April 2006






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Op Knox Entertainment presents
MACBETH Directed by Will Britton
May 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27 at 8:00 p.m.
May 20 and 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Wellington Street Theatre,
corner of Wellington and Johnson, Downtown

Featuring Steve VanVolkingburgh, Nancy Slater, Glenn Piper, and vocalist Dianne M. Britton.
Admit One - $18.00

Arguably the most engaging, exhilarating, and entertaining of Shakespeare's works, "Macbeth" still has everything to offer today's audiences. With direct allusions to Prohibition-era Chicago, this Op Knox production promises to offer contemporary theatre-goers a more accessible frame of reference. Macbeth assumes the notoriety of such prominent figures as Dutch Shultz, Bugsy Segal, and Al Capone, as he is driven by his ambition to do whatever it takes to get to the top, and stay there. A half-hour of hits form the Roarin' Twenties, performed live prior to each show sets the scene for this not-to-be missed interpretation of The Scottish Play.


The Gospel According to Saint Mark

Wednesday, April 5th PREVIEW
Thursday, April 6th OPENING
April 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ 8:00 p.m.
April 16- matinee @2:00pm
Seniors - $16.00
Students -$12.00

In this show, the oldest of the Gospels is given a dramatic two-hour performance by favourite local actor Matthew Gibson (The Winter's Tale, Copenhagen), who brings the text alive through a unique blend of storytelling and theatricality. The dramatic power of Mark's gospel was first demonstrated by British actor Alec McCowen, who toured the world with his performance about twenty-five years ago. For the Theatre Kingston production, Matthew Gibson explores this power anew, bringing his considerable gifts to a fresh approach to the text under the direction of Jennifer Radford Gibson.



Domino Theatre presents
LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig
April 13 - 29(Thursday, Friday & Saturday) at 8:00 p.m.
Domino Theatre, 370 King Street West, on Morton Ave.

Admit one - $15.00

Famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's Gala season opener. Morelli arrives later and is accidentally given tranquilizers, which when mixed with the booze he consumed caused him to pass out. The general manager persuades his assistant to impersonate Morelli. It almost works - when Morelli comes to.



BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie
May 25 - June 10 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) at 8:00 p.m.
Domino Theatre, 370 King Street West, on Morton Ave.

Admit one - $15.00

This little-known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934!). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case.