Written by:

Caroline Smith

Directed by:

Rob Connor

Performance Dates:

April 27, 28, 29, and May 4, 5, 6, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Matinees:
April 29, 30 and May 6
3:00 p.m.

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle. The show becomes a ratings hit as Dolly and Isobel provide more viewing excitement than both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

Reviews Of Previous Productions

Take a handful of animated actors, add a lively and responsive audience, let the plot thicken and you get a savoury show that’s sure to please even the fussiest palate.

Canadian playwright Caroline Smith has whipped up a hilarious tale.

Walk into the theater and you are suddenly transformed into a member of the studio audience for a cable access cooking show… The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith, is fast and funny and just what the doctor ordered.

Caroline Smith, Author | Kitchen WitchesCaroline Smith
Author:

Caroline Smith has enjoyed a successful 35-year career in professional theatre as a performer, choreographer, director and playwright.  She worked at almost every theatre in Canada between Charlottetown and Victoria, including the Shaw Festival and the Canadian Opera Company, before moving to Stirling in 1996 to form the Stirling Festival Theatre in Stirling, Ontario.

Under Caroline’s leadership as Artistic and Managing Director, the Stirling Festival won three Lieutenant Governor’s Awards and numerous business achievement awards. Caroline was also presented with an honorary Arts degree from Loyalist College in 2001. She is also a published playwright, with 12 Panto scripts, numerous revues, children’s plays and one full-length musical, Blackbeard’s Ghost, all successfully produced.

Caroline’s play The Kitchen Witches was the winner of the 2005 Samuel French Best Canadian Play Award, and her Panto scripts are currently being produced across Ontario by Drayton Entertainment. In 2009, Caroline formed her new company Moonpath Productions, which creates professional theatre events at Belleville’s celebrated Empire Theatre.

She is currently a Guest Director at the Toronto Film School, and dramaturge for the Gaslight Theatre Play Competition in Collingwood, Ontario.

Rob Connor

Rob Connor

Director
Les Blumreich

Les Blumreich

Stage Manager
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