BarnDoor Productions

 

OUR 24th SEASON

is something to write home about!


All original or new adaptations
ALL PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS

Comedy, farce, drama, music
ENTERTAINMENT

at the lowest ticket price in Perth
and with the most convenient way to get tickets in Perth

from Perth's original community theatre
who have been bringing you the best of this region's theatre since 1995
OCTOBER 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 21, 28 at 2:00 p.m.

RAIN


a play based on
a story by W. Somerset Maugham
and a screenplay by Maxwell Anderson

In the tropic rain, does evil out of sight
cease to be evil?

It is 1926 in Pago-Pago, Samoa.
The rain beats down incessantly.
A missionary and a prostitute clash.
Who will win? Who will survive?

One of Maugham's best stories, made into three movies starring Gloria Swanson (1928), Joan Crawford (1932) and Rita Hayworth (1952).  The original 1922 stage adapation ran 4 years on Broadway.

THE COMPANY
(in order of appearance)
Georgina Spelvin as Ameena
Scott Duncan as Sergeant O’Hara
Don MacKay as Horn
Loretta Di Eugenio as Mrs. Davidson
Robyn Nelson as Mrs. Macphail
Brian Atterbury as Dr. Macphail
Joe Laxton as Mr. Davidson
Anne Marie Lindell as Sadie Thompson
Nolan Atterbury as Private Hobson
David Kroetsch as Quartermaster Bates of the S.S. Orduna






February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 at 8:00 p.m.
March 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m.
February 17, 24, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

THE MALTESE FALCON


a new play based on
Dashiell Hammett's famous novel

Sam Spade is a womanizing, down-on-his-luck private eye, going nowhere fast -- until a dangerous young woman walks into his life -- and his partner is murdered.

The quintessential "hard-boiled detective" story, The Maltese Falcon is known around the world -- but this new stage adaptation brings even more excitement and mystery to the story.

Almost word-for-word from Hammett's novel, it's a trip down film noir alley -- for the stage!

CAST:  5 men - 3 women

NARRATOR/GUTMAN - Chris Erdos
SAM SPADE - Garrett Pipher
EFFIE PERINE - Karen Bernique
BRIGID O’SHAUGHNESSY - Keegan Carr
MILES ARCHER, LT. DUNDYFreed, Bryan - Don MacKay
DETECTIVE TOM POLHAUS, Luke, Jacobi - Scott Duncan
IVA ARCHER - Kim Fisher
JOEL CAIRO - Jerry Logan
WILMER COOK - Mitchell Bernique

Generals Die In Bed Poster

November 30, December 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m.
December 1, 2, 8, 9 at 2:00 p.m.

HANSEL & GRETEL

or
The Crumbs Don't Fall Far From The Loaf

A brand-new "English panto" in the tradition of
last year's Cinderella

Hansel and Gretel wander into the woods and get lost. They come upon a wonderful gingerbread house -- owned by an evil witch who eats little children.

That's the story, right?  Now add a naughty singing bar-maid, a prince without a horse, an evil baron, a wistful widow, two evil henchmen and a Bavarian town full of peasants.

And a bear.
And a horse.
And a lot of fun.

Vidow Vinkle ..... Brian Atterbury
Gretel Vinkle ..... Cassandra McDougall
Hansel Vinkle ..... Tyler Street
Baron Vasteland ..... Don MacKay
Potz .... Karen Bernique
Panz .... Jerry Logan
Lady Malevola ... Susan Code McDougall
Adalicia Bierman ..... Robyn Nelson
Prince Rupert ..... Garrett Pipher

The Villagers
Ben Bennett (The muscle)
Rodney Myatt (Cuddles The Bear)
Loretta Di Eugenio (The other muscle)
Laurie Latham (Valiant The Horse)
Kathy Tang (The other end of Valiant The Horse)


Maltese Falcon poster


We were unable to cast our planned production of
The Diaries of Adam & Eve.
Instead, we are leapfrogging two seasons to bring you a show
we had planned for 2020-2021!

GENERALS DIE IN BED


Our brand-new adaptation of a novel by
Charles Yates Harrison

Harrison's 1930 novel became an international best-seller,
called by the New York Times
"one of best of the war-time narratives."

However, Harrison's un-wavering, un-apologetic narrative
offended a lot of people in high places (generals and politicians, mostly)
and the book was largely suppressed in Canada.

Here it is: a young man's experience in the trenches, the rest areas and the brothels of World War One, as written by someone who was there.


Our new staging uses a multi-media approach,
illustrating and filling in the narrative with images, sound and music.

Just five people take on all the characters and more in this gripping production.

Due to this change in playbill, we are only running this for two weeks,
but with 8 performances (Thursday to Sunday each week).

April 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
April 28, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.


SUMMER 2019


Oh, yeah, a full summer, indeed.

A three week run for each of these two plays

JUNE:

BOX & COX, Complete!

Two of the best short farces of the 19th century, fun, silly and full of laughs.


AUGUST:

MACBETH

by William Shakespeare.
The Scottish Play.  Ambition, murder, revenge, hatred ... love? Yep, that's Mackers.