by Colleen Curran
January 13 to February 4, 2017
Director: David Eden
Canada Day cakes disappear; an archaeologist uncovers a hidden treasure; a nun considers renouncing her vows; a bride and her mom fight a custody battle for the wedding cake. A gentle comedy about life in a small Ontario town on July 1.
(production photos by Robert Rayfield)
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About director David Eden…
David’s a theatre historian, with the degrees to prove it. The first play he directed for Village Players was the comedic Maggie’s Getting Married in 2015, but he had already acted on our stage in Queen Milli of Galt and Lady Windermere’s Fan. Among the other plays he has directed are: The Killdeer, The Easter Egg, Drag Queens on Trial, The Jones Boy, Charley’s Aunt, The Gioconda Smile, And Then There Were None, and The Importance of Being Earnest. As the chair of the Village Players Reading Committee, David reads about 80 plays a year — and this is the one he wants to direct. ‘Nuff said?
About playwright Colleen Curran…
Colleen Curran is a Montreal playwright, novelist, performer and teacher. Her many comedies include Moose County, Local Talent, Ceili House, Villa Eden, El Clavadista Merry & Bright, Anastasia and the Time Machine, Ireland’s Own Carmel O’Reilly Tonite! and Maple Lodge which won the Samuel French, Inc. award for Best Canadian comedy. Her Sacred Hearts, which she adapted for CBC Radio Morningside Drama, won an International Gabriel Award. Her dramatic version of Something Drastic, the first in her Trilogy of comedic novels about singing waitress Lenore Rutland, premiered at P.T.E. in Winnipeg and was later produced in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto at the Tarragon Extra Space by Heidi Players.
Colleen has taught playwriting across North America as well as a comedy workshop at the National Theatre School of Canada. Colleen’s True Nature launched the 2011 season at Centaur Theatre, her thriller comedy Bearings recently premiered in Penticton, BC. and her latest play is Godot at the Coconut Grove about a legendary theatrical fiasco starring Bert Lahr. Colleen is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
CAKE-WALK premiered at the Blyth Festival in 1984, directed by Katherine Kaszas under Artistic Director Janet Amosand. It has been widely produced across Canada and the USA, most recently by Zeitgeist Stage Company of Boston.