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Live Theatre Kanata Theatre

Type: Live Theatre
Location: 1 Ron Maslin Way
Box Office: 613-831-4435
Website: www.kanatatheatre.com
Events: Click here for the current season

Kanata Theatre is an all-volunteer amateur community theatre company operating in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. It began in 1968 as a play reading group in a sleepy bedroom community. At that time the town consisted of only a handful of houses, one public school, two gas stations, a post office and an A&P grocery store.

There are now about 250 members, who put on five main-stage plays and a children's holiday play each year. In any one year, there may be additional productions for training or experimental purposes. Members receive a newsletter giving information about Kanata Theatre activities and the times and places of general meetings and of auditions.

Here on the Flight Path by Norm Foster
directed by Susan Monaghan.
September 19 - September 30, 2006
John Cummings, a Mr. Nice Guy and veteran of a failed marriage, shares adjoining apartment balconies with three different women over three and a half years: Fay - a prostitute, Angel - a young actress wannabe and Gwen - who recently left her husband and Vancouver home. With each successive woman John explores the delicate art of male/female communication. Another winning comedy by the man who's earned the title "Canada's most sought after playwright".

Happy Birthday Dear Alice by Bernard Farrell
directed by Gwen Knight.
November 14 - 25, 2006
A touching and at times hilarious look at aging. The story centres around Alice as she celebrates her 70th birthday. In flashbacks, she recalls former birthdays as her children try to convince her it's time to enter a retirement residence. Alice has other ideas in which her dead husband's partner Jimmy has a major role. A raging bull and faulty hearing aids also figure prominently in the plot.
A poignant comedy and at times a touchingly hilarious look at aging.

When the Reaper Calls by Peter Colley
directed by Helen Weeden and Martin Weeden.
January 30 - February 10, 2007
In this Canadian mystery-comedy, UBC philosophy professors Victor and Harlan are old friends spending a cottage weekend with their wives. Long time practical jokers, their competition to out-do each other leads to deadly results...or does it? From the playwright who brought us You'll Get Used to It! - The War Show.
A clever comedy-thriller with twists and turns along the way.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennesse Williams
directed by Rosemary Keneford.
March 27 to April 7, 2007
In Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about greed and deception in a patriarchal southern family, Big Daddy is dying as his son Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife Maggie the Cat, and members of the family greedily attempt to capture Big Daddy's inheritance. This is a timeless classic - one of the best dramas ever written for the stage.

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
directed by Barry Caiger.
May 22 to June 2, 2007
Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit during air raids on London during the Second World War. He felt that something light and frothy would take Britons out of themselves by laughing at people who thought themselves important. A middle class home, a medium and a meddlesome ghost lead to the exciting and giddy conclusion.

And for the holiday season . . .
Hi, Ho, Robin Hood
book by Tim Kelly, Music by Arne Christiansen, Lyrics by Ole H. Kittleson
directed by Brett Kelley
December 27, 28, 29, 2006
What to do between Christmas and New Year's? Bring the children or grandchildren to our children's musical. Robin Hood is leading a merry life with his followers in Sherwood Forest. Unfortunately, the evil Prince John has taken the place of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, who has gone to the Holy Land. With King Richard absent, Prince John is waging a personal war against Robin Hood. Only the brave and shrewd Robin Hood can secure Nottingham for the safe return of the king. Family entertainment at its utmost, filled with delightful songs.

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