The Rules and Regulations for Hanging Out The Wash


Young at Heart Theatre is pleased to be bringing a brand-new musical comedy to seniors all across PEI.

The Rules and Regulations For Hanging Out The Wash, written by Diane Barnes and Wade Lynch, with original music composed by Tyler Casat and Don Fraser, will have its debut through the Month of April, as it tours to long-term care, community care, hospitals, community halls and senior’s clubs.  The play’s content is based on Prince Edward Island history. Research includes newspaper stories, oral history, songs, personal accounts, and provincial archives.

“The play is essentially about the under-appreciated labour performed by women in the last two centuries. The intent is for senior women in care to realize that contemporary Canadians recognize and appreciate their contributions to their families and communities”, says co-writer Wade Lynch. “It’s also a lot of fun, as we enjoy the relationship of two neighbours (with very different opinions and traditions) develop and sweeten throughout the laundry day.”

The Rules and Regulations For Hanging Out the Wash is directed by Marlane O’Brien, and stars Jamie Cordes(who also serves as Musical Director), Brynn Cutcliffe and Marlene Handrahan.

Original music composition by Tyler Casat, Don Fraser and Jamie Cordes.  Arrangements by Jamie Cordes. Set and props by Kathleen Ross, with scenic art by Tammy Peters.

Graphic art: Cove Consulting(Maureen Kerr), Haley Zavo

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Young at Heart Theatre is a charity organization dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors on PEI through story and song. This tour is made possible with the support of Innovation PEI, Maritime Electric, Blair Corkum Financial Planning, Azrieli Foundation( on behalf of Nadine Haddad) , and many generous donors. 

Upcoming public shows(please contact the venue for ticket information):

April 3 @ 1pm: Cornwall 50+ Club- Cornwall Civic Centre:Contact -Ernie Stavert  902-393-2531

April 7@ 7pm: Milton Community Hall(

April 12 @ 7pm: Kings Playhouse, Georgetown (, 902 652-2053)

April 13@ 2pm: Senior’s Active Living Centre, UPEI (902) 628-8388

April 14 @2pm: St. Peter’s Bay Circle Club 

April 17@ 2pm: Three Rivers 50+ Club (902-583-2662 ) * limited # of tickets available

April 20 @7pm: Eastern Kings Community Hall(

April 21 @ 2pm: Lower Montague Women’s Institute (902-969-1391)

April 27 @ 2pm: Crapaud Community Hall (final show and fundraiser). Admission at the door $15 or PWYC. Includes snacks, coffee, tea, 50/50 draw

(photos:  Cast members Marlene Handrahan, Jamie Cordes, Brynn Cutcliffe)