Theatre at the Museum
It’s a New Stage!
July 12 to August 27
Spend The Summer With Us at Scugog Shores Museum Village
It’s been two years of sitting behind screens, standing six feet apart and not making physical contact with each other. This season, we welcome back theatre that gets off the page, onto the stage and back into our bodies. And this season we welcome our patrons to our new summer venue at Scugog Shores Museum Village, under our new performance tent!
Celebrating the power of theatre to communicate beyond words, this landmark season features three productions that exercise our artists’ creativity and entertain our audiences in a way that we haven’t been able to experience for far too long.
The season kicks off in mid July with a variation on our Something From Nothing new play workshop. This year’s guest artist is Andy Massingham, a Dora Award-winning actor, director, choreographer, educator and playwright. Over the past thirty-five years, he has performed across Canada at the Stratford Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, National Arts Centre, Banff Centre, Tarragon, Odyssey, Y.P.T. Centaur and many others. Together with our summer company, Andy will create an original new work, sure to be full of energy and surprises.
Next up is Punch Up by Kat Sandler, directed by artistic director, Carey Nicholson. A contemporary life and death tragicomedy of three misfits, Punch Up navigates a hostage situation and a life-or-death comedy lesson to show just how far we’ll go for a laugh, and along the way celebrates some of the most iconic moments and schticks of classic comedy.
We close our summer with an exciting, site-specific adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Originally slated for the summer of 2020, director Liam Lynch has waited two years to tell the story of the original swashbuckling, swooning adventure-poet, who also reminds us of the tender sacrifice we make for those to whom we give our hearts.
In addition to our three mainstage productions, we are bringing back Plays From The Past for two performances only. This popular mixed staged reading program from 2021 returns to look back at the plays of the early 20th century and finds that comedy, tragedy, social commentary and entertainment abound.
Watch for more programming to be announced that makes the most of our new location, including Pop Up Theatre mini-performances on the museum’s Family Day Thursdays and Alfresco Fridays. And there’s a ticket option for everyone from $5 For Under 25’s, to Pay What You May Thursdays and group sales. All performances are outdoors on the museum grounds and we’ve even got Half Capacity Tuesdays. General admission seating – please bring your own chairs! The wearing of masks is still encouraged.
Ticket prices include adult admission to Scugog Shores Museum Village, so come spend the summer with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Full season details and tickets available at www.theatreontheridge.ca