Directed by Jo-Ann McCabe
Welfarewell follows Esmerelda, an 80 year old Shakespearean actress, who is struggling to make ends meet. When her beloved cat, Merlin, dies, she can only bury him in the backyard but is stopped by her objectionable landlord. He has her arrested and she spends a night in jail … which comes with heat, food, a place to sleep, etc. Hmmmm! How to stay longer? Rob a bank???
Founded in 2001, Phoenix Players is a community theatre company providing affordable, high quality live theatre entertainment to communities in and around Ottawa. We perform comedies, mysteries and dramas from the Canadian, American and English repertory. Our plays are selected for their entertainment value and audience appeal and are performed at the Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa's Little Italy. As a registered charity, we welcome donations to support our development by offering workshops in theatre arts and contributing to the resources of the Gladstone.