Affairs of State (June 26 to July 19, 2020), is Louis Verneuil’s classic post-war comedy about a Washington, DC love triangle that provides plenty of comic relief and political intrigue ahead of the 2020 election! This story about the machinations that go into the selection of a new Secretary of State has all the wit, charm, and intelligence of the classic Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn 1940s comedies, and it ran for over two years on Broadway when first produced.
The Philanderer (July 24 to August 16, 2020) is George Bernard Shaw’s hilarious comedy exploring the ideas of the “New Woman,” the absurdity of early divorce laws, and medical quackery. Like many great Shaw comedies, it was banned for over a decade when first written. As with other very popular Shaw plays that have graced our stage, this show features memorable characters and funny moments that remind us of the very human challenges we all face, and the very human (and all too often foolish) ways with which we respond.
Sleuth (August 21 to September 13, 2020), is Anthony Shaffer’s gripping tale of a successful mystery writer who, obsessed with game-playing and deceptions, takes things too far, dangerously blurring the line between reality and fantasy. This Tony-Award winning smash hit – it ran for over 3 years on Broadway – is an endlessly clever and always surprising edge-of-your-seat show that became a film starring Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.
We continue to offer hugely popular pre-show talks that discuss the context and story behind the play, engaging Canadian theatre history exhibits, a fantastic loonie/toonie book sale full of summer reading bargains, and great partnerships for fine dining and accommodation.
Our intimate mainstage space (110 seats) is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible, with a hearing assist system available. Our friendly, welcoming staff won top ranks in the OHvation customer service ranking, and there’s a fully stocked concession area with ice cream, coffee, chocolates, and other treats. Audiences love this golden era because the plays are familiar and accessible, with stories and characters they can easily relate to.