Lots of good stuff is coming.

by Lynn on July 6, 2020

in The Passionate Playgoer

This is the first time I’m actually home for the whole summer and not spending my vacation in London, England for obvious reasons as every theatre is shut. But this doesn’t mean we don’t have a whole host of on-line, virtual, streamed etc. theatre work to keep us involved and engaged until we are able to go back into a theatre for real.

The following are festivals and theatre events that hold great promise:

The Hamilton Fringe Festival

Christopher Stanton, the Artistic Director of the Hamilton Fringe Festival will be announcing his virtual fringe festival with ticket information on July 7, 2020. We can enjoy the festival from the comfort of our homes. I look forward to reading what he has in store, and of course reviewing it. 


4th Line Theatre hosts a Farmer’s Market every Friday from 8 am to Noon, until August 28.

4th Line Theatre in Millbrook, Ont.  is one of my favourite places to see theatre in the summer. That’s not possible for obvious reasons but that has not deterred Kim Blackwell, the fearless Managing Artistic Director of 4th Line Theatre. She has come up with the idea of a Farmer’s Market spread over the farm offering local farm produce from local Food Ventures. I went on the first Friday. It was wonderful. Look for my review soon. Here are the details of the Farmer’s Market

Nexicom Presents 4th Line Theatre @ the Farm.

779 Zion Line, Millbrook, ON

In the series of Friday morning markets running until Friday, August 28th, local vendors will be spread out around the farm property with guests following a one-way directional track to ensure proper physical distancing.

The Festival Friday Farmer’s Markets will include vendors: Black Honey, Bullbs ‘N Things, Belly of the Beast, Little Leaf Farms, Pastry Peddler, Taste of Russia, Millar Eggs, Beauty Through Taste, Red Hill Maple Syrup, The Berry Patch, Codie and Kelsie’s Vegetable Patch, Summersong Farm, 4th Line Theatre and Doo Doo’s Bakery

READ MORE HERE: https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/so/00NBTsKfH

SummerWorks (Virtual) Festival

Laura Nanni, the creative, inventive Artistic and Managing Director of the SummerWorks (Virtual) Festival will be announcing her truncated festival in a few weeks. The festival will take place in late July and early August. One of the events is the wildly successful Ministry of Mundane Mysteries by the always imaginative Outside the March Company.


Here for Now Outdoor Theatre Festival

This is an initiative of actors and directors from Stratford, Ont. to perform one person plays/poems etc. on the back patio of the Bruce Hotel in Stratford Ont. during July and August. One piece will be directed by Jonathan Goad, a stalwart actor of the Stratford Festival, and a fine director in his own right. Jessica B. Hill will be doing a piece as will Roy Lewis. In all there will be six solo shows playing multiple times. I look forward to seeing and reviewing all of them. In keeping with keeping our distance in these weird times, a maximum of 10 people will be allowed on the patio to watch each show.


More to come soon.

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