1978-1979 (Whitby Theatre Company)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (comedy)
Produced by Jim Walker
Cast: John Green, Carole MacNeil, Eric Gareau, Jean Henderson, Barbara Farrow, Joan Rundle, David Broughton, Julie Brierly. Voice Over by Pam Brierly and Pat Skerritt
Production Team: Terrill Stewart, Gill Walker, Jim Walker, Bert Heaver, Laverne Rousseau, Lisa Rundle, Linda Wallace, Laura McGregor, Catherine Schell, Dave Vanderbilt, Paul Spencer, Pat Skerrit, Bill Doherty, Bill Lockie, Harry Thompson, Stan Durrant, Greg Lang, Nellie Van Dyke, Debbie Doherty, Eve Heaver, Joan Milburn, Karen Howie, Julie Brierly, Delores Holliday, Caron Hatton, Gary Hatton, Denise Dawson, Doris Cherkas
Synopsis: Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over, then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air-pollution killing his plants, and with the walls of the apartment being paper-thin, allowing him a constant earfull of his neighbors private lives, things can't seem to get any worse...Then he's robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do-he has a nervous breakdown and it's the best thing that ever happened to him...
The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (drama)
Produced by Nina Foxall
Cast: Abby Zotz, Kathy Guselle, Joan Walsh, Barbara Farrow, Barbara Szabunia
Production Team: Nina Foxall, Greg Lang, John Remisma, Robin McQuay, Paul Spencer, Maureen Green, Loretta Hunter, Delores Holliday, Carole Turner, Archie Beil, Jim Walker, Bert Kirkham, Eve heaver, Sidney Lang, Pat Skerrit, Don Miville, Tom Wolf, Brian Williston, Audrey Miller, Joan Milburn, Jane Edmondson, Bert Heaver, Carol Hatton
Synopsis: Frowzy, acid-tongued, supporting herself and her two daughters by taking in a decrepit old boarder, Beatrice Hunsdorfer wreaks a petty vengeance on everybody around her. One daughter, Ruth, is a pretty but highly strung girl subject to convulsions; while the younger daughter, Matilda, plain and almost pathologically shy, has an intuitive gift for science. Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school—and also brings on the shattering climax of the play. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. Tortured, acerbic, slatternly, she is as much a victim of her own nature as of the cruel lot that has been hers. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil. This is the timeless lesson of the play and the root of its moving power and truth.
Conduct Unbecoming (drama)
Produced by Betty Bellingham
Cast: Rick Kerr, David Lepp, Vince Vincent, John Duggan, Archie Bell, Greg Lang, Garvin Farr, Jim Walker, Gary Hatton, Stan Durant, John Bellingham, Richard Higham, Lynette Eloise McPeake, Eve Heaver, Mira Sitlani Blake, Denise Dawson, Pat Pascoe, Betty Bellingham, Elspeth Bell, Gaston Cliche, Ron Blair
Production Team: Betty Bellingham, Sidney Lang, Gill Walker, Jim Cheyne, Doug Lucyk, John Reinsma, Bill Lockey, Gord Malcolm, Terrill Stewart, Lise Gunby, Gaston Cliche, Delores Holliday, Heidi, Dewey, June Lewis, Dabbie Rigg, Beryl Garratt, Eve Heaber, Barbara Farrow, Pat Green, Anita Brear, Maureen Bandola, Debbie Eavis, Don Miville, Brian Williston, Bert Heaver, John Green, Linda Babbs, Dianne Ciosk, Ron Blair, Carol Hatton, Marg Nelson, Shelly SIersma, Joan Hill, Maureen Farrow, Graham Gauthier, Barbara Lloyd, Alison Johnston, Diana Mackie, Richard Zotz, Abby Zotz
Synopsis: In late 19th century India, two new lieutenants join the British regiment to open a play that exposes the spuriousness and brutality beneath the romantic veneer of spit and polish. A widow at the post accuses one of the lieutenants of attempting to assault her. A kangaroo court is convened. The case is cut and dried until the defense counsel notes discrepancies in the accounts of what happened and turns the investigation upon one of the older, more honored officers.
1977-1978 (Whitby Theatre Company)
The Rope Dancers (drama)
Produced by Bill Locke
Cast: Alison Spence, Marjorie Sutton, Greg Lang, Carole MacNeil, Robin Borrows, David Halliday, Bill Lockey, Eric Garneau, Paul Spencer
Production Team: Paul Spencer, Bill Lockey, Bert Kirkham, Claudia Kirkham, Heidi Dewey, Tony Bingham, Barry Bateman, Denise Dawson, Kimberly Brawley, Karen Home, Sidney Lang, Eve Heaver, Marjorie Bird, Terrill Stewart, Molly Krajewski, Barbara Farrow, Gail Cheyne, Bert Heaver, Carol Hatton, Herta Park
Synopsis: The story reveals the struggles of an Irish American couple at the turn of the century whose daughter has been born with six fingers on her left hand and who later becomes the victim of what appears to be St. Vitus' Dance. Margaret Hyland is convinced that the child's suffering is punishment from God, penance for James' alcoholism. Believing that the guilt is partially her own, she has become embittered, resentful and distant. Resolved in tragedy, the torments, repressions and denials of human beings caught in a inevitable maelstrom they can neither understand nor resist.
Produced by Greg Lang
Cast: Jim Cheyne, Shirley Upton, Ann Valentine, Dave Hodkinson, Audrey Miller, Jim Renshaw, Bill Lockey, Jean Renshaw, Denise Dawson, Fin Walker, Barbara Farrow, Jan Bishop, Archie Bell, Gail Cheyne, John Green, Peter Lloyd
Production Team: John Caldwell, Nina Foxall, Paul Spencer, Greg Lang, Sidney Lang, Heidi Dewey, Jill Walker, Tony Bingham, Don Miville, Bert Verriet, Jim Walker, Ray Johns, Eve Heaverm Pat Green, Archie Bell, Carol Hatton, Herta Park, Bob Nelson, John Green
Synopsis: The ultimate amoral "swinger", Alfie swaggers and philosophizes his way through a parade of 'birds' in 1960's London, allowing the audience to eavesdrop as he goes. When one carefree entanglement proves too close for even Alfie's comfort, the "swinger" lands with a thud.
Three One-Act Plays: The Gadfly, Cubistique and Ah, Eurydice
Produced by Various
Shakespeare Readings: Hamlet; King Richard III; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Romeo and Juliet; Macbeth; The Taming of the Shrew; and The Tempest
Produced by Various
God's Favourite (comedy)
Produced by Greg Lang
Cast: Terrill Stewart, Claude Vipond, Randy Gough, Denise Dawson, Mary Vollmer, John Green, Pat Skerritt, Carol Hatton
Production Team: Jim Cheyne, Betty Bellingham, Sidney Lang, Judith Edmondson, Paul Spencer, Harry Thompson, Greg Lang, Bill Lockey, Jim Walker, John Green, Chris Hatton, Catherine Schell Nina Foxall, Valerie Gough, Ann Valentine, Virginia Hixon, Don Miville, Tony Bingham, Donna Stewart, Eve heaver, Donna Dawson, Julie Brierley, Marjorie Bird, Jan Bishop, Bob Nelson, Archie Bell, Bert Heaver
Synopsis: Successful businessman Joe Benjamin has admittedly had a wonderful life. He has a successful business selling boxes while living with his family in their beautiful Long Island mansion. Joe, being a devout religious man, attributes all of his success and happiness to the big “G” himself: God. But when an eccentric messenger from God visits Joe all hell breaks loose! Joe, God’s favorite servant, is being put to the test; he must either renounce his faith in God or suffer severe consequences.
1976-1977 (Whitby Theatre Company)
Night Must Fall (drama)
Produced by Vera Callaghan
Cast: Mary Harrison, Judith Edmondson, Greg Lang, Carole MacNeil, Barbara Farrow, Debra Earhart, Archie Bell, Robert Bryden
Production Team: Gail Cheyne, Carol Hatton, Diane Johansen, Heidi Dewey, Paul Spencer, Cheryl Bromell, Doris Cherkas, Anette Czechowski, Sidney Lang, Bert Heaver, Audrey Miller, Vera Callahan, Ellie Deneef, Barry Bateman, Janet Vickers, Tony Bingham, Rick Forrestall, Carol White, Eve Heaver, Herta Park
Synopsis: Olivia Grayne acts as a paid caregiver for her dowager aunt, Mrs.Bramson, who is stingy toward her niece. The two live in a house in the English woods with Dora and Emily, the household domestics. Into their lives and house comes Danny, Dora's fiance, who is a simple, common man. Despite Dora admitting that she doesn't know that much about Danny, Mrs. Bramson, who prides herself on being a good judge of character, hires Danny to be her line-in personal attendant. Olivia is suspicious but at the same time attracted to the mysterious man. Olivia's suspicions are aroused when she finds among his possessions a photograph of a local woman who has been missing for the past two weeks and was thought to be murdered. Olivia, who fears Danny of being the murderer, continually comes back to face him anyway.
The Gingerbread Lady (comedy)
Produced by Shirley Upton
Cast: Terrill Stewart, Paul Heaver, Sydney Lang, Gail Cheyne, Denise Dawson, Bert Kirkham
Production Team: Paul Spencer, Shirley Upton, Meno Prasad, Rose Marie Reimer, Tony Bingham, Janet Vickers, Paul Roney, Mollie Krakowski, Nancy Wihlidal, Greg Lang, William Lockey, Jim Cheyne, Terrill Stewart, Diane Dean, Lenore Lucas, Beth Cook, Miriam Mudrey, Pat Green, Bert Heaver, Eve Heaver, Herta Park
Synopsis: A dark drama with comic overtones centering on Evy Meara, a cabaret singer whose career, marriage, and health all have been destroyed by alcohol. We meet her at the end of a ten week drying out period at a sanitarium when her friend, her daughter, and an actor try to help her adjust to sobriety. The friend is so constantly vain that she loses her husband; the actor, a homosexual, is also doomed, and indeed loses his part three days before an opening; and the daughter needs more affection than she can spare her mother. Evy's efforts at hosting a party crumble when she falls off the wagon and careens toward a tragic end.
Anything Goey (musical review)
Produced by Bert Heaver
Cast: Bob Mitchell, Mary Roney, Anna David, Phillip Kerr, Carole MacNeil, Denise Dawson, Jenny Moyle, Bryan Williston, Connelly Dancers, Phil Trudelle, Agnes Coghill, Bert Heaver, JoAnn Drumm, Doug McCoy, Mike Wood, Lyn Carmichael, Gail Waltham, Karen Powell, Jim Renshaw
Band: Bev Smith, Bob Mitchell, Mike Wood, Ben Smith, Doug McCoy
Production Team: Karen McKay, Peter Thrasher, Lyn Carmichael, Denise Dawson, Janet Vickers, Bert Verriet, Greg Thrasher, Paul Roney, Pat Green, Eve Heaver, Herta Park, Alison Johnston, Paul Spencer, Greg Lang, Bill Lockey, Sidney Lang, Jan Bishop, Vera Callaghan, Bert Heaver
Synopsis: A musical revue.
How the Other Half Loves (comedy)
Produced by Judith Edmondson
Cast: Gwen O'Regan, Lesley Summers, Gary Hatton, Bert Kirkham, Eric Gareau, Betty Bellingham
Production Team: Paul Spencer, Judith Edmondson, Sidney Lang, Claudia Kirkham, Denise Dawson, Tony Bingham, Janet Vickers, Carol Hatton, Jan Bishop, Carol Rhodes, Greg Lang, Jim Cheyne, Vera Callahan, Cheryl Bromell, Barbara Farrow, Heidi Dewey, Peggy Polson, Kathryn Murphy, Shirley Upton, Audrey Miller, Bert Heaver, Eve Heaver, Herta Park
Synopsis: There are three couples in this play, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Both living rooms are shown in the single set, and both share a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.
The Mousetrap (suspense)
Cast: The Whitby Theatre Company Youth Group
Synopsis: A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.
1975-1976 (Whitby Theatre Company)
Butterflies are Free (drama)
Produced by Greg Lang
Cast: Doug Evans, JoAnn Drumm, Carole MacNeil, Paul Spencer
Production Team: Dodie Simmons, Greg Lang, Paul Spencer, Jim Carey, Bud Flannagan, Carol Hatton, June Lewis, Gary Hatton, Rick Boyer, Beth Cook, Sidney Lang, Eve Heaver, Marge Carey, Rick Honsberger, Pat Green, Heather Lindsay, Alison Johnson, Joan Hill, Karen MacKay, Lyn Carmichael
Synopsis: Blind since birth, Don Baker grew up in an upper middle-class household in Hillsborough, just outside of San Francisco. With the assistance of his first real girlfriend, Linda Fletcher, who was the first person ever to give him a real sense of self-confidence, young adult Don moves to San Francisco to live on his own.
The Anniversary (comedy)
Produced by Paul Spencer
Cast: Paul Heaver, Mary Westley, Greg Lang, Al Nichols, June Lewis, Joan Hill
Production Team: Paul Spencer, Karen MacKay, Irene Dickson, Tony Bingham, Rick Greenwood, Rick Honsberger, Greg Lang, Lyn Carmichael, Beth Cook, Carole MacNeil, Kathy Bateson, Marie Clopton, Pat Green, Gail Measor, Bert Heaver, Alison Johnson, Jean Farquharson, Bud Flannagan. Hazel Millership
Synopsis: This comedy of family power-play is set in South London in 1966. Tom brings his pregnant fiancee Shirley home for the annual wedding anniversary ritual orchestrated by his widowed, scalper-tongued, deviously possessive mother. Of Tom's brothers and co-workers in the (shoddy) family building business, Terry is a weakling, trying to get up the nerve to announce his imminent emigration to Canada just to get away from Mum, and Henry is a considerate, gentle giant who just happens also to be a compulsive transvestite. Tom hasn't mentioned Shirley to Mum yet either. Mum's arsenal of bitchy comments and Machiavellian stratagems is a creation of darkly glittering and consistently funny beauty. This is a case of jealous mothering as a black art.
Just for Variety (musical review)
Produced by Greg Lang
Cast: Bev Smith & The Individuals, Jean Renshaw, Jim Renshaw, Dave Komel, Ken Howells, JoAnn Drumm, Karen Powell, John Fletcher, Lynn Luddell, George MacKenzie, Mary Roney, Lynn Carmichael, Joan Hill, Phil Kerr, Lynn Paterson, Lee Ann Cyr, Beth Hoar, Gale Waltham, Darlene Collins, Cathy Fillier, Evelyn Meso, Jenny Moyle, Brian Smart
Production Team: Karen McKay, Greg Lang, Paul Spencer, Meno Prasad, Lyn Carmichael, Bud Flannagan, Paul Roney, Tony Bingham, Bert Verriet, Tom Thrasher, Bill Thrasher, Eve Heaver, Sidney Lang, Bev Smith, Margaret Connely, Heather Lindsay, Carole MacNeil, Jean Farquharson, Alison Johnson
Synopsis: A musical revue.
Catch Me If You Can (comedy)
Produced by Sidney Lang
Cast: Dave Victor, Bob Bryden, Al Nichols, Herta Park, Joe Mullens, Karen MacKay, Paul Spencer
Production Team: Jan Dawson, Paul Spencer, Greg Lang, Jan Dawson, Meno Prasad, Beth Cook, Annette Czechowski, John Lindsay, Tony Bingham, Paul Roney, Lyn Carmichael, Carol Hatton, Heather Lindsay, Audrey Miller, Linda Cziranko, Karen Home, Carole MacNeil
Synopsis: An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss' mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest backsup her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters and before you know it there are two murders at the isolated lodge.
1974-1975 (Whitby Theatre Company)
Ten Little Indians (drama)
Produced by Greg Lang
Cast: Gary Hatton, Carol Hatton, John Downs, Jillian Heaver, Julian Snedker, Paul Spencer, Fin Crosgrey, Bert Heaver, Carol Clements, John Caldwell
Production Team: Herta Park, Joanne Sebastien, Sidney Lang, Shirley Upton, Rick Forrestal, Rick Boyer, Eve Heaver, Lisa Butcher, Jean Farquharson, Maria Nelson, Gary Hatton, Paul Spencer, David Van Ryn, Julian Snedker, Jan Vickers, Hilda Downs, Margery Diehl, Annette Czechowsky
Synopsis: Up to a house high on a mountaintop has been invited ten people who are strangers to each other. When they are all gathered, they hear from their host that each of them has in some way caused the death of an innocent person and that justice had not been served in their cases. There are eight guests and two servants there for the weekend, but one by one they are being knocked off according to the poem "Ten Little Indians". As the number of survivors decreases, they begin to believe that the killer is one of the group, but are unable to decide on which one he or she may be.
The Killing of Sister George (comedy)
Produced by Gary Hatton
Cast: Joan Hill, Sidney Lang, Jean Farquharson, Carol MacNeil
Production Team: Gary Hatton, Beth Cook, Carol Hatton, Pat Green, Shirley Upton, Heather Lindsay, Jin Carey, Paul Spencer, Greg Lang, Vera Callahan, Sidney Lang, Eve Heaver, Alison Johnson, Bert Heaver
Synopsis: George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's TV program. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory TV producer.
I Mean...Whadda You Want (musical review)
Produced by Bert Heaver
Cast: Connelly Dancers, Marg Connelly, Doris Powell, Barbara Bentham, Theresa Patterson, Carol MacNeil, Brian Smart, Sharon Smart, Gary Hatton, Carol Hatton, Bert Heaver, Bev Smith, Rick Richter, George MacKenzie, Bud Flanagan, Sidney Lang, Vera Callaghan, Rick Boyer, Dorothy Lonsdale, Jenny Richter, Shirley Upton, Lynn Liddell, Marina Puffer, Phil Trudelle, Paul Spencer, Derek Groves, Mirja Groves, Bruce Patterson, Ruth Mitchell, Joanne Drumm, Murdock Ferguson
Production Team: Gary Hatton, Greg Lang, Paul Spencer, Eve Heaver, Rick Boyer, Bev Smith, Rich Richter, Marg Connelly, Paul Knibb, Paul Heaver, Rick Forrestall, Larry Caughell, Eric Watt, Brian Winter, Pat Green, Janer Vickers
Synopsis: A musical revue.
The Desperate Hours (drama)
Synopsis: The Hilliards are a typical family living on the outskirts of Indianapolis – abruptly, their pleasant home becomes a jungle full of cunning and violence. Mr. Hilliard and nineteen-year-old Cindy are allowed to go to work, while Mrs. Hilliard and ten-year-old Ralphie remain in the house as hostages. Meanwhile, the police search closes in inexorably, conducted by a deputy sheriff who has his own reasons for wanting to kill. The Hilliards are helpless. A murder occurs. The police move closer.
The Little Hut (drama)
Produced by Gerald Holmes
Cast: Jo Haviland, Blair Haviland, Paul Sutton, Barry Hammond
Production Team: Greg Lang, Julian Snedker, Bill Corcoran, Paul Renault, David Van Ryn, Rick Forrestall, Diane Fennel, Herta Park, Christine Murcutt, Gerald Holmes, Jo Haviland, Gary Hatton, Carol Hatton, Lisa Butcher, Maria Nelson, Joanne Bastien
Synopsis: Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett have washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to eat, they can concentrate on the love triangle between the men and the woman.
1973-1974 (Whitby Theatre Company)
Dirty Works At The Crossroads (comedy)
Produced by Greg Land
Cast: Sidney Lang, Herta Park, Shirley Upton, Bert Heaver, Mary Ellen Soltys, Julian Snedker, Carol Hatton, Marg Avison, Blair Haviland, Kathy Dewey
Production Team: Greg Lang, Kathy Gilmore, Wilf Wall, Bessie Gilmore, Eve Heaver, Betty Michaud, Catherine Schell, Margaret Wilde, Pat Green, Jan Vickers, Christine Murcott, Tom Brown, Peers Davidson, Jean Farquharson, Bev Smith, Doris Beaton
Synopsis: This play tells in laughable style the tear jerking story of Nellie Lovelace, an innocent country girl. Munro, the viper, has a wife in Ida Rhinegold, belle of the New Haven Music Halls, but that does not prevent him from pursuing Nellie and tearing her from the arms of her dying mother (whom he has poisoned). Nor does it prevent him from driving Adam Oakhart, the blacksmith's son, to drink, from blackmailing rich Mrs. Asterbilt, or from bewitching her daughter, Leonie.
1972-1973 (Whitby Theatre Company)
On Monday Next (comedy)
Produced by Malcolm Schell
Cast: Red Lee, Harry Chapman, Jo Haviland, Julian Snedker, Jean Henderson, Sandy Elizuk, Tracy Sager, Greg Lang, Carol Hatton, Mary Ellen Soltys, Howard Joynt, Tony Harrison, Wilfred Wall
Production Team: Sidney Lang, Debbie Phinn, Gary Hatton, Don Michie, Harry Chapman, Freddie Bryant, Janet Vickers, Tonu Harrison, Irene Harvey, Barbara Cook, Brenda Jackson, Eric Sullivan
Synopsis: In this reputable English comedy in the grand tradition, a repertory company is holding the second rehearsal for next week's play and things are proceeding in customary confusion. The star is in a hassle with her husband, who also plays the part of her husband in the play within a play. This by play adds plentifully to the confusion of the dialogue. The author, of course, shows up to offer his invaluable talent to the poor producer who is a pretty worried guy at this point. He has just been fished out of the orchestra pit into which he fell after a sally with a left handed carpenter and an amateur electrician who switched off the lights. An imperturbable old trouper does her best to pacify all hands, but prospects are not hopeful. There are further maladroit inventions by the carpenter and the stage manager departs in a temper as the remainder settle down noisily to resume the rehearsal.