THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

June 20 - June 30

Comedy by Mark Crawford Sarah, a turkey farmer, has left her husband and moved back home to live with her mom Gail. Gail, a beekeeper, is trying to figure out why her honeybees are dropping dead. Then there’s Earl, Gail’s neighbour, farm tenant, and ladies man. And finally, Ben-an athletic Masters student studying the collapsing bee colonies-who is about to get a big lesson in pollination. These four characters tackle sex, love, science and family in this laugh-out-loud comedy filled with brains and a huge, honeyed heart.

SCREWBALL COMEDY

July 18 - July 28

NEW Comedy by Norm Foster Set in 1938, Mary Hayes is a budding reporter trying to break into the male dominated newspaper world. Editor-In-Chief Bosco sets a competition between his star reporter Jeff Kincaid and Mary to cover a society wedding. If Jeff writes up to snuff, he gets to keep his job. If Mary wins, she gets to replace him. Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies, this new play sparkles with humour and packs a punch.

STAGE FRIGHT

August 8 - August 18

NEW Comedy by Robin Hawdon In a luxury Riviera hotel, the body of a beautiful film star is found. A hooded jewel thief discovers her. A man bursts in and assumes the thief is the murderer. The film star wakes from her blackout and assumes another story. The hotel manager arrives and attempts to make sense of it all. A huge film premiere is looming, a diamond necklace has gone missing, scandalous affairs are about to hit the headlines and everyone appears to be trying to murder someone.

FAIR AND SQUARE

August 29 - September 8

Comedy by Derek Ritschel The problem with relationships is that other people are involved. With the best of intentions, Penny and Earl buy a house with friends, Sadie and Dennis. Their goal: to flip the house and make a profit. Over a single evening, hidden truths and secrets about the close friends come to the surface and could change their lives forever. With honesty and humour, our two couples try to rebuild a beautiful home together and restore their relationships.

EDUCATING RITA

September 26 - October 6

Comedy by Willy Russell Frank is an English tutor in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser eager to learn. After weeks of coaxing, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she craves.

Extend your summer and enjoy one or more of these Lighthouse Festival Theatre productions.

THE LITTLE MERMAID

August 29 - September 1

Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s 2018 Young Company brings a classic fairytale to life in this year’s production of The Little Mermaid. Journey down under with the bubbly young mermaid, Ariel and her heroic friends as she searches for a life above the sea. When Ariel’s risky deal with sea witch Ursula goes awry; friendship, family and love prove more powerful than evil. Don’t miss this imaginative adaptation, perfect for the entire family.

DEAN & JERRY: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

September 25 - September 29

Derek Marshall & Nicholas Arnold in a concert presentation Created by Jesse Collins A fabulous performance of timeless hits from the illustrious musical-comedy team— Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis! Starring Derek Marshall, from the hit show “Vegas Knights” and introducing the incomparable Nicholas Arnold. Enjoy the classic music and hilarious humor that made this duo so famous- it will leave you wondering ‘what if they had never split?’