Kanata Theatre's 37th Season (2005-2006)

Drinking Alone
by Norm Foster,
directed by Gerry Thompson
September 20 - October 1, 2005
In desperation Joe hires Renee to pose as his fiancée to impress his tyrannical father who is paying a rare visit. Little does he know just how flaky Renee will turn out to be. A romantic comedy with an edge, by Canada's most prolific and popular playwright.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
by Martin McDonagh,
directed by Gwen Knight
November 15 - 26, 2005
The darkly comic tale of Maureen, a plain and lonely woman, and her manipulative aging mother, whose scheming sets in motion a train of events that leads to tragedy. Funny, profane, and often violent, but unfailingly fascinating.

Noises Off
by Michael Frayn,
directed by Brooke Keneford
January 31 - February 11, 2006
Everything goes wrong when a mostly incompetent travelling theatre company cursed by internal dissension and romantic intrigue tries to stage Nothing On, a conventional farce. One of the funniest plays of our time and a real physical tour de force. This is a new production of one of Kanata Theatre's biggest hits.

Enchanted April
by Matthew Barber,
directed by Beverley Brooks
March 28 to April 8, 2006
Among the wisteria blossoms and sunshine of Tuscany, two frustrated London housewives and
two unlikely female companions recruited to help with expenses rediscover themselves in ways they could never have expected. A play where every single element falls perfectly into place.

Staff Room
by Joan Burrows,
directed by Jim Holmes
May 23 to June 3, 2006
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of the high school staff room? Comedy and truth come together in this play about teachers, students, and just about everyone found within school walls. Full of comic insight that could only come from an experienced teacher. This play was given the Best Production award in the 2004 Theatre Ontario Festival.

And for the holiday season . . .

The Dragonslayers
a Musical Fairy Tale
Book and Lyrics by Bruce Coville, Music by Angela Peterson,
directed by Andrew Williams
December 27, 28, 29, 2005
This witch really holds a grudge. When Grizelda decides to get revenge on King Mildred, she doesn't go halfway. She makes the fiercest dragon the kingdom has ever seen. Now someone's got to slay the thing. But the knights are all too frightened, which leaves the job to an old squire, a young page, and the most wilful princess who ever strapped on a sword. This will be the first production of The Dragonslayers in Canada.

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