Is all fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. The play presents a love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband in three scenes. In the first scene, the wife and her lover plot to murder the husband. In the next scene, the wife and her husband are plotting to murder the lover, followed by the husband and the lover plotting to murder the wife.

NSC has OPENed ITS DOORS AGAIN! Opal’s husband

Photos courtesy of Greg King

Newmarket Stage Company is thrilled to be back on stage after two and half years. Our first post-COVID production is the hilarious OPAL’S HUSBAND, written by John Patrick. The show runs from September 22nd to October 1st. A great chance for you to get out and laugh a lot with us.

OPAL’S HUSBAND is part of the ever popular Opal series about the lovable and irrepressible Opal Kronkie – a colourful, naïve middle-aged woman with a bit of a hoarding problem.

The production was expertly directed by Teri Hallatt who actually directed our 2016 production of OPAL’S MILLION DOLLAR DUCK. Teri is a very talented director who really knows how to get the most from her actors. She also has a great “eye” for this type of comedic show.

As well, NSC’s resident producer is the talented Sue Meacock who overseas all aspects of the production. Sue is always on the ball and is able to secure whatever is required to make this a great show.

The lead role of Opal is played by NSC’s very talented Susan Lane, who also played Opal in 2016’s production of OPAL’S MILLION DOLLAR DUCK. The role of Opal is a very demanding one due to the many lines and activities on stage. Susan is able to handle this role with ease, as she maneuvers the audience through the story.

This time, zany Opal writes away to find a man for her best friend Rosie who is played by Kyla D’Aguiar. You may remember Kyla, as Clairee in STEEL MAGNOLIAS in 2020. You can tell that she is having fun playing this part and is a great compliment to Opal.

As you can imagine, complications ensue when 95-year old “Mr Handsome” replies to Opal’s ad. A new member to NSC, Robert Ball portrays this dirty old man with ease. His infectious facial expressions are a delight to watch.

Of course, Rosie rejects this would-be suitor and Opal reluctantly agrees to marry him in order to keep the old man from the clutches of his scheming daughter played by Carol Dowell and son-in-law, Mark Hayward. Both of these villains make add a lot of spice to the show and makes the audience want Opal to “win the battle”.

OPAL’S HUSBAND is being presented at the Royal Canadian Legion, (707 Srigley St, Newmarket, L3Y 1X4).

Performances will take place on September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and October 1 at 8pm, as well as September 24, 29 at 2pm.

To book your advanced tickets please call our Box Office at 289-500-2114 between 2pm and 8pm for ticket information & purchases.

A reminder that NSC is recommending COVID protocols to make sure that our patrons, cast and crew are all safe during time together. We are offering limited seating at our cabaret tables and we do suggest patron wear masks, if possible. NSC will have supplies of masks and hand sanitizer for our patrons.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us at


by John Patrick

OPAL’s HUSBAND is a full-length hilarious comedy… part of John Patrick’s popular “OPAL” series about the lovable and irrepressible Opal Kronkie – a colourful, middle-aged woman with a bit of a hoarding problem. 

Bent as usual on doing good deeds, Opal tries to round up a husband for her best-friend Rosie by answering an ad placed by “Mister Handsome” – who, when he shows up, proves to be a ninety-five-year-old escapee from a nursing home. 

As expected, complications ensue, and Opal reluctantly agrees to marry him in order to keep him from the clutches of his scheming daughter.

We are all working diligently to cover all COVID protocols, making sure that cast and crew are safe while rehearsing and our patrons will be safe attending the show. Any questions, please email us at


Newmarket Stage Company President Diane Ament presents $500 donation to INN FROM THE COLD’s, Martha Berry, who was very appreciative our group’s much needed donation.

We will open our doors again …..SOON!

Newmarket Stage Company is a proud member of the
Association of Community Theatres-Central Ontario (ACT-CO).

The past year has halted all theatre and our community theatre sector is doing their best to stay alive during this horrible time. Many groups have tried their best, but sadly some have had to shut down permanently.

Please watch the video courtesy of ACT-CO.
Our very own SUSAN LANE participated in the video.