Theatre Panache Current Projects

Theatre Panache is currently working on a new dinner and lunch theatre production of "Phoebe's Gift," a new play by Bonnie Laing. To receive email and mailings about our productions, please call Theatre Panache at 450-458-5281 or sign up by emailing .

Phoebe's Gift
A new play by Bonnie Laing
Directed by Mary Vuorela

Lunch and Dinner Theatre at St. Mary's Church Hall
273 Main Road, Hudson, QC

Tickets available online at .

New Play Showcases Local Legend

As part of Canada's’s 150th anniversary celebration Theatre Panache will present "Phoebe's Gift," the play about Phoebe Nobbs MacKellar Hyde as a dinner amd lunch theatre on August 17th to 20th at St, Mary's Church Hall. Written by Bonnie Laing, whose play Peggy & Grace was the box office hit of the Hudson Village Theatre’s program in 2013, and whose most recent play The Cottage was given a staged reading as part of StoryFest 2013, Phoebe dramatizes highlights from the life of Phoebe Hyde, who on her death, donated her family home, Greenwood, to become a living history museum.

"Phoebe was a local legend in Como and Hudson," notes Theatre Panache founder and producer Heather Markgraf. “The daughter of celebrated architect Percy Nobbs, she trained as professional actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, married a sea captain who became captain of the Queen Mary, staged Shakespeare on the front lawn at Greenwood and did historical re-enactments and monologues across Canada and England. She was notoriously thrifty, a world traveller and her second husband was 32 years older than she was. She was a wonderful, eccentric character.”

Directed by Hudson resident Mary Vureola, the play utilizes the talents of several local actors playing a multitude of roles.

Lunch Menu for Saturday and Sunday at mid-day
Main Course: Various quiches, Salads
Dessert: A selection of cakes and squares
Tea or Coffee

A bar will be available to purchase beer or wine

Supper Menu for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
Main Course: Chicken Scaloppini with choice of Marinara or Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce,
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Herb Potatos, Grilled Rosemary Baguette
Vegetarian Option - Moroccan Lentil Stew w/ Sweet Potato Mash
Dessert: Berrymisu dessert (like tiramisu but with berries)
Tea or Coffee

A bar will be available to purchase beer or wine

For more information, please contact:
Heather Markgraf at 450-458-5281