ITR is a rural theatre company dedicated to providing people in the former Osgoode and Rideau Townships and surrounding areas with an opportunity to indulge their interests in amateur theatre. Our main activities are geared towards a spring and fall production of 2 and 3 act plays, that are usually comedy, farce or melodrama. We welcome anyone and everyone who shares our love of theatre, no matter what your interest or level of past experience. To find out more about the ITR Theatre group - it's activities, history, and newsletter - check out the About ITR. If you are interested in auditioning for future plays, working behind the scenes or providing support in any way, check out our Auditions Page and our Volunteers Page.
And now, for something completely different! This summer, ITR will present three performances of Brendan Murray's play, Monday's Child, in Manotick's historic Dickinson Square. The show will run from 1-2 p.m. on July 2, August 6 and September 3, and is suitable for children of all ages.
Monday's Child won the Writer's Guild of Great Britain award for Best Children’s Play of 2012. It tells the story of the unique bond between a grandmother and a little girl who love to dress up and play together. This imaginative, funny story explores how we learn, remember, grow old and cope with new challenges.
This is a free event, though we will be passing the hat for voluntary donations to help defray expenses. Bring the family and come out to historic Dickinson Square to spend an enjoyable hour with Monday’s Child. The show will be performed on an outdoor stage between Dickinson House and the Carriage Shed, across from Watson’s Mill. Chairs will be provided and you are also welcome to bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.
ITR is kicking off its sesquicentennial tribute to Canada a couple of months early with two one-act plays by Canada's pre-eminent playwright, Norm Foster: "My Narrator" and "The Death of Me", from November 18-20 and 25-27.
Imagine what would happen if that little voice inside your head – the one that tells you how to behave and what choices to make – suddenly took on a life of its own? For Lacy and Miles, love is what happens and the ensuing complications have hilarious results. Particularly when the inner voices themselves fall in love.
When John bargains with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, he quickly discovers that fixing the mistakes of his past is difficult, especially when there are all sorts of new mistakes to be made and that perhaps his destiny is not yet etched in stone.
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