Auditions – “The Cemetery Club”

Play Summary Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the … Read More

Call for Directors

This is the first call for directors for the 2023-24 season. We mount a musical, Firehall dramas, dinner theatre comedies, and a youth theatre show. Directors are selected by experience and availability. It is an asset if you are already a member of the Northumberland Players but new experienced directors are encouraged especially if you live in Northumberland County.  If … Read More

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson

Catherine Holland plays the iconic Mrs. Robinson in the upcoming production of The Graduate. We caught up with her for a quick chat. “Playing such an iconic role as Mrs. Robinson has been a thrill for me,” Catherine says. The role comes with some infamy and expectations, but director Jack Boyagian encouraged Catherine to put her own spin on it. … Read More

Did You Know? Fun Facts about “The Graduate”

From producer Lawrence Turman’s $1,000 option of a minor novel in 1964 to the movie’s out-of-left-field triumph three years later, The Graduate was a breakout film that literally changed the face of Hollywood. The movie was highly successful – it sits at #23 on the list of highest-grossing films in the US and Canada when its $85M box office take … Read More

Welcome to the Tribe – Anne-Marie Bouthillette

My first introduction to the Players was when I auditioned for the musical Hair! in 2008. Until then, I had never even heard of Community Theatre. I had been living in Cobourg for 4 years by then and was still just getting to know my community. I’ve always had a passion for theatre – and musical theatre in particular – but until … Read More

Pemberley – the Real Buildings Behind the Fictional Estate

Some of the most famous homes in literature are just as symbolic of the works in which they appear as the characters themselves. Pemberley, the fictional estate owned by Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice”, is one such home. Located near the fictional town of Lambton, Pemberley is first described in “Pride and Prejudice” this way: They gradually ascended for … Read More