October 10 & 11, 2020 at the Cannamore Orchard outdoors.
– Adventures in the East, by Suzan Holder
Dundas County Players staged this pantomime in the British tradition (theatre that is anything but silent and includes song and dance) to coincide with the week of the Winchester Parade of Lights in December. Two performances for schools during the day of Wednesday December 4th.
Director: Caroline Roberts
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Barton
Music Director: Colleen Howard
Choreographer: Jacquelyn Toupin
Youth Summer Workshop 2019
Once again Lauren Cassleman directed a group of 11 to 17 years old in the production of Paul Williams and Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone. This fun musical was performed August 16 – 18, 2019, at the Winchester Old Town Hall.
June 14th to June 23th 2019:
The Lone Rider: Another amusing murder mystery by our own Mat, this time with a western theme, performed to its dramatic conclusion. Shows were June 14 to 23rd.
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, directed by Mike Carter. The Dundas County Players presented this witty and funny classic play with a fresh twist between April 26 and May 5, 2019: (view the press release here)
Reading of The Grinch that Stole Christmas, a production of A Bunch of People Theatre, in cooperation with DCP, at Mc Closkey’s and at the Old Town Hall.
Marion Bridge by Daniel McIvor, November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, 2018.
See the video trailer (on FB)
Marion Bridge – was written by Daniel McIvor, directed by Moira Law, with Elizabeth Barton as Assistant Director and Suzanne Steele as Stage Manager.
Saturday September 15th at 7pm:
The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, directed by Tony Glen.
November 3 to November 12 2017:
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
(music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso).
DCP’s 2017 Youth Summer Workshop
The Dundas County Players presented You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, based on the Comic Strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz, Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesneron, on August 3-6, directed by Lauren Cassleman.
June 2017 Show
Nanny Featherbottom and the Neighbour’s Corpse.
April 2017Amanda Burger directed the Alex Haber play: “On This Day.” The production ran from April 21st to April 30th 2017.
Tony Glen and Liz Barton directed the sold out production of Tim Firth Calendar Girls November 18 to 29.
July and Aug 2016
Play readings and Workshops.
The DCP Youth Summer Workshop presented (Aug 12-14)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
24, 25 and 26 June 2016 Mat Kelly directed one of his own one-act plays:“Murder from Mars”.
April 8 to 17, Bill Steele directed the play “My Darling Judith”, a Norm Foster comedy.
Tony Glen directed this classic court room thriller written by Reginald Rose.
The Maltese Bodkin, by David Belke, directed by Gaenor Howe
"The Childen's Hour" by Lillian Hellman, directed by Terry Green.
"The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson with a large cast of both adults and children was directed by Rachelle Eves. "The Miracle Worker" is the inspiring story of Helen Keller.
Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Procecution", directed by Elizabeth Barton.
Summer Youth Workshop 2013
"Alice in Wonderland", a Family Musical, with Pantomime Features: book/lyrics by Don Macrae, music by Ted Blackbourn and Don Macrae was directed by Lauren Casselman.
"Pump Boys and Dinettes", presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. Book, Lyrics and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann was directed by Terry Green.
Buzzz, Cabaret 2012: A series of songs and plays with a bug theme was directed by Elizabeth Barton. The Cabaret included two one-act plays: Troy Banyan’s “Crawl to be Kind” and David McGiver’s “Time Flies”.
"Our Town", by Thorton Wilder was directed by Terry Green.
FallThe Mollycoddlers by John Rockne Corrigan - was directed by Tony Glen.2010FallMurder Mystery MonthThe Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes Directed by Tony Glen andMurder by the Book, by Mat Kelly, directed by JP LeducSpring: Hot Bed Hotel -Summer: Spark - Directed by Kaitlyn Wade.2009
FallEthan Claymore, by Norm Foster-Worth It**, by Moira Law & Coffee House Cabaret directed by Elizabeth Barton.At the EODL one act festival, held in Perth ON that year, Worth It, by Moira Law wont the following awards: 1)Peterborough Examiner Award: “Best visual production for combined use of setting, signage, lighting & silhouette acting” 2) Helen R. McGregor Award “For representing a welcome trend in community theatre of presenting new, original work & also for writing a Hell of a good script”
SpringTen Lost Years2008Spring:The Odd Couple -Summer: An Unfortunate Series of Murders -
Fall: Voice of the People*, & Canadian Cabar-eh - The Voice of the People & An Unfortunate Series of Murders were taken to the One Act Festival put on annually by the Eastern Ontario Drama League, hosted by Merrickville that year and DCP won the following awards: 1)Penny Arril Adjudicator’s Award for best overall in technical & logistical to Voice of the People & An Unfortunate Series of Murders 2)Colin Mawson Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Student to Franziska Glen as Myrtle - Voice of the People 3)Nepean Little Theatre Acting Award:Leading Male or Female Role to Tony Glen as Shorty Morton - Voice of the People 4) Ottawa Little Theatre Best Production to The Voice of the People
Christmas: Pantomime -
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