Kemptville Players Inc are presenting the murder mystery 'The Return of Rock N. Roley' on Saturday, March 23rd at the United Church in Kemptville. Join the gang in the summer of 1959 as they celebrate their five-year school reunion. They are all gathered at the Maltie's diner to await the arrival of their classmate, the internationally famous rock star Rock N. Roley. Someone does walk through the doors but it isn't Rock! See if you can solve this mystery.
Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and tickets are $30.00 available for purchase
at the United Church.
Phone number: 613-258-3259
KPI is busy with rehearsals for the spring play The Day They Kidnapped The Pope to be presented at the Urbandale Arts Centre in Kemptville May 2-5. In this 1970s 'comedy with a message' a New York taxi driver kidnaps the visiting Pope and holds him for ransom - in his home. Add an outraged wife, two children, a Rabbi and a Cardinal and hilarious mayhem breaks out. This is a wonderful play with a message for everyone.
Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. There will be no dinner theatre for this run.
Kemptville Players Kids is a program of Kemptville Players that will give an opportunity for youth, grades 3 and up, to experience the excitement and fun of theatre. Check out our KPI Kids page.
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.
For a list of some of the other community theatre in our area check here.