BarnDoor Productions, Perth's original community theatre

 
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BPD's 24th season: all-classic, all-original, all-UNIQUE!

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BarnDoor Productions has been presenting live theatre in Perth, Ontario since 1995
and before that, as Perth Summer Theatre, back to 1983.

From outdoor classics to modern hits, from favourite "chestnuts" to original shows,
BDP has set the region's  community theatre standards since our first production
and built a reputation for high-energy, fast-paced, constantly surprising and always exciting theatre.

Producing Directors David and Janice Jacklin are now in their 36th season of presenting theatre together
and their eighth season at the Full Circle Theatre, Perth's only ground-level, fully barrier-free theatre --
and generally praised as the best performance space in town.

In 2012, the Jacklins were honoured with the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
for service to the community
and the performing arts.

A website dedicated to David's scripts and music is now online at:
www.playsfromdavidjacklin.ca

A note on tickets for BarnDoor Productions' shows:

We don't do credit cards. We ask for cash. This saves both of us money - lots of it.
Credit/debit card and "convenience" fees can add up to 25% to the cost of your ticket!
Do you really want to pay that much just to buy a ticket?

Tickets for BARNDOOR PRODUCTIONS shows only are: $20 reserved; $22 at the door; students $10

Here's how to order tickets for a BarnDoor Productions show:
1) Call 613 267 1884.
2) Tell us who you are, how many tickets you want and what performance.
3) Pay us in cash when you arrive.
Your tickets are guaranteed and it's a lot cheaper!

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Our 24TH season:

October 2018 through May 2019

A remarkable series of remarkable plays and musicals
ALL ORIGINAL -- ALL NEW -- ALL CLASSIC


Wait! What? New and classic?
Yep, all classic stories, all brand-new scripts -- ALL BDP originals.


SUMMER 2019 at Full Circle Theatre

Box & Cox, Complete!



August 2 to 18

William Shakespeare's FUNNIEST play about Scotland!

MACBETH


witches and spells
mists and moors
ambition and fate
love and hate
ghosts and murder

(And it is Shakespeare's funniest play about Scotland --
in fact, it's his only play about Scotland.)

Special summer start times:
7:30 p.m. for evenings; 1:30 p.m. for matinees.

Our 12th production of a play by William Shakespeare,
although we have done
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (twice!)
and last summer's Willm Shaksper -- about Shakespeare!


"THAT WAS FUN!"


That's it -- that's all you need to know.


BOX & COX, COMPLETE!


Box & Cox, by J. Maddison Morton
and
Box & Cox, Married & Settled
by J.S. Coyne

ONLY FIVE (5) MORE PERFORMANCES
June 15, 21, 22 at 8:00 p.m.; June 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.mm.

Two hilarious one-act farces by different authors --
but with the same characters!

Mr. Box works at night; Mr. Cox works in the day.
Mrs. Bouncer is getting double rent for her little room.
Until, one day, Box and Cox meet!

This gem of a one-act farce was so popular that, to this day in Britain,
to "box and cox" is still a slang term for people sharing rooms!

Then, in act two, meet
Mrs. Box and Mrs. Cox
and Baby Box and Baby Cox
and all that goes along with that!

ONLY 5 performances left for this production
due to the fact that some of our cast are off to
professional work immediately after!

Audition Macbeth


William Shakespeare's
MACBETH


One of our most anticipated productions in 24 seasons!

We had a good turnout at last Monday's audition (and discovered a remarkable script), BUT!

We still need a few people for the show -- so here's your chance to get involved.

JUST EMAIL US

Here's the Audition page with script and info

RAIN

was
intense and exciting


HANSEL & GRETEL

was

zany and hilarious

THE MALTESE  FALCON

was

sexy and dangerous

Maltese Falcon composite

GENERALS DIE IN BED

was

"a masterpiece" and "theatre at its best".

A couple of minutes with our April show:
GENERALS DIE IN BED
Some memories from our 24th season (so far!)

What did our audience say about our 23rd season?

A PERFECT LIKENESS (October):
"Marvellous! Absolutely bloody marvellous!"
"A brilliant play exceptionally well performed and directed."
"Very gripping the way these two actors held the stage. A MUST SEE!"
"Terrific . . . beautifully layered and very funny."
"Superb acting, obviously great direction, topped off with costuming and set design perfection."
"An amazing two-hander not to be missed at Full Circle Theatre in Perth."
"This play would shine on the professional stage anywhere!"

CINDERELLA (December)
"...amazing and hilarious."
"I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life."
"I really, really, REALLY loved the show."
"That was 'way, 'WAY too much fun. 'Way too much. I think I hurt myself."
"Without hesitation, that was the best panto I've ever seen."
"It felt wonderful to laugh like that. Not to be missed!"
"Laugh out loud antics.High energy panto in its most outrageous tradition."

PANTO CAN BE MURDER (February):
"Hilarious!"
"Too much fun!"
"I couldn't stop laughing!"
"So much fun to see the Cinderella characters backward."
"I've avoided panto like the plague -- this was so much fun, I want to see more!"
"This play is brilliant!'
"The two parts (frontstage and backstage) fit together perfectly!"
"It's a hoot! No, it's a hoot and a half!"
Scheduled for its international debut in the U.K. in February!

THE TAMING (April)
"A powerhouse of a play with three powerhouse performances!"
"Eye-opening!"
"That was an education -- but a fun one!"

CHARLEY'S AUNT (June)
How good is it? Well, our new version has ALREADY reached the stage in the U.S.!

WILLM SHAKSPER (August)
"An amazing production."
"This play is a marvel."
"Simply wonderful."
"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant."

Come and join us for Season 24!
 
A few moments from our 23rd season

What is our audience saying about our 24th season?

RAIN (October):
"You've outdone yourself. That was the best play I've seen in a long time."
"There are plays where the script relies on the performers to make it good. This is one where the script brings the performers up to its level."
"And, that ending! What a twist!"
"Terrific . . . beautifully layered and very funny."
"Timely, again. Or maybe, timely, still."

HANSEL AND GRETEL (December)
"I haven't heard my husband laugh so hard in a long time."
"I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life."
From a three-year old after the bear chase: "Well, that was a surprise."
"Astonishingly good."

THE MALTESE FALCON (February):
"Well choreographed ... delightful ... community theatre at its finest."
"A masterful adaptation."
"Brilliant! ... as usual."
"What a great play!"
"Even the scene changes are part of the entertainment."
"A fantastic evening of live theatre."
"Everything works ... seamless."
Already with interest for productions in the U.K. and Australia!

GENERALS DIE IN BED (April)
"I had no idea of what to expect. What I saw had nothing to do with what I expected. But, I really, really loved every moment of it."
"That was brilliant! It must be seen ..."
"BarnDoor Productions is always thought-provoking and trail-blazing."

Come and join us for Summer 2019!


RAIN

based on a story by
W. Somerset Maugham

October 19 to 27

One of our most intense, most provocative dramas in a long time. An exceptional production.

"One of the best productions you've done."

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THE MALTESE FALCON

a new play
based on the novel by
Dashiell Hammett

Feb. 15 to Mar. 3

Hammett's novel is THE classic of the genre --
the 1941 movie with Humphrey Bogart is THE classic of its genre --
now, it comes to the stage!

What would you do to gain the fabled treasure of
"The Black Bird"?
PERFORMERS: Perusal scripts and more for our summer productions
are available on the Auditions page here.

HANSEL & GRETEL

or
The Crumbs Don't Fall Far From The Loaf

November 30 to December 16

Vidow Vinkle and the town of Schplitzenpantz brought big laughs to a lot of people!

"I don't think I've heard my husband laugh so hard in a long time."
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A change in schedule!


THE DIARIES of
ADAM & EVE
isn't going to reach the stage this year.

INSTEAD, we offer

GENERALS
DIE IN BED

A story of one young man in World War One

Based on C.Y. Harrison's best-selling novel.

April 25 to May 5

Next Film Night International event
March 20 with
The Shoplifters

The near-capacity houses for FiNI's exclusive, FREE!, advance previews screenings of THE CHILDREN GAME on September 12 were a first chance to see and hear FCT's new sound and video systems.

The verdict on our THX 14.2 surround-sound: SUPERB!
The verdict on our upgraded projection area (about 50% bigger): WOW!

Find the details of FiNI's new lineup here: http://filmnightinternational.blogspot.com/

Below: the stage at the Full Circle Theatre, lit, dressed and waiting!

Full Circle Theatre ready and waiting

Have YOU got an event that you want to put in front of the public?  A concert, a play, a movie, a public reading of the telephone book?  We can help you bring it to your audience.

The Outside Track 2016

We are the most approachable, affordable and experienced
performing arts venue
in the county.

As many as 144 events at FCT in one year tells you
the story.

CONTACT US
WHAT'S IN THE CIRCLE?
Of interest at Full Circle Theatre

We've made a few improvements to FCT this past year,
including new hallway flooring and
new finish on the lobby floor.

Small gains, but FCT is still the most comfortable and accommodating performance space in Perth!
Our projection screen
FILM NIGHT INTERNATIONAL
AT FCT

Some of the best in international cinema
-Alternate Wednesdays
at 2 and 7 p.m.-

FOR TICKETS CONTACT:
filmnightperth@gmail.com
or call the Perth Library at
613-267-1224

HERE IS FiNI's BLOG
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Film Night International


FiNI returns in the fall for their seventh year at Full Circle Theatre

Go HERE for details on the lineup
and
tickets