Rare Form Theatre is a community group based out of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and performing High-quality amateur theatre in the Edmonton area.
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
William Gillette - Kieran Murphy
Martha Gillette - Adrianna Rangeloff
Felix Geisel - Christian Stannard
Madge Geisel - Lisa Whitson
Simon Bright - Brian Salter
Aggie Wheeler - Mallorie Hawkes
Daria Chase - Neall Murphy
Inspector Goring - Michelle Murphy
"Light, frothy and fun." - New York Post
"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - The New York Times
At a large townhouse in New York, 4 couples arrive to a dinner party only to discover that their host, the Deputy Mayor, lies bleeding upstairs, and his wife has disappeared. Quickly an elaborate web of lies, rumors and gossip spins out of control as the group frantically tries to discover what has happened before the police show up.
Chris Gorman - Lisa Whitson
Ken Gorman - Brian Salter
Claire Ganz - Mallorie Hawkes
Leonard Ganz - Kieran Murphy
Cookie Cusack - Adrianna Rangeloff
Ernie Cusack - Christian Stannard
Glenn Cooper - Nathan Salter
Cassie Cooper - Mia Cooksey
Officer Welch - Olga Guintchitskaia
Cabo San Lucas is a romantic comedy about two misfits and a postal employee who turn an apartment upside down while searching for love, courage and something to sell on Ebay.
In Black Comedy, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee's pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Arsenic & Old Lace
Beware The Quickly Who