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Specialized Classes and Workshops and Galleries at RuminariLive

Specialized Workshops, Shows, and Galleries at RuminariLive

Theatre Shows

The Gin Game

Written by K.L. Cobern.  Directed by Adrian Truss.  

Starring Bruce Hunter and Erica Wood

The Gin Game was first produced in September of 1976 by American Theatre Arts in a 56-seat theater at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle in Los Angeles. 

The Artistic Director of the theater was Don Eitner and the first director of the play was Kip Niven.

A favorable review in Variety brought the play to the attention of The Actors Theatre of Louisville where the play became one of the first offerings in its now-famous festival of new plays.

It was here that Jon Jory brought the play to the attention of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who then sent it to Mike Nichols. Remarkably, Mr. Nichols signed on to direct within 24 hours, and the production destined for Broadway was formed.

Our First Fringe Show

Bad Baby Presents:  Rules Control the Fun

Solo Show starring Janelle Hanna

Rules Control the Fun ​is a hilarious play about love, vulnerability, and shame. Self-proclaimed Fringe expert Bad Baby wanted to become an actor so that she could sleep in and kiss boys. But lately, she hasn’t gotten to do either of those things. Now, all of that is about to change. Showcasing exceptional acting skills, unmatched good looks, a huge range of emotional faces, a balloon arch, and a surprise you can’t miss, see why the Torontoist declared “nothing compares to Bad Baby!”

Janelle Hanna brings Bad Baby to life in a performance that Mooney on Theatre called “Emotionally moving...flawless.”

Hailed as “A true Fringe gem!” The Show is part of the line up at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival this summer.   Come see it in Beaumont for one night only, August 23, 2019

Advance tickets are available to purchase online at Eventbrite tickets.  At-the-door tickets will be sold at the venue starting one hour prior to showtime for cash sales only. 13$

This show contains mature themes and brief partial nudity.

Guest Artists 

RuminariLive Annually Brings Artists from Around the World to Beaumont!

Jannis Sanford

Fine Artist, Canada

Jannis Sanford is a Nova Scotian artist who studied Fine Arts at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick. Her artwork allows her the fluidity to move between photo realism and abstract paintings. Her work is deeply influenced by Mark Hamilton, Corinne Redden, and Melanie Morrissey, members of the Eastern Art Collective. Jannis is a professional recreation and volunteer coordinator in long term care. This environment lends to Jannis’ inspiration for her artwork, requiring her to be present with people in difficult circumstances. The balance between resilience, tenderness, and the ability to feel is recurrent in her artwork.  (September 2019)

Erica May-Wood

Actor/Artist Educator/Indie Theatre Artistic Director, Canada

Erica trained Claude Watson School for the Arts at LAMDA in the U.K. She has performed on stages across the province in such shows as Bell, Book & Candle (Classic Theatre Festival) The Importance of Being Earnest (Gryphon Theatre), Godspell (The Stage Co.), Pinter's The Lover (Summerworks Festival), Beauty and the Beast (Playbill Theatre), Guilty Secrets (Magnus Theatre), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Variety) and the hit zombie comedy Dine Her.

She has appeared on radio, television and in award-winning independent films. She has written and performed for two Toronto Fringe Festivals and is Co-Artistic Director of RealSpace Theatre with Bruce Hunter. In 2018 she had the good fortune to be a part of workshopping two new plays, as well as play a turn in a Netflix Christmas movie.   (Theatre Slam 2019, The Gin Game 2020)

Scott Witt

Founder of Combat Circus, Australia

Fight Master, Actor, Choreographer, and Physical Genious. With 30+ years of experience, Scott brings Slapstick / Physical Comedy / Knock-about, Clowning and Stage Combat to RuminariLive. (January 2019)

Bruce Hunter

Actor, Director, Producer, Puppeteer, Improv Educator

As well as teaching improvisation for the last 30 years at Second City and various Institutions, Bruce is a working actor and has performed in dozens of theatre, television and film projects " 12 Monkeys", "The Strain" "Suits" "Hannson" "The Red Green Show", 

"Good Will Hunting, "Krapp's Last Tape" "Waiting for Godot", "Murder at 1600", "Mean Girls", "Degrassi" "Falling Skies" "Monk", "Canadian Bacon", "Eerie, Indiana", "White Mice", "Communicating Doors" "The Danish Play" and "Coma Unplugged" to name a few.

Has won awards for his commercial work in Canada and the U.S. Won the "Pretty funny male improviser" at the Canadian Comedy Awards." Played the lead in the 2003 Cannes award-winning film "The Truth About Head" Has won Gemini's for his voice and puppetry work. He is also one of the founding members of the award-winning improv troupe", Illustrated Men". He can be seen as Agent Jones in "Phil the Alien", as a writer and performer and sketch director on "After Hours with Kenny Robinson" and as Rocko in "Puppets Who Kill"." and Capt Claw on "Kid's CBC"

He is also the director and producer of "And Go" an improv television show that aired on City TV. Bruce has directed "The Kids in The Hall", "Killer Bees", "Grocery Mishap", "The Maddest Kind of Love", "The Puck Stops Here", "Fun Without Dick and Wayne", "A Freudian Slip of The Jung" and "The Not-So-Nice Late Show". He has written plays "A Clever Boy", "Circus Town", "Garageband land", "The Rise and Fall of Khamai Leon." and "The Getaway" which took place in a moving van. "Dine Her" is his latest offering. Bruce was recently an actor at the Stratford Festival puppeteering a polar bear in the show The Breathing Hole. (The Gin Game 2020)


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The Gin Game - Februray 14,15 & 16 Matinee


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Guest Artists

Scott Witt, 2019 

Erica May-Wood, 2019

Bruce Hunter and Erica Wood 2020

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