Encounters One-Act Plays

Encounters One-Act Plays 

by Noel Coward, Carl Williams, Chris Swanson, Conrad Bishop

November 13 - 15, 2015

Pembina Place
285 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg MB R3L 2E1

An entertaining variety of short comedies and dramas.


Nov 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

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Nov 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

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Nov 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

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Still Life

by Noel Coward

The one-act play, Still Life, is a 1930's love story that was later made into the film classic Brief Encounter. Laura is a happily married housewife who travels by train into the nearby town once a week to shop and change her library book. One week she gets a piece of grit in her eye from the passing express train and is rescued by Alec, a doctor who visits the town every Thursday to work at the hospital. As they meet each week — first accidentally, and then quite deliberately — in the Milford Station refreshment room, they fall deeply in love. In the play we see the development of their relationship at intervals of about three months. While their love is central to the drama, two other relationships provide an effective counterpoint.

In the Trap

by Carl Williams

In the Trap sees a strange man sitting in the sand, an allegedly-crooked business man, and the man's sweetheart wife, explore hidden misdeeds, and passions in one fateful morning encounter.

The Growth

by Chris Swanson

The Growth sees Sue's guilt-ridden trip to Atlanta, Georgia interrupted by a mysterious encounter with a stranger. Sue is played by Kathy Kroeger, her husband by Tim Dirks, and the stranger, Eleanor Isaac.


by Conrad Bishop

Anniversary by Conrad Bishop sees a sophisticated young couple celebrate their first anniversary, encountering each other's true selves, perhaps for the first time. This play features Trinity Mak, William Reimer, and all the plays feature Sydney Sabiston.