Dial M for Murder, 2011-2012

James Burrell, Catherine Speiran, Daniel Wyse

Gaslight, 2010-2011

Dave Edwards, Andy Roberts, Bill Baker, Carmel Warman, Don Young, Jenna Laki, Terry Browne, Michele Browne, Christie Bartram Charron, Geoff Coulter, Shari Thorne

The Mousetrap, 2012-2013

Karen Wiley and Davide Cooke

The control booth at the St. Francis Centre

Robert Kowalski, Lighting Designer, and Andy Roberts, Sound Designer

Dangerous Obsession, 2009-2010

Dave Edwards, Shari Thorne, Daniel Wyse, Cheryl Tulloch, Bill Baker, Kate Arms


Cast Announcement

Nancy Palumbo is pleased to announce her cast for The Explorators Club:

Fred – Ian Speiran
Ash – Daniel Wyse
George – David Cooke
Ruth – Deborah Lobban
Sue – Cathy Thompson
Sid – Andy Roberts
Reese – Michael Sheehan

2016/17 Season Announced

“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” by Peter Colley

November 17 to 26, 2016

After enduring a recent nervous breakdown, Jan and her archaeologist husband, Greg, rent an old farmhouse haunted by the ghost of a murder victim, or so says their quirky landlord George. Jan’s mental recovery soon takes a turn for the worse due to the arrival of Laura, her husband’s manipulative sister. As well, a series of unexplained events that only seem to affect Jan occur, leading us to to question whether she’s suffering a nervous relapse – or if something more sinister is afoot.

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” by Alan Ball
February 16 to 25, 2017

This heart-felt comedy set in Knoxville, Tennessee follows the all-too-familiar tale of five acquaintances awkwardly crossing paths for what seems like a brief moment in their lives – their friends’ wedding. With conflicting interests and strong personalities, the five bridesmaids struggle at first to get along, but it isn’t long before the girls find something to unite them in friendship – a common dislike for the bride. Moments of friction resolve themselves giving way to an unbreakable bond between the women. Please be advised that strong language is used throughout this play.

“The Explorators Club” by Werner F. Schmidt
April 27 to May 6, 2017

Hours after the death of Tom – president of the Explorators Club – members of the Arctic Institute attempt to stage his death as an accident in order to collect a large insurance policy for their Institute. A disorderly scheme to stage the body ensues, plagued by unexpected guests and technical errors resulting in a hilarious and chaotic mess.

Call for Volunteers

Ajax Community Theatre is looking for volunteer Producers for our second and third shows of the upcoming season (“Crimes of the Heart” and “One for the Road”).

Producers are responsible for co-ordinating production staff; maintaining communication between everyone involved in a production; ensuring that the Director has all that he/she needs to achieve their artistic vision of the show; ensuring that the Stage Manager has all that he/she needs to successfully and safely execute the show; ensuring the production is adhering to previously agreed-upon budgets; and, most important, helping ensure that everyone volunteering their time has a fun and rewarding experience.

In addition ACT is looking for volunteers to staff key positions – for the entirety of our 2014-2015 season – to assist us in completing our goal of presenting quality live theatre.

Costumes and Props Inventory Co-Ordinator:

The primary goal of this role is to maintain the inventory of props and costumes in our storage unit and thus be able to provide in-flight shows with information as to what we have in storage and what would need to be acquired.

Set Construction:

This role is the prime on set construction activities for all in-flight shows, including co-ordinating construction activities, managing our inventory of construction materials, and over-seeing the final build and ultimate removal of our sets.

Concessions Manager:

This role is responsible for staffing and managing the concessions, including managing inventory and stocking the fridges; setting up concessions displays; counting money, reporting to house manager the evening’s sales and safe transfer of money to a designated individual.

Front-of-House Manager:

This role is responsible for staffing ushers (with the assistance of our Volunteer co-ordinator); supervising all front of house staff including ushers, 50/50 draw person, concessions staff; placement of lobby displays (sponsor table, cast and crew photos); reporting to stage manager status of house (ie. all patrons accounted for and seated); and liaise with the box office.

Box Office Manager:

This role responsible for printing and issuing tickets to patrons who purchase tickets as walk-ins, have reserved tickets, or have selected “will call” as their ticket option; taking cash and credit card orders on site; counting up the evening’s sales and safe transfer of money to a designated individual.

Publicity Support:

We are looking for 2 to 4 individuals to assist in our overall Publicity Strategy; posting notices, distributing flyers, and creating/posting to social media.

If you are interested in filling any of these roles, or wish additional information, please e-mail us at volunteers@ajaxcommunitytheatre.com