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CLT’s Upcoming Productions

Fall 2023

Sept 26-Oct 1, 2023

Director: Robb Mowbray

Cast List
Phyllis – Nicole Bergot
Dom – Josh Langhorn
Alma – Erin Malin
Otto – Al Morgan

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Playwright, actor and director Morris Panych has been described as “a man for all seasons in Canadian theatre.” He has appeared in over fifty theatre productions and in numerous television and film roles. He has directed more than ninety productions and written over a dozen plays that have been translated and produced throughout the world. He has twice won the Governor General’s Award and has won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award fourteen times for acting and directing. He has also been nominated six times for Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award and three times for the Chalmers Award. His classic 7 Stories ranks 9th among the ten best selling plays in Canada, outselling the Coles version of Romeo & Juliet.


In this riotously funny new comedy from Morris Panych, we meet Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors’ day deal. But it’s not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of petty crime – it’s also her strong convictions about social justice and economic equality.

Along for the ride is Phyllis, Alma’s frazzled accomplice who lacks her mentor’s cool demeanour and snappy comebacks. It’s Alma who does the talking when the pair is apprehended at the grocery store by Dom, an overzealous rookie security guard. Guided by the strictness of his born-again Christian belief, Dom is ready to handcuff the culprits and call the police, but his affable senior partner, Otto, intervenes with a more sympathetic view of the crime: “It’s just a couple a steaks.” As Alma, Phyllis, Dom, and Otto share their wildly different takes on the situation, complex views on morality and ethics begin to emerge.

With its cast of oddball characters, Panych’s comedy offers biting observations about society’s haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common.

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Christmas 2023



Directed by: Mandy Tulloch
Produced by: Terry Penney and Shari Jakubiec

Come One Come All! Yes, we are looking for you!

This play will offer Hilarious Family Fun entertainment with all the usual characters and

All roles are open to all ages and all genders!
Traditional British Panto “Snow White”

Junior Cast: Ages 12yrs – 16yrs
Adult Cast: Villagers, Courtiers

Dame “Ma Baker” her son “Giggle Buns”
Snow White and our hero “Prince William”
The Evil Stepmother “The Queen” her side kick “Sir Plus” “Henchman” and of course “The Mirror”
The “Good Fairy” and the “Evil Troll King” the terrifying “Demongorgon” and “Dragon”
The “Seven Siblings”

*Ensemble members will play multiple roles
*The part of the DAME will be played by a male and the part of PRINCE WILLIAM  will be played by a female (as by tradition)

Sign up for auditions by emailing info@courtenaylittletheatre.com
Location: Courtenay Little Theatre Space,
Date: 11am – 6pm  August 26th 2023

Please come prepared for your audition:
Off book 30 sec monologue for all cast who wish to play a lead.
A short chorus of a song (your choice) for those who wish to sing.
All who wish to participate in any dance movement piece will be asked to follow a few basic jazz steps.
There will be COLD READS available at the time of your audition.

Rehearsal Dates: starting in mid October
Rehearsal Location: Courtenay Little Theatre Space
Show Dates: Dec 21-31, 2023 at the Sid Williams Theatre

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