Guild Hall News

Auditions for The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine - Nov. 30 and Dec 1, 2019

We are super excited to announce auditions for The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, written by Robert Morgan, Martha Ross and Leah Cherniak. Directed by Claire Ness (yes, we are equally excited!!!).

Audition dates: Saturday Nov 30 & Sunday Dec 1, 2019. Auditions will be approximately 3 hours and consist of clowning exercises and improv. So come prepared to move and play!

Rehearsals will begin December 27.

Performance dates: January 30, 2020 to February 15, 2020

Email: with questions or to book an audition.

About the play

The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine is a Canadian comedy classic about a couple of newlyweds who, after saying their marriage vows, move into a small basement apartment. Cracks soon begin to appear in their perfect relationship as they battle each other, a menacing furnace and their own personal demons.

About the characters

Ernest. Age 20 to 50. Sincere, loving. Does not like tea bags left in the teapot. Easily distracted by guppies and Ruby-Crested Nuthatches.
Ernestine. Age 20 to 50. Sincere, loving. Likes tea bags left in the teapot and spunky morning routines. Does not like when spouses are late. Particularly if they have been distracted by guppies and nuthatches.

A note from director Claire Ness

I first saw Ernest and Ernestine when I was six years old. Some would argue this is too young, due partly to the scene where every word of dialogue is F@*K. But my dad Roy Ness was playing Ernest, with Trish Barclay playing Ernestine, so I got to see it, and love it, and learn new words. I am so grateful for the opportunity to direct this show for my directing debut. It is a rare treat to have a chance to utilize my very specified National Circus School training in clown directing, and I am hoping to have a lot of fun and laughs while working on this show. I encourage everyone to come out for the audition, even if you don't want to do the show. Just come take my clown workshop!

Guild Hall Announces 40th Anniversary Season!

Tue, July 23, 2019

The Guild Hall is proud to announce its 40th anniversary season – a selection of plays that speaks to the theatre company’s remarkable history in Whitehorse and its vision for the future.

This year, the Guild will present four productions – all helmed by local directors:

El Crocodor, written by Peter Anderson, directed by Allyn Walton;
Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Mary Sloan;
The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, by Robert Morgan, Martha Ross and Leah
Cherniak, directed by Claire Ness; and
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn, directed by Brian Fidler.

“We start our season with El Crocodor, which was my first show at the Guild and a huge hit 20 years ago. It’s wild and hilarious – it hooked me on the Guild way back then and I know it will hook audiences today. Then by the end of the season we’ll be mounting Mr. Burns, an amazing contemporary play about the role the Simpsons TV show could play in a post-apocalyptic future,” said Brian Fidler, Artistic Director. “And in between we have two Stoppard one acts and a Canadian classic. So it’s really a season that reflects where the Guild has been, what our local talent can achieve, and where we could go in the next four decades!”

In addition to the four productions, the Guild’s annual haunted house event and our Comedy series, the Guild will also put on two special events this year to mark its 40 anniversary. In September, the Guild will present Stories and Songs from 40 years and in December will mount a staged reading of A Yukon-famous Christmas Carol featuring a star-studded cast of local celebrities.

For more information on the season plays and schedule, please see the additional info by clicking on shows & events or contact Brian Fidler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please message General Manager Brandon Wicke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


This Season at the Guild