Big Ideas Reading Festival 2016
Join us for a week of readings of ten new plays in development by members of the Alumnae Theatre's
New Play Development Group! They're free, in the Studio.
Monday May 9, 8 pm
Bargains in the New World by Donna Langevin
In New France, the colonists make bargains with God, the devil and each other to fit into or escape the King's plan to increase his colony.
Tuesday May 10, 8 pm
Shattered Dreams on St. Helena by Kristine Greenaway
Napoleon feared one person, and now she has come to haunt his dreams in exile as he dictates his memoir.
Wednesday May 11, 8 pm
Into the Abyss by Nina Kaye
A full length drama based on historical figures in Niagara Falls including dare devils, circus showmen and female impersonators.
Thursday May 12, 8 pm
A Very Different Place by Carol Libman
"You can't go home again," so said Thomas Wolfe. But if you chance it, what you'll find - is a very different place.
Friday May 13, 8 pm
The River Flows Both Ways by Jane Carnwath
Margaret Laurence, faced with yet another move, packs up mementos from her lifelong search for acceptance and belonging - a "tribe" and a home.
Saturday May 14, 2 pm
Where The Heart Is by Mary Barnes Amoroso
Irish matriarch Mairead confounds, confronts and comforts her family.
Saturday May 14, 3:15 pm
They All Get Off the Bus Before the Bus Goes Down the Hill by Anne MacMillan
Unexpected happenings on a family farm in the 1970s.
Saturday May 14, 8 pm
Yeats in Love by Anne Tait
The love story of W.B. Yeats & Maud Gonne, a poet & a firebrand. He is obsessed with her. She is obsessed with Irish freedom. The goals of art and politics clash head-on.
Sunday May 15, 2 pm
Run, Father, Run by Lynda Martens
The collision of a priest who can't allow himself to be human, and a woman who can't allow herself to be loved.
Sunday May 15, 7 pm
A Little Happiness by Ramona Baillie
Madness, murder and medical ethics are all themes of this complex and compelling drama.