June 27 - August 4 ► HAVING HOPE AT HOME
Carolyn's got one evening to make dinner, get married, make peace with her parents, and hide the fact she’s in labour. What could possibly go wrong?
Having Hope at Home is a side-splitting look at a family learning to love again. On a cold winter night, in a drafty farmhouse, a baby is about to arrive. But good intentions dissolve as modern medicine meets midwifery in a torrent of family feuding. As tensions rise between three stubborn generations, so does the laughter. It takes a baby to heal the rift in this hilarious, heart-warming story of forgiveness and hope. A light comedy with serious intentions, Having Hope at Home shows us how the human heart sometimes takes the longest way home.
“Let’s cut right to the marrow. Having Hope at Home is a big-hearted comedy that will leave you in tears – tears of compassion and recognition as well as tears of laughter.”
- Robert Reid, Waterloo Record
“For goodness sake, go see Having Hope at Home. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll come out touched by the sheer joy of good theatre.”
- Gary Smith, the Hamilton Spectator
August 8 - 25 ► TOP HATS AND TALES
Created and performed by Andrea Conway and Wayne Doba
Fred and Ginger meets I Love Lucy
Top Hats and Tales is a dazzling production overflowing with entertainment styled from the golden age of classic husband and wife comedy. This story about true love and partnership is expressed through belly laughing sketches, unbelievable physical comedy, and romantic moments married with world-class tap dancing. A tribute to Lucy and Desi, and a tip of the hat to Fred and Ginger.
Actress, dancer and acrobat Andrea Conway-Doba spent eight years with Cirque du Soleil, touring with Saltimbanco throughout Asia, Europe and North America and created one of that show’s most memorable characters, the enticing and sexy Baroque. An accomplished athlete, Andrea was a member of Canada’s national gymnastics team and earned a Bronze Medal in the 1987 Pan-American Games. She joined Teatro ZinZanni in the San Francisco in 2000.
A throwback to the old Vaudeville days, actor, dancer and comedian Wayne Doba has performed professionally for almost three decades. He has also shared the stage with dance legends such as the Nicholas Brothers and Honi Coles. His stage and screen credits include the role of The Creature in the classic horror flick, The Funhouse, Octavio the Clown in Brian De Palma’s gang-buster hit, Scarface, and an appearance as Tex the Barker in the Prague debut of The Freak Show, an opera by enigmatic rockers The Residents. An original cast member, Wayne created the character of tap-dancing waiter Dick Nimby especially for Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco.
“Cheek-to-cheek heaven". – The Seattle Times
Aug 30 - Sept 15 ► BOY MEETS GIRL - A YOUNG LOVE STORY
by Sam Wolfson
Follow Sam and Katie as they experience the trials and tribulations of love at the tender age of five in this hilarious and sweet take on young romance. This is a grown-up’s story, told through the eyes of children. The performance will have you laughing, reminiscing and feeling nostalgic. Set against the backdrop of music that is near and dear to the hearts of Islanders, this show will have you tapping your toes, singing along and wiping a tear from your eye.
“I’m not surprised that Adam is perfect for this role. He has never really grown up!”