30 Apr 2014
April 30, 2014

April Newsletter


aprilOpening soon
Our spring production, Things My Mother Taught Me, is a hilarious reminder of all that can go wrong when a young couple moves in together. RRTC members are welcome to join us for Preview Night on Tuesday, April 29 at 7.30 pm. We are also hosting a special Members & Family Night on Wednesday, May 7 at 7.30 pm – it’s free too! The show runs April 30 to May 3 and again May 8-9 at 7.30 pm. Be sure to let your friends know and help us sell tickets! Tickets are available through the box office at ruralroot.org.

Celebrating 10 years
Our spring play marks the start of our 10th anniversary season. Founded by Helen and Martin Weeden, RRTC has a proud history of entertaining local audiences with great community theatre. We are planning a Halloween-themed 10th anniversary party for present and past members in late October. Stay tuned for details!

Membership has its benefits
Have you renewed your RRTC membership? For only $10, You can be part of a growing community of local community theatre lovers. You also get access to free theatre tickets from our community theatre partners and you get an exclusive invite to our Preview Night for all our plays. We also offer great training opportunities and other benefits. Sign up or renew your membership today at ruralroot.org.

Call for interest: Movement workshop by Alix Sideris
Experience the playfulness and freedom that comes from movement and let it transform your artistic expression! Using exercises based on impulse, momentum and connection, this workshop will help you tap into your creative centre and help you explore your range as an actor. Dress comfortably to move.

DATE & TIME: To be announced (stay tuned!)

COST: $20 per person

REGISTER: Contact Judy at jpuritt@hotmail.com

DETAILS: Maximum 20 attendees. Please come wearing comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. We will also be providing a light snack before the workshop begins.


Murder and mayhem in Constance Bay
RRTC is partnering with the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association and the Lakeside Players to produce Prime Suspect, a murder mystery fundraiser for Project Sandhills. The evening will feature local and Rural Root actors and volunteers, together with the talents of Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Eli El-Chantiry.

DATE: Friday, May 30, 2014

TIME: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm

COST: $50 (includes prime rib dinner)

TICKETS: cbbca.ca or email murder@cbbca.ca

Readings for our upcoming plays
Our Artistic Director, Carolyn, is making plans for our fall 2014 and spring 2015 plays. We will hold  readings for 5 plays. We will be announcing dates and locations soon. We look forward to seeing you at the readings!

Thanks to our sponsors
We are thrilled to have local businesses and families support community theatre through their sponsorship of RRTC. Our thanks goes out to our returning and new sponsors:

PLATINUM: Askari Solutions, Xquisit Communications, Delta Printing

GOLD: Eli El-Chantiry – Ward 5 Councillor, John Roberts-REMAX Metro Realty, Nancy Atchison-Royal Lepage, IDS Systems, The Mokros  Family, Kanata Cleaners, Sandee’s Country Kitchen, Carpe Caelum Consulting, Jorgensen Roofing, Deka Home Building Centre, Vera and Ivo Mokros, Suzart

SILVER: Gagnon Plumbing, Gary and Carolyn Walsh, Earl and Sheryl Smith, Waterwood Communications

BRONZE: All About You Spa

We’d like to hear from you
If you have questions or ideas for upcoming RRTC activities, email the Board at bod@ruralroot.org.

Happy spring! See you at Things My Mother Taught Me.