Theatre Ontario Festival is a showcase of outstanding community theatre productions. Two of those productions have now been chosen from regional Festivals. On May 14, Festival opens with Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, presented by Theatre Kent, representing the Western Ontario Drama League. This will be the first time this Chatham-Kent theatre company will participate in Theatre Ontario Festival.
On May 16, Gateway Theatre Guild travels from North Bay with their production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, representing QUONTA, the northeastern Ontario community theatre association. GTG last participated in Theatre Ontario Festival in 2010 in London, with a production of Waiting For Godot that won Outstanding Festival Production.
Our May 15 production from the Association of Community Theatres—Central Ontario and our May 17 production from the Eastern Ontario Drama League will both be announced after their respective Awards on April 5 and April 6.
|David S. Craig|
Theatre Ontario Festival is a celebration of excellence. After each performance, the audience gathers for the Green Room Parties to toast the company members and celebrate the accomplishments of bringing together a show at Festival. On Sunday morning, the annual Festival Awards will be presented, including the Elsie for Outstanding Festival Production. We will also be presenting this year's Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre to Bev Dietrich of Elmira. As has become tradition, if you can’t make it to Sarnia, you can follow along with our Festival Live-Blog chat on the Theatre Ontario website.
Theatre Ontario Festival is a destination bringing together theatre lovers from across the province. This year marks the third time Theatre Ontario Festival has travelled to Blue Water Country. Located on the south shore of Lake Huron, just across the St. Clair River from Eastern Michigan, Sarnia combines small town friendliness and ease of transportation with big city amenities. In Lambton County you’ll find tropical blue waters with abundant soft sandy beaches, rare natural habitats, diverse agricultural offerings, and unique geological formations. Park-lined river banks provide a front row seat to watercraft of all kinds. From jet skis and yachts to fishing boats and shipping freighters, they’re located on one of the busiest international waterways. Inland attractions include a Canada’s First designation, where the industry’s birth left a rich legacy of Victorian era architecture, ambiance and historic sites. Scenic drives throughout the County reveal acres of fresh working farms, road side stands, markets and unspoiled green spaces.
Join us at Theatre Ontario Festival 2014!