Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays has been rescheduled to May 13, 14 and 15, 2021

Newmarket's Old Town Hall

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the fourth annual “Newmarket international festival of one act plays” at the Old Town Hall in Newmarket Ontario Canada has been postponed until 2021. On May 13, 14, 15 2021 the festival will present six brilliant plays by playwrights from Canada, United States and Australia. Several plays are world premieres, performed on stage for the very first time before the festival audience.

A first for the 2021 festival is a matinee performance of a Theatre for Young Audiences Pantomime by Newmarket’s-own Playwright Rod Urquhart.

Sir William Tyrone Guthrie the renowned English theatrical director instrumental in founding the Stratford Festival of Canada once said “We are looking for ideas large enough to be afraid of again” We invite you to submit your ideas an register on the festival’s web site info

Jim Geoghan

Room for Cream

The further adventures of Carl and Ida in the Subway Sandwich shop on Hollywood Boulevard where they meet once a week. Carl shows up late,

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Renee Baillargeon

The book club thief

It is book club night and everyone is supposed to read “The Book Thief”. However, only three of the married wives can make it. It

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Cary Pepper

Mark My Worms

Mason has been cast in a newly-discovered, never-before-seen play by the world-class absurdist LaSalle Montclare. But the play must be performed exactly as written. And

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Adam Szudrich

Rosa and Leo

Five decades after secretly falling in love in a Nazi concentration camp, Rosa and Leo rediscover each other on opposite sides of the world. Characters

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Rod Urquhart


Nature-lover, young and beautiful, but poor, Gilda, who is watched over by Forest Elves, is given the chance to live like a Princess, which she accepts. Taken in by the King and Queen, it’s the King’s evil brother’s son, Denny, who has eyes for Gilda and kidnaps her. Thanks to the Forest Elves and visiting Prince, Poul, will Gilda be rescued in time and returned to her life in the palace?

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Rich Orloff

Mourning Glory

Mourning Glory by Rich Orloff Explores the question: What is the appropriate waiting period before a guy can hit on his dead friend’s spouse?  And

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