Simcoe County Theatre Festival - About the Festival

A festival of seven short plays written, directed, and performed by artists from across Simcoe County!

With your ticket, you get access to the two or three of the Festival plays (each under one hour) that evening, so make sure you pick the right night if you are looking for specific ones. OR you can catch all seven by purchasing a Festival Pass – be it on one weekend day, or across the span of the Festival. Up to you!

This year, we have added a family show – Kempenfelt Kelly – that is presented a little earlier in the day. You can purchase a ticket to see just that show with your young ones, or add it to your ticket for that night. There is special child pricing for Kempenfelt Kelly only.

All tickets are general admission (not reserved), so please arrive early to ensure the best seats. Additionally, performances will begin right on time and audience members will have to wait until a moment where they can be seated.

Please note that some of the productions contain mature themes/subject matter, and coarse language.

Shows

If the Shoe Fits
by Trudee Romanek

In Transit
by Alayna Kellett-Molotkow

Unpacked Memories
by Michelle Greig

Son of a Temperance
by Lori McIntyre

Float
by Gordon Haney

Blueberry Pie                                  by Kristian Diesen

Kempenfelt Kelly
by Sabrina Merks and Alondra Vega-Zaldivar

Show Schedule

Festival Staff

Festival Producer – Sabrina Merks

Festival Production Manager – Kody Poisson

Dramaturg – Leah Holder

Assistant Stage Managers – Jack Davidson and Clayton Hansen

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If the Shoe Fits

A one-man show inspired by the life of Barrie’s ever-cheerful and chatty Charlie O’Connor, exploring the fact that one never knows what past emotional struggles may linger behind the most joyful of smiles.
Written by Trudee Romanek
Directed by Judi Erickson
Stage Manager – Anna Jones-Porter
Featuring – Stephen Bainborough
Showtimes:
Wed Jul 10  – 7PM
Sat Jul 13 – 1:30PM
Sun Jul 14 – 7:30PM
Thurs Jul 18 – 7PM
Sat Jul 20 – 1:30PM
Sun Jul 21 – 4:30PM 

In Transit

A contemporary jazz dance work that explores the space between Point A and Point B-the places we all usually avoid.  It highlights the forks in the road and the choices that shape who we are as individuals, ‘In Transit’ shines on the journey rather than the destination.
Created by Alayna Kellett-Molotkow
Stage Manager – Lesley Coo
Featuring – too many dancers to count!
Showtimes:
Thur Jul 11  – 7:30 PM
Sat Jul 13 – 7:30 PM
Sun Jul 14 – 4:30 PM
Fri Jul 19 – 7 PM
Sat Jul 20 – 7:30 PM
Sun Jul 21 – 1:30 PM 

Unpacked Memories

Unpacked Memories captures the dynamics of a marriage that has survived for a lifetime, but in its closing chapters, is thrown a curveball – one that threatens the trust that has been built over decades. This is a heartfelt story of packing up your things and unpacking your dreams
Written by Michelle Greig
Directed by Kat Horzempa
Stage Manager – Zarah Walpole
Featuring – Jane Bolton, Natalie Brunelle and Frank Kewin
Fri Jul 12  – 7PM
Sat Jul 13 – 4:30PM
Sun Jul 14 – 1:30PM
Wed Jul 17 – 7PM
Sat Jul 20 – 4:30PM
Sun Jul 21 – 7:30PM 

Son of a Temperance

A comedy that centers on the members of the Lodge of the Good Templars in 1878. Members have gathered in the Temperance Hall, located in a small village in Ontario. Each member has a personal agenda that impacts the discussions and decisions related to intemperance, in a most unusual way.
Written by Lori McIntyre
Directed by Stevie Baker
Stage Manager – Amy Lewis
Featuring – Ted Fleming, Luis Garcia, Tom Mercer and Trudee Romanek
Wed Jul 10  – 7PM
Sat Jul 13 – 1:30PM
Sun Jul 14 – 7:30PM
Thurs Jul 18 – 7PM
Sat Jul 20 – 1:30PM
Sun Jul 21 – 4:30PM 

Float

Float is an absurdist take on the conflicts that sometimes arise between employers and their employees. It is also about the operations of a hotel, even if, as it soon becomes apparent, there is more to the hotel than meets the eye.
Written by Gordon Haney
Directed by Kyle Popovich
Stage Manager – Lesley Coo
Featuring – Brooklyn Chenard, Luis Garcia, Nancy Knapp, Jayden Tinianov and Paul Wernick
Showtimes:
Thur Jul 11  – 7:30 PM
Sat Jul 13 – 7:30 PM
Sun Jul 14 – 4:30 PM
Fri Jul 19 – 7 PM
Sat Jul 20 – 7:30 PM
Sun Jul 21 – 1:30 PM 

Blueberry Pie

Two versions of a birthday taking place in parallel universes to hilarious and disastrous results.
Written by Kristian Diesen
Directed by Samantha Cole
Stage Manager – Mikaila Bolzonello
Featuring – Puneet Kuldeep Bajwa, Ashlee Brewer, Adam Brooks, Kevin Scharf and Stuart Todd

 

Fri Jul 12  – 7PM
Sat Jul 13 – 4:30PM
Sun Jul 14 – 1:30PM
Wed Jul 17 – 7PM
Sat Jul 20 – 4:30PM
Sun Jul 21 – 7:30PM 

Kempenfelt Kelly

A children’s opera and our take on the legend of Kempenfelt Kelly, the serpent-like creature that lives in the depths of Lake Simcoe.  It’s a new coming of age story about finding hope after grief and embracing a new world.  
Librettist – Sabrina Merks
Composer – Alondra Vega-Zaldivar
Directors – Archie Ballantyne and Sabrina Merks
Stage Manager – Judi Erickson
Musicians – Brynn Blackwood and Ernesto DeLuca
Featuring – Valeria Bravo, Noah Hollinshead, Connor Jesso, Makenna Louks and Alondra Vega-Zaldivar
Showtimes:
Thur Jul 11  – 6PM
Sat Jul 13 – Noon
Sun Jul 14 – Noon
Wed Jul 17 – Noon
Sat Jul 20 – Noon
Sun Jul 21 – Noon 

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