Event Time and Date

Saturday, April 8 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Festival of One Act Plays

Please note the change in date and time from the printed season brochure.

The One-Act Festival runs over two days, and is presented in two parts. Students direct, design, and perform ten polished, short plays.
April 7 - 8, 2017
Part one: April 07, 2017 at 2:00 PM and April 08, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Part two: April 07, 2017 at 7:30 PM and April 08, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines
Admission: pay what you can
visit: brocku.ca/dramaticarts

There will be limited paid parking onsite. Parking will be available for $8 (cash) for the Friday and Saturday 7:30pm shows and for the Saturday 2pm show. Parking will open approximately 1 hour before the event.



by Frederick Stroppel
directed by Kelli Sitarski
designed by Allie Aubry and Aislinn Doran
performed by Katharine Oswald and Samantha Rideout

A contemporary play about a party girl and a stay-at home housewife and how they teach each other about life.
Pillow is a comedy, stemming from a sexual mishap, that is sure to keep you laughing with every surprise.

A Florentine Tragedy
excerpt from a play by Oscar Wilde
directed by Mark Dickinson
designed by Allie Aubry and Aislinn Doran
performed by Meryl Ochoa (Bianca), Austin Gagnier (Simone), Gwen Anderson (Guido)

A Florentine Merchant comes home to find his wife in the arms of a Prince. Witness as they try to resolve the situation in the most "civil" way possible.

One For The Road
by Harold Pinter
directed by Michelle Mohammed
designed by Jillian Wardell and Alex Agostinho
performed by Ivan Nikolic (Victor), Andria Dearden (Gila), Adrian Marchesano (Nicolas), Lianne Major (Nicky, playing a little boy, son of Gila and Victor)

A totalitarian leader confronts an intelligent, imprisoned family.

The Cowboy by Patrick Holland
directed by MacKenzie Kerr
designed by Jillian Wardell and Alex Agostinho
Performed by Chris Murillo (The Cowboy), Sarah Marks (Linda), Kristina Ojaperv: Kim, Rina Wilkins (Amanda)

A play about a peculiar disaster with a refrigerator, and addiction.

Batteries Not Included
by Brock alumna playwright Caitlin English
directed by Iain Beaumont
designed by Chelsea Wilson
performed by Juan-Carlos Figueroa (FRANK) , Kaylyn Valdez-Scott (SALLY), Josh Loewen (ROB), Courtney Greshuk (KAREN)

A zany meeting of two swinging couples caught in a web of hilarious and sometimes surprising relationships. Partial nudity, mixed drinks, and the right selection of toys and tunes blow the foam off this furious frolic.


The Tarantino Variation
By Seth Kramer
directed by Samantha Mastrella
designed by Jillian Wardell and Alex Agostinho
performed by Ceili Bryers (Mr. Fuchsia), Tyler Simpson (Mr. Puce), Aly Markov (Mr. Mauve)

Undercover agents Mr. Fushcia, Mr. Mauve, and Mr. Puce engage in a standoff. Unsure of the situation, the three work together in the most unlikely of ways to figure it all out, but the question remains; who will shoot first?

Ghost Trio
by Samuel Beckett, an adaptation of the original 1977 videoplay
directed by Helena Ciuciura
designed by Laura Burton and Ariel Nelson
performed by Isaac Brown (Male Figure) and Fitz Switzer (Female Voice & Boy)

This frightening and absurd show in the spirit of Samuel Beckett explores the haunting of a grieving man obeying a dangerously playful ghost. As the man is haunted, confused, and tormented by the insidious ghost, you may find yourself in the same predicament.
A sombre horror play of contemporary angst and the meaning of life, intercut by excerpts of the instrumental largo from Beethoven's Fifth Piano Trio (The Ghost)

Check Please
By Jonathan Rand
directed by Candice Burn
designed by Laura Burton and Ariel Nelson
performed by Aaron Anthony (Guy), Jazmine Jeffrey (Girl), Drew Hobden (Girl's Dates), and Yasmeen Concepcion (Guy's dates)

Mismatched blind dates in the city…

Irene and Lillian, Forever
by Bonnie Farmer, a Canadian playwright
directed by Tarndeep Pannu
designed by Allie Aubry and Aislinn Doran
performed by Sarah Rowe (Lillian) and Manchari Paranthahan (Irene)

Spunky, sassy, and sarcastic Lillian always knows what's happening in her small town outside of Halifax, what happens when she tries to force her clam, collected, and contained neighbour Irene into admitting something she hasn't done. Come out and experience there relationship in Irene and Lillian Forever.
A play about two African Canadian women living in Africville (Halifax) and how they negotiate poverty and loss.

All by Myself
by Robert Scott
Directed by Naomi Richardson
Designed by Chelsea Wilson
Performed by Rebecca Downing (Pemberton), Jessica Johnson (Nicholson), Alex Boychuk: (Miller), Lauren Reid (Ashworth), and David Poirier (Larry)

Dimwits, dirt, screaming, swimming and sailing away! What else is left to do on this deserted island?


Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

15 Artists' Common, St. Catharines, Ontario
Event Category:

Festivals & Special Events