January 16 - February 11, 2018

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JONAS & BARRY IN THE HOME
By Norm Foster

Fountain Hall

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30pm
Saturday - 4pm & 8:30pm
Sunday - 2pm & 7:30pm

Key Dates:
January 16 - Pay What You Can
January 19 - Opening Night
January 23 - Industry Night
January 24 - Talkback Night
February 11 - Coffee & Conversation (2pm)

Running Time:
Running Time: 1 hour, 58 minutes
including a 15-minute intermission.

 

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Norm Foster shows that the best years are also the funniest

One of Canada's most celebrated playwrights delivers laughs in this play about two retirees and their quest to find friendship, love and happiness in an assisted living home. Join Jonas Ainsworth and Barry Butterfield as they attempt to spice up their lives and the lives of those around them at Gateway Gardens - while successfully warming your heart.

 

 

"The show is a winner all around."
The Wellington Advertiser

"Don’t miss it."
The Leader

"Foster strikes theatre gold again"
The Record
 

 

 

 

 

NORM FOSTER

Role: Jonas Ainsworth Neptune: Debut Bio: Norm Foster has been writing and acting on and for the professional stage since 1982. His nearly sixty plays include The Melville Boys, The Foursome, Mending Fences, Lunenburg, Screwball Comedy and Hilda's Yard. He has a theatre festival in his name, The Foster Festival, in St. Catharine's Ontario and he was recently made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

 

 

ERIN MACKINNON

Role: Rosie Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: Courageous, House of Many Tongues (Tarragon Theatre); Cold Meat Party (Factory Theatre); The Valley (Alberta Theatre Projects); Unity 1918 (GCTC); The Crucible (Theatre Aquarius); Steel Magnolias, Hilda's Yard, Hotbed Hotel, Anne (Upper Canada Playhouse); The Melville Boys, Storm Warning, Drinking Alone, 39 Steps, Doubt (The Rose Theatre); Salt-Water Moon, Pericles (Festival of Classics); Collected Stories (Mea Culpa); Pains of Youth (Theatre Voce). Film/TV: UKM (Peace Arch Entertainment). Training: George Brown College

DAVID NAIRN

Role: Barry Butterfield Neptune: Skin Flick (World Premiere) - Rollie Waters Bio: David is currently enjoying his 19th season as Artistic Director of Theatre Orangeville, a theatre dedicated to the creation, development and production of Canadian plays and musicals. He has directed over 65 plays there including many premieres of works by Norm Foster. David is thrilled to be back on stage with his great friend Norm and his dear “daughter” Erin. David is a proud recipient of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

DEREK RITSCHEL

Role: Director Neptune: Debut Bio: Derek currently sits as the Artistic Director for Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover Ontario. Most recent directing credit include When The Reaper Calls, Knickers, Melville Boys, Harvest, Rum Runners, Self Help, Trying, Corpse!, The Ghost Island Light, Perfect Wedding, Jonas and Barry in the Home, Baskerville and Five Alarm. He has also written three plays for the stage and performed across Canada as an actor for the past 20 years.

BECKIE MORRIS

Role: Set Designer Neptune: Debut. Other Theatre: Jonas & Barry in the Home (Drayton Entertainment, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, The Capitol Theatre, Upper Canada Playhouse); Queen Milli of Galt, Norman Bray in the Performance of his Life, On a First Name Basis, Miracle on 34th Street, Stag & Doe (Theatre Orangeville); I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Corpse!, On a First Name Basis (Lighthouse Festival Theatre). Other: Beckie lives and works out of Orangeville, Ontario surrounded by talented craftspeople, artists and her beautiful family. rscreative.ca

LEIGH ANN VARDY

Role: Lighting Designer Neptune: Recently I, Claudia, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Artistic Fraud); Salt Baby (Globe Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield). Other Theatre: Recent favorite projects include As You Like It, The Diary of Anne Frank (Stratford); Metamorphoses (National Arts Centre); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); The God That Comes (2b theatre). When not designing, Leigh Ann teaches at the National Theatre School of Canada.

 

VANDY SIMPSON

Role: Costume Designer Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: Jonas and Barry in the Home, Bedtime Stories, One Moment, The Giant’s Garden, Step Right Up, The Last Christmas Turkey (Theatre Orangeville).  Other: Costume designer for World Heritage Site L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. Thanks to my chosen family at Theatre Orangeville for supporting me in all my eccentricities.

ERIC EWING

Role: Sound Designer Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: Stag and Doe, The Gift of the Magi, Baco Noir, Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, Queen Milli of Galt, and various other productions with Theatre Orangeville. He is an Audio Production and Engineering graduate of Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support!

JANE BUTLER CREASER

Role: Stage Manager Neptune: 30th season at Neptune Theatre. Shows include: The 39 Steps, Having Hope at Home, The Importance of Being Earnest, La Cage Aux Folles, Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out, My Fair Lady, Blithe Spirit, 7 Stories, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, Copenhagen, Peter Pan, Evita, The Rocky Horror Show, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, among others. Other Theatre: Jane has worked across Canada in various other theatres- including Charlottetown Festival, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Edmonton, Stratford Festival, Globe Theatre, Live Bait, and Eastern Front Theatre. Jane was the recipient of the 2016 Merritt Awards for Outstanding Stage Manager.

PATRICIA VINLUAN

Role: Apprentice Assistant Stage Manager Neptune: Snake in the Grass, Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart Other Theatre: One Discordant Violin (TD), Old Stock (Apprentice ASM/PA), Unconscious at the Sistine Chapel (PA) (2b theatre co.); Nine Compositions (ASM) (Halifax Theatre for the Young People); as a set designer: Tyrant, The Spanish Tragedy (Villains Theatre Company); The Colour of Courage (Anthony Sherwood Productions). Patricia was raised on the west coast but is a graduate of the Technical Theatre program at Dalhousie University.

 

 

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