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Interested in Theatre but not as an actor, playwright, or director? The Very Useful Theatre Company is seeking Volunteers to support the third annual One-Act Play Festival.  Let us know how much time you have, we are seeking all levels of support, a few hours once or a full Festival support position.

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We support High School Volunteer hours as well.

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 “We would like acknowledge that the Town of Newmarket is located over lands originally used and occupied by the First Peoples of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples and thank them for sharing this land. We would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our close neighbour and friend, one that we strive to build a co-operative and respectful relationship with”.

The Death of Me

John has quite unexpectantly found himself dead!

By Norm Foster

Directed By,  John Dowson

While bargaining with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, John quickly discovers that fixing the mistakes of his past life is difficult- especially when it turns out that destiny isn’t quite as etched in stone as he thought and it’s all the funnier by catching you by surprise in the end…. Calgary Herald 

the cast & crew

John Dowson

Director, The Doctor

John is thrilled to be back on stage at the Old Town Hall following an interval of 8 years. He is delighted to be performing in the beautifully restored Snapd Auditorium where he acted for many years. John wants to thank the outstanding cast of The Death of Me for making directing the play a truly enjoyable experience. A special thanks to Margaret for her usual support.    

Mark has been in several other Norm Foster plays in the past such as “Kiss the moon, Kiss the Sun”, “Hilda’s Yard” and “Ned Durrango” the musical. He has also been in productions of “Lenin’s Embalmers” “Skin Flick”,” Buying the Moose” and “Ug The Caveman Musical” In addition Mark has won awards for lighting and acting as well as having the pleasure of singing with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Thank you to his kids and wife for all their love and support. Enjoy the show

Mark Hayward

John

Mark has been in several other Norm Foster plays in the past such as “Kiss the moon, Kiss the Sun”, “Hilda’s Yard” and “Ned Durrango” the musical. He has also been in productions of “Lenin’s Embalmers” “Skin Flick”,” Buying the Moose” and “Ug The Caveman Musical” In addition Mark has won awards for lighting and acting as well as having the pleasure of singing with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Thank you to his kids and wife for all their love and support. Enjoy the show

Joanna Kaufman 

Cassie

A teacher is York Region, Joanna first caught the acting bug when she was cast as Little Red Riding Hood's mother in a grade 3 class play. Since then, Joanna has participated in a variety of productions, including The Music Man, Annie, Cinderella, and Tom Sawyer. For the past several years, Joanna has been enthusiastically directing the musicals at her school. She is very grateful and happy to be cast in this terrific play with such a wonderful cast and she hopes that more interesting parts will come her way! Finally, Joanna sends a special thank you to her students, who inspire her every day.

Patricia returns to the Newmarket stage as "The Angel of Death" after 4 years away doing filmwork. She has acted in over 30 movies and TV shows since playing "Mary" in Patrick Monk's Measured Lives and "Gwen Pigeon" of The Odd Couple in Newmarket last. Patricia has been involved in community theatre both on and off the stage, since 2003. She has performed in musicals as well as comedies. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Patricia O’Hare

Angel of Death

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