Past Productions

2019 • 201820172016201520142010-2013

2019

The Voice of the Turtle
by John van Druten

The 9th-longest running play in Broadway history is a remarkable comedy about the passions and excitement of World War II-era New York City. [More]

Pygmalion
by George Bernard Shaw

Comic sparks fly when a bombastic professor of dialects tries to turn a working-class flower girl into an upper-class lady, in this most popular of Shaw’s plays (the basis for the musical My Fair Lady). [More]

Deathtrap
by Ira Levin

The longest-running comedy thriller in Broadway history, Deathtrap follows a formerly successful playwright who engages in a deadly game to steal what he feels would be a ‘killer script.’ [More]

Androcles and the Lion
by George Bernard Shaw

Shaw’s hilarious satire on the Roman Empire as seen through the eyes of a Christian slave and a very different “king of the forest.” [More]

The Forgotten Ones
by Laurel Smith

Set during Depression-era Perth, Ontario, featuring music and songs of the 1930s. [More]

2018

There’s Always Juliet
by John van Druten

Does love at first sight truly exist? Sparks fly after a British woman meets an American man in this charming, cross-border romantic comedy? [More]

Mrs. Warren’s Profession
by George Bernard Shaw

The gradual revelation of a mother’s secret threatens her relationship with her daughter in this timeless comedic classic. [More]

Angel Street
by Patrick Hamilton

When seeds of doubt invade your mind, how strong is the pull towards insanity? In this gripping mystery thriller, a worried wife wonders if she is going mad. What is real and what is illusion? [More]

Overruled
by George Bernard Shaw

A hilarious one-act comedy in which two married couples decide to switch partners, with all of the complications, missteps, and comic confusion that results. [More]

Classic Theatre Festival

Prisoner of Petawawa
by Laurel Smith

This  powerful theatrical historic walking play, presented  in Perth, Ontario, dealt with how women on the homefront try to deal with the violence that came home from the war in 1945. [More]

Far from Home
by Laurel Smith

This comical, music-filled tribute to the war brides who arrived in Perth after the Second World War is a family-friendly, toe-tapping show that enlivens Perth’s award-winning architecture. [More]

2017

Same Time, Next Year

Same Time, Next Year
by Bernard Slade

Canadian Bernard Slade‘s classic comedy is the Tony- and Oscar-nominated story of a two people, each happily married to someone else, who annually get together for a weekend over 26 years. [More]

Candida
by George Bernard Shaw

A witty skewering of Victorian notions of love and marriage in which the title character must choose between her clergyman husband and a passionate young poet. [More]

Classic Theatre Festival

I’ll be Back before Midnight
by Peter Colley

A Hitchcock-styled psychological thriller that is the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play abroad (in over 30 countries!) [More]

Classic Theatre Festival

A Nation Lost and Found
by Laurel Smith

This historical re-creation visits Perth residents at the time of Confederation. What are they thinking and talking about with respect to the birth of a new country, the forced dispossession of Indigenous peoples’ traditional territories, the dynamics of the 1837 rebellion? [More]

The Beat Goes On
by Laurel Smith

A time-travelling adventure in Heritage Perth during the time of Confederation and Expo 67. [More]

2016

I Ought to be in Pictures

I Ought to be in Pictures
by Neil Simon

A heartfelt comedy about a father and daughter rebuilding their relationship after years of disconnection. [More]

Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man
by George Bernard Shaw

 George Orwell called it “the wittiest play” Shaw ever wrote, about a naive, patriotic young woman falls for a soldier from the “other side.” [More]

 

Classic Theatre Festival

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley

A nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. [More]

Classic Theatre Festival

A River of Memory
by Laurel Smith

A tale about the early years of colonial settlement on Indigenous territory, and the discoveries of secrets that result. [More]

A Taste of Perth
by Laurel Smith

A tale of a famous distiller and his tempestuous relationship with a women’s temperance leader.  [More]

2015

I Ought to be in Pictures

Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon

The 2015 mainstage season opened with this Neil Simon comedy, the 10th-longest running non-musical play in Broadway history. [More]

Arms and the Man

Wait until Dark
by Frederick Knott

A heart-thumping tale of a blind woman who uses a variety of ruses to fend off a group of seedy drug dealers and thieves who have invaded her apartment. [More]

 

Classic Theatre Festival

The Maid and the Merchant
by Laurel Smith

It is the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression. Nineteen-year-old Nora Shaw discovers a family scandal during the early years of the Perth settlement that involved the mysterious death of a baby. [More]

The Trials of Daniel Daverne
by Laurel Smith

The murky legal waters of one of Perth’s founding denizens, Daniel Daverne, lies at the heart of this walking play. [More]

2014

Come Blow Your Horn

Come Blow Your Horn
by Neil Simon

The Festival’s  fifth anniversary season opened with this Neil Simon comedy. a hilarious satire on the early 60’s swinging bachelor lifestyle that launched this prolific playwright’s Broadway career. [More]

Dial M for Murder

Dal M for Murder
by Frederick Knott

The classic thriller drew audience raves (“a gripping, enthralling presentation”) and critical praise (“a highly entertaining, absorbing and well-paced drama.”) [More]

Classic Theatre Festival

The Preacher and the Leading Lady
by Laurel Smith

An actress and a stuffy preacher take a time travel trip through Perth history, visiting characters during the first and second world wars, the age of women’s suffrage, and the early colonial settlement. [More]

2013

In 2013 we presented the comedy Star-Spangled Girl by Broadway legend, Neil Simon, followed by the comedy of marital mayhem, The Marriage-Go-Round by Leslie Stevens.

2012

Our 2012 summer season presented two of the longest-running shows in Broadway history: the quirky, comic love story Two for the Seesaw (a Tony Award winner for Best Play by William Gibson) , and the hilarious romp about second chances, Mary, Mary, by the ever-popular Jean Kerr.

2011

In 2011, the Festival won critical praise and audience raves for its production of two timeless romantic comedies Bell,  Book and Candle by John van Druten, followed by The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.

2010

The Festival’s inaugural 2010 season featured Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, and The Voice of the Turtle by John van Druten.

Comments are closed.