Past Productions 

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Having Hope at Home 

Fall 2019

The Rotary Club of Westlock and the Westlock & District Drama Society partnered in 2019 to produce Having Hope at Home for the Rotary Dinner Theatre fundraising event.

"A side-splitting look at a family learning to love again.  On a winter night in a drafty farmhouse a baby is about to arrive.  But modern medicine meets midwifery head on in a torrent of family feuding.  As tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, so does the laughter.  It takes a baby to to heal the rift in this funny, heart-warming story of forgiveness and hope.  Playwright David S. Craig shows us how the human heart sometimes takes the longest way home."

Melville Boys

Spring 2019

A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. Unfortunately, so is confronting eldest brother Lee's terminal illness. But weekend plans are suddenly thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters, who inadvertently change more than just their agenda. In this modern Canadian classic, Norm Foster offers a lighthearted comedy full of vigour about brotherhood and the unexpected.


Spring 2018

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

Having Hope at Home

Spring 2017

"A side-splitting look at a family learning to love again.  On a winter night in a drafty farmhouse a baby is about to arrive.  But modern medicine meets midwifery head on in a torrent of family feuding.  As tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, so does the laughter.  It takes a baby to to heal the rift in this funny, heart-warming story of forgiveness and hope.  Playwright David S. Craig shows us how the human heart sometimes takes the longest way home."

Come Blow Your Horn

Spring 2013

What does it mean to “grow up?” When does it happen? And, does everyone have the same experience? Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play, Come Blow Your Horn examines all of these questions through the lens of the Baker Family. There is Mr. Baker, who began working at age eleven and was married at twenty-one; Alan, his eldest son, is a thirty-three-year-old confirmed bachelor and womanizer; Buddy, the youngest, is Alan’s opposite -- hard-working, obedient, reserved, and unsure; Mrs. Baker is adept at the art of emotional manipulation and is prone to hysterics. Throughout the course of the play, the family struggles to understand and adjust to one another, as the two sons begin to grow up, and the parents realize that they are growing old.

Anne of Green Gables

Spring 2008

Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel of the same title, Harron and Campbell’s Anne of Green Gables is a musical that captures the spirit and spunk of our feisty red-haired heroine. Orphan Anne Shirley arrives in Avonlea by mistake, but she ultimately charms the entire town into falling in love with her precocious and imaginative mind, her passion and her heart. Harron and Campbell’s musical originated at the Charlottetown Festival on Prince Edward Island, where it holds the record for world’s longest running annual production at 50+ successive seasons. Featuring beautiful ballads like “I Can’t Find the Words,” charming love songs like “Wondrin’” and energetic dance numbers, Anne of Green Gables is a musical that will delight the whole family.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Fall 2006

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Spring 2006

Barney Cashman is forty-seven, happily married, the father of three children, a successful businessman, and a man going through a midlife crisis. Barney has come to the realization that his whole life can be summed up in one word: nice. And Barney has realized that “nice” simply isn’t enough. He wants to experience his secret fantasies and dreams at least once, and so Barney determines to have an affair. He tries not just once, but three times, with three different women, and each time, something prevents the affair from happening. In the end, Barney returns to the familiar and invites his wife up to the apartment where he has been rendezvousing with the other women. Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers examines what it means to grow older, and asks the question, “What do you do when it seems as if your life hasn’t been fully lived?”

Dearly Departed

Spring 2005

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpins' other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, "When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

Let's Murder Marsha

Spring 2004

A happy housewife named Marsha, hopelessly addicted to reading murder mysteries, overhears her loving husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator. To her ears, though, it sounds like they are planning to murder her!

Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes

Spring 2003

Two years after he killed off Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle is summoned to investigate the haunting of an old actor's country manor. Doyle is determined to prove the ghost a reality, but is he himself haunted by the super rational Sherlock Holmes who refuses to give up his literary life. When the maid is found dead, these two personalities must uncover the truth.

Farndale Ave - Christmas Carol

Fall 2002

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.

See How They Run

Spring 2002

So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which (for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.

Productions Cont.


Lend Me A Tenor - Fall 1999

3 1/2 Musketeers - Fall 1998

Cemetery Club - Fall 1997

Who's Under Where? - Spring 1997

Charley's Aunt - Spring 1996

Bad Year For Tomatoes - Spring 1995

Me & My Girl - Fall 1995

Noises Off - Spring 1994

Nunsense II - Fall 1994

Blithe Spirit - Fall 1993

Fiddler on the Roof - Spring 1993

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Spring 1992

Pool's Paradise - Fall 1992

Anne of Green Gables - Spring 1991

Odd Couple (Female Version) - Fall 1991

Ten Nights in a Barroom - Summer 1991

Nunsense - Spring 1990

The Nerd - Fall 1990

Productions Cont.


I'll Be Back Before Midnight - Fall 1989

What Did We Do Wrong - Spring 1989

Right Bed, Wrong Husband - Spring 1988

Sound of Music - Fall 1988

Take me Where the Water's Warm - Fall 1987

The Foreigner - Spring 1987

Annie Get Your Gun - Spring 1986

We'll Meet Again - Fall 1986

A Good Look at Boney Kern - Spring 1985

Sleuth - Fall 1985

My Fair Lady - Fall 1984

Music Man - Spring 1983

The Hunchback - Fall 1983

On Golden Pond - Fall 1982

South Pacific - Spring 1982

Odd Couple - Fall 1981

Oliver - Spring 1981

High Ground - Fall 1980

Never Too Late - Spring 1980

Productions Cont.


No Sex Please - We're British - Fall 1979

Oklahoma - Spring 1979

Box and Cox (1 Act) - Spring 1978

Diary of Anne Frank - Fall 1978

Sorry Wrong Number (1 Act) - Spring 1978

A Thousand Clowns - Fall 1977

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown - Spring 1977

See How They Run - Spring 1976

Without the Prince - Fall 1976

Juno and the Paycock - Fall 1975

Ten Little Indians - Spring 1975

Come Blow Your Horn - Spring 1974

Right On - Fall 1974

George and Margaret - Fall 1973

The Heiress - Spring 1973

Barefoot in the Park - Spring 1972

Girl in the Freudian Slip - Fall 1972

Caught in the Villian's Web - Fall 1971

Exit the Body - Spring 1971

Never Too Late - Spring 1970

Still Stands the House & Courting of Marie Janvrin - Fall 1970