Time:  Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Saturday 10pm-12am; Sunday 2pm-4pm
Category:  RHIZOMES
City of Origin:  St. Catharines, ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass


Stan Rogal’s adaptation of the short story L’Lapse by Donald Bartheleme is an absurdist criticism of criticism and of pretentious art.


ECT has been producing in the Niagara area for over 15 years. Some highlights of past productions at the Courthouse Theatre include: She’s Mine, White Crow, 17.5, Hard Times, The Valley and Wings of Wax. ECT also develops and showcases the work of Niagara playwrights annually. The 11th Annual Wine & Reading event takes place this year at Hernder Estate Winery on May 26th. Last summer, ECT launched their very successful Senior Stories program in which post-secondary drama students gathered stories from Niagara area seniors to create an original piece of theatre which then toured to long-term care homes.


Monica Dufault (Facilitator) is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. She has performed with many companies, including the Shaw Festival and Carousel Players. She is the Artistic Director of Essential Collective Theatre, where she has directed Falling: A Wake, Wings of Wax, The Valley, White Crow, Luck and She’s Mine.

Kevin Hobbs (Facilitator)

Stan Rogal (Playwrite, based on the short story by Donald Bartheleme)