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One Night Stand

by Carol Bolt
directed by Geoff Johnson
Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 25-March 12, 8:00 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

Jennifer Verardi and Dan Vena

Jennifer Verardi and Dan Vena

Celebrating her birthday, Daisy invites a handsome, stranger back to the apartment she shares with Sharon. His name is Rafe, and he's charming, sings, and has a very interesting past.

Daisy and Rafe are alone in her apartment. A noisy party is going on next door. He sings to her, flirts with her and tells her stories about himself and the things he's done. Some of the stories make him seem a little dangerous, some surely can't be true. But does it matter? This is better than being alone on her birthday. Or is it?

One Night Stand blurs the lines between perception and reality, making for a truly scary evening.


Jennifer Verardi and Dan Vena

Jennifer Verardi and Dan Vena

First produced by Tarragon Theatre in Toronto in 1977, One Night Stand was Carol Bolt's most successful play. A television adaptation won three Canadian Film Awards in 1978.


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Carol Bolt


Carol Bolt

Carol Bolt was born in Winnipeg, grew up in mining towns in Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1961. She and a few friends started a small theatre in Montreal, where she began writing children's plays.

When it closed, she moved to Toronto in 1964, initially working in theatre as a props maker and stage manager. Her first professionally produced play, Daganawida, was premiered by Toronto Workshop Productions in 1970. In the late sixties and early seventies Bolt developed scripts such as Buffalo Jump, Gabe, and Red Emma through the Collective Creation process with Toronto Workshop Productions and Theatre Passe Muraille.

Bolt wrote many cross-cultural, educational plays for children, using mime, song, and interactive structure, and many radio plays. She was playwright-in-residence at the University of Toronto and a founding member of the Playwrights' Co-op, now the Playwrights' Guild of Canada. She died in 2000.

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 on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.

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Playwrights' Guild: Carol Bolt