The Muskoka Theatre Project

March 28, 2005 16:08 ET

The Muskoka Theatre Project salutes The Senior Citizen

Playwright and television host honours the hand that feeds him! The senior patron. Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Photo Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor VILLAGE OF ROSSEAU, MUSKOKA--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2005) - EDITORS' NOTE: Picture to accompany this release is available on the PR Direct website

Muskoka Theatre Project founder Vince Grittani, redefines "new" senior.

Grittani is a playwright (80's Toronto hit "Yuppies! The Musical" and "Scenes from My Dock"), lifestyle TV personality (The Weekend Guy/ CanWest Global) and author/cartoonist (The Weekend Guy's Survival Guide / Key Porter Books).

This summer MTP presents award-winning, Espanola actress Sharon Sproule in Grittani's "Quiet! I'm Talking" at The Stone Hall, Village of Rosseau.

"Quiet!" is "Sunset Boulevard meets On Golden Pond". 99 years "young" Pittsburgh socialite Bunny Bevington-Smythe delights with tales of growing up "stinking rich", commenting on everything from gay culture to the Internet. "The information highways ends at the city limits", explains Bunny. "Up here at the lake the only thing you need to know is what's for dinner and do we have enough booze!".

In 2003 "Quiet!" won acclaim at the Sonoma Rep Theatre New Drama Competition and the screenplay version was a winning entry at the Key West Independent Film Festival.

Hamilton's Theatre Aquarius has a production of "Quiet!" scheduled for January 2006.

MTP is also re-staging Grittani and composer Rosalind Mills' latest musical "Wake Me When It's Over", a humourous look at male menopause (July 20 - Aug 27). It stars Suzette Araujo (Cirque du Soleil, 2004 Toronto Fringe Festival favourite "Chandelierva") and Sweeney MacArthur. ("Mamma Mia")

Summer '05 is presented by Red Leaves, Muskoka's destination resort development on Lake Rosseau. Plans are to build The Muskoka Studio Playhouse, a home for MTP as part of the resort's year round pedestrian village. The Playhouse will also house The Centre for the Development of Seniors Theatre, Film and Television which will encourage projects by holding festivals and competitions throughout the year.

Tickets available after April 1 through TicketWeb via or 1-888-222-6608.

Contact Information

  • Vince Grittani, Producer, Words Talk Productions
    Primary Phone: 705-732-1442
    Secondary Phone: 705-774-4487