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NURSE JANE GOES TO HAWAII
When Vivian Bliss, author of Harlequin Romances, comes to spend a romantic weekend with respectably married school teacher Edgar Chisholm, she starts a chain of events which involves all the classic elements of farce -- confused identities, disguise, long-lost relatives, ambushes, chases and glorious mayhem. How Vivian gets her new novel finished in the face of, behind the back of, in spite of and with the help of an advice columnist, a nosy reporter, a doctor with panty hose on his head, an orphan with a cake, and Helga the evil physicist, is the story of this outrageous comedy.
A witty look at Mackenzie King, the prime minister who consorted with spiritualists, ghosts and prostitutes, while holding the country together through war.
A Nightmarish Comedy
A young man, stranded in a blizzard, is chased by faceless men in scarves to the home of Vanessa, a murderous Venus flytrap. A disturbing, nightmare comedy about sexual and family repression.
FRIENDS OF A FEATHER
an original adaptation of the classic French farce CELIMARE, by Labiche and Delacourt
Newlywed Celimare dodges former flames, jealous husbands and suspicious in-laws in this hilarious adaptation of the classic French farce.
Professor Moira Fitzsimmons is lecturing about a new novel by colleague Martin Edwards. Her hilarious version of the love affair that inspired the novel comes to life in a compassionate comedy about two lonely and would-be lovers and their terrible inability to communicate.
THE 101 MIRACLES
OF HOPE CHANCE
Ellen Chance claims to have raised a boy from the dead. Televangelists Eddie Cruickshank and the Reverend Wally Stone sign her to their “God Loves You Club". They plan to make a fortune faking miracles on her behalf, while her faith in her powers will enable her to pass on-air lie detector tests. Ellen falls in love with an undercover journalist, and soon finds herself caught in an ever-widening net of betrayal and greed.
A young professor has his goals of stability and tenure thrown into chaos by an alcoholic colleague, her hysterical husband -- his boss -- a romantic poetry student, and an insurance salesman with a wife addicted to bingo.
A Comedy of (Bad) Manners
Dick and Jane Jones run “Having With Heart”, a company which uses philanthropy as a front for greed. Their newest venture, “Bag Babies”, transforms the international foster parents plan into a tax deductible scheme in which wealthy clients adopt street people to improve their public image. All goes well until the arrival of Jane’s homeless Uncle George.
The rich speak rhyming couplets and the poor speak prose in this comic and wildly theatrical satire on hypocrisy and greed.
A FLUSH OF TORIES
A FLUSH OF TORIES is a satiric look at Prime Minister John A. MacDonald and his four hapless Tory successors as they bumble their way through a crisis with parallels to today's obsessions on language, race and politics.
NIGHTMARE OF THE DEAD
an original adaptation of the classic Bram Stoker text
A female van Helsing, a comic look at Victorian mores, a recreation of the novel's sweep, and a disturbing reflection on the relationship between sex and death, distinguish this adaptation of the Victorian classic.
The play opens in a graveyard. Tonight, those who lived the tale of DRACULA, return from the dead to tell us their story. Using simple props, banners, and the techniques of epic theatre, actors assume multiple roles and whisk us from the port at Whitby, to the Transylvanian Castle, Dr. Seward's asylum, a crypt, a Romanian convent, a ghost ship, and the finest homes in London.
THE PHOENIX LOTTERY
Junior Beamish has inherited his father’s private corporation, BEI. Determined to repay society for the shady deals that built his family’s fortune, he uses his corporate profits to finance ambitious philanthropies. His company soon teeters into bankruptcy. Desperate for cash, he creates The Phoenix Lottery, which offers its winner the twin cults of Instant Celebrity and Wealth. Celebrity by publicly taking a blowtorch to his prized van Gogh Self-Portrait in an event beamed live to the Internet and stadium Jumbotrons around the world. Wealth by selling the story to TV, tabloids and Hollywood.
Fighting Junior’s scheme is the ghost of Beamish Senior, carrying on their father/son battle from beyond the grave, and Cardinal Giuseppe Wichita, the illegitimate son of an Italian peasant girl and an American GI, sent by the Vatican on a mission to defend the interests of Western civilization. At Junior’s side is lottery winner Lydia Spark, a former runaway turned performance artist, and Emily Pristable, Junior’s mild-mannered Baptist secretary. Neither friend nor foe, however, is prepared for the arrival of van Gogh himself.