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Past Shows


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The Importance of Being Earnest

February 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2016

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Dixie Swim Club

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Directed by Melissa Story

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Almost, Maine

Directed by: David Schwarzer

Show Dates: February 12-15, 2015

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Directed by: Casey King

Show Dates: May 23-25, 30-31, June 1, 2014

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December 13-15, 20-22, 2013

Script by Barbara Robinson
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Co-Directors: Marilyn Pilkey and Sheri Harshaw
Tech Director: Aaron Harshaw

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3rd Annual
Halloween Family Fun Fest!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Forest Park, Ottawa

Event will begin at 5pm with games, face painting, a haunted maze, costume contest, fortune teller, hay rack ride; then a movie (to start at about 7:15). Food, drink, and of course, CANDY!
Come out and bring the kids, and enjoy this fun event!


May 18- 20, 25-27, 2012

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Four Tall Tales

March 25, 2012
("March Madness" Kids' Theatre Camp)

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice
May 20- 21, 27-29; June 3- 4, 2011

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
March 6-10, 15, 2011

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Flowers For Algernon

Flowers for Algernon
March 6th, 2011

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It's A Wonderful Life

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Star-Spangled Girl

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Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland
April 23-25, 2010

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You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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To Kill A Mockingbird

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Skin of our Teeth

"The Skin of our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder
June 19, 20, 21, 2009
Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is the satiric story of the extraordinary Antrobus family down through the ages from the time of the war any war. They have survived flood, fire, pestilence, the seven year locusts, the ice age, the pox and the double feature, a dozen wars and as many depressions. Ultimately bewitched, befuddled and becalmed, they are the stuff of which heroes and buffoons are made. Their survival is a wacky testament of faith in humanity.

Director: John White


Evening at the Improv
March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 2009
Elliot Hall, First Baptist Church, 410 South Hickory
Larry Peters Memorial Theater, Ottawa University, 1001 S. Cedar
Ottawa Senior Center, 130 South Main
Crystal Plaza Theater, 209 South Main

Unscripted performances by an ensemble group of improvisational players.  Audience participation, on-the-fly skits and a bag of tricks to help get the night rolling all combine to provide the audience with an evening of good old fashioned laughs!

Director: Tim Conard
Cast: Tim Conard, Kim Conard, John White, Becky Campbell



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Red Hot August Nights
"A Night of One-Acts"
August 22 & 23, 2008
Ottawa Crystal Plaza Theatre

ACT Ottawa presents a night of one-acts! Three one-act plays chosen for their ability to titillate, disquiet and provoke us into thought.

Director:Teresa Sutherland

"Holiday For Lovers" by Ronald Alexander
April 25th, 26th, 27th, 2008
Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

The carefree story of the Dean Family, who embark on their first European holiday to soak up some old-world charm, and visit with a daughter who has been studying music abroad for three years. The situation becomes hysterical when they arrive in Paris, and the plot complicates as we travel with them to Spain, and then Rome, where Mr. Dean ultimately learns to understand Europe- and his own family!

Director: John White

ORCA Awards

ORCA Awards Show
September 22nd, 2007
Carnegie Cultural Center

Experience the glamour, glitter & grandeur of Ottawa! Come join the celebration at Ottawa Red Carpet Awards night, as ACT Ottawa recognizes community members who shine! Destined to be the social event of the year, this "not to be missed" extravaganza is sure to be filled with fun, fanfare & frivolity!

Master of Ceremonies: Tim Conard

Lost Daughter

"Lost Daughter" by Tara Goldstein
August 24th, 25th, 26th, 2007
Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

Set in the city of Toronto in the summer of 1933, when Gentile youth wear swastika badges to keep the city's Jews out of the public parks and beaches, the play is a historical drama inspired by William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. In telling the story of what happens to Shylock's daughter Jessica after she elopes with her Gentile husband Larry, the play explores issues of cultural conflict and the possibilities of Jewish forgiveness.

Director: Jeanne M. Haggard

  Standards & Sweethearts