Fonds 86-008 - Arbor Theatre fonds. 1986 additions (1 of 2)

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Arbor Theatre fonds. 1986 additions (1 of 2)

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    • 1979-1982 (Creation)
      Arbor Theatre

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    1.8 m of textual records
    ca. 50 prints : posters

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    Arbor Theatre began in Peterborough in 1976 when John Plank arrived to direct "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" for the Peterborough Theatre Guild. The following year, local support led to the creation of Arbor Productions and John Plank directed "Private Lives" followed by "Belle of Amherst" and "Lady Audley's Secret" in 1978. In 1979 the group was reorganized as a professional theatre company performing during the summer season at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre.

    Arbor Theatre Schedule of Plays, 1977-1990


    "Private Lives" by Noel Coward, Aug.11-21; directed by John Plank; set by Richard Hayman; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Cynthia Long, Ron Young, Bill Jordan, Margot Hull, Jan Stirling


    "The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce, Jan.26-29; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Margot Hull


    "Lady Audley's Secret" Aug. 1-13; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Graham Hart, William Crane, Bill Jordan, Rosemary Sidorko, Margot Hull, Kate Cairns, Paul Morgan


    "Same Time Next Year" by Bernard Slade, Jul. 10-22; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Ken James and Sheila Junor-Moore

    "Sleuth" by Anthony Shaffer, Jul. 24-Aug. 5; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Neil Vipond, Art Burns, Philip Farrell, Ivan Newman, Roger Prunell

    "A Life in the Theatre" by David Mamet, Aug. 7-19; directed by John Plank; set Roy Robitschek; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Larry Lewis, Neil Vipond, Rob McRae

    "Billy Bishop Goes To War" by John Gray, Aug. 21-Sept. 2; directed by John Gray; design Paul Williams; starring Eric Peterson; piano John Gray


    "The Star Spangled Girl" by Neil Simon, July 8-19; directed by John Plank; design Roy Robitschek; starring Peter Dvorsky, Robert Searle, Rosemary Dunsmore

    "Waiting For the Parade" by John Murrell, July 22-Aug.2; directed by Christopher Covert; design Roy Robitschek; starring Mary-Ann Coles, Rosemary Dunsmore, Margot Finley, Jacquie Presly, Ruth White

    "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, Aug.5-16; directed by John Plank; design Barbara Matis; starring Nancy Beatty, Marcus Bruce, Mary-Ann Coles, Rosemary Dunsmore, Paul-Emile Frappier, Fred Lynch, Tim Saukiavicus, Robert Searle, Ann Stirling, John Wiseman

    "The Drunkard" by W.H. Smith, Aug.19-31; directed by John Plank; design Barbara Matis; starring Nancy Beatty, Paul-Emile Frappier, Lynda Langford, Libbi McTavish, Paul Mason, Tim Saukiavicus, Robert Searle


    "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, June 23-Jul.11; directed by John Plank; set art Penson; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Paul-Emile Frappier, Heather Ritchie, Paula Barrett, Helen Hughes

    "Night Must Fall" by Emlyn Williams, Jul.14-25; directed by William Lane; set Art Penson; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Helen Hughes, Nancy Beatty, Paul-Emile Frappier, Ruth White, Shirley Josephs, Paula Barrett, Anthony Parr, Robert Searle

    "Equus" by Peter Shaffer, Jul.28-Aug.15; directed by John Plank; design Art Penson; starring John Gilbert, Nicholas Bowrin, Ellen McDermid, Heather Ritchie, Anthony Parr, Shirley Josephs, Robert Searle, Bill Jordan, Gaye Burgess, Paul Dagg, Gregory Ellwand, Christopher Greaves, Paul Ibey, Daniel Woods

    "Dames At Sea" book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, Aug. 18-29; directed by John Plank; design Art Penson; starring Mary Trainer, Patti James, Ralph Small, Gaye Burgess, Blaine Parker, David McCann


    "Two for the Seesaw" by William Gibson, June 17-Jul.3; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Richard Blackburn, Sheila McCarthy

    "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" by Peter Colley, July 8-24; directed by Simon Johnston; design Janice Lindsay; starring Ron White, Gaye Burgess, Patrick McFadden, Deborah Grover

    "Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward, July 29-Aug.14; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Deborah Grover, Marion Gilsenan, John Cutts, Patrick McFadden, Gillian Wilson, Gwen Brown, Sheila McCarty

    "Talley's Folly" by Lanford Wilson, Aug. 19-Sept. 4; directed by Edward Gilbert; design Janice Lindsay; starring Lubomir Mykytiuk, Deborah Kipp


    "How the Other Half Loves" by Alan Ayckbourn, June 10-25; directed by Raymond Clarke; design Janice Lindsay; starring John J. Dee, Jack Mather, Elva Mai Hoover, Grant Roll, Susannah Hoffman, Charles Jolliffe, Eric Schneider

    "Artichoke" by Joanna M. Glass, June 30-July 16; directed by James Roy; design Janice Lindsay; starring John J. Dee, Jack Mather, Elva Maid Hoover, Grant Roll, Susannah Hoffman, Charles Jolliffe, Eric Schneider

    "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, July 21-Aug.6; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Geoffrey Creane, Warren Hubbard; Gregory Ellwand, Tim Gallop, Wenna Shaw, Jerry Allen, George Merner, Mary Trainor, Mark Christmann, Bob Dermer, Dorothy-Ann Haug, Michael Fawkes, Valerie Mutton, Grant Roll, David Hubank, Paul-Emile Frappier, Robin Mason, Jerry Allen

    "The Caretaker" by Harold Pinter, Aug. 11-27; directed by John Plank and Michael Fawkes; design Janice Lindsay; starring John Plank, Michael Fawkes, Bernard Hopkins

    "Mass Appeal" by Bill C. Davis, Sept. 1-17; directed by Neil Munro; set Roderik Mayne; costumes Janice Lindsay; starring Ron Hastings and Ron White

    "Brew" by Claude Meunier, Jean-Pierre Plants, Francine Ruel, Louis Saia, Michel Cote, Marcel Gauthier, Mark Messier, Sept. 19-24; directed by and starring Marc Messier, Michel Cote, Marcel Gauthier


    "Relatively Speaking" by Alan Ayckbourn, June 20-July 7; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Richard Binsley, Alison MacLeod, Barrie Baldaro, Carolyn Hetherington

    "We Can't Pay! We Won't Pay!" by Dario Fo, July 11-28; directed by Don Shipley; design Janice Lindsay; starring Victoria Snow, Alison MacLeod, Paul-Emile Frappier, Bernard Hopkins, Michael Caruana

    "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, Aug. 1-18; directed by John Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Lorne Kennedy, Howard Eaton, Kimble Hall, Bernard Hopkins, Wenna Shaw, Gwen Brown, Alison MacLeod, Barrie Baldaro

    "Last Call" by Morris Panych; music by Ken MacDonald, Aug. 22-Sept. 8; directed by Don Shipley; design Francine Tanguay; starring Peter Donaldson, David Sereda (pianist also)


    "Private Lives" by Noel Coward; directed by J. Plank; design Janice Lindsay; starring Lorne Kennedy, Jill Frappier, Caroline Yeager, Damon Redfern, Catherine Disher

    "Sea Marks" by Gardner McKay; directed by William Scouler; design Reginald Bronskill; starring Elizabeth Shepherd, Maurice Good

    "Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii" by Allan Stratton; directed by Gregory Peterson; design Margaret Coderre-Williams; starring Sharon Dyer, Virginia Roncetti, Paul-Emile Frappier, Keith Knight, Christina James, William Beddoe, Paul Wing

    "Dracula" by Hamilton Dean/John L. Balderston; directed by Richard Ousounian; design Janice Lindsay; starring Kimble Hall, Anthony Bekenen, Lorne Kennedy, Nicholas Rice, Ian White, Caroline Yeager, Catherine Disher, James Battersby


    "Deathtrap" by Ira Lavine; directed by David Hamblin; design Janice Lindsay; starring Brian Tree, Robert Seale, Tod Postlethwaite, Beth Robinson, Diana LeBlank

    "Sister Jude" by Dave Carley; directed by Bob White; design Reginald Bronskill; starring Stephen Ouimette, Deborah Kimmett, Jacqueline Blais, Jennifer Dean, Stewart Clow

    "The Mystery of Irma Vep" by Charles Ludlam; directed by J. Plank; design Julia Tribe; starring Richard Partington, Robert Seale, Dorothy Evans, Jeremy Carruthers, George Winterbotham, Agnes McCracken, Sandy Sharrif Ghandi

    "Children of a Lesser God" by Mark Medoff; directed by Tod Postlethwaite; design Janice Lindsay; starring Brian Torpe, Karen Braun, Stewart Clow, Jacqueline Blais, Jennifer Dean, Syd Waldron, Darlene Laferriere


    "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas; directed by J. Plank; design Terry Gunvordahl; starring Michael Lamport, Hugo Dann, Catherine Barroll, Paul Craig, Carolyn Hetherington, Janet Land, Ross Manson, Cara McDowell, Syd Waldron, Kenneth Wickes

    "Salt Water Moon" by David French; directed by Linda Moore; design Terry Gunvordahl; starring Robert Wisden, Kelly Denomme

    "Wait Until Dark" by Frederick Knott; directed by J. Plank; design Terry Gunvordahl; starring Frank Moore, Victor Redick, David Conne, Gabrielle Rose, James Haworth, Katie Leahy, Leslie Wood

    "Letter From Wingfield Farm" by Dan Neeles; directed by Douglas Beattie; starring Rod Beattie


    "Billy Bishop Goes to War" by John Gray/Eric Peterson; directed by Brian Richmond; starring David Ferry, Susan Fox

    "Corpse" by Gerald Moon; directed by J. Plank; starring Michael Lamport, David Hughes, Judith McGilligan, Syd Waldron

    "Midnight Madness" by Dave Carley; directed by Bill Glassco; starring John Dolan, Michelle Fisk, Graham Greene

    "Wingfield's Progress" by Dan Neeles; directed by Douglas Beattie; starring Rod Beattie


    "Educating Rita" by Willy Russel; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Bridget O'Sullivan, John Cutts

    "Gaslight" by Patrick Hamilton; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Peg Christopherson, Gwen Brown, Jack Burke, Stewart Clow, Lisa Robertson, Harvey Sokoloff, Syd Waldron

    "My Darling Judith" by Norm Foster; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring John Bayliss, Alison MacLeod, Bruce Clayton, Jill Frappier

    "Mrs. Warren's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw; directed by Charles McFarland; starring Hazel Desbarats, Janet MacDonald, Hume Baugh, Richard Partington, Patricia Collins, Paul Mason


    "The Sneeze" by Anton Chekhov; Adpt. Michael Frayn; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Karen Agnew, Paul Bettis, Christina Collins, Ralph Small, Robert Widdowson, Peter Williams

    "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill; Adpt. Stephen Mallatratt; directed by Charles McFarland; starring Matthew Gibson, Richard Partington

    "Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill; directed by Charles McFarland; design Stephen Degenstein; starring Peg Christopherson, Alison MacLeod, Louisa Martin, Maggie Nagle, Diana Reis, Lisa Robertson, Wenna Shaw

    "Colours in the Storm" by Jim Betts; directed by Michael Ayoub; music director Stephen Woodjets; orchestra Ed Henderson; design Roderick Hillier; starring Ralph Small, Suzanne Bennett, Shane McPherson, Elise Dewsberry, Shelley Hanson, Michael Allen, Shelley Coopersmith

    Custodial history

    This fonds was created by and in the custody of Arbor Theatre before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

    Scope and content

    This addition to the fonds consists of publicity materials, correspondence, advertising materials, financial materials, press and newspaper clippings, volunteer lists, reports, programmes, mailing lists, rehearsal schedules and posters of Arbor Theatre.

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    This fonds was donated by Arbor Theatre via Elaine Goselin.


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        For related records see: 90-009 and 95-022.

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        This fonds along with 86-025, 87-008, 87-012, 87-013, 90-004 and 93-019 are additions to 85-007.

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        Box 1


        1: Actors

        2: Accommodation

        3: Advertising: location and rates

        4: Advertising: programs

        5: Applications: administration

        6: Applications: designers

        7: Applications: N&S (non-technical staff)

        8: Applications: stage managers

        9: Applications: technicians

        10: Arbor Theatre: original press clippings

        11: Arbor Theatre: information and background

        12: Assorted media lists

        13: Auditions

        14: "Billy Bishop"

        15: Art Burns

        16: Canadian actors equity

        17: Community organizations

        18: Conference: local

        19: Correspondence

        20: Design

        21: Designers

        22: Displays

        23: "Experience '79"

        24: Flyers

        25: Front of house

        26: Fund raising

        27: Gala opening

        28: Garden party

        29: Group bookings

        30: Industrial training program

        31: Ken James

        32: "Lady Audley": accounts paid

        33: Letters of reference

        34: Larry Lewis

        35: "A Life in the Theatre"

        36: Miscellaneous information

        37: Miscellaneous suppliers

        38: Sheila Junior-Moore

        39: New York Times Clippings

        1979 (cont'd)

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        1: Paste-ups

        2: Peterborough/Lindsay/Kawartha region clippings (not Arbor)

        3: Eric Peterson

        4: Photographer

        5: John S. Slark

        6: John Slark: memos

        7: Post office and mailing information

        8: Press

        9: Press clippings

        10: Press and news releases

        11: Press releases: other peoples'

        12: Press releases, 1977-78

        13: Prices

        14: Printers

        15: Program advertisers

        16: Publicity distribution

        17: Purchase orders: cost/estimates

        18: Rehearsal schedules: "Same Time Next Year", "Sleuth", "A Life in the Theatre"

        19: Reviews and clippings (not Peterborough region)

        20: Reviews: non-Arbor productions, but plays previously produced by Arbor

        21: "Same Time Next Year"

        22: "Same Time Next Year": programs

        23: Season advertising

        24: Season brochure

        25: "Sleuth"

        26: "Sleuth": program

        27: Staff

        28: Subscription campaign: brochure

        29: Subscription campaign: advertising

        30: Subscription information

        31: Suppliers

        32: Thank-you's

        33: Theatre cruise

        34: Theatre Guild list: subscription telephone campaign

        35: Ticket orders

        36: To do: Jane

        37: Tourism: publications

        38: Neil Vipond

        39: Volunteers

        40: Weekly reports


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        1: Ad examples

        2: Advertising paste-ups (program)

        3: Banner information

        4: Bio file

        5: Board of directors

        6: Brochure requests

        7: Canada Council - budget categories

        8: Cast lists

        9: Community bus route

        10: Correspondence

        11: Cottage associations

        12: Daily tally: subscription orders

        13: Design

        14: Display and signs information

        15: Examiner supplement material

        16: Finished art examples

        17: Founding members list

        18: Gala invitations

        19: Gala material and information

        20: Group sales

        21: Ideas: publicity

        22: Maps

        23: Master mailing

        24: Master Toronto media list

        25: Media mailing list - Peterborough

        26: Memos

        27: New York reviews

        28: Operating budgets

        29: Original artwork and letters

        30: Original press clippings

        31: Other company press releases

        1980 (cont'd)

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        1: Periodical advertising

        2: Phone surveys: results, summary

        3: Postal walks information and rates

        4: P.R. budgets

        5: P.R. contracts

        6: Press kits

        7: Press releases

        8: Press seats - openings

        9: Program information

        10: Promotion report

        11: Public relations: corporations and press

        12: Public service announcements

        13: Radio and TV ad: copy

        14: Rates and prices: advertising and printing

        15: Reviews and clippings (not Peterborough area)

        16: Seating plan: Wenjack Theatre

        17: Shipment slips

        18: Staff: administration

        19: Subscribers

        20: Subscription brochures

        21: Summary of week's activities

        22: Things to do: dead file

        23: Ticket give-aways: promotion

        24: Volunteers


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        1: Advertising

        2: Banners and signs

        3: Bio file

        4: Board of directors/advisors

        5: Box office (block bookings)

        6: Budget - publicity department

        7: Canada Post - ad mail

        8: Correspondence

        9: Cover receipts

        10: Distribution

        11: Displays

        12: Examiner supplement

        13: Fact sheet (gala opening)

        14: General information

        15: Graphics, photos, printing information

        16: Ideas: publicity

        17: "I think I love you"

        18: Market research survey

        19: Media information

        20: Memos

        21: Original artwork and letters

        22: Posters

        23: Outside press releases

        24: Peterborough Theatre Guild

        25: Press clippings

        26: Press release over-run

        27: Press seats/comps

        28: Production notes

        29: Programme

        30: Public service announcements

        31: Record of mailings

        32: Speaking engagements/interviews

        33: Special projects

        34: Staff information kit

        35: Subscription brochure

        36: Subscription campaign

        37: Supplement advertising

        38: Telephone campaign

        39: Ticket giveaways

        40: Things to do

        41: Volunteer information

        42: Wenjack seating plan

        43: Gala opening

        44: Block bookings


        Box 6


        1: Administration files, lists

        2: Advertisers: programme and supplement

        3: Advertising costs

        4: Banners and signs

        5: Bios

        6: Box office

        7: Brochure mock-up

        8: Budget

        9: Comp. tickets

        10: Correspondence

        11: Disc jockeys

        12: Displays

        13: Distribution

        14: Examiner supplement information

        15: Flyers

        16: Fund raising

        17: Gala opening and other receptions

        18: Group sales

        19: Interviews

        20: Memos

        21: Miscellaneous

        22: Miscellaneous ideas

        23: Operations

        24: Other people releases

        25: Other play reviews

        26: Peterborough cable TV

        27: Peterborough Theatre Guild

        28: Pos. supplement advertisers

        29: Posters

        30: Press clippings, mentions (free-bees)

        31: Press clippings, paid ads

        32: Press releases

        33: Price lists

        34: Programme information

        35: PUB assistant resumes

        36: Quotes from 1981 audience poll

        37: Radio ads

        38: Senior citizens homes

        39: Souvenir booklet

        40: Subscription order forms

        41: Survey results from 1980 and 1981

        42: Telephone campaign

        43: Things to do

        44: Ticket giveaways

        45: Volunteers

        46: Weekly objectives

        47: Welcome wagon

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