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. From time to time, we also do additional shorter productions at various locations throughout the community. 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.
"Lafferty’s Wake" by Susan Turlish, is the second show in ITR's celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. It is a tribute to the Canadian mosaic, a reflection of our mixed cultural heritage from afar. While this play focuses on the strong Irish flavour in our area, we will honour other cultures as well through our social media. Performances will be at the Osgoode Community Centre on April 28 and 29 and May 5 – 7 with our fabulous dinner theatres on April 29 and May 6. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 6. See our Tickets Page for more information.
In honour of Canada's upcoming 150th birthday in 2017, ITR chose 3 plays with Canadian connections. This past November we presented our highly successful Norm Foster Double-Double to celebrate Canadian talent in the theatre world.
In the spring of 2017, we will present “Lafferty’s Wake” as a tribute to the Canadian mosaic, and the strong Irish heritage in our area. You can find more information on this play above.
In fall 2017, Oct 20-22nd and Oct 27-29th, we will pay tribute to Canada's game with a play about hockey old-timers - with a twist! The playwright, Michael Grant from Elmira Ontario, has rewritten his play “Shorthanded” for us as “Shorthanded – a Ladies' Game”: an all-female version of the hilarious original. This show will honour not only the “good old hockey game” but also the tremendous advances that Canadian women have made in sports.
Our new YouTube channel is up and running. View video clips of some of our past productions as well as current rehearsals! here.
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