Summer is just around the corner and Theatre on the Ridge has another season of captivating live theatre for all ages at Festival 2018 – from 20th century classics, family favorites, Canadian comedy and drama.
Festival 2018 takes place through July and August in Port Perry with 5 productions, an original Lake Scugog themed childrens’ play, a company cabaret and 2 new stories for Pine Grove Plots, the popular theatrical cemetery walk, which debuted in 2017. Festival 2018 has something to keep visitors, and residents in town all summer long!
Theatre 3×60 recently changed its name to Theatre on the Ridge, but continues to be Durham’s entertaining and innovative professional theatre company captivating lives on and offstage. Each summer Theatre on the Ridge presents professional theatre and musical productions of new, Canadian and international works that entertain and engage audiences, pairing a quality big city theatre experience with the welcome and appeal of small town rural hospitality.
Returning to Theatre on the Ridge this summer are several cast members from past seasons, including Michael Williamson and Lexi McRae (Salt-Water Moon), Duncan Gibson-Lockhart (Mary’s Wedding) and Liam Lynch (Godspell). The company also welcomes several new company members, well known local actors and, for the first time, youth apprentices to the summer roster.
The Festival 2018 line up includes The Melville Boys by Norm Foster; Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie – sponsored by Vos’ Indpendent Grocer; The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams; Armstrong’s War by Colleen Murphy; The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniella Vlaskalic; Speakeasy Sunday, a cabaret evening featuring the artists of the company and Monsters & Milfoil, original theatre for young audiences made possible with the support of the Scugog Council for the Arts and the Scugog Lake Stewards.
Joining artistic director, Carey Nicholson, director of The Melville Boys, Peter Pan and The Drowning Girls, are Annette Stokes and Michael Serres as co-directors of The Glass Menagerie and Pine Grove Plots, and Duncan Gibson-Lockhart as co-director of Armstrong’s War. Monsters and Milfoil: A Tale of Lake Scugog will be created and directed by members of the company.
All productions are held at Town Hall 1873, 302 Queen St. Port Perry with the exception of Monsters and Milfoil: A Tale of Lake Scugog, which will be presented at the Scugog Memorial Public Library on Tuesday afternoons, and Pine Grove Plots, which will take place both in Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert (Sunday afternoons) and downtown Port Perry (Wednesday evenings)