Past Plays

Dartmouth Players has produced many plays over the past twenty seasons. The plays are listed below in chronological order.

1986-87
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
June 1986 Bus Stop
by Rae Shirley (one-act)
Eva Moore
June 1986 Nobody Sleeps
by Guernsey Le Pelley (one-act)
Unknown
Nov 1986 Overruled
by George Bernard Shaw (one-act)
Flo Trillo
Nov 1986 The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet
by George Bernard Shaw (one-act)
Flo Trillo
Mar 1987 Rise and Shine
by Elda Cadogan (one-act)
Cliff and Valerie Tyner
Mar 1987 A Resounding Tinkle
by N.F. Simpson (one-act)
John Woodside
Mar 1987 High Window
by Verne Powers (one-act)
Tania Rosere
 
1987-88 (First season in current theatre)
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Oct-Nov 1987 The Aylesford Maidens
by Kay Hill
Rob Vandekieft
Feb 1988 The Mumberley Inheritance
by Warren Graves
Cliff Tyner
June 1988 Murder Among Friends
by Bob Barry
Flo Trillo
 
1988-89
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1988 Don't Drink The Water
by Woody Allen
Rob Vandekieft
Feb 1989 Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Sheila McLean
Apr-May 1989 Lady Audley's Secret
Book by Douglas Seale
Music by George Goehring
Lyrics by John Kuntz
Cliff Tyner
June 1989 Hello and Goodbye
by Athol Fugard
Flo Trillo
 
1989-90
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1989 The Heiress
by Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Sheila McLean
Feb 1990 Night Must Fall
by Emlyn Williams
Faith Ward
May-June 1990 Run For Your Wife
by Ray Cooney
Cliff Tyner
 
1990-91
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1990 Leaving Home
by David French
Robert Wigle
Feb-Mar 1991 The Odd Couple (Female Version)
by Neil Simon
Cliff Tyner
May-June 1991 Count Dracula
by Ted Tiller
Margaret Fyfe
 
1991-92
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Oct-Nov 1991 Jacques and his Master
by Milan Kundera
Translated by Simon Callow
Aubrey Fricker
Jan-Feb 1992 Edwin
by John Mortimer
Jeremy Akerman
Apr-May 1992 A Chorus of Disapproval
by Alan Ayckbourn
Cliff Tyner
June 1992 Olympus On My Mind
Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman
Music by Grant Sturiale
Margaret Jackson
 
1992-93
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1992 Witness for the Prosecution
by Agatha Christie
Regis Landry-Norris
Feb 1993 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Jay Presson Allen
Jeremy Akerman
Apr-May 1993 The Elephant Man
by Bernard Pomerance
Robert Wigle
June 1993 Move Over, Mrs. Markham
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Margaret Jackson
 
1993-94
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1993 Lettice and Lovage
by Peter Shaffer
Cliff Tyner
Jan-Feb 1994 Don't Step on my Footprint
by Fred Carmichael
Tracy Verbeke
Apr 1994 The Real Inspector Hound
by Tom Stoppard
Joris Ekering
June 1994 Ravenscroft
by Don Nigro
Flo Trillo
 
1994-95
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov-Dec 1994 Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling
Margaret Jackson
Feb 1995 Boeing Boeing
by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Beverley Cross
Cliff Tyner
Apr-May 1995 Mrs. Dot
by Somerset Maugham
Aubrey Fricker
June 1995 White Liars/Black Comedy
by Peter Shaffer
Joris Ekering
 
1995-96
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov-Dec 1995 Oh What A Lovely War
by Joan Littlewood
Sheila McLean
Jan-Feb 1996 There Goes the Bride
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Cliff Tyner
Apr 1996 Veronica's Room
by Ira Levin
Margaret Jackson
May 1996 The Fiftieth
by Flo Trillo (LITF Entry)
J. Frederick Brown
June 1996 Agnes of God
by John Pielmeier
Marianne Ward
 
1996-97
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1996 Reserve Two For Murder
by John Randall
Flo Trillo
Jan-Feb 1997 'night, Mother
by Marsha Norman
David Ridley
Mar 1997 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
by Neil Simon
Margaret Jackson
May-June 1997 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Book by Larry King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall
J. Frederick Brown
 
1997-98
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1997 Bad Seed
by Maxwell Anderson
Margaret Jackson
Feb 1998 A Month of Sundays
by Bob Larbey
Cliff Tyner
Apr-May 1998 Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
by Ed Graczyk
David Ridley
June 1998 Two By Two
Book by Peter Stone
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
J. Frederick Brown
 
1998-99
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1998 Sly Fox
by Larry Gelbart
Flo Trillo
Feb 1999 The Shadow Box
by Michael Cristofer
Ian MacDermid
Apr 1999 Building Blocks
by Bob Larbey
Cliff Tyner
June 1999 The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by David Edgar
Sheila McLean
 
1999-2000
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 1999 Summer and Smoke
by Tennessee Williams
Flo Trillo
Jan-Feb 2000 Communicating Doors
by Alan Ayckbourn
Cliff Tyner
Mar-Apr 2000 The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie
Janet Godsell
Apr-May 2000 Bottoms Up
by Flo Trillo (LITF Entry)
Flo Trillo
June 2000 Sinners
by Norm Foster
Nick Jupp
 
2000-01
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Sep 2000 Bottoms Up
by Flo Trillo (season opener)
Flo Trillo
Nov 2000 Saving Grace
by Jack Sharkey
Geoff Ball
Jan-Feb 2001 Me and My Girl
Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book revised by Stephen Fry with Mike Ockrent
Music by Noel Gay
Valerie Tyner
Mar-Apr 2001 Murder By Misadventure
by Edward Taylor
Flo Trillo
June 2001 Perfect Days
by Liz Lochhead
Cliff Tyner
 
2001-02
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Sep 2001 Comedy Tonight
(three one-act plays, season opener)
Ralf Dreimanis
Diedre Moore
Jeff Roy
Jane Rogerson
Nov-Dec 2001 I'm Not Rappaport
by Herb Gardiner
Regis Landry-Norris
Jan-Feb 2002 Bedroom Farce
by Alan Ayckbourn
Cliff Tyner
Apr 2002 The Cemetery Club
by Ivan Menchell
Flo Trillo
June 2002 American Beauty
by Michael Rice
Dan Steeves
 
2002-03
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 2002 The Good Doctor
by Neil Simon
Ralf Dreimanis
Jan-Feb 2003 Cash On Delivery
by Michael Cooney
Cliff Tyner
Mar 2003 The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
by W.O. Mitchell (DP/TAG co-production)
Sheila McLean
Mar-Apr 2003 The Innocents
by William Archibald
Sheila McLean
June 2003 Marvin's Room
by Scott McPherson
Ian MacDermid
 
2003-04
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov-Dec 2003 Deathtrap
by Ira Levin
Janet Godsell
Jan-Feb 2004 Comic Potential
by Alan Ayckbourn
Cliff Tyner
Apr-May 2004 Beside Yourself
by Nick Hall
Geoff Ball
June 2004 Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Jane Rogerson
 
2004-05
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Sept 2004 Mildred
by Flo Trillo (season opener)
Flo Trillo
Nov 2004 Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii
by Allan Stratton
Bryn Rowlands
Jan-Feb 2005 Night Watch
by Lucille Fletcher
Robin Saywood
Mar-Apr 2005 Caught in the Net
by Ray Cooney
Cliff Tyner
June 2005 Kiss Me, Kate
Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Gisela O'Brien
 
2005-06
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 2005 Lend Me a Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
Cliff Tyner
Jan-Feb 2006 Prelude to a Kiss
by Craig Lucas
Janet Godsell
Mar-Apr 2006 En Suite
by Joe O'Byrne
Nick Jupp
June 2006 Walking Happy
Book by Roger O. Hirson and Ketti Frings
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Bryn Rowlands
 
2006-07
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 2006 Nunsense
by Dan Goggin
Geoff Ball
Jan-Feb 2007 Tribute
by Bernard Slade
J. Frederick Brown
April 2007 Bus Stop
by William Inge
Ian MacDermid
June 2007 Jasper Station
Book and Lyrics by Norm Foster
Music and Lyrics by Steve Thomas
Gisela O'Brien
 
2007-08
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Sept 2007 Patches
by Robert More (season opener)
Clyde A. Wray
Nov 2007 Jitters
by David French
Bryn Rowlands
Jan-Feb 2008 Good Things
by Liz Lochhead
Cliff Tyner
April 2008 The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl
Geoff Ball
June 2008 The Spitfire Grill
Book and Music by James Valcq
Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley
Ian MacDermid
 
2008-09
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Sept 2008 Lysistrata
by Clyde A. Wray (season opener)
Clyde A. Wray
Nov 2008 Crazy For You
Book by Ken Ludwig
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Valerie Tyner
Feb 2009 Sea Marks
by Gardner McKay
J. Frederick Brown
April-May 2009 Don't Dress For Dinner
by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon
Cliff Tyner
June 2009 'Art'
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Bryn Rowlands
 
2009-10
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Aug 2009 tick...tick...BOOM!
by Jonathan Larson (summer showcase)
Tina Gallant
Nov 2009 Anything Goes
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse,
Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Valerie Tyner
Feb 2010 Woman In Mind
by Alan Ayckbourn
Andrew Coll
April 2010 The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Isabelle Theriault
June 2010 The Cover of LIFE
by R.T. Robinson
Ian MacDermid
 
2010-11
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 2010 The Fantasticks
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Ian MacDermid
Jan-Feb 2011 Boston Marriage
by David Mamet
Bryn Rowlands
Mar-Apr 2011 Funny Money
by Ray Cooney
Cliff Tyner
June 2011 Be My Baby
by Ken Ludwig

Janet Godsell



2011-12
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Nov 2011 Cabaret
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Ian MacDermid
Feb 2012 The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Bucan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
And an original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble
Nick Jupp
Apr 2012 Inherit the Wind
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Tamara Smith
June 2012 A Flea in Her Ear
by Georges Feydeau
Translated by John Mortimer
Mike Tobin


2012-13 (25th Anniversary Season)
Month/Year Play/Authors Director(s)
Nov 2012 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall
Ian MacDermid
Feb 2013 Run for Your Wife
by Ray Cooney
Mike Tobin and Andrew Finnigan
Apr 2013 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
by Ed Graczyk
Bryn Rowlands
June 2013 Count Dracula
by Ted Tiller
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker
Tamara Smith


2013-2014 
Month/Year Play/Authors Director(s)
Nov 2013 Blackpool and Parrish 
by David Belke 
Joanne Arbuthnott
Feb 2014

Woman in Black Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill 

Dan Bray
Apr 2014 Harvey
by Mary Chase 
Andrew Finnigan and Daniel Yule
June 2014 Marion Bridge 
by Daniel McIvor 
Ian MacDermid


2014-2015 
Month/Year Play/Authors Director(s)
Nov 2014 Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical
by Bob Walton and Jim Walton
Danielle Wilson
Dec 2014

A Christmas Carol - The Radio Play
by Charles Dickens

Keith Morrison
Feb 2015
Blithe Spirit
by Noel Coward
Ralf Dreimanis
Apr 2015

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley 

John Beard
June 2015 The Game's Afoot
by Ken Ludwig

 Daniel Yule
 

July 2015 The Grain of Life
by Isabelle Thériault
Isabelle Thériault​

 

2015-2016
Month/Year Play/Authors Director
Oct-Nov 2015 Company
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth
 
Larua Thorton
Jan  2016 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Tamara Smith
Mar-Apr 2016 And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
Bryn Rowlands
June 2016 The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurny
Nick Jupp