North Frontenac Little Theatre


January 2014

In This Issue

* Website

* Recognition Awards

* Fall Acting Workshop

* School update

* Spring 2014 Production

* Fall 2014 Production


NFLT Executive Members 2013-2014

President – Nina Jenkins

Past President
– John Pariselli

– Sandra Robertson

Secretary – Pam Woods

Members at Large – Michel Alarcon, Pam Giroux, Wendy Parliament

Student Rep. – Joelle Parr







Website of Interest

Make sure you check out our website.  You will find photos of past productions, upcoming events, about us and much more.  This site is updated regularly so keep checking it out.

Contact Us

Mailing Address




Check out our new website. Wendy Parliament has revamped our website and will be adding past productions to the archives. It’s looking great. You might even see a photo of you on the rolling slideshow at the top of the home page!


Recognition Awards Evening

The NFLT Lifetime Recognition Awards Evening

was held on Saturday, November 16th  from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the
Oso Hall, Sharbot Lake

The first in an series of Lifetime Recognition evenings honouring those who have contributed to the ongoing success of North Frontenac Little Theatre through significant involvement over an extended period of time.

After choosing from over two dozen qualifying members, the NFLT Committee on Lifetime Recognition was pleased to announce ... the recipient list for the year 2013.

- Marjorie Fossey - Dawn Hansen 
- John and Ann McDougall - 
- John Pariselli - Peter Platenius –


It was a wonderful evening of reminiscing, toasting, honouring and sharing stories. For a full report of the evening follow the link that will take you to Julie Druker’s great article in the Frontenac News November 21, 2013.


Fall Acting Workshop

We had a series of 8 evenings for our acting workshops held at the Oso Community Hall during the fall of 2013. There’s lots of talent in our community and we may see some new faces on or behind the scenes.

Granite Ridge Education Centre  (GREC) Update

It’s been an exciting and  challenging year for the construction of the new school in Sharbot Lake. It will be a JK-12 school that is called Granite Ridge Education Centre. Sharbot Lake High School, Sharbot Lake Public School and Hinchinbrooke Public School have been closed and students will move into their new facility Monday, January 6, 2014.

Some of us have had the opportunity to peek into the new building to see how it will useable for NFLT productions.


It’s a larger stage; has a green room (music/drama room) that is accessible from the rear of the stage;  and stairs at the side of the stage that lead up to a classroom on the 3rd floor that can be used as well for costume changes, etc. We will need to be more creative in storing sets, props, etc. but wing space is much more than we had. We can’t wait to perform in the new venue but we will have to wait as the lighting grid, stage flooring and backstage curtains are not set up yet. So that means we will have to do our Spring 2014 Production in another location. Flexibility and patience will have to be our new year’s resolutions!


Spring 2014 Production

As we are likely not able to use the stage at GREC this spring, the executive felt that we could not go another season without a production.

Several options were considered and the best option seemed to be to do one-act play with a small cast, flexible staging, and be a comedy.

What better to fit the bill than Norm Foster! We’ve done several of his plays in the past with great success: Ethan Claymore, The Foursome, Maggie’s Getting Married, and Opening Night. Audiences enjoy his humour and casts and crew enjoy preparing the plays. So…

Norm Foster has two one-act plays that we are going to do this spring.


My Narrator:

Imagine what would happen if that little voice inside your head — the one that tells you how to behave and what choices to make — suddenly took on a life of its own? For Lacy and Miles, love is what happens, and with hilarious results.

My Narrator has two male and two female characters age range mid-twenties and up.


The Death of Me:

When John bargains with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, he quickly discovers that fixing the mistakes of your past is difficult, and that perhaps his destiny is not yet etched in stone.

The Death of Me has two male and two female characters age range mid-twenties and up.


At this point we’re not sure where we’ll perform these two one-act plays but we’re looking at the end of April for performance dates.


In order for this to happen, we need:

Director(s): each one act could have its own director.

Stage Manager: minimum stage managing required (could also be the prompter)



If you’re interested or want more information please contact Nina Jenkins (NFT president) at 613-279-2945.


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Fall 2014 Production

Brian Robertson will direct our fall 2014 production. If you saw Tom Sawyer than you know what Brian will bring to us this fall. He’s got a few ideas for plays that will have both younger and older parts. What a great way to start our first production in our new venue at GREC. Exciting times ahead!









This newsletter was prepared by John Pariselli.