Playwrights @ TAG Festival
Three nights only: April 25-27, 2019 - 8 pm
Theatre Arts Guild is proud to present the fourth biennial Playwrights @ TAG Festival.
The evening features three one-act plays written by local playwrights who will see their words come to life at the Pond Playhouse.
Join us for this fun event when TAG let's down its hair and lets you bring your drink into the theatre.
Mrs. Walford by Brenda Tyedmers.
In June 1887, a young Brooklyn wife flees her troubled marriage and takes refuge at the Queen Hotel in Halifax. But her plans for a drastic next step are thwarted by an unexpected ally.
Mrs. Walford has been on Brenda's mind since 2003, when she found a "Queen Hotel, Halifax N.S." plate fragment in her backyard. She did a Google search that turned up two lonely results; one of these was a Brooklyn Daily Eagle account of a tragedy involving Mrs. Robert M. G. Walford in 1887. Informed by actual Halifax and New York newspaper reports and other historical research, this play is a work of fiction that explores "Who was Mrs. Walford?", "Why did she do it?" and "What might her future have held?" if someone had noticed, and cared, and acted.
Director: Cheryl Theriault
Stage Manager: Laureen van Lierop
Starring: Rayna Smith Camp, Debora Pollock, Jennifer Robbins and Phil Reid
Some Guy from the Internet by J.L. Allen.
Hilarity ensues when an aging mother unwittingly discovers the world of online dating. She invites her children for dinner to meet her suitor for the first time, only it turns out that this strange stranger may not be exactly who he claims to be. Full of plot twists and clever comedy, this is one act you don't want to miss!
Director: Kelly Doney-Morrison
Starring: Aaron Richard, Ellen Oldford, Nicole Moore and Brad Morrison
Lexy from Skye Meets Davy by Ralph A Walton-Bone Urquhart.
Is life random? Is it pre-determined? Is it all imagined?
Consider an iconic historical event with an added, unexpected twist. What if Flora MacDonald had a love child with Bonnie Prince Charlie...well, a lust child. You may think that the actual story of her bravery, which has long been a source of Scottish pride,is enough. But what if this union of genes fulfilled a destiny in an alternate reality. What if everything that can happen, has and exists somewhere. What if it’s all in our mind...
Director: Angela Butler
Musical Director; original song writer/arranger of the traditional songs: Ralph A Walton-Bone Urquhart
Starring: Adam Norton, Joshua Law, Rayna Smith Camp, Skyler Sullivan, Sarah Chalmers, and Jennifer Robbins