Coming March 22-25, 2017 (preview March 21)

NEW!!! Make it a full night of Irish fun! Show your ticket at the Heart and Crown on Preston and get 15% off your purchase! (Offer good for the run of the show)

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
March 22-25, 2017 (preview March 21)Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

A Man of No Importance is an award-winning off-Broadway musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (composer/lyricist team for Once On This Island) and a book by Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Love Valour and Compassion!), based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, A Man of No Importance. It tells the story of Alfie Byrne, an Oscar Wilde-loving bus driver in 1960’s Dublin who directs an amateur group of thespians called the St. Imelda’s Players. Filled with lilting Irish music and wry humour, it is a small, lovely musical that touches the heart and brings a smile to your face. This moving, elegant depiction of coming to terms with oneself reunites the award-winning team from Ragtime. The musical opened Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in September 2002 for a limited run, earning the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best-Off-Broadway musical.

The show will include fundraising for the Youville Centre, which motivates, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

Adult: $31.63 + $2 facility fee + HST = $38
Senior (65+): $28.09 + $2 facility fee + HST = $34
Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $17.47 + $2 facility fee + HST = $22
*including Theatre Ontario members



Youville Centre is a non-profit, registered charity that serves adolescent mothers and their children. Youville’s trauma-informed, holistic programs and services include: crisis intervention, intensive mental health therapy and treatment, addiction counselling, collaborative problem solving, a licensed child development program with a focus on infant mental health, attachment-based parenting programs with intervention and treatment, and a fully accredited secondary school. For more than a quarter century, Youville Centre has been an innovative Centre that motivates, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

who we are

C. Lee Bates and Joan Edwards Frommer partnered to create indie women productions, based on a shared commitment to the production of uncompromisingly provocative theatre. Joined by Lin Dickson and Laurel Tye, the four retired educators have decades of combined experience in every aspect of theatre, including performance; artistic and musical direction; stage management; set, costume, sound and props design and production. Their vision lead to an immense success and generous donation to The Royal Ottawa Foundation.

On March 4, 2016 indie women productions formed a formal board and applied for Incorporation with the Province of Ontario as a Not for profit. Board Members include… MORE


indie women productions is committed to producing high-quality community theatre, particularly plays and musicals that feature strong female roles. Additionally, iwp seeks to produce socially relevant theatre that educates and raises awareness in its audiences in an entertaining context. iwp is committed to include fundraising for charitable organizations as an element of every production.