Theatre Wakefield's A Summer… A Fair brings regional heritage to life!
NEW! Local REVIEW and PHOTOS from the
Lac-Ste-Marie show! (pdf)
By/par: Kathy Glover Scott for La Voix de Chez Nous.
Traduction française: Hélène Goulet.
On July 22, Theatre Wakefield proudly partnered with Cantley 1889 for the premiere presentation of A Summer... A Fair based on the famous Cantley Picnic (which ran from every summer from 1880 through to 2004). About 300 people attended the event, which included
fresh-baked pie sales and the God Knows What square-dance band with caller.
A Summer… A Fair premiered on July 22 at the
St. Elizabeth Parish grounds in partnership with Cantley 1889. Heritage animation combines local history, amusing stories and characters from our region’s past, and lively songs and music performed by the cast.
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.
Theatre Wakefield’s goal for this touring project is to collaborate with local groups in bringing culture to their communities, and to create the future means of sharing opportunities to host theatre, music, dance, or other cultural performances.
Theatre Wakefield is touring its newest original play
“A Summer… A Fair ” throughout the Outaouais this summer. The cabaret-style production is the third in Chelsea playwright/musician Ian Tamblyn’s Gatineau River Valley trilogy. The family-friendly show is designed to be easily presented outdoors at parks, outdoor stages, fairs, and other venues.
The show, directed by Mary Ellis,* is touring to a dozen Outaouais communities between July 22- September 10.
Shows were FREE to host and can be easily combined with local events or fundraisers.
Want to host a show in your community in the future? We are hoping to create a network of performance venues throughout the Outouais.
* The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance. Opera. Theatre Policy (DOT).