The Kemptville Players Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the Canadian production of Norm Foster's play “Sadie Flynn Comes to Big Oak.” Rehearsals are well under way so mark your calendars with the show dates: October 26–29, 2017 at the Urbandale Arts Centre. See what happens when Sadie Flynn, a convicted husband killer just released from prison, arrives in the small town of Big Oak. When Sadie's bus rolls in the sleepy town has a huge wake-up call! Help us have the best season yet!
A lot of plays have been rehearsed and performed over our 50-year history. Our very own and well-known Vida Hopson arrived in Kemptville in 1949 when Jim Morton was the head of an informal drama group called Play for Fun, a group that lasted until the 1950s. Then, after a 10-year hiatus, Vida revived the group in April 1967, naming it the St. James Players. Its first production was Noel Coward's “I'll Leave It To You,” put on at Leslie Hall. By 1974, the group had changed its name to the Kemptville Players to reflect the community. The name was incorporated in 1980 so our name is now officially Kemptville Players Inc. or KPI. We've performed plays at North Grenville High School and the Parish Hall at KCAT but most of our productions were presented at Leslie Hall. We now present our plays at The Urbandale Arts Centre at the Municipal Centre.
Kemptville Players Inc., the longest running theatre group in North Grenville, is committed to increasing awareness of amateur theatre through our theatrical production and support of community events in the Kemptville Ontario area. We encourage new members and support existing members to develop their theatrical skills while providing opportunities for creativity and camaraderie.
The gossip mill is working overtime when convicted husband killer Sadie Flynn gets off the bus in Big Oak after her release from prison. Soon after her arrival, strange things begin to happen in the small town.
Tickets will go on sale in September 15th, 2017. See our Tickets Page for details and ONLINE ticket purchase.
Dinner and a Play, what could be better? After a brief hiatus, KPI is bringing back its Saturday evening Dinner Theatre. Catered by Leather Works you can enjoy a roast beef dinner followed by KPI's presentation of “Sadie Flynn Comes to Big Oak”.
For a list of some of the other community theatre in our area check here.