Separate Beds, by MJ Cruise
Directed by Mindy Forrester
Separate Beds staged at the Gord Paynter Theatre at North Park Collegiate, 280 North Park Street, Brantford, ON, May 11-13th at 8pm.
Ernie and Twink are in the autumn of their lives. In celebration of their thirtieth wedding anniversary, the couple’s children send them on a Caribbean cruise. Free of chores and children, Ernie and Twink are wined, dined and introduced to exciting people. When they meet the rich, seductive Blake and Beth, who still seem to have the perfect life together after ten years of marriage, Twink becomes infatuated with the glamour of the other couple’s lives and seeks to reignite the spark in her own marriage.
Separate Beds looks at marriage from the inside and out. Between the cabin and the dining room, we get to see conflict in the public and private demonstrations of a relationship. Ernie and Twink teach us about the danger in taking your spouse for granted and Beth and Blake show that a glossy surface may well be hiding a great disconnect. Respect ultimately wins the day and all four characters learn what it takes to make a marriage sizzle.
Through partnership with Grand River Cruises (Caledonia, ON,) a spectacular door-prize of a dinner cruise for four will be presented to one of our lucky patrons!
The Most Massive Woman Wins
by Madeleine George
Directed by Susan Dignan
Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image. The women reveal their experiences dealing with their weight issues through monologues, short scenes, and even schoolyard rhymes. From painful childhood memories to frustrations with the opposite sex, these experiences both haunt and empower these women as they imagine their way to a new vision of themselves as beautiful and whole.
February 2016 – On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
October 2015 – Harvest by Ken Cameron @ the Gord Paynter Theatre, North Park Collegiate
June 2015 – Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron @ Steve and Helen Kuhn Performance Theatre, Laurier Brantford Campus (co-production with Paris Performers’ Theatre)
February 2015 – Love Letters by A. R. Gurney @ The Brantford Arts Block
October 2014 – August: Osage County by Tracy Letts @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
May 2014 – Love Sex and the I.R.S. by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore @ Paris Performers’ Theatre (co-production)
February 2014 – Calendar Girls by Tim Firth @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
October 2013 – The Whores by Charles Crosby @ The Brantford Arts Block
November 2012 – A Delightful Quarantine by Mark Dunn @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
November 2011 – The Dixie Swim Club by Jamie Wooten, Nicholas Hope, Jessie Jones @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
November 2010 – The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
November 2009 – Jenny’s House of Joy by Norm Foster @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
November 2008 – Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
July 2007 – New York, New York – Brantford International Village @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
July 2006 – Chicago – Brantford International Village @ The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts