Welcome to The Curtain Club’s 65th season of great community theatre in Richmond Hill! This year, we have an excellent variety of comedies sprinkled with a touch of drama. We include fabulous storytelling from three Canadian playwrights that will keep you entertained from September through to June.
the clever comedy
The Best Brothers
by Daniel MacIvor
Sep 14 to 29, 2018 (preview Sep 13)
What do you get when you mix two brothers, their late mother and her Italian greyhound dog named Enzo? A crowd-pleasing comedy about sibling rivalry complete with witty commentary and touching moments. In the non-stop bustle of obituary-writing, eulogy-giving and dog-sitting, we find out who really is the “Best” brother.
the delightful comedy
by Matthew Barber
Nov 16 to Dec 1, 2018 (preview Nov 15)
Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage, two 1920s London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday, recruiting a pair of difficult women to share the costs. Together, the four women clash and then begin to bond and bloom…until the men show up!
the touching drama
The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble
by Beth Graham
Jan 25 to Feb 9, 2019 (preview Jan 24)
Bernice Trimble is the centre of her family’s universe, but she’s had to give them earth-shattering news. Her daughter, Iris, struggles to cope with her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis while her siblings end up on opposite sides of the emotional spectrum. This is a rich and honest family drama that plays out in many kitchens every day.
the family comedy
by Norm Foster
Mar 29 to Apr 13, 2019 (preview Mar 28)
Drew Sullivan hasn’t seen his father Harry in 13 years. Now as an adult he is coming back home to his dad’s Saskatchewan ranch for a visit. This poignant comedy tells the story of two men who have grown apart and are too stubborn to give in to the feelings of the heart.
the hilarious comedy
The Savannah Sipping Society
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
May 31 to June 15, 2019 (preview May 30)
In this comedy, four Southern women are drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Hilarious misadventures ensue, filled with laughter, friendship and a few liquid refreshments.
Season is subject to change without notice
- Enchanted April and The Savannah Sipping Society are presented by special arrangement with Dramasts Play Service, Inc. New York.
- The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is presented by special arrangement with Playwrights Guild of Canada.
- Best Brothers and Mending Fences are staged by special arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA, www.ggagency.ca