September 14-16, 8pm
September 17, 2pm

Five new plays by five playwrights

What do an invisible ghost, three middle-aged women wishing they were less invisible, an overbearing mother we wish was invisible, scammers who make our money disappear, and an acting bear we may or may not get to see, have in common? - Well visibility or lack thereof apparently, but also these are themes of this montage of excerpts from local new plays brought to light on the Dartmouth Player's stage for this year's Season Opener, Five by Five.

A Moderate Lamentation by Rosemary Gilbert - directed by Leana Todd
On the eve of another milestone birthday and struggling with the care and upkeep of their Country Estate, Commodore Grayson Wooten Putnam decides to sell The Commodore’s Cottage, desirably located in the Quaint Seaside Village of Sunny Shallows, and purchase a Condominium in Nirvana Manoir, an exclusive, new ‘Age-in-Place’ Residence further down the Coast in Shady Grove.   When Grayson discovers that Janey, as the “Officially Designated House Ghost” must be sold with their Estate, he faces the Dilemma of his Lifetime. Will He Decide to Leave Her to List It? OR Will He Choose to do The Next Best Honourable Thing? 
Mummy’s Boy by Tim Cohoon - directed by Leana Todd
Murray has found the love of his life in Sylvia and they are both excited to take the big step of moving  in together, but Mummy is not about to let another woman into Murray's life or his apartment.
The Three Fates - by Stu Ducklow - directed by Leana Todd
Three middle-aged women discover they have become invisible to men. They turn this to their advantage, running several scams to supplement their incomes.  One woman poses as a online therapist and blackmails her client, while another sells a "handsome" potion to a lonely nerd and yet a third murders a philandering lover for his money. 
Spammers by Jon Peirce - directed by Leana Todd
Imagine for a moment what might happen if internet scammers were to materialize as real-life characters in a reality TV show.  Pitted against each other they must prove to the game show emcee (think Alex Trebek on mega-steroids for this pompous dude) and to the audience, that they are the greatest scammer of all time. If you’ve ever been the subject of an Internet scam attempt (or even in the unlikely event that you haven’t), you’ll find a lot that resonates in this timely comedy.
Mental Ben by Jane E. Rogerson - directed by Jane Rogerson
Max, the artistic director of a small theatrical company, has found a patron who will solve the theatre's financial problems except there is a string attached - they must stage a horrendous, and potentially life threatening (that's a surprise), play written by the patron's pretentious hipster son. Max and the director Donald think they can persuade the playwright to "modify" his play but he has something on both of them and things quickly spiral downward.

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Our next Open Stage Night is Friday, August 25th at 8pm!

Community theatre is all about affording people the opportunity to get on stage and display their talent.  Dartmouth Players’ Open Stage Nights do precisely that, and provide a wonderful evening of entertainment! 

What will you see? Well, so far we’ve had singers, musicians, skits, spoken word, play excerpts, comedians, puppeteers, and even burlesque. 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.

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 or performing in the show 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 or have the music on your phone?). 

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

If you are interested in performing or have any questions, please don’t’ hesitate to contact us at be openstagenight@outlook.com with “Open Stage” as your subject line.

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



2017-2018 season!



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Our scent-free theatre is located at 33 Crichton Avenue (mailing address below)
Across from Sullivan's Pond and behind Churchill Academy in beautiful Dartmouth

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PO Box 66 Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y2