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Ottawa: The GCTC Lawyer Play 2021 will be a double bill of two old-time radio detective dramas

Monday, May 17, 2021

Video may have killed the radio star, but these detectives are going to make darn sure it doesn’t get away with it in this fundraiser radio play. 

Kate Smith (Skeleton Key Theatre) returns to direct your favourite multi-talented lawyers who are taking to the airwaves for two old-timey radio plays: Agatha Christie’s The Case of the Careless Client, the story of famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot unravelling a murder case, and the American detective Dick Tracy in The Case of the Big Top Murderswhere Tracy and friends must jump through hoops to tame a brutal criminal. 

Proceeds from ticket sales will be shared with the Ottawa Community Foundation and directed to the organization’s Rapid Response Fund. As its name suggests, this fund responds to the immediate needs of our community and is particularly appreciated during this difficult time.

Ticket proceeds go to GCTC and the Ottawa Community Foundation's COVID Rapid Response Fund.

Show Times

May 31 - June 11, 2021 

  • on-demand audio play with 24/7 access

How It Works

Buying a ticket for Lawyer Play 2021 gives you access to the audio recording, which is hosted on Vimeo.  When the show launches on May 31, you will receive an email with a link and password.

You may listen whenever you’d like (and however many times you’d like) between May 31 and June 11.

Ticket Prices

This year, we are happy to launch our Pick-Your-Price ticket model, making these radio plays accessible to a broader audience. There are 4 options:

  • $10 Ticket 

  • $30 Ticket (includes $20 tax receipt)

  • $50 Ticket (includes $40 tax receipt)

  • $70 Ticket (includes $60 tax receipt)

You decide the price that makes the most sense for you. The experience is the same regardless of which you choose

Running Time

This year’s Lawyer Play runs approximately 80 minutes.

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