Waiting for the Parade (Mar 30 – Apr 15, 2017)
by John Murrell
Produced by Doreen Page and Laura Garton | Directed by Brenda Worsnop
This play features five Canadian prairie women fighting their own battles to survive the WWII years on the home front through humour, conflict, and vulnerability. Their strength develops by supporting each other through their own war-effort activities in a hundred memorable comic and dramatic moments which reflect the war itself.
Waiting for the Parade won the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award for 1980 – the first of three Chalmers awards for this playwright.
This Canadian production was Northumberland Players’ entry into the Eastern Ontario Drama League Competition.
Meet the cast of Waiting for the Parade at Waiting for the Parade Cast Bios
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This Canadian production was Northumberland Players’ entry into the Eastern Ontario Drama League Spring Festival. At the Awards Brunch on April 9, 2017, the production won the following awards:
Leslie Frost Award for Best Production
Trentonian & Tri-County Award for Best Director (Brenda Worsnop)
Kingston Trophy for Best Production of a Canadian Play
It was also nominated for:
John L. Walley Award for Best Costuming (Dawn Watters and Grace Price)
Leonard Beauine Memorial Trophy for Best Actress in a Major Role. Kristy Bird and Anne-Marie Bouthillette nominated.
Armagh Sifton Award – Adjudicator’s award – Stage Manager, Kara Besson nominated.
Winning Best Production means that Waiting for the Parade will be one of four plays at the Theatre Ontario Festival in Ottawa May 17th – 21st at the Ottawa Little Theatre. Waiting for the Parade will be the first performance at 7:30pm on Wednesday May 17th.
For more information and tickets please see www.theatreontariofestival.ca
Performances at the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg
For tickets call the Victoria Hall Box Office at 905-372-2210.
Mar 31, Apr 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Mar 30, Apr 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm
April 2, 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Tickets $22 (+ handling) Call 905-372-2210 or 1-855-372-2210
or purchase online at www.concerthallatvictoriahall.com
Thank you, production sponsors:
Waiting for the Parade is presented by special arrangement with John Murrell