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EODL One Act Festival

NGCT is hosting the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) One Act Festival November 3-5, 2023, at the Urbandale Arts Theatre.

The North Grenville Community Theatre is proud to be hosting the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) One Act Festival in Kemptville on November 3rd to the 5th 2023. We are excited about the opportunity to do this again after being hosts in 2006.

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What is the EODL One Act Festival?

The Eastern Ontario Drama League promotes artistic and technical standards and encourages education in theatre arts. It serves as a resource centre for theatre activities in Eastern Ontario. EODL has two festivals per year for their membership. One of them is this One Act Festival. It is usually held at the beginning of November. It is open to nine theatre groups on a first-come, first-served basis once it is open for applications. A one act play is defined according to the guidelines of EODL, as being at least twenty five minutes long but no longer than sixty minutes. The entire festival is adjudicated by a professional adjudicator.

Since plays are no longer than an hour, three theatre groups perform their plays on Friday evening, November 3rd, followed by another three on the Saturday matinee and the final three on Saturday evening. On Sunday, November 5th, the festival comes to an end with a sumptuous Awards Brunch followed by the Adjudicator awarding various trophies to individuals and groups in many different artistic categories.

Trophies have been donated by various theatre groups. North Grenville Community Theatre donated a trophy for costumes named in honour of Nancy Chajkowski, a longtime member known for her directing and costume design.

Every play entered in the One Act Play has been rehearsed to perfection in hopes of impressing the adjudicator. The festival is entertaining as well as a learning process. Every actor and every theatre group perform and interpret things differently on stage. We watch and learn from one another. The adjudicator, after each three plays or session, gives a public adjudication followed by a more in depth adjudication with the theatre group members, the public is allowed to be present but only as observers.

The line up of participating theatre groups and plays for this year’s One Act Festival

North Grenville Community Theatre (The Death of Me)
ITR “Isle in The River” (You Have New Relatives)
Theatre Night In Merrickville (Making Friends)
Kanata Studio Theatre (Cross Talk)
Perth Studio Theatre (Whistler’s Mother)
Ottawa Little Theatre (The End of the Day)
Domino Theatre (Coming to the Table)
Domino Theatre (Light of a New Don)
Belleville Theatre Guild (Tea and Cookies)

Ticket price will be $20 per session A package deal of three sessions will be $50. Every person who purchases a complete package to see all nine shows will receive a ballot to vote for the People’s Choice Trophy. The Awards Brunch will be $30

Tickets are available now online, and the processing fees are reasonable - on-line ticket shortcut.
- Tickets will soon be available in person at a friendly location to be announced.
Any remaining tickets will be available at the door 1 hour before show time (cash at face value and credit card with fees). The full experience will be the Brunch and Show all-in immersion.

Come and join us for a weekend of great entertainment and a delicious Brunch on Sunday. This opportunity may not return for many years. You will not be disappointed. Tickets will go on sale online in September. The One Act Festival will be held in the theatre in the North Grenville Municipal Centre and the Awards Brunch will also be held in the North Grenville Municipal Centre situated at 285 County Road 44 in Kemptville.

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