This year is ITR's 45th Anniversary. To celebrate, throughout the year we will be posting photos from historical shows on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We will also be posting anniversary greetings from long time ITR members and members of our audiences. If you have a greeting for ITR please don't hesitate to message us through our Facebook page or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's make this a memorable anniversary.
by John Murrell
Director: Lorraine Hopkins
Asst. Director: Helen Visbach
Waiting for the Parade is a series of vignettes about five Calgary women on the home front in the Second World War based on interviews John Murrell did with women who had experienced the era first hand. It's a window on a time gone by fraught with loneliness, propaganda, rationing and big changes to the role of women in society.
Catherine's husband is overseas; Margaret has one son overseas and one who joins the communist party; Janet's husband avoids active service by working for CBC radio; Eve, a teacher, tries to keep her students from enlisting; and Marta is a German immigrant whose father is interned as a spy. These women respond very differently to their circumstances during WW II, creating a wonderful portrait of life in Canada in the 40s.
The show will be performed at the Osgoode Community Centre on November 9 and 10 and 16 to 18, 2018. Tickets will go on sale in late September.
For information on auditions for the show see our Auditions page.
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.
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