DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The Borelians community theatre group of Port Perry will be opening their season this week, with their production of August: Osage County.
The storyline for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning drama follows the Weston family, which reunites after their father disappears. The production takes the family through a host of “repressed truths and unsettling secrets”, according to the Borelians.
Producer Kyle Brough explained why the Borelians have decided to open their season with this play.
“We have wanted to do something that will challenge our audience. We’re finding that as Port Perry grows and keeps up with the times, that they are not just looking to be entertained anymore, they are looking for something that is challenging and thought provoking, and leaves them with respect as an audience, and this is a very challenging show,” he said.
The show will open at Port Perry’s Town Hall 1873 on Thursday, Oct. 13th, starting at 8 p.m. The Borelians will also be holding a gala night on Friday, Oct. 14th, starting at 7 p.m.
For the regular admission price, the audience will receive free wine, as well as other beverages and desserts before the show, and will be invited on stage for a meet and greet with the cast after the show, as well as a tour of the backstage area.
Mr. Brough told The Standard, over 50 people auditioned for the show. He also said there are many familiar names taking part in this production.
“The cast alone is 13 people, there are a lot of familiar faces in this one, like Ruth Smith, Annette Stokes, Michael Serres, and Justine and Kyle Dickie. There are a lot of regulars, which have been in a lot of Borelian shows over the past few years, who have been nominated for acting awards.”
The show will start at 8 p.m., from Oct. 13th and will run until Saturday, Oct. 15th, and then again from Thursday, Oct. 20th until Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
2 p.m. matinee showings will be held on Oct. 15th and Oct. 22nd.
Tickets are $24, and can be bought, by calling 905-985-8181, or on-line at www.townhall1873.ca.
Thursday night performances are buy one ticket, get another for half price, and there are also discounted group rates for groups of six people or more.
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