Announcing the 2018 - 2019 Season
The fall show (Nov 23- Dec 1, 2018) is:
The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes by John Nassivera directed by André Dimitrijevic
This play about the famous detective has Holmes venturing into the occult where, during a séance, he is warned that he is about to meet his maker. The play has Holmes, Watson and Prof. Moriarty meet their maker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wishes to end their existence literally with the final stroke of his pen. Holmes cannot accept the fact that he is the product of another's imagination, a mere pawn of another man's genius. Who is the creator and who the pawn becomes the central question as Holmes and the others threaten their creator with the death to which he has sentenced them.
The spring 2019 show (April 5 - Apr 13, 2019) is:
Heroes, by Gérald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard directed by Rich Huton
Heroes is set in August 1959 in a home somewhere in France for retired military men. The play takes place outside on a terrace in the garden of a convent hospital where Philippe and Henri are hatching a plan to escape.
Founded in 2001, Phoenix Players is a community theatre company providing affordable, high quality live theatre entertainment to communities in and around Ottawa. We perform comedies, mysteries and dramas from the Canadian, American and English repertory. Our plays are selected for their entertainment value and audience appeal and are performed at the Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa's Little Italy. As a registered charity, we welcome donations to support our development by offering workshops in theatre arts and contributing to the resources of the Gladstone.