Mrs. Dally Has a Lover opens in Ottawa`s Newest Theatre!

Arts • Posted by OttawaStart on January 03, 2013

WARNING: This show contains sexual content, adult themes and nudity.



Presented by Lonsdale Smith Studios and ACT

Directed by Claudia Jurt


About the Show:
Set in a Manhattan tenement in 1962, this sexy drama, explores the plight of a smart, attractive, working class woman, lonely in an unloving marriage. We begin the play with, Evalyn Dally (Genevieve Sirois), a married woman in her late 30's who wistfully aspires to the higher things in life. When we first meet her, she is involved in a doomed, secret affair with Frankie, (Daniel Krantz) an upstairs neighbor, who is just out of high school.



A show you don't want to miss. The work that we have been exploring in our classes for over a decade under the tutelage of Michèle Lonsdale Smith ( is now going on stage in a full production at the ACT Studio's BRAND NEW 50 SEAT THEATRE!
About the Director:
Claudia Jurt is the owner and senior instructor of A.C.T. (Acting for Cinema & Television), a professional acting school that 
was founded in August 2001. She continues to work in various aspects of film and television, not only as acting coach, but 
as director, producer and actor and previously as talent agent and casting director (Ottawa Casting, Ottawa's first official 
casting company). Some of Claudia's film credits include, Clown, Find Me, House at the End of the Street, Metal Tornado, 
The Righteous Tithe, Une Vie Meilleure, The Maiden Danced to Death, Dark Places, The Wild Hunt, My Family's Secret, Like 
Mother, Like Daughter, Maid of Honor, etc. Some of her television credits are The Cold War Series, Hockey: A People's 
History and Naked Josh. Claudia trained as an actor and teacher with Michèle Lonsdale Smith for close to 10 years in cities 
all over the world, including, L.A., New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. A few years ago, She had 
the honor of working on Fat Pig by Neil LaBute with Michèle at the helm, as director. Claudia proudly attributes her growth and success to Michèle, her longtime friend and mentor, and is thrilled to be collaborating and teaching under the umbrella of Lonsdale Smith Studios. Claudia is directing Mrs. Dally Has a Lover by William Hanley set to go up January 3-12, 2013.  And she is completing the final draft of Rosy & David, a dramatic feature she will direct in Spring/Summer 2013, produced through her brand new production company Wink Films.

Running time: 1 hr. 10 min. ~ No Intermission

Show dates: 


Friday, January 4, 2013 - 8pm
Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 2pm & 8pm
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 8pm
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 8pm
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 8pm
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 2pm & 8pm

8PM each evening also 2PM matinees on Saturday and Sundays!

Tickets: $20.00 or $15.00 for students/seniors

Location: 94B Montreal Rd. (behind Lorenzo's Pizza, Palace St. Entrance)

Please email or call 613.255.4796
to reserve your ticket(s)!

Buy tickets online:

Payments can also be made via Interac E-Transfer or at the ACT STUDIO, 94B Montreal Ottawa, ON K1L 6E6

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