Peterborough Theatre Guild began in 1965, purchasing and renovating an old church that had been gutted by a fire. They have hosted our Theatre Ontario Festival three times, in 1980, 1993, and 2001. Peterborough Theatre Guild has represented EODL many times at Festival—most recently in Sault Ste. Marie in 2012 with the original script The Mouse House by Robert Ainsworth, which won Peterborough their third Elsie Award for Outstanding Production (following wins in 2006 in Sarnia for Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, and in 2008 in North Bay for Proof.)
|The Beauty Queen of Leenane|
Peterborough Theatre Guild
Alex Saul, Scott Drummond, Patricia Young
Photo by Theresa James
At the 2014 EODL Festival, Peterborough Theatre Guild won the Leslie M. Frost Award for Best Production, Best Actress in a Major Role (Alex Saul as Maureen Folan), and Acting Excellence—Male (Scott Drummond as Pato Dooley), with honourable mentions for Best Director (Jerry Allen), Actor in a Major Role (Luke Foster as Ray Dooley), Ensemble, Set Design (Al Tye), and Use of Speech (Sharon Guildea, Dialect Coach).
Read more about Theatre Ontario Festival 2014 on our website