07 Oct 2014
October 7, 2014

October Newsletter


Our October play, Ladies of Harmony, is about to start its run! The team has been working hard to get everything into place for opening night on October 21st. Our publicity efforts for the first time include radio, thanks to our producer, Kathy Tasse, and our hairdresser Angela Blyth. See if you can catch the spots on Jewel 98.5. They will be running daily from October 6 to 17, excluding weekends. We hope to see you all at the show!
Ivo Mokros, RRTC Board President

First Rural Root Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our very own Nathan Dufresne for being the first recipient of the $500 Rural Root Scholarship. Nathan received his award at graduation in June. The award will be given every year (for five years) to a West Carleton High School graduating student who has shown a strong commitment to theatre, both at school and in the community. The winner is selected by staff at the school.

See Rural Root’s New Logo

A new logo has been developed, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of our theatre company’s existence. The new logo will be posted at the 10th Anniversary Masquerade Ball, and then be part of our renewed image, visible on shirts, posters, applications, swag, our online presence, and so on.

Ladies of Harmony – Get Your Tickets Today!

Don’t miss our fall production, Ladies of Harmony, running October 21-25 at 7:30 pm. All Rural Root members are invited to join us for a special toast on opening night. We’re going to mark our 10th anniversary on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre. Tickets for this special evening are free at the door for members in good standing. Please send an email to bod@ruralroot.org to reserve your seats for this special night. And don’t forget to encourage your friends and family to join us for one of our shows. The box office is open for booking tickets online or you can also call 613-832-1070.

Reminder: 10th Anniversary Masquerade Ball

Get your tickets to our 10th Anniversary Masquerade Ball. We look forward to seeing many past and present members of Rural Root at this special event. It’s going to be a great night of fun, friends and celebration. Join us on Saturday, November 1 at 7 pm at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Music will be provided by The Keystrings. Tickets are now on sale in the box office for $15 per person. We are serving hors d’oeuvres and there will be a cash bar. Plan your disguise or costume – or plan to come as yourself. Either way, we’d love to see you. Please share the news with old friends and RRTC members. We have a limited number of tickets (200) available, so book early to avoid disappointment. Visit our party site for the details.

December 7 AGM

Keep the afternoon of Sunday, December 7 open for this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM.) If you’ve thought about expanding your role with Rural Root to the board level, this might be your opportunity. Directors have a two-year mandate, and there will be some vacancies rolling around this year. In addition to elections, we will be reviewing the year’s productions and plans for the future.

Looking for a Director for the Spring 2015 Production

Have you considered taking on the role of director? Rural Root is looking for a director for this spring’s play, That Darn Plot. By Canadian playwright, David Belke, this hilarious and heartfelt comedy is about playwriting, rehearsals, rewriting and rehabilitating reality, as well as a sympathetic look at a creative writer who is unable to connect with the people around him, including his only child. If you are interested in directing, please submit your proposal to bod@ruralroot.org outlining your vision by November 30, 2014.

Synopsis: Mark W. Transom, one of Canada’s greatest playwrights, is at the end of his rope. In order to fulfill his contract to artistic director and old friend Jo Harber, he has to create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep and half drunk, Transom starts putting theatrical personalities he knows into a simple comedy about putting on a play. As the characters come to life before his eyes, the play seems to be progressing well until, unbidden and without warning, Transom’s son Lloyd appears as a character and the play takes on a life of its own. As the playwright struggles to maintain the upper hand, the out of control writing process brings him closer and closer to the heart of his estrangement with his son.

Feedback or ideas?

Send us a note at bod@ruralroot.org. We’d love to hear from you.