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Theatre Around Town!

Andrew RootComment

Hola comrades! We at AFA are kicking off rehearsals for our upcoming production of RENT (playing at Showplace Performance Centre, Feb 20 - 28, 2015), so while you wait patiently for the new year to arrive, here are just some of the great opportunities to catch some shows (and get involved) in the coming months! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Thursday, October 23rd -> Sunday, October 26th - FISHING BUDDIES - 8pm, 2pm on Sunday the 26th, The Peterborough Theatre Guild
    • Written and directed by Peterborough talent, Geoff Hewitson and Chuck Vollmar, this one act play is the story of two men who find themselves alone in each other’s company as a result of a serious car crash. $7.50 at the door, or available at the PTG box office at 705-745-4211
  • Thursday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 25th - the motley collective presents AUDITIONS FOR 'PROOF'
    • Following The Laramie Project and The Rocky Horror Show, the motley collective is now tackling David Auburn's tale of the daughter of a brilliant but unstable mathematician. No audition preparations needed.
    • Details available at
  • Friday, October 24th - THE CITIOTS IMPROV - Door at 8:30, Show at 9, The Gordon Best Theatre
    • Hilarious and unscripted, featuring the "bad girls" of Corus; Caley Bedore, Catherine Hanrahan, Teresa Kazuba & Dani Stover! $10 at the door
  • Friday, October 31st -> Saturday, November 15th - TWELVE ANGRY JURORS - 8pm, 2pm on Sundays, The Peterborough Theatre Guild
    • This mixed cast adaptation of the classic 'Twelve Angry Men' follows the story of a dozen men and women presiding over the fate of a 19 year old accused of murder.
  • Wednesday, November 5th -> Sunday, November 9th - Mysterious Entity Theatre presents  ROMEO & JULIET: SUPERSTAR ICE MINERS OF EUROPA - 8pm (1pm on the 9th), The Theatre on King
    • Directed by Em Glasspool (whose #CouragePeterborough campaign was a supporter of AFA's recent Hedwig & the Angry Inch), and adapted from the original text by Kate Story, this new twist on an old favourite stars Sarah McNeilly, Kenn Gibb, Dianne Latchford, Ryan Kerr, Taylor Beatty and Hilary Wear. $15 at the door or PWYC. 
  • Saturday, November 8th - THE 24 HOUR PROJECT - Door at 7:30, Show at 8pm, The Gordon Best Theatre
    • In its 29th incarnation, watch as dozens of Peterborough's finest writers, directors, performers, and technicians race to produce an entire play (that's writing an original script, casting, rehearsing and performing) in only 24 hours! Produced by Ray Henderson. $10 at the door.
  • Tuesday, November 11th - Without a Scratch presents MARTIAL ARTS FOR ACTORS - 6-9 pm, The Theatre on King
    • Kenn Gibb (Peterborough's leading stage combat expert) offers another in his series of workshops on stylized movement. Don't miss this opportunity to learn fundamentals (and some new and intriguing techniques) of martial arts for the stage. $10 or PWYC.
  • Friday, November 14th -> Saturday November 22nd - The St James Players presents LES MISERABLES - Showplace Performance Centre
    • Directed by Brian MacDonald, this classic musical showcases a vast amount of local talent. Tickets are available after October 28th by calling the Showplace Box Office at 705-742-7469 or online at
  • Saturday, November 22nd - PARALLEL PLAY - 3pm & 8pm, The Theatre on King
    • Directed by Linda Kash (Second City, Magic 96.7), PARALLEL PLAY is a comic revue written and performed by Elvira Kurt and Megan Fahlenbock which  takes an entertaining - yet meaningful - look at gender, relationships, parenthood and identity. Suitable for all ages but with honest, mature content. $20 at the door (or PWYC at the 3pm show).
  • Also be sure to check out the Anne Shirley Theatre Company's spoooOOOOoooky new season, including The Pillowman and Sweeney Todd!