Monday, September 22, 2014

Cyrano at the Baby Grand

A story of of unrequited love, passion and ultimately tragedy,

Bottle Tree Productions presents Cyrano by Jo Roets at the Baby Grand Theatre at 218 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario. Nov 26, 27, 28, 29 (Wed through Sat) at 7:30 pm with a Saturday matinee Nov 29th at 3 pm.

Justin Robertson, Hannah Smith, Martin Fobert

Directed by Aimie Bello and starring Martin Fobert, Justin Robertson and Hannah Smith

Taken from the classic 1897 French play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, Belgian playwright Jo Roets’ creates a slimmed down version of the classic tale, with only three actors playing all the parts in this charming adaptation. The play is based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.

The story; Cyrano loves the beautiful Roxanne. He is a gifted man of substance who possesses great virtue and talent. He has everything going for him but for a huge physical flaw, a very large nose. Because of this, he fears revealing his love to her because he doesn't think she could ever get past his looks to love him. He also knows she loves the handsome Christian. Cyrano befriends Christian, who similarly feels inadequate. While Christian’s defining features are his good looks, he too has a big flaw. He lacks intelligence. He is totally unable to verbalize his thoughts and feelings to Roxanne. He asks the literate Cyrano to write love letters to her for him. Cyrano agrees and so the story unfolds.

An entertaining feature of “Cyrano” is the use of unique sound effects onstage-delivered in original and delightful ways by each of the characters as the scenes require.

A wonderful retelling of the Beauty and the Beast myth.

The Baby Grand Theatre is located upstairs in The Grand Theatre building.

Tickets are $25 plus handling fee and HST. Seating is general admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office at 218 Princess Street. Phone: 613-530-2050 Email

To purchase tickets please go to Cyrano

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Last Bullet

Roxanne Jaeckel as Holly Meacher in The Last Bullet

The Last Bullet by Charles Robertson and directed by Maz Siam (Argo, 
Grey's Anatomy,The Mentalist) opened at the PLAY Noire Festival at the Actor's 
Workshop Studio in North Hollywood. A dark story of crime starring Rich Cassone and Roxanne Jaekel.


An evening of Film Noir inspired one-act plays taking place against the backdrop of the City of Angels. Season Three premieres September 12, 2014.
P L.A.Y Noir is an evening of six short plays, revolving around classic noir themes of greed, lust, and betrayal. With the City of Angels as its backdrop, P L.A.Y Noir’s tales will transport the audience back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, where they'll encounter hardboiled detectives, double-crossing femme fatales, unscrupulous villains and plenty of intrigue.

Opens September 12, 2014 at the Actor’s Workout Studio in North Hollywood, and runs through October 5, 2014. Showtimes at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 2 p.m.
Also; Charles' one act play; Ghost of the Tree directed by Lynne Rafter and starring Mackenzie Gruer opens Monday September 22nd in Toronto at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club at 54 the Esplanade. 

4735 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602, United States