Theatre Wakefield's A Summer… A Fair brings regional heritage to life!
A Summer… A Fair opens Saturday, July 22,
1 pm at the St. Elizabeth Parish grounds in partnership with Cantley 1889. The premiere includes the God Knows What square-dance band with caller!
In the summer of 2015, Theatre Wakefield toured
A Bridge to the Past to nine outdoor venues and the play was enjoyed by over 1,100 people. Last year, a second play A River Runs Through Us was performed with similar success up and down the Gatineau River Valley.
Heritage animation combines local history, amusing stories and characters from our region’s past, and lively songs and music performed by the cast.
Theatre Wakefield’s longer-term goal for this touring project is to collaborate with community groups in bringing culture to their summer green spaces, and
to create the future means of sharing opportunities for the local hosting of theatre, music, dance, or
other cultural performances.
Theatre Wakefield will tour its newest original play
“A Summer… A Fair ” throughout the Outaouais this summer. The family-friendly show is designed to be easily presented outdoors at parks, outdoor stages, fairs, and other venues.
The cabaret-style production is the third in Chelsea playwright/musician Ian Tamblyn’s Gatineau River Valley trilogy. A Summer… A Fair brings colourful local characters and history to life against the backdrop of the renowned Cantley Picnic - the type of traditional country fair common in regional farming communities from the mid-1800s onward.
The show, directed by Mary Ellis, will tour to at least a dozen Outaouais communities between July 22 and mid-September.
It is FREE to host and can be easily combined with local events or fundraisers.
Want to host the show in your community?
Kerstin Petersson (819) 328-3635
Peter MacGibbon (819) 827-8513
Theatre Wakefield is proud to
be partnering with Cantley 1889
for the premiere presentation of
A Summer... A Fair.