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Domino Theatre
In rehearsal

The Mollycoddlers

by John Corrigan
directed by Lisa Flannagan
Thurs.-Sat., June 7-23, 7:30 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

The Mollycoddlers, by John Corrigan

The Mollycoddlers is set in a barn in 1840 along the St. Lawrence River. Stanley, a life-long farm labourer, decides that working for someone else is getting him nowhere. He has a daring, yet potentially dangerous plan to change all that - pirating! He arranges a secret meeting with his pal, Ed, to discuss the exciting plan.

Ed, too enthusiastic about the prospects, cannot keep it a secret during a night of drinking at the tavern. Soon, a whole cast of wannabe pirates have crashed the party. There's Dee, an accident looking for a place to happen whose intelligence is not his strong point. There's Bart, whose main contribution to the pirates' adventures is musical accompaniment. And there's Jim, who ever since falling through the ice a while back is afraid of, well, pretty much everything.

"This is a first-class production, smartly directed and acted, but in the end the star is the script. So far it's the best thing I've seen at the Playhouse this year."

The Kingston Whig-Standard

And there's Jim's wife Jane, who knows more about pirating than any of the men because her uncle is a real pirate.

Stanley's plan quickly spirals out of control as he attempts to organize his "gang" and carry out the raid. The inept pirates somehow manage to make it back alive, but their pirated treasure may not be what it seems.

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John Corrigan

John Corrigan

Since graduating from Drama at Queen's University in 1983, John Corrigan has been acting like an adult and teacher—both to mostly good reviews. The Mollycoddlers, his first play, was produced by the Thousand Islands Playhouse in 2009 and then by Dundas County Players in 2011.

John co-wrote the 2010 Playhouse production of Up the River. His play Island Getaway was first produced by Lennox Community Theatre in 2013, and by Domino in 2016.

When not writing, John can be seen playing hockey or perhaps on stage at Domino. As well, he likes to swear and go for long walks in the woods with his golf clubs.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office, 530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay or Android Pay) on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.


Whig-Standard interview with John Corrigan