Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Welcome Toronto Irish Players and Ottawa Little Theatre to Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

Toronto Irish Players' production of Little Gem
Theatre Ontario is thrilled to welcome the final two productions that will perform at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 in London. These productions are chosen from Ontario’s regional community theatre festivals, and are a showcase of outstanding community theatre from across the province.

On Thursday, May 17, the Toronto Irish Players return to Festival with their production of Little Gem by Elaine Murphy. Representing the Association of Community Theatres—Central Ontario (ACT-CO), and chosen as Best Production in the Comedy category at the ACT-CO Festival by adjudicator Heather Dick, Toronto Irish Players were the recipients of last year’s Elsie Award for Outstanding Festival Production.

On Saturday, May 19, Ottawa Little Theatre will present Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck, representing the Eastern Ontario Drama League. This show was chosen as Best Production in the EODL Full-Length Festival by adjudicator Bea Quarrie. Ottawa Little Theatre hosted last year’s Theatre Ontario Festival, and last represented EODL at Festival in 2005.

As previously announced, Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 will feature detailed adjudications with Maja Ardal, a Voice and Movement workshop led by Dan Ebbs, a Playwright-in-Person reading, and awards and parties celebrating community theatre in Ontario.
Ottawa Little Theatre's production of Dead Accounts

The annual Theatre Ontario Festival is a showcase of outstanding community theatre productions; a classroom for passionate, dedicated community theatre artists; a celebration of excellence in community theatre; and a destination bringing together theatre lovers from across the province. Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 runs May 16 to 20, and is hosted by London Community Players, in partnership with Theatre Ontario and the Western Ontario Drama League.

Join us at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

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