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The Drowning Girls



By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson & Daniela Vlaskalic

A haunting play about three brides who share two things in common: they all married the same man, and they are all dead. Emerging from their clawfoot bathtubs, Bessie, Alice and Margaret share the evidence against a murderous man in a chilling ghost story that recounts the shocking crimes.

Please note that due to the use of water in this production, the first few rows of the audience might be lightly splashed.

Show Times

Tuesday - Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8:30pm
Sunday: 2pm

Weekday matinee November 7 at 12pm


The Drowning Girls has an approximate runtime of 70 minutes with no intermission.

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“I saw the premiere of this play in Calgary and the audience was hooked from the outset. I love any play that creates a struggle between our moral outrage and our appetite for the macabre.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director

Creative Team

Beth Graham: Playwright
Charlie Tomlinson: Playwright
Daniela Vlaskalic: Playwright

Sarah Finn: Bessie
Katie Ryerson: Alice
Jacqui du Toit: Margaret

Frank Donato: Assistant Lighting Designer
Seth Gerry: Lighting Designer
Loreen Gibson: Stage Manager
Vanessa Imeson: Costume Designer
Laurie Shannon: Assistant Stage Manager
Brian Smith: Set Designer
Bronwyn Steinberg: Director
Keith Thomas: Original Music and Sound Designer


Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2018-2019 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience. 


The Prologue Series continues to bring exciting discussions and unique experiences to GCTC that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.

The latest edition is October 24, free to the public, and will start at 6:45 pm in the GCTC lobby. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Drowning Girls with Artistic Director Eric Coates, Director Bronwyn Steinberg, and Designers Brian Smith, Vanessa Imeson, and Seth Gerry. Availability is limited, so be sure to RSVP below. 


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