Guelph Little Theatre

Current Season 2017 - 2018

Gloria's GuyGloria's Guy Poster

Written By: Joan Burrows
Directed By: Marnie & Alison Jutzi
Produced By: Alison Jutzi & Philip Sullivan
Rights By: Playwrights Guild Of Canada

Autumn breezes induce a nostalgic mood when four former high school friends return to their hometown for a wedding. Now 40, they seize the opportunity for a boisterous reunion, in a boat house apartment where they partied in the past.

But, 40 is a time for reckoning. Absurd antics and mistaken assumptions may suggest light domestic comedy, but a closer look unearths darker shades, reminiscent of Alice Munro’s thesis that “people’s lives are dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable – deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum”.

Enter one former beau, the lingering mystery of a prom night heartbreak, and a somewhat irascible old busybody, to reveal elements of disappointment and renewal, loss and redemption.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Jan 26 8:00 Jan 27 8:00 Jan 28 2:00
Feb 1 8:00 Feb 2 8:00 Feb 3 8:00 Feb 4 2:00
Feb 8 8:00 Feb 9 8:00 Feb 10 8:00    

Ghost Island Light

Ghost Island Light Poster

Written By: Peter Colley
Directed By: Pam Niesiobedzki-Curtis
Produced By: Denise Gismondi
Rights By: Peter Colley

Ghost Island Light is renowned Canadian Playwright Peter Colley’s brand new comedic thriller. You will experience sitting on the edge of your seat moments, interspersed with funny comedic flashes right to the unexpected twist at the end. And while this circa 1910 lighthouse is stuck on a barren rock island with cramped quarters for an older inexperienced keeper, his beautiful young wife and his charming assistant, you will vividly experience thrills and flashbacks to an age gone by. The eerie sounds of broken organ pipes, thrashing waves upon this thin wooden structure, the haunting beauty of riverboats carrying debutants along a foggy but rocky coast, will instill terror in your heart with the fear that the ever present stream of light will go out. Oh please let us hear those loud resonating sounds of the equipment necessary to ensure the light stays on. It must stay on. There are evil spirits lurking in the shadows, definitely haunting this light....and the seagulls scream outside. Do you dare venture forth to experience these thrill at the Ghost Island Light?

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Apr 6 8:00 Apr 7 8:00 Apr 8 2:00
Apr 12 8:00 Apr 13 8:00 Apr 14 8:00 Apr 15 2:00
Apr 19 8:00 Apr 20 8:00 Apr 21 8:00    

The House Of Blue Leaves

House Of Blue Leaves Poster

Written By: John Guare
Directed By: Trevor Smith-Diggins
Produced By: Jen Barson & Paul Barson
Rights By: Samuel French

Dreams really do come true sometimes. Then there are all those other times. Artie Shaughnessy is a hopeful songwriter who works in a zoo, where his show-biz dreams are on the biz-end of a shovel. Artie’s wife Bananas (that’s her name) likes pretending to be animals, and she’s on her way to a psych ward very soon. Meanwhile, Bunny is Artie’s brassy new squeeze, and there’s nothing she hasn’t done. But she’s saving one thing for the honeymoon, and it’s not what you think. With stardust in their middle-aged eyes, Artie and Bunny are bound for Hollywood to get his songs in the movies. And it’s all happening on the historic day that the Pope visits New York. This dark, irreverent comedy is dyed in the social fabric of 1965, long before political correctness was a thing. There’s music, movie stars and mayhem, all mixed up in an offbeat, tragically funny story that sends the American dream an explosive wakeup call. Winner of four Tony awards and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play (1971). Mature themes but no really bad language.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    May 25 8:00 May 26 8:00 May 27 2:00
May 31 8:00 Jun 1 8:00 Jun 2 8:00 Jun 3 2:00
Jun 7 8:00 Jun 8 8:00 Jun 9 8:00