The upcoming season features a mix of drama, comedy, and evenings of one-acts.
CCT kicks it all off with “Visiting Mr. Green” written by Jeff Baron and directed by Tanya Laing Gahr. Corporate executive Ross Gardiner is charged with reckless driving after narrowly missing 86-year-old widower Mr. Green. Gardiner is ordered to visit Mr. Green every week for the next six weeks. The two men start off being resentful of the situation and as the show develops family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened. “Visiting Mr. Green” runs November 29th-December 14th.
In late January 2014, CCT brings two one-acts to the Stage Door Theatre. “The Exquisite Hour” by Stewart Lemoine features first time director Elizabeth Ross. Set on a summer evening in 1962, “The Exquisite Hour” introduces the audience to bachelor, Zachary Teal, who over the hour, and a couple of glasses of lemonade, listens to the sales pitch of encyclopaedia saleswomen Helen Darimont. The second one act, directed by Bob McCue, is set in the exam room of an army recruiting office. Terrence McNally’s “Next” is the story of a middle-aged, down on his luck, divorced father who has mistakenly been drafted and the, by the book, career officer who won’t give him a break.
The final show of the season is “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue and directed by David Stock. Painfully shy Charlie is left in a rural Georgia fishing lodge by his friend “Froggy” who tells the locals Charlie is from a foreign country and doesn’t speak English. Left on his own, and assumed to be a “foreigner”, Charlie is privy to the secrets and plans of the locals and that’s when the fun begins. The Foreigner hits the CCT stage in April 2014.
“I’m really pleased with the 2013/14 season,” said Production Manager Jennifer Inglis. “The selection of shows will appeal to a wide variety of tastes while providing a creative challenge for the directors, actors, and crew members.”
A general casting call will be held on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 at the Stage Door.
The public and all Cranbrook Community Theatre members are invited to CCT’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Stage Door Theatre.