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.
ITR is kicking off its tribute to Canada's 150th birthday (see below) a couple of months early with 6 performances featuring both "My Narrator" and "The Death of Me" - two one-act plays by Canada's pre-eminent playwright, Norm Foster. One play will be performed before intermission and other will follow afterwards. Performances will be November 18-20 and 25-27. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 10th. ITR Patrons may reserve their seats now via email or phone.
Check out a sneak preview of these shows on our YouTube channel.
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.
In honour of Canada's upcoming 150th birthday in 2017, ITR is preparing 3 plays with Canadian connections, starting this fall with our Norm Foster Double-Double to celebrate Canadian talent in the theatre world.
In spring 2017, we will present “Lafferty’s Wake” as 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 use our social media to honour other cultures as well.
AUDITIONS starting November 16, 2016 - see Auditions page for details.
Performance dates for Lafferty’s Wake are April 28 to May 7 2017.
In fall 2017, we 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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