The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

Archive for March, 2015


The Fringe Hit Musical “Under The Apple Tree”: November 22 – 25 / 29 – December 2.

Brian Morton’s Fringe Hit Musical “Under The Apple Tree”: November 22 – 25 / 29 – December 2.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. (Matinees: Nov. 25@5:00pm / Dec. 2@2:00pm) Tickets: $20 / $15 students/seniors/un(der)waged. November 1921, in downtown Hamilton!  At the Lyric Theatre on Mary Street, a shooting occurred backstage during the run of a touring musical comedy vaudeville “girlie” act.  UNDER THE APPLE TREE is a brand new musical that explores a bit of bygone real life local history.  A ‘jazz era’ Hamilton, that is gone but not forgotten. It is is partly, a recreation of an actual musical comedy vaudeville act that toured the vaudeville circuits, in 1920 and 1921.  During its week long run in Hamilton, in late November of 1921, stage hand Jack Grubb, shot chorus girl Cecile Bartley, before turning the gun on himself.
The production features Susan Robinson, Chris Cracknell, Michelle LaHaise, Claire Shingleton-Smith, Erynn Garland, and Larry Smith, in its cast.   The music and songs in the play are all “tin pan alley” compositions circa 1918-1920. It is produced and directed by Brian Morton (winner of the 2013 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Theatre and Artistic Director of non-profit charitable foundation, Theatre Erebus Inc.).
Performance schedule:
Thursday November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Friday November 23 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday November 24 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday November 25 @ 5:00 pm  *Special 97th Anniversary Show
Thursday November 29 @ 8:00 pm
Friday November 30 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday December 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday December 2 @ 2:00 pm
*There will be a special talkback event after the 5pm performance on Sunday November 25th, which is the 97th anniversary of the actual shooting, of Cecile Bartley, at the Lyric in 1921.
Tickets at www.ticketscene.ca  For show information please visit  www.theatre-erebus.ca
UNDER THE APPLE TREE contains mature content, simulated violence and loud gun shots: Latecomers will not be admitted to any performance. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Death and the Maiden: December 6 – 8

Death and the Maiden: December 6 – 8. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Matinee: Dec 8 @ 2:00pm. Tickets: $20. The Pearl Company, in its final season, proudly presents: Ariel Dorfman’s, Death and the Maiden, a psychological thriller about a woman, in a country recovering from a violent dictatorship, who seeks revenge on the man whom she believes to be her torturer.
Starring: Mischa Aravena, Rod McTaggart, and Jennifer Farrugia.
Directed by David Nash; Stage Managed by John B. Wyman.
“We’ll die from so much past, so much pain and resentment. Let’s finish it – let’s finish that conversation from years ago. Let’s close this book once and for all and never speak about it again, never again, never…”
Tickets available at Ticketscene:  or info@thepearlcompany.ca / 905 524-0606


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