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ERIN THEATRE - nominated for
Best Director (Kathryn DeLory), Best Lighting Design (Jim Steele) and Outstanding Stage Management (Kelley Boudreau) - in the Comedy Category at the 2012 ACTCO AWARDS
Vino Veritas


Penned by Detroit native and lifelong Michiganer
David MacGregor,
it had its' first Canadian production
at Centre 2000 in March, 2012. 

First staged at Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre
in Chelsea, Michigan in 2006, Vino Veritas has
gone on to great professional acclaim in both
the United States and Europe.
 

The play centres around two couples that meet
for a cocktail before attending an annual
Halloween costume party.  The ‘vino veritas’ in
question is the ceremonial wine of a native
tribe in Peru and is made from the skin of the
blue dart tree frog.  Described as a tribal
truth serum, it allows the couples to experience
an evening of unbridled honesty with each other.

Cast:
Susanna Lamy
John Carter
Gary McIlravey
Marg Brady

MARRY CHRISTMAS

 

December 2011
Christmas Dinner Theatre Production 
at David's Restaurant
In Erin

Marry Christmas is Erin Community Theatres' 
5th Dinner Theatre presentation at David's Restaurant in Erin.  
Once again penned by our multi-talented Susanna Lamy, 
we are now transported to Pelee Island in Lake Erie for a 
magical Christmas wedding.  
Director Kathryn DeLory has gathered a cast of 
familiar faces to grace this production. 


Cast:
Denise Wakefield, Carol McCone Day,
Susanna Lamy, John Carter,
Carrie Dodds, Rob Dodds,
Fred Bilton, Peter King
and Conrad Wheildon

ERIN THEATRE - nominated for
Best Supporting Actress (Susanna Lamy) - Comedy and 
Winner of Best Ensemble - Comedy at the 2011 ACTCO
Awards

STEPPING OUT 

by Richard Harris

Stepping Out is set in a church basement in north London
in the early 1990’s. 
The cast of ten (nine women and one solitary man –
but more about that later) are learning and practicing
tap dance steps with an eye towards the big recital. 
The steps and routines are simply background
in the play, as the relationships
and interactions between the characters
take centre stage. 

 Director Kathryn DeLory has gathered a fantastic
cast of new and old faces to grace this production. 
Included are favourites you’ll recognize
from our Christmas Dinner Theatre shows at
David’s Restaurant as well as actors from other
ECT productions. Our lone male actor, Doug Maund is
having a blast and reveling in his ‘only’ status. 
Doug says ‘I realize I was put on this earth to be used
by strong and competent women’.  Good attitude Doug! 
 The cast is dancing up a storm under the watchful eyes of Holly Mounsteven and Paulette Warren, two extremely
experienced teachers overseeing our
first fumbling attempts at dancing on stage.  

Cast:
Susanna Lamy, Carol Beachamp,
Carol McCone, Angela Gibson,
Marg Brady, Suzanne Rayfield, Marlene Russell,
Pat Ball, Jennifer Gibson and of course,
Doug Maund


Steel Magnolias Cast and Director with their
Best Comedy Ensemble Award from ACT-CO, April 2014

They were also nominated in these categories:
Best Production
Best Director: Kathryn DeLory
Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role: Angela Gibson
and
Best Set Design: Susanna Lamy




Ravenscroft cast: Carol Beauchamp, Carol McCone Day, Paulina Grant, Chris Reid, Denise Rowe and Laura Schnablegger in a Ravenscroft family portrait.

Seen in photo R below: Angela Gibson as Mrs. French.


SLEIGHT OF MIND

Sleight of Mind cast with the portrait of Jonathan Hedgemond: Chris Reid, Peter King, Andrew Welch, Laura Schnablegger, Carol McCone Day, Barb McKee, Susanna Lamy, Paulina Grant & Denise Rowe.

Sleight of Mind cast having fun on the set at David's Restaurant

Synopsis:
The Village Appreciation Dinner
is about to begin at the
Hedgemond Estate at Loon Point on Georgian Bay.
Meet Jonathan Hedgemond III and his lovely,
 if slightly silly, niece Cecily,
your hosts for this entertaining evening.

THE CEMETERY CLUB

Erin Theatre has presented many memorable productions over the years, among them their amazing production of Calendar Girls and most recently Steel Magnolias, their wonderful tribute to the gentle strength of southern women. In many ways, their current play, Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club was anticipated by these two productions. There is no ‘chorus’ of supporting characters or generations of women.

This warm and funny comedy contains moments, which sound like the best ‘stand-up’ routines you’ve ever heard except that the dialogue is the everyday wit and humour of this perfect slice of New York, Jewish culture. The “Who’s on first?” parody played out between Lucille and Doris about when each husband died is absolutely hilarious. It would be so easy for these characters to descend into stereotypes, but in the very able hands of award winning director, Kathryn DeLory this story never misses a beat. The ladies throughout are very real, human and appealing.

Cast members: Carol McCone Day, Barb McKee, Chris Reid, Donna Collins and Angela Gibson.

ReVisions of Sugar Plums
Erin Theatre's cast of crazy culinary characters are chefs from across the country eager to compete to create a sumptuous signature dessert.  A dessert so scrumptious that is will be selected as Canada's entry in the next International Culinary Olympics. But can the chefs keep their cool when much more than the kitchen heats up? Add a pinch of mayhem, sprinkle with plenty of innuendo and top with a giant dollop of ego!

ReVisions of Sugar Plums cast: Rhianna Cunningham, Mark St Jean, Barb McKee, Susanna Lamy, Chris Reid and Denise Rowe.
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