Marion Bridge Press Release

Daniel MacIvor’s Marion Bridge set to captivate audiences at the Old Town Hall in Winchester

There is nothing quite like the relationship between sisters. Add a parent’s passing and pointed East Coast humour, and watch the fireworks. In Daniel MacIvor’s play, Marion Bridge, three estranged and profoundly different sisters come home to Cape Breton to deal with their mom’s terminal diagnosis.

MacIvor’s work has gained great accolades for its complex writing and refreshing focus on unique and unmatched female characters.

This acclaimed drama features Rachelle Eves as Agnes, Sharon Anderegg as Theresa, and Ami Lynn Johnson as Louise, along with voice-actors Shannon Murdock and Dylan Black. As well, local singer, Gwen Smith,will dazzle with her beautiful singing.

Don’t miss this humorous and touching story that demonstrates the absolute power of love to transform.

Directed by Moira Law, with Elizabeth Barton as Assistant Director, Harmony Koiter and JP Leduc as producers, and Suzanne Steele as Stage Manager, Marion Bridgewill bring to life a compelling story written by one of Canada’s best known playwrights, Daniel McIvor.

Performances will be at The Old Town Hall – 478 Main Street, Winchester on:

Friday night – November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday night – November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee – November 18, 2:00 p.m.
Friday night – November 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday night – November 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee – November 25, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth (under 18).

Tickets can be purchased starting mid October online at, in person at The Planted Arrow, 501 St Lawrence Street, Winchester, or reserve by phoning 613-297-0097.

Press Release for “On This Day”

April 7, 2017


Dundas County Players Theatrical Society

Life can throw you curves, but it is how you deal with these that keeps your feet on the road or throws you off kilter. Alexandria Haber’s play On This Day portrays fumbling relationships, sustainable living, youth recklessness, and birthday dinners in an intelligent, funny and moving production of reality. This play was first produced in Montreal at the Centaur Theatre in 2016 and the Dundas County Players Theatrical Society is honoured to have been given the rights to produced it for its second run in Winchester at the Old Town Hall.

Starring Michael Bonner (as Clive), Rachelle Eves (as Sarah), Tony Glen (as Henry), Shannon Murdock (as Celia) and Mackenzie Pretty (as Grace), On This Day opens on April 21st at 7:30 pm. With direction by Amanda Burger and production by JP Leduc, this makes this a truly S, D & G production.

The play tells the story of Celia and Clive who live off the grid on a self sustaining farm. On this day they have invited their old friends, Sarah and Henry to dinner to celebrate Sarah’s birthday.  Sarah and Henry arrive with a guest in tow. Her unexpected presence at the dinner forces everyone to confront issues that they have been hiding. On This Day, is a contemporary realist drama/comedy that takes a look at key issues facing Canadian couples in the 21st century.

Alex Haber’s plays have been produced across Canada. She has written several CBC radio dramas, as well as short stories. Alex wrote “On This Day” while in Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre Playwrights Unit and she attended the auditions in Winchester for this production.

Performances will be at The Winchester Old Town Hall 478 Main Street, Winchester on:
Friday night, April 21, 7:30pm
Saturday night, April 22, 7:30pm
Sunday matinee, April 23, 2:00pm

Friday night, April 28, 7:30pm
Saturday night, April 29, 7:30pm
Sunday matinee, April 30, 2:00pm

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth (under 18).

Tickets can be purchased on line at, in person at The Planted Arrow, 501 St Lawrence Street, Winchester, or reserve by phoning 613-297-0097.

JP Leduc, Producer
Tel: 613-297-0097

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Audition Call for “On This Day”

We just cleared the set and we are already in audition season for the next Play: Amanda Burger will direct the Alex Haber play: “On This Day”. The production will run from April 21st to April 30th 2017 and auditions are this weekend, at the Winchester Old Town Hall:
Saturday, December 3rd, 10am to 1pm, and
Sunday, December 4th, 4pm to 7pm.

We are looking for 5 actors, ranging from a 20ish woman to two middle aged couples. We also welcome anyone interested in helping backstage or wanting to “learn the ropes.”

For information call the DCP phone number (613-297-0097) or just show up at the audition.

Here come the Calendar Girls

November 18 at 7:30 p. m.
November 19 at 7:30 p. m.
November 20 at 2:00 p. m.
November 25 at 7:30 p. m.
November 26 at 7:30 p. m.
November 27 at 2:00 p. m.
When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends from a small town Women’s Institute set out to raise funds for a local charity – by posing for a calendar completely in the buff.  When the news of the women’s hilarious venture spreads like wildfire, the women find themselves exposed in ways they hadn’t anticipated, and they reach for a new level of understanding and friendship.
“Calendar Girls” is based on a true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar in the 1990s to raise money for a settee at the local hospital’s waiting room.  This novel idea continues to inspire groups world-wide and has raised millions of dollars for cancer research.
Please note that this well known play will feature strategically concealed nudity.
Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per youth.
  • Call 613 297 0097 for tickets – or
  • buy tickets on line here or buy calendars on line here or
  • buy a ticket in person at CJAM Fashion Boutique, 493 Main St. East, Winchester or
  • take a chance by showing up at the ticket desk at the Winchester Old Town Hall before the show.

Auditions Auditions

We are thinking ahead to our June play and the Fall play. It’s rare we have a double audition call, so enjoy and we hope to see you there:

For Murder from Mars, to be performed June 24-26, 2016
Mat Kelly, Director and Author:
   Mat is looking for 7 actors.
4  women of varying ages between 30 and 65
1 woman between 17 and 30
1 man between 17 and 30
1 man between 45 and 65

Mat would like to hold the auditions
Saturday April 16th from 1pm to 6pm,
Sunday the 17th from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and finally
Monday the 18th from 7 pm to 9:00 pm in the upstairs of the Old Town Hall.

The play is a one-act mystery/comedy about a group of UFO enthusiasts having their monthly meeting when one of them gets killed. The prime suspect? Aliens of course.

People who wish to audition can contact Mat at matfkelly (at) gmail (dot) com to be scheduled.
For Calendar Girls, by Tim Firth, to be performed November 2016
Elizabeth Barton and Tony Glen, Co-directors

  Based on a true story, members of a small town Women’s Institute have a novel idea for a fund-raising calendar to raise money for  cancer research.   We are looking for 10 women age range from mid 20s to 70+, two middle-aged men and two young men.

(This well known play involves some strategically concealed nudity.)

Auditions will be held upstairs in the Old Town Hall on
Sunday April 24, from 1pm to 4pm and
Monday April 25 from 7pm to 9pm.

For more details, contact Tony Glen at glenthom (at) sympatico dot) ca