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Painting Churches, by Tina Howe

  • Procunier Hall at the Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

Directed by Jennifer Hale
Produced by Andrew Dodd
Presented by the London Community Players
in partnership with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He is living with progressing dementia as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her.

The play tells the story of a family living with a diagnosis of dementia, and while it touches on the challenges and frustrations associated with this, it also offers tender, hopeful moments of love and truth within the relationships depicted.

The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex will receive in donation 50% of the net proceeds of Painting Churches.


April 25, 2019 | 8:00 pm

April 26, 2019 | 8:00 pm

April 27, 2019 | 8:00 pm

April 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm

May 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm

May 2, 2019 | 8:00 pm

May 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm

May 4, 2019 | 8:00 pm

Run time is two hours including one 20 minute intermission

Due to the configuration of the venue, patrons who leave their seat during the performance will not be readmitted until intermission and patrons who arrive after the performance begins will not be admitted.


Gardner Church…..John Krisak

Fanny Church…..Julia Webb

Margaret (Mags) Church…..Karalyn Riepert


Director.....Jennifer Hale

Producer…..Andrew Dodd

Stage Manager.....Kathleen Sykora

Assistant Stage Managers….. Nicole Reid and Simmie Patoka

Set Design….. Gerald Girouard, Jennifer Hale, Kathleen Sykora, Andrew Dodd

Set Construction …...Gerald Girouard

Properties…..Andrew Dodd

Sound Design…..Michael James Brown

Social Media & Promotion…..Matthew J. Stewart

Artwork …..Stuart Hale

Production & Program Photography…..Ross Davidson