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Accession Number: 85-007

Title

Arbor Theatre fonds. -- 1977-1985. -- 30.5 cm of textual records. -- ca. 100 photographs.

Biography / History

Arbor Theatre began in Peterborough in 1976 when John Plank arrived to direct "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" for the Peterborough Theatre Guild. The following year, local support led to the creation of Arbor Productions and John Plank directed "Private Lives" followed by "Belle of Amherst" and "Lady Audley's Secret" in 1978. In 1979 the group was reorganized as a professional theatre company performing during the summer season at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Arbor Theatre before being donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of posters, publicity materials, set design sketches, brochures, programs, photographs and newspaper clippings of Arbor Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Elaine Goselin.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Additions to the fonds include: 86-008, 86-025, 87-008, 87-012, 87-013, 90-004 and 93-019.

For related records see: 90-009 and 95-022.

Over-sized items located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 30.

Note: Arbor Theatre materials were borrowed from the archives on several occasions between 1988 and 1991 for research and display purposes by the Arbor Theatre Company.

Finding Aid

NOTE: A schedule of plays, 1977-1990 is listed in Appendix A.

Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 30

Map Folder 1: Designers'/Publicists' Artwork

1979 Season

1. Trent University Order Form re Wenjack Development Fund

2. "Subscribe To Four Great Nights Out---" brochure

3. "Same Time, Next Year" program Vol.1, No.1

4. "Sleuth" program Vol.1, No.1

5. "A Life in the Theatre" poster

1981 Season

1. Season's poster & 1 piece of original artwork

2. Season's brochure

3. "Night Must Fall" & "Equus" posters

1982 Season

1. Season's poster

2. Season's brochure

3. "Blithe Spirit" original artwork

1983 Season

1. Season's poster

2. Season's brochure

3. "Artichoke" program

1984 Season

1. Season's poster & 1 piece original artwork

2. Season's brochure

Acorn Theatre Company

1. Brochure layout

Map Folder 2:

(Note: The items in this folder were donated by William Jordan in June 1985)

1. "Private Lives" poster 1977

2. "The Belle of Amherst" poster

3. "Lady Audley's Secret" photographs 1978

a) 16 x 19 3/4 B&W, Graham Hart, Margot Hull (rehearsal)

b) 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 B&W, Margot Hull, Rosemary Sidorko, William Crane, John Plank, Peter Treen (rehearsal)

c) 14 3/4 x 19 1/2 B&W, Margot Hull, Graham Hart

4. "Lady Audley's Secret" posters

a) small poster

b) layout for small poster

c) large poster

d) artwork for large poster

5. "Lady Audley's Secret" program

Map Folder 3:

1. 1985 brochures, flyers, posters, programs: "Private Lives", "Sea Marks", "Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii", "Dracula"

2. 1985 souvenir supplement from The Examiner

3. Gala opening invitations

4. Cherney's congratulations Arbor Theatre (flyer)

5. For first time theatre goers - "Nurse Jane" voucher

6. For first time theatre goers - "Dracula" voucher

7: 1986 season's tickets at 1985 prices - subscription renewal form

8: Arbor Theatre newsletter

9: "Shades of Autumn" posters

10: Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes travel guide

11: Summer stage

12: Acorn Company creative drama classes - brochure

13: Arbor Theatre Young Company "Creeps" - flyers

14: Arbor Theatre Young Company "Creeps" - posters ("Creeps" was never performed)

15: Arbor Theatre Christmas gift certificates - posters

16: Arbor Theatre Christmas bazaar - posters

17: Newspaper clippings re 1985 season

Map Folder 4: Designers' Plans for Sets

1981 Season

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" - Art Penson

1. Surface details

2. Construction details

3. Floor plan

"Night Must Fall" - Art Penson

1. First rendering - 2 copies

2. Floor plan

3. Redraft - Ivan Habel

"Equus" - Art Penson

1. Sketch of set

2. Front elevation

3. Floor plan

4. Construction details

5. Cast or layout & calculation (working) - Ivan Habel

"Dames at Sea" - Art Penson

1. Revolve

2. Proscenium Arch

3. Redraft - Ivan Habel

1982 Season

"I'll Be Back Before Midnight" - Janice Lindsay

1. Sheet #1 of 3, drawn by Sam Hadawi

"Blithe Spirit" - Janice Lindsay

1. Sheet #1 of 3, drawn by Sam Hadawi

2. Sheet #2 of 3, drawn by Sam Hadawi

"Tally's Folly" - Janice Lindsay

1. Elevations

2. Ground plan

1983 Season

"How the Other Half Loves" - Janice Lindsay

1. Sketch of set - 3 copies

2. Sheet 1 - elevations

3. Sheet 2 - elevations

4. Sheet 3 - elevations (details)

5. Costume sketches - 3 sheets

"Artichoke" - Janice Lindsay - drawn by Roderick Mayne

1. Ground plan plate no.1, 6/1/83

2. Ground plan plate no.1, revised 6/11/83

3. Elevations plate no.2, 6/1/83 - 2 copies

4. Elevations plate no.3, 6/1/83 - 2 copies

5. Elevations plate no.4, 6/1/83 - 2 copies

"Twelfth Night" - Janice Lindsay - drawn by Roderick Mayne

1. Ground plan plate no.1, revised 6/25/83

"The Caretaker" - Janice Lindsay

1. Elevations, 7/15/83, drawn by K. Mayne

2. Set, 8/3/83, Janice Lindsay

"Mass Appeal" - Roderick Mayne

1. Ground plan plate no.1 - 2 copies

2. Section on 2 plate no.2

3. Elevations plate no.1 - 2 copies

Acorn Theatre Company

"The Wizard of Oz" - Robert Hamilton, 1983

1. Oct. 21 Dorothy's house

2. Oct. 23 Emerald City Arch

3. Oct. 23 Various auxiliary drawings

4. Oct. 25 Auxiliary drawings

5. Oct. 26 Humanities theatre

Box 1

Folder 1: Photographs

1. "Private Lives"

-Cynthia Lon, Ron Young, Margot Hull, Bill Jordan, 5x7 - 1

2. "The Bell of Amherst"

-Margot Hull - 3

3. "Same Time, Next Year"

-Sheila Junor-Moore, Ken James - 1 [missing]

4. "The Star-Spangled Girl" [missing]

-Peter Dvorsky, Rosemary Dunsmore - 1

5. "A Streetcar Named Desire"

-Nancy Beatty - 1

-Rosemary Dunsmore, Nancy Beatty - 1

-Nancy Beatty, Paul Emile Frappier - 1

-Nancy Beatty, John Wiseman - 1

-Robert Seale, Marcus Bruce, Tim Saukiavicus, Paul-Emile Frappier - 1

6. "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

-Set - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Heather Ritchie, Paul-Emile Frappier - 1

-Paula Barrett, Paul-Emile Frappier - 1

-Helen Hughes, Paul-Emile Frappier -1

7. "Night Must Fall"

-Set - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Robert Seale 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Nancy Beatty - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Helen Hughes - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Shirley Josephs - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Antony Parr - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Paul Barrett - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Ruth White - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Robert Seale, Antony Parr - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

8. "Equus"

-Set - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-John Gilbert - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Nicholas Bowrin - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Antony Parr - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Shirley Josephs - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Robert Seale - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Gaye Burgess - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Horses - 3 1/2 x 5 - 2

9. "Dames at Sea"

-Set - Sailboat - 3 1/2 x 5

-Set - Skyscrapers - 3 1/2 x 5

-Set - Roxy - 3 1/2 x 5

-Set - Chinese - 3 1/2 x 5

10. "Two for the Seesaw"

-Richard Blackburn - Bio - 1

-Sheila McCarthy - Bio - 1

-Sheila McCarthy - 1

-Richard Blackburn - 1

-Sheila McCarthy, Richard Blackburn - 1

11. "I'll Be Back Before Midnight"

-Deborah Grover - Bio - 1

-Gaye Burgess - Bio - 1

-Patrick McFadden, Gaye Burgess - 1

-Ron White, Gaye Burgess, Deborah Grover - 1

-Gaye Burgess, Ron White - 1

-Gaye Burgess, Deborah Grover - 1

12. "Blithe Spirit"

-Marion Gilsenan - Bio - 1

-John Cutts, Marion Gilsenan - 1

-Gwen Brown, Marion Gilsenan, Gillian Wilson, Patrick McCarthy - 1

-Richard Blackburn - 1

-Sheila McCarthy, Richard Blackburn - 1

-John Cutts, Deborah Grover, Gwen Brown, Marion Gilsenan, Gillian Wilson, Patrick McFadden - 1

-Gillian Wilson, John Cutts, Sheila McCarthy, Gwen Brown, Marion Gilsenan, Patrick McFadden - 1

-Sheila McCarthy, Marion Gilsenan, John Cutts - 1

-Sheila McCarthy - 2

13. "Talley's Folly"

-Deborah Kipp - Bio - 1

-Lubomir Mykytiuk, Deborah Kipp - 5x7 - 1

-Lubomir Mykytiuk, Deborah Kipp - 1

14. "How the Other Half Loves"

-Set - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Wenna Shaw, Barrie Baldaro - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Wenna Shaw, Michael Fawkes - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Fiona McMurran, Dorothy-Ann Haug, Ian D. Clark - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

Folder 2: Photographs (cont'd)

14. "How the Other Half Loves" (cont'd)

-Michael Fawkes, Fiona McMurran - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Dorothy-Anne Haug, Fiona McMurran - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Ian D. Clark, Fiona McMurran - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Raymond Clarke - Bio - Director - 1

-Fiona McMurran - Bio - 1

15: "Artichoke"

-James Roy - Bio - Director - 1

-Elva Mai Hoover - Bio - 1

-Jack Mather - Bio - 1

-John Dee - Bio - 1

-Charles Jolliffe - Bio - 2

-Susannah Hoffman - poster - 1

16: "Twelfth Night"

-Wenna Shaw - Bio - 1

-Dorothy Ann Haug - Bio - 1

-Mary Trainor - Bio - 1

-Bob Dermer - Bio - 1

-Paul-Emile Frappier - Bio - 1

-Mark Christmann - Bio - 1

-Gregory Ellwand - poster - 1

-Gregory Ellwand, Wenna Shaw - poster - 1

-Bob Dermer, George Merner - 1

17: "The Caretaker"

-John Plank - Bio - artistic director, actor - 2 [missing]

-Bernard Hopkins - 1

18: "Mass Appeal"

-Ron Hastings - Bio - 1

-Ron Hastings - 2

19: "Brew" - 3

20: "Relatively Speaking"

-set - 1

-Allison MacLeod - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Allison MacLeod, Richard Binsley - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Carolyn Hetherington, Barrie Baldaro - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Richard Binsley, Carolyn Hetherington - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Barrie Baldaro, Carolyn Hetherington - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Richard Binsley, Barrie Baldaro - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Barrie Baldaro, Carolyn Hetherington, Richard Binsley - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Richard Binsley, Allison MacLeod, Barrie Baldaro, Carolyn Hetherington - 3 1/2 x 5 - 1

-Carolyn Hetherington - Bio - 1

-Barrie Baldaro - Bio - 1

-Allison MacLeod - Bio - 1

-Richard Binsley - Bio - 1

-Carolyn Hetherington, Barrie Baldaro (top), Allison MacLeod, Richard Binsley (bottom) - 1

-Richard Binsley, Allison MacLeod - 1

-Richard Binsley, Barrie Baldaro - 1

-Allison MacLeod, Richard Binsley - 1

-Richard Binsley, Allison MacLeod, Barrie Baldaro, Carolyn Hetherington - 1

21. "We Can't Pay! We Won't Pay"

-Set - 4x6 - 1

-Victoria Snow, Allison MacLeod - 4x6 - 1

-Michael Caruana, Paul-Emile Frappier - 4x6 - 1

-Bernard Hopkins - 4x6 - 1

-Michael Caruana - Bio - 1

22. "The Importance of Being Earnest"

-Kimble Hall, Wenna Shaw - poster - 1

-Gwen Brown, Barrie Baldaro - poster - 1

-Kimble Hall, Wenna Shaw - 1

-Gwen Brown - 1

-Lorne Kennedy, Allison MacLeod - 1

-Allison MacLeod, Bernard Hopkins - 1

-Wenna Shaw, Barrie Baldaro, Kimble Hall, Lorne Kennedy - 1

Folder 3:

1. 1980 Season Brochure

2. Programs:

"Private Lives" - 2

"The Belle of Amherst" - 1

"Lady Audley's Secret" - 2

"Sleuth" - 2

"A Life in the Theatre" - 2

"The Star Spangled Girl" - 1

"Waiting for the Parade" - 1

"A Streetcar Named Desire" - 1

"The Drunkard" - 1

"I'll Be Back Before Midnight" - 1

3. Letter from Margot Hull to Betty and Harold, January 15, 1979

4. Invitation to inaugural reception of Arbor Theatre, 1979

5. Arbor proposal for a resident professional theatre company - 4 pages

6. Arbor Theatre Company information packet - 14 pages

7. Arbor Productions: "Lady Audley's Secret" - cast and crew: list of names, addresses, and phone numbers

8. Arbor's special offer for theatre guild audiences, 1982 - 2

9. Comp. ticket for "Lady Audley's Secret", August 1, 1978

10. Ticket stubs 1983: "How the Other Half Loves", Sat., June 11, 4:30 p.m. - 1

11. Flyer - limited edition poster 1982, signed by Janice Lindsay - 1

12. Arbor Theatre Company staff list, July 7, 1983

Folder 4:

(Note: Items in this folder were donated by Betty Gray)

Sketches by Janice Lindsay:

Proscenium Arch (3)

Leikes' Peace (1)

Castle Inn (1)

Folder 5: Acorn Theatre Company: brochures, clippings, programmes

Folder 6: "The Effect of Gamma Rays in Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" program, 1976 [discovered missing February 2003]

Folder 7: "Private Lives" program, 1977

Folder 8: "Same Time, Next Year", "A Life in the Theatre", "Billy Bishop Goes to War" programs, posters, publicity material, 1979

Folder 9: "Waiting for the Parade", "A Streetcar Named Desire","The Drunkard" programs, posters, publicity material, 1980

Folder 10: "Equus", "Last of the Red Hot Lovers", "Night Must Fall", "Dames at Sea" programs, posters, publicity material, 1981

Folder 11: "Talley's Folly", "Blithe Spirit", "I'll Be Back Before Midnight", "Two for the Seesaw" programs, posters, publicity material, 1982

Folder 12: "Twelfth Night", "The Caretaker", "How the Other Half Loves", "Artichoke", "Mass Appeal", "Brew" programs, posters, publicity material, 1983

Folder 13: "Relatively Speaking", "We Can't Pay! We Won't Pay!", "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Last Call" programs, posters, publicity material, 1984

Folder 14: Newspaper clippings, 1977-79

Folder 15: Newspaper clippings, 1980

Folder 16: Newspaper clippings, 1981

Folder 17: Newspaper clippings, 1982

Folder 18: Newspaper clippings, 1983

Folder 19: Newspaper clippings, 1984

Folder 20: Peterborough Examiner souvenir inserts, 1980, 1981, 1982

Folder 21: Peterborough Examiner souvenir inserts, 1983, 1984

Folder 22: "Theatre at Trent and in Peterborough, 1983-1984" pamphlets (3)

Note: "Lady Audley's Secret" cassette tape - tape recording, 1st read through, donated by William Jordan [discovered missing February 2003]

APPENDIX A

Arbor Theatre Schedule of Plays, 1977-1990

1977: "Private Lives" by Noel Coward, Aug.11-21; directed by John Plank; set by Richard Hayman; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Cynthia Long, Ron Young, Bill Jordan, Margot Hull, Jan Stirling

1978: "The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce, Jan.26-29; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Margot Hull

1978: "Lady Audley's Secret" Aug. 1-13; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Graham Hart, William Crane, Bill Jordan, Rosemary Sidorko, Margot Hull, Kate Cairns, Paul Morgan

1979: "Same Time Next Year" by Bernard Slade, Jul. 10-22; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Ken James and Sheila Junor-Moore

"Sleuth" by Anthony Shaffer, Jul.24-Aug.5; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Neil Vipond, Art Burns, Philip Farrell, Ivan Newman, Roger Prunell

"A Life in the Theatre" by David Mamet, Aug.7-19; directed by John Plank; set Roy Robitschek; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Larry Lewis, Neil Vipond, Rob McRae

"Billy Bishop Goes To War" by John Gray, Aug.21-Sept.2; directed by John Gray; design Paul Williams; starring Eric Peterson; piano John Gray

1980: "The Star Spangled Girl" by Neil Simon, Jul.8-19; directed by John Plank; design Roy Robitschek; starring Peter Dvorsky, Robert Searle, Rosemary Dunsmore

"Waiting For the Parade" by John Murrell, July 22-Aug.2; directed by Christopher Covert; design Roy Robitschek; starring Mary-Ann Coles, Rosemary Dunsmore, Margot Finley, Jacquie Presly, Ruth White

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, Aug.5-16; directed by John Plank; design Barbara Matis; starring Nancy Beatty, Marcus Bruce, Mary-Ann Coles, Rosemary Dunsmore, Paul-Emile Frappier, Fred Lynch, Tim Saukiavicus, Robert Searle, Ann Stirling, John Wiseman

"The Drunkard" by W.H. Smith, Aug.19-31; directed by John Plank; design Barbara Matis; starring Nancy Beatty, Paul-Emile Frappier, Lynda Langford, Libbi McTavish, Paul Mason, Tim Saukiavicus, Robert Searle

1981: "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, June 23-Jul.11; directed by John Plank; set art Penson; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Paul-Emile Frappier, Heather Ritchie, Paula Barrett, Helen Hughes

"Night Must Fall" by Emlyn Williams, Jul.14-25; directed by William Lane; set Art Penson; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Helen Hughes, Nancy Beatty, Paul-Emile Frappier, Ruth White, Shirley Josephs, Paula Barrett, Anthony Parr, Robert Searle

"Equus" by Peter Shaffer, Jul.28-Aug.15; directed by John Plank; design Art Penson; starring John Gilbert, Nicholas Bowrin, Ellen McDermid, Heather Ritchie, Anthony Parr, Shirley Josephs, Robert Searle, Bill Jordan, Gaye Burgess, Paul Dagg, Gregory Ellwand, Christopher Greaves, Paul Ibey, Daniel Woods

"Dames At Sea" book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, Aug. 18-29; directed by John Plank; design Art Penson; starring Mary Trainer, Patti James, Ralph Small, Gaye Burgess, Blaine Parker, David McCann

1982: "Two for the Seesaw" by William Gibson, June 17-Jul.3; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Richard Blackburn, Sheila McCarthy

"I'll Be Back Before Midnight" by Peter Colley, July 8-24; directed by Simon Johnston; design Janice Lindsay; starring Ron White, Gaye Burgess, Patrick McFadden, Deborah Grover

"Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward, July 29-Aug.14; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Deborah Grover, Marion Gilsenan, John Cutts, Patrick McFadden, Gillian Wilson, Gwen Brown, Sheila McCarty

"Talley's Folly" by Lanford Wilson, Aug. 19-Sept. 4; directed by Edward Gilbert; design Janice Lindsay; starring Lubomir Mykytiuk, Deborah Kipp

1983: "How the Other Half Loves" by Alan Ayckbourn, June 10-25; directed by Raymond Clarke; design Janice Lindsay; starring John J. Dee, Jack Mather, Elva Mai Hoover, Grant Roll, Susannah Hoffman, Charles Jolliffe, Eric Schneider

"Artichoke" by Joanna M. Glass, June 30-July 16; directed by James Roy; design Janice Lindsay; starring John J. Dee, Jack Mather, Elva Maid Hoover, Grant Roll, Susannah Hoffman, Charles Jolliffe, Eric Schneider

"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, July 21-Aug.6; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Geoffrey Creane, Warren Hubbard; Gregory Ellwand, Tim Gallop, Wenna Shaw, Jerry Allen, George Merner, Mary Trainor, Mark Christmann, Bob Dermer, Dorothy-Ann Haug, Michael Fawkes, Valerie Mutton, Grant Roll, David Hubank, Paul-Emile Frappier, Robin Mason, Jerry Allen

"The Caretaker" by Harold Pinter, Aug. 11-27; directed by John Plank and Michael Fawkes; design Janice Lindsay; starring John Plank, Michael Fawkes, Bernard Hopkins

"Mass Appeal" by Bill C. Davis, Sept. 1-17; directed by Neil Munro; set Roderik Mayne; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Ron Hastings and Ron White

"Brew" by Claude Meunier, Jean-Pierre Plants, Francine Ruel, Louis Saia, Michel Cote, Marcel Gauthier, Mark Messier, Sept. 19-24; directed by and starring Marc Messier, Michel Cote, Marcel Gauthier

1984: "Relatively Speaking" by Alan Ayckbourn, June 20-July 7; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Richard Binsley, Alison MacLeod, Barrie Baldaro, Carolyn Hetherington

"We Can't Pay! We Won't Pay!" by Dario Fo, July 11-28; directed by Don Shipley; design Janice Lindsay; starring Victoria Snow, Alison MacLeod, Paul-Emile Frappier, Bernard Hopkins, Michael Caruana

"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, Aug. 1-18; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Lorne Kennedy, Howard Eaton, Kimble Hall, Bernard Hopkins, Wenna Shaw, Gwen Brown, Alison MacLeod, Barrie Baldaro

"Last Call" by Morris Panych; music by Ken MacDonald, Aug. 22-Sept. 8; directed by Don Shipley; design Francine Tanguay; starring Peter Donaldson, David Sereda (pianist also)

1985: "Private Lives" by Noel Coward; directed by J. Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Lorne Kennedy, Jill Frappier, Caroline Yeager, Damon Redfern, Catherine Disher

"Sea Marks" by Gardner McKay; directed by William Scouler; design Reginald Bronskill; starring Elizabeth Shepherd, Maurice Good

"Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii" by Allan Stratton; directed by Gregory Peterson; design Margaret Coderre-Williams; starring Sharon Dyer, Virginia Roncetti, Paul-Emile Frappier, Keith Knight, Christina James, William Beddoe, Paul Wing

"Dracula" by Hamilton Dean/John L. Balderston; directed by Richard Ousounian; design Janice Lindsay; starring Kimble Hall, Anthony Bekenen, Lorne Kennedy, Nicholas Rice, Ian White, Caroline Yeager, Catherine Disher, James Battersby

1986: "Deathtrap" by Ira Lavine; directed by David Hamblin; design Janice Lindsay; starring Brian Tree, Robert Seale, Tod Postlethwaite, Beth Robinson, Diana LeBlank

"Sister Jude" by Dave Carley; directed by Bob White; design Reginald Bronskill; starring Stephen Ouimette, Deborah Kimmett, Jacqueline Blais, Jennifer Dean, Stewart Clow

"The Mystery of Irma Vep" by Charles Ludlam; directed by J. Plank; design Julia Tribe; starring Richard Partington, Robert Seale, Dorothy Evans, Jeremy Carruthers, George Winterbotham, Agnes McCracken, Sandy Sharrif Ghandi

"Children of a Lesser God" by Mark Medoff; directed by Tod Postlethwaite; design Janice Lindsay; starring Brian Torpe, Karen Braun, Stewart Clow, Jacqueline Blais, Jennifer Dean, Syd Waldron, Darlene Laferriere

1987: "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas; directed by J. Plank; design Terry Gunvordahl; starring Michael Lamport, Hugo Dann, Catherine Barroll, Paul Craig, Carolyn Hetherington, Janet Land, Ross Manson, Cara McDowell, Syd Waldron, Kenneth Wickes

"Salt Water Moon" by David French; directed by Linda Moore; design Terry Gunvordahl; starring Robert Wisden, Kelly Denomme

"Wait Until Dark" by Frederick Knott; directed by J. Plank; design Terry Gunvordahl; starring Frank Moore, Victor Redick, David Conne, Gabrielle Rose, James Haworth, Katie Leahy, Leslie Wood

"Letter From Wingfield Farm" by Dan Neeles; directed by Douglas Beattie; starring Rod Beattie

1988: "Billy Bishop Goes to War" by John Gray/Eric Peterson; directed by Brian Richmond; starring David Ferry, Susan Fox

"Corpse" by Gerald Moon; directed by J. Plank; starring Michael Lamport, David Hughes, Judith McGilligan, Syd Waldron

"Midnight Madness" by Dave Carley; directed by Bill Glassco; starring John Dolan, Michelle Fisk, Graham Greene

"Wingfield's Progress" by Dan Neeles; directed by Douglas Beattie; starring Rod Beattie

1989: "Educating Rita" by Willy Russel; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Bridget O'Sullivan, John Cutts

"Gaslight" by Patrick Hamilton; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Peg Christopherson, Gwen Brown, Jack Burke, Stewart Clow, Lisa Robertson, Harvey Sokoloff, Syd Waldron

"My Darling Judith" by Norm Foster; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring John Bayliss, Alison MacLeod, Bruce Clayton, Jill Frappier

"Mrs. Warren's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw; directed by Charles McFarland; starring Hazel Desbarats, Janet MacDonald, Hume Baugh, Richard Partington, Patricia Collins, Paul Mason

1990: "The Sneeze" by Anton Chekhov; Adpt. Michael Frayn; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Karen Agnew, Paul Bettis, Christina Collins, Ralph Small, Robert Widdowson, Peter Williams

"The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill; Adpt. Stephen Mallatratt; directed by Charles McFarland; starring Matthew Gibson, Richard Partington

"Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Peg Christopherson, Alison MacLeod, Louisa Martin, Maggie Nagle, Diana Reis, Lisa Robertson, Wenna Shaw

"Colours in the Storm" by Jim Betts; directed by Michael Ayoub; music director Stephen Woodjets; orchestra Ed Henderson; design Roderick Hillier; starring Ralph Small, Suzanne Bennett, Shane McPherson, Elise Dewsberry, Shelley Hanson, Michael Allen, Shelley Coopersmith

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