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Hello Theatre Lovers!

As I write this newsletter I am just bursting with excitement!  In just one week we will open our summer theatre season with a new play, in a new space!

Kristen Da Silva has written a beautiful play about a family going through life’s trials and tribulations, but who do so with tremendous humour and love.  WHERE WE ARE will make you laugh your head off, and you may shed a little tear, but most of all you will be entertained by this wonderful piece of work by this young, female, Canadian playwright, coming to us from our friends at Theatre Orangeville. 

We have placed this beautiful piece of work in the very intimate Simcoe Street Theatre. The set is stunning and I promise you will have a theatre experience like nothing you have had before. How delightful it is to be so up close to the performers! The theatre only has 100 seats. To accommodate our ticket buyers we have added 2 more matinees. We will be offering general seating for this show but please feel free to call the box office if you have any special requests. 
T he shows will run:

Tuesday, May 21 st  8 pm
Wednesday, May 22 nd  2pm & 8pm
Thursday, May 23 rd  2pm & 8pm           
Friday, May 24 th  8pm
Saturday, May 25 th  2pm & 8pm
We also have 2 special announcements for this production:
1.      If you come to either our Saturday matinee performance or evening performance we are offering ICE CREAM SATURDAYS. Come enjoy a free ice cream on us!

2.      If you are 30 years old or under, or if you are an arts worker, we would like to offer you our student price of just $20! (Actually, if you qualify for this AND come on the Saturday you will get ice cream too!)
Quotes from audience members in Orangeville:

"Excellent show, I would highly recommend it!" - C.O.

"Wonderful show, my favourite of the season" - A.G.
If you have not purchased tickets yet, please call the office at 705-445-2200 or order on-line at www.theatrecollingwood.ca . If you belong to a Probus Club or other social group, please remember that we have Group Rates for groups of 10 or more.

Enjoy the following photos and bios from the cast. Thank you to Director David Nairn for this wonderful piece of work. 

See you at the theatre!


Erica Angus - Executive Director, Theatre Collingwood
Photo: Sharyn Ayliffe Creative
Set Design Becky Morris
Lighting Design : Wendy Lundgren
Kristen Da Silva - Beth

Kristen is delighted to be back working with Theatre Orangeville, collaborating with David and this outstanding team. Selected playwriting: Sugar Road (Theatre Orangeville, Rubarb Productions, Globus Theatre); Book Club (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Five Alarm (Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre). Selected acting: The Melville Boys, Gibson & Sons (Milton Centre for the Arts), Crimes of the Heart, Vinci (Oakville Performing Arts Centre), The World Without Canada (History Channel), Fugue (Rock Street North Films), Web of Lies, Forbidden (Discovery Channel).
Debra Hale - Susanne

At Theatre Orangeville Debra played multiple roles in Miracle on 34th Street and Freedom 85! (playwright also). Other select theatre credits: Ladies Foursome (Orillia, Kincardine, Alberta), Legs Crossed...(Tarragon), On The Other Side Of The World (Factory), Halfway There and many farces (UCP), Goodnight Desdemona (Magnus), Noises Off (Port Hope), A Flea In Her Ear (Drayton), Sexy Laundry (1000 Islands, Port Hope) and Storm Warning (Lighthouse, Magnus, Theatre In Port, and Toronto). More info on her playwriting at www.hi-dtheatre.com<http://www.hi-dtheatre.com/>. Film and TV work include American Gods, Good Witch and Seven In Heaven. Thanks for enjoying Live Theatre!
Jeff Hanson - Patrick

Jeff is a Toronto based Actor, Producer, Writer, Fight Director/Stunt Coordinator who is thrilled to return to working with Theatre Orangeville in the world premiere of Where You Are. Past Orangeville credits include The Gentleman Clothier, and Stag & Doe (and was seen in this role at Theatre Collingwood). He is also a Co-Founder of ActionCAN Films, which is a Canadian based production company that develops, creates and distributes great Canadian action movies. Please feel free to check out the ActionCAN Films YouTube and Instagram for all the latest releases.
Melanie Janzen - Glenda

Most recently, Melanie played Fay/Angel/Gwen in HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH at Sudbury Theatre Centre and at Theatre Collingwood. For Theatre Orangeville, she loved playing Natalie last season in LUNENBURG. Other productions for Theatre Orangeville: Jonesy/Delores/Gloria in SCREWBALL COMEDY; Connie in THE LADIES FOURSOME; Kate in MENOPOSITIVE! THE MUSICAL. Melanie has performed in over 100 productions. She has been a company member of the Shaw Festival (five seasons) and of the Stratford Festival (seven seasons) and she traveled with the North American touring company of the Livent production of SHOW BOAT.