Theatre 3×60 presents Port Perry Summer Theatre 2017
Productions new, old and made in Canada onstage through July and August!
Summer is just around the corner and Theatre 3×60 brings Port Perry Summer Theatre back with another season of music, song, comedy and drama. This season explores looking back and moving forward, from stories of local residents long gone, to young Canadians in love at the beginning of the 20th century, and to men and women managing the complexity of life and relationships in the 21st century.
At Town Hall 1873, the season starts with Songs from the Shower, a musical cabaret co-production with Cadenza Productions. Songs from the Shower features six stellar performers who share their vocal guilty pleasures in a musical cabaret of contemporary show tunes that reflect moments of introspection, action, decision and indecision with passion and humour. Music direction by Cadenza Productions founder, Carol Salamone, direction by Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson. Songs from the Shower runs July 6 – 16.
Also at Town Hall 1873, time turns back with two Canadian plays, both set in early 20th century Canada from the east coast of Newfoundland to the western prairies. In David French’s contemporary classic Salt-Water Moon, eighteen-year-old Jacob Mercer returns from Toronto to his tiny hometown, Coley’s Point in 1926, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, and in Stephen Massicotte’s Mary’s Wedding, Mary and Charlie discover a charming first love, filled with innocence and humour, but the year is 1914 and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Direction by Carey Nicholson. Salt-Water Moon runs July 8 – 22. Mary’s Wedding runs July 22 – 29.
Step outside the theatre and take a walk through history with Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For on alternate Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Starting July 9, Theatre 3×60 and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will bring local heritage to life with a theatrical cemetery walk through Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery.
In early August, Theatre 3×60 presents 3xCanadians, a staged reading series featuring 2 new plays by Durham playwright Kevin Thomas Craig and the Durham premiere of Stronger Freer by Marianne and Patrick Lannigan.
The season wraps up back at Town Hall 1873, with the return of last summer’s hit one act play festival, Durham Minifest. Over two days, up to six theatre groups will perform Peter Paylor’s comedy “The Rosewood Arts Society, established 1903”, a delightful look at the inner workings of small town committees. See two, four or all six performances and enjoy the entertaining and educational workshops that follow each presentation. Lindsay Price, of Theatrefolk returns as the festival workshop leader. Durham Minifest runs Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12.
Tickets are on sale now for all productions at Town Hall 1873. There are special rates for students, seniors and groups. Theatre 3×60 also supports Eyego to the Arts, which provides special ticket prices for high school students. Production details can be found at http://www.portperrysummertheatre with ticket sales available in person at Town Hall 1873, 302 Queen St. Port Perry, by phone at 905-985-8181 or online at www.townhall1873.ca.
Tickets for 3xCanadians available at www.theatre3x60.ca and Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is by donation (suggested $10) at the gate on the day of performance.
Theatre 3×60 is a not for profit professional theatre company enriching lives through theatre. For more information, visit http://www.theatre3x60.ca.