Jake's Women
By Neil Simon
Directed by Ian MacDermaid
June 8th - 24th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the person you meet walking down the street is thinking? Have you ever had a whole conversation with someone who was not even there? Jake has.

Neil Simon takes us inside the mind of Jake, a writer with writer's block and a failing marriage. To weigh his options, he has conversations with his therapist, his sister, his deceased wife, his daughter at age 12 and age 21, his present wife, most times without any of them being in the room. It's all going well until his imagined characters start to have a mind of their own. Neil Simon takes us on a journey through Jake's complicated life with his usual insight and humour.

As always, Dartmouth Players is assembling a fantastic team to bring you this funny and thought provoking play about relationships and imagination.


Our next Open Stage Nights are Saturday, May 27th and Friday, June 30th.

Community theatre is all about affording people the opportunity to get on stage and display their talent. With that in mind, Dartmouth Players has embarked on a new monthly offering for adults: Open Stage Nights! We’ve had two of these evenings so far and they were a lot fun, with singers, musicians, skits, spoken word, play excerpts, comedians, and even a puppeteer. These evenings are the perfect opportunity for people to strut their stuff on the boards of our theatre without having to audition. Please keep in mind that we do not always know the content of the acts being performed so Open Stage Nights are for adults only.

Acts can be a maximum of ten minutes in length (there is no minimum). Because of this we book a minimum of ten acts to perform each night. Because songs are often shorter than that, this gives us the potential for more.

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Write poetry? Have a favorite monologue you’d care to perform? Do you do standup? How about magic? Spoken word? Well then, show the world! …ok or at least our little part of the world, at Open Stage Night at Dartmouth Players! Everyone is a star and everyone’s time and talent will be appreciated and cheered!

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a show without an audience, so even if you do not wish to perform, please join us for a relaxed and entertaining evening of fun with members of your community.

Our open stage nights are also a fund raiser for Dartmouth players, but to keep it as accessible to everyone, admission is strictly pay-what-you can. Paying admission also gets you a chance at a nightly door prize!

Singers please note, because we don’t have a live house band, we’ll be looking for any background accompanying music for your song from you. (Bring a CD?). Occasionally we have a keyboardist joining us so sheet music can work as well on those evenings.

For Open Stage Nights, we only open the bottom theatre doors, so the main theatre doors remain locked. 

If you are interested in performing or have any questions, please don’t’ hesitate to contact Carolyn Davis at MsCarolynDavis@Outlook.com with “Open Stage” as your subject line.

Watch, perform, enjoy! Because everyone deserves an opportunity in the spotlight. 


2017-2018 season!

Dartmouth Players is pleased to announce its program for the 2017-18 season, four outstanding plays sure to please all audiences

by Peter Quilter
November 9 - 25, 2017   

A hilarious, heart-warming comedy about a delightfully eccentric New York-based soprano who kept on singing almost to her death, in the face of strong resistance from critics who insisted that she couldn’t sing a note.  Glorious is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a singer often referred to as the “First Lady of the Sliding Scale.” 

Stop Kiss
by Diana Son
January 25 - February 10, 2018  

A poignant and sometimes funny play about two women involved in a relationship. Stop Kiss interweaves scenes from the relationship’s early days with scenes from the hospital room to which one of the women is confined following a vicious attack by thugs near a bar where they have been drinking.  

Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet
by Ann Marie MacDonald
April 5 - 21   

A Queen’s University English professor's search for the origins of two plays by Shakespeare ultimately leads her on a quest for her own identity. After seeing this uproarious comedy, you may never look at Shakespeare or the academic world in the same way again. 

* Pending performance rights


by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim
June 7 - 23  

The classic musical Gypsy is loosely based on the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.  In the words of one critic, the play “casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.” Gypsy has delighted audiences around the world almost continuously since its New York premiere in 1959.  

* Pending performance rights



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Across from Sullivan's Pond and behind Churchill Academy in beautiful Dartmouth

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