Experience double the pleasure with DLT’s season opener

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Relationships and moral choices go under the microscope as Dundas Little Theatre opens its 2009-10 season with Noël Coward’s Still Life and The Lunch Hour by John Mortimer.

The two, one-act plays take to the stage beginning tonight, Oct. 23, under the watchful eye of director George Thomas.

Mr. Thomas, whose previous directorial credits with DLT include Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and How the Other Half Loves, promises an evening of entertainment to which most people can relate. In Still Life, three evocative love stories evolve in a suburban British railway station, where time is suspended and almost anything can happen, including an unconsummated affair between two married people.

“It’s very tender, very passionate, spiced with quite a bit of humour,” said Mr. Thomas of the play which was later adapted by Coward into the legendary film Brief Encounter.

The Lunch Hour focuses on a young man and woman who meet in a hotel. To be discreet and satisfy the concierge, the man fabricates a story of marriage, children and a distant home. When confronted with the lies, the woman is confused and the enchantment of love begins to fade.

“He (the male character) gets tied up in his own excuses, and that’s part of his undoing,” said Mr. Thomas, adding both productions involve strong females. “Women are the stronger characters in both plays, mentally, emotionally and morally.

Performances run Oct. 23-24, 29-31, and Nov. 5-7 at Dundas LittleTheatre, 37 Market St. S. Directed by Mr. Thomas and produced by Maggie Thomas, Still Life stars Jo Skilton, Dia Frid and Ian MacPherson, while The Lunch Hour features the acting talents of Dana Ruprecht and Tim Hevesi.

Mr. Thomas said while Still Life is often paired with another Coward play, The Lunch Hour is also a suitable companion piece.

“Dundas Little Theatre put the two together because they both deal with extramarital relationships and they both have the concept of railways, and anyone who lives in Dundas knows there’s a train running all the time.”

For more information on Still Life and The Lunch Hour, call 905-627-5266 email info@dundaslittletheatre.com .

The Dundas Little Theatre season continues in late January with Looking by Norm Foster. One of Canada’s most popular playwrights presents is a hilarious, touching and true to life story of three middle-aged, single people looking for mates.

The 2009-10 playbills winds up with The Constant Wife by W. Somerset Maugham.

Experience double the pleasure with DLT’s season opener

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Relationships and moral choices go under the microscope as Dundas Little Theatre opens its 2009-10 season with Noël Coward’s Still Life and The Lunch Hour by John Mortimer.

The two, one-act plays take to the stage beginning tonight, Oct. 23, under the watchful eye of director George Thomas.

Mr. Thomas, whose previous directorial credits with DLT include Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and How the Other Half Loves, promises an evening of entertainment to which most people can relate. In Still Life, three evocative love stories evolve in a suburban British railway station, where time is suspended and almost anything can happen, including an unconsummated affair between two married people.

“It’s very tender, very passionate, spiced with quite a bit of humour,” said Mr. Thomas of the play which was later adapted by Coward into the legendary film Brief Encounter.

The Lunch Hour focuses on a young man and woman who meet in a hotel. To be discreet and satisfy the concierge, the man fabricates a story of marriage, children and a distant home. When confronted with the lies, the woman is confused and the enchantment of love begins to fade.

“He (the male character) gets tied up in his own excuses, and that’s part of his undoing,” said Mr. Thomas, adding both productions involve strong females. “Women are the stronger characters in both plays, mentally, emotionally and morally.

Performances run Oct. 23-24, 29-31, and Nov. 5-7 at Dundas LittleTheatre, 37 Market St. S. Directed by Mr. Thomas and produced by Maggie Thomas, Still Life stars Jo Skilton, Dia Frid and Ian MacPherson, while The Lunch Hour features the acting talents of Dana Ruprecht and Tim Hevesi.

Mr. Thomas said while Still Life is often paired with another Coward play, The Lunch Hour is also a suitable companion piece.

“Dundas Little Theatre put the two together because they both deal with extramarital relationships and they both have the concept of railways, and anyone who lives in Dundas knows there’s a train running all the time.”

For more information on Still Life and The Lunch Hour, call 905-627-5266 email info@dundaslittletheatre.com .

The Dundas Little Theatre season continues in late January with Looking by Norm Foster. One of Canada’s most popular playwrights presents is a hilarious, touching and true to life story of three middle-aged, single people looking for mates.

The 2009-10 playbills winds up with The Constant Wife by W. Somerset Maugham.

Experience double the pleasure with DLT’s season opener

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Relationships and moral choices go under the microscope as Dundas Little Theatre opens its 2009-10 season with Noël Coward’s Still Life and The Lunch Hour by John Mortimer.

The two, one-act plays take to the stage beginning tonight, Oct. 23, under the watchful eye of director George Thomas.

Mr. Thomas, whose previous directorial credits with DLT include Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and How the Other Half Loves, promises an evening of entertainment to which most people can relate. In Still Life, three evocative love stories evolve in a suburban British railway station, where time is suspended and almost anything can happen, including an unconsummated affair between two married people.

“It’s very tender, very passionate, spiced with quite a bit of humour,” said Mr. Thomas of the play which was later adapted by Coward into the legendary film Brief Encounter.

The Lunch Hour focuses on a young man and woman who meet in a hotel. To be discreet and satisfy the concierge, the man fabricates a story of marriage, children and a distant home. When confronted with the lies, the woman is confused and the enchantment of love begins to fade.

“He (the male character) gets tied up in his own excuses, and that’s part of his undoing,” said Mr. Thomas, adding both productions involve strong females. “Women are the stronger characters in both plays, mentally, emotionally and morally.

Performances run Oct. 23-24, 29-31, and Nov. 5-7 at Dundas LittleTheatre, 37 Market St. S. Directed by Mr. Thomas and produced by Maggie Thomas, Still Life stars Jo Skilton, Dia Frid and Ian MacPherson, while The Lunch Hour features the acting talents of Dana Ruprecht and Tim Hevesi.

Mr. Thomas said while Still Life is often paired with another Coward play, The Lunch Hour is also a suitable companion piece.

“Dundas Little Theatre put the two together because they both deal with extramarital relationships and they both have the concept of railways, and anyone who lives in Dundas knows there’s a train running all the time.”

For more information on Still Life and The Lunch Hour, call 905-627-5266 email info@dundaslittletheatre.com .

The Dundas Little Theatre season continues in late January with Looking by Norm Foster. One of Canada’s most popular playwrights presents is a hilarious, touching and true to life story of three middle-aged, single people looking for mates.

The 2009-10 playbills winds up with The Constant Wife by W. Somerset Maugham.