Simply Theatre - West's 5th season continues with California Suite by Neil Simon. The show was directed by Simply Theatre co-founder and Artistic Director, James Noonan and was well received amid the scare of a possible shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world. We were able to finish our run and ended with two standing ovations on the last two nights. It ran from March 6th to the 14th at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre in the Pumphouse Theatre. Our very talented cast and crew brought this wonderful, second installment of the Simon suite plays to fruition with professional poise.
Simply Theatre would like to acknowledge the extraordinary life of Joyce Doolittle who sadly passed away on the opening night of this show.
Joyce Doolittle, beloved wife of Quenten, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Educator, actor, director, producer, mentor and editor, her contributions were instrumental in the growth of a thriving cultural scene in Calgary, and was recognised with the award of the Order of Canada. Her many friends, colleagues and fellow performers will remember her energy, determination and commitment to the arts in Canada and internationally.