Theatre Ontario is thrilled to welcome the first two productions that will perform at Theatre Ontario Festival 2017 in Ottawa. These productions are chosen from Ontario’s regional community theatre festivals, and are a showcase of outstanding community theatre from across the province.
On Thursday, May 18, Ghost Light Players from Windsor will present George F. Walker’s Better Living, representing the Western Ontario Drama League. This will be Ghost Light’s first time at Theatre Ontario Festival, and were chosen as Best Production in Festival at WODL Festival in Guelph by adjudicator Bea Quarrie.
On Saturday, May 20, Sault Theatre Workshop from Sault Ste. Marie will represent QUONTA (the northeastern Ontario community theatre association) with their production of Lucy by Damien Atkins. Sault Theatre Workshop returns to Festival for the twelfth time as QUONTA representative, but the first time since 1998. Lucy was awarded Outstanding Production by adjudicator Karen Rickers at QUONTA Festival in Timmins.
As previously announced, Theatre Ontario Festival 2017 will feature detailed adjudications with Annette G. Procunier, Playwright-in-Person readings with Erin Shields, and awards and parties celebrating community theatre in Ontario.
The annual Theatre Ontario Festival is a showcase of outstanding community theatre productions; a classroom for passionate, dedicated community theatre artists; a celebration of excellence in community theatre; and a destination bringing together theatre lovers from across the province. Theatre Ontario Festival 2017 runs May 17 to 21, and is co-hosted with Ottawa Little Theatre and the Eastern Ontario Drama League.