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'Gotta Call Barb' is a two act, fun, fast paced family drama-dy. Set in the kitchen of her family home, the play follows Ingrid, a single mother of two. Her day begins like any other, with a hot coffee and reading the newspaper as she tries to get her kids, Margot and Ezra to school on time.

But then, the phone rings. She misses the call but hears the voicemail - it's Aunt Barb with a word of caution and plea to call her back ASAP. As she's listening, her mother 'MeeMaw' and new neighbour, Jaqueline, arrive, needing water as the city has shut off thiers for some construction in the area. 

Over the next eight hours, Ingrid's life unravels before her eyes, thanks in part to her kids , her ex-husband, her best friend and the other woman, all while she's trying to call Barb.

Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 7:30pm (Friday and Saturday night) 


Doors open at 1:30pm and show starts at 2:00pm (Sunday afternoon)

Enjoy the cash bar as our cast of seven dazzles and delights.

The show is rated PG-14 due to cussing and themes of sexuality, sex, and intergenerational trauma.

Tickets are $25.00 + EventBrite fees totalling $27.96


Emerson Arts is Hamilton’s newest professional entertainment provider. 

Experts in site specific theatre, outdoor theatre. Our ever-growing team is sure to dazzle! 


Due to the nature of our shows, pun intended, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. If it safe, the show will go on rain or shine. 


Show Cancellations will be announced a minimum of two (2) hours before some start time.


All tickets purchased are FINAL SALE, they may be EXCHANGED for another show in our season. There are NO REFUNDS, some exceptions apply.

We are humbled and honoured by your support. Every ticket you purchase goes directly into the artists pocket or into creating more opportunities to employ artists with the ​Artists Sustainability Initiative.


Thank you for your support,

Emily Bolyea & Mason Micevski 

Artistic Director & Creative Director   

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