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UnHinged Festival of Disturbing Theatre

All plays – will be performed at K-W Little Theatre

Write or Flight DEPARTURES & ARRIVALS TBA

9 Princess St. E. Waterloo.

 

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Monday – October 17th – 8pm

After performing this one-woman show in Toronto, we are thrilled to have

Alice come to KW to perform Fruitcake to open UnHinged Festival of Disturbing Theatre.

Special – One night only – from Ireland…

 

ALICE BARRY captivates her audience in this delightful, moving one-woman show. Under the guise of a cookery demonstration where Della Dolan shows us how to make ‘the perfect Fruitcake’ she divests provoking memories to give a fascinating account of her life on an Irish farm. She divulges a chequered past involving hardship, murder and intrigue but most of all great sacrifice, realisation and love. Funny and poignant with accessible visuals this play will make you laugh and cry and remind you why life is ultimately rewarding and exciting for all its ups and downs.

 

Fruitcake originally toured starring Mary McEvoy. It was commissioned in 2010 for Bealtaine and is still touring nationally starring Alice Barry with great success. It was presented at Everyman Palace Theatre in May 2016 and Midleton Arts Festival May 2017. The Woman who shot Mussolini was written and performed by Alice at Granary Theatre January 2016 and The Everyman Palace Theatre August 2016. 

‘Alice Barry’s carefully written play has a further reaching ambition. The skill of the writing is that there is never a sense of lurching gear changes being made to encompass the various plot developments. It is an unexpectedly moving piece of work.’ 

 

~ Liam Heylin, Evening Echo.

 

Alice Barry is from Cork, Ireland and has returned recently after having worked nationally and internationally as a writer, actor, producer and director. She graduated from The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College in 1995 and has worked extensively in theatre, radio and television. She has a certificate in screen writing

from UCLA.

 

Some previous works to date include;

·      Rum and Raisin, a big hit at ESB Dublin Fringe Festival and Sibiu International Theatre Festival. Co-written with Deirdre Kinahan and nominated for two ESB Fringe Festival Awards. 
Cat Melodeon for ESB Dublin Fringe Festival.

·      Pam Ella, a one-woman show performed in Andrews Lane Studio, Project Arts Centre and Sibiu International Theatre Festival.

·      Nobody's Child and I Like Armadillos were premiered in the 1997 and 1998 Dublin Fringe Festivals. 

·       Act of Contrition was work-shopped and performed in Granary with Eileen Walsh, Catherine Walsh, Charlie Kelly and Michelle Fox, 2013.

Alice was short-listed for a Stewart Parker Award and was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre to write Mud. She founded Noggin Theatre Company and won a bursary from Meath County Council to go to The Tyrone Guthrie Centre where she was awarded a bursary to go to The Blue Mountain Centre, N.Y. Alice was awarded an Arts Council

Bursary in 2006. Her radio play That's Not A Name I Know, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Nobody's Child was broadcast on RTE Radio. Unforeseen Circumstances was produced on R.T.E. Radio 1 as part of the Stand Up Stories. Crowe's Requiem, a feature adaptation from the book of the same name by Mike McCormac, was commissioned by Parallel Films. Roz, a thirty-minute television drama for R.T.E. is waiting for production. Collision Course, a short story, was short listed for the prestigious Cuirt New Writing

award in 2014.

SCHEDULE

MAIN-STAGE PLAYS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6

8pm. Write or Flight DEPARTURES

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7

8pm. Write or Flight ARRIVALS

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17

8PM - FRUITCAKE by Alice Barry - 1 night only.

9PM - Talk-back with playwright visiting from Ireland

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19

8PM - HAUNTING THE PENUMBRA by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

9PM - STAIRCASE #17 by Dave Ruetz

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #1

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20

8PM - HAUNTING THE PENUMBRA by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

9PM - STAIRCASE #17 by Dave Ruetz

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #2

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 21

8PM - HAUNTING THE PENUMBRA by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

9:00 PM - Write or Flight Play #3

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #4

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 26

8PM - EVERYBODY DIES IN DECEMBER by Nancy Kenny

9PM - STAIRCASE #17 by Dave Ruetz

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #5

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 27

8PM - EVERYBODY DIES IN DECEMBER by Nancy Kenny

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #6

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #7

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28

2PM - Write or Flight RESPONSE - All eight plays + talk-back

8PM - EVERYBODY DIES IN DECEMBER by Nancy Kenny

9PM - STAIRCASE #17 by Dave Ruetz

9:30 PM - Write or Flight Play #8

 

 

Haunting the Penumbra

Software: Microsoft Office

 

 

October 19th – 21st 8pm

Thursday October 26 – 8pm

Friday October 27 – 8pm

Saturday 28 – 8pm

 

EVERYBODY DIES IN SEPTEMBER

 

“This is a magnificent show, and not to be missed.”        ~ The London Yodeler

 

Winner 
Outstanding Solo Performance - London Fringe Festival
Best Drama - Atlantic Fringe

 

Everybody Dies in December is a dark comedy about living with death. Third generation funeral director, Claire, has it easy making friends. It’s not too hard when they don’t talk back.

 

A sane person might confront their demons, Julian embraces his and rides them like a black stallion. Is it the culmination of many narcissistic past lives ripe with sin and crime that chisels away at the soul, or was he born without one? 

 

A dark and fascinating adventure inside the mind of Julain Cimmerian when he questions who is responsible for his state of being. Is it God?

When it comes to delving into the mind of someone deeply deranged – well, some bananas just shouldn't be peeled.

 

 

 

In 2009, Ms. Kenny’s mother became the proud co-owner her local funeral home in rural New Brunswick. Partly inspired by these events and a familial obsession with TV shows like Six Feet Under, Everybody Dies in December follows Claire, a funeral director who finds more life speaking to the dead than she ever did the living. With a mixture of heart-warming honesty and snappy observations, this dark comedy lifts the veil on an industry we all have to deal with at some point or another - whether we want to or not.

 

★★★★- On Stage

★★★★ “Heartbreaking and captivating.” ~ Vue Weekly (Edmonton)

“Will leave you wanting to live your life to its fullest.”        ~ The Coast (Halifax)

HAUNTING THE PENUMBRA was part of UnHinged 2011. Written by Paddy Gillard-Bentley, with some very important input from Lindsay Stewart, it's a disturbing adventure inside the mind of a psychopath.

 

Comments from a previous performance of Haunting the Penumbra.

"I came home, quickly locked the door, turned on all the lights, checked the rooms- then realized I'd left my keys in the door and my computer outside! (cuz I put it down when I opened the door) I miss my dog! That was incredible and disturbing!"      ~ Gina Holstead

 

INCREDIBLE show! saw it last week, planning on seeing it tomorrow night... it's MIND BLOWINGLY (yes, that's right) chilling, amazing, moving, terrifying, etc. etc. and remarkably well acted. GO SEE IT.                             ~ Krista Hovespian

 

“Delightfully quirky.”                               ~ New Ottawa Critics


“Nancy Kenny is a charmer... undeniably original.”

~ Montreal Gazette

 

Nancy Kenny is a fluently bilingual actor, writer, producer, arts marketing & social media professional. She currently spends most of her time between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. She is the creator and solo performer of the award-winning and critically acclaimed, Roller Derby Saved My Soul, which was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best One Person Show. She also completed a translation of Edward Allan Baker’s Dolores into her native French that won the award for Outstanding Drama at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.

 

 

 

 

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Paddy Gillard-Bentley is the founding Artistic Director of Flush Ink Productions, and a past president of The International Centre for Women Playwrights. She’s had 80 productions of her plays performed in England, Ireland, Australia, USA and Canada. Titles include; Shaking the Dew from the Lilies, Quantum Entanglement, Sanguine Sonata and A Rose Upon the Blood (toured Ireland IN 2016 and was produced in Toronto, Waterloo and Kitchener. Her work has been published by Meriwether, Routledge & I.C.W.P.

 

Nancy Kenny ­ Writer/Performer

 

A veteran of the Fringe Festival scene, past successes include the Les Prix Rideau Award nominated The Last Goddamned Performance Piece (Black Sheep Theatre), the sold-out Ottawa Fringe Festival run of Daniel MacIvor’s This Is A Play (Evolution Theatre), a two city tour of her previous creation, No Exit Upstage, in Ottawa and Winnipeg, and an award for Outstanding Performance for Tuesdays & Sundays.

 

Other favorite theatre credits include the title role in Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety, Little Martyrs (Evolution Theatre), The Amorous Ambassador (Upper Canada Playhouse), Shakespeare’s Interactive Circus (a Company of Fools), and Rabbit Hole (The Gladstone). She is a founding member of Toronto’s only French improv league: Les Improbables and won an award with the troupe for Meilleur jeu physique. More recently she played the title character in The Little Prince. Her role in this Monster Theatre production, which has been touring schools in British Columbia for the past two years was nominated for Outstanding Performance through the Jessie Richardson Awards.

John Cormier

 

JOHN CORMIER - Having studied theatre and performance at the University of Waterloo, John has had much to show for his hard work and dedication as an actor over the past fourteen years, in both theatre and film. Selected theatre credits include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Twelfth Night, Twelve Angry Men, and Donnie in Lee MacDougall’s High Life. Film credits include “The Case of the Mysterious Voice” (short), “Season of the Plague” (web series), and most notably the role of General Clavering in the short film “Parker Adderson, Philosopher” which showed in the 2016 Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival Online. John is thrilled to be back working on AJS as a part of the IMPACT ’17 and is looking forward to working with Paddy again on the upcoming show, Haunting the Penumbra, as a part of the Unhinged Festival of Disturbing Theatre. John thanks his wife, Alisha, for her continued love, support, and encouragement.