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We are going LIVE this summer!

Theatre on The Ridge is proud to present its Big Theatre for Small Spaces series. It’s been a long wait, but we will be presenting three unique live productions in the very intimate setting of the new Scugog Arts Space this July and August. In accordance with public health regulations, and in consultation with our public health advisor, we have modified our programming to bring you captivating theatre with your safety in mind. Our first production, running July 28th to 30th, is a premiere staged reading of ‘The Grand To Do’, by Belleville playwright Peter Paylor. The characters, Rory and Kira navigate life with to-do lists, each have their own, then there’s the shared list, their daily lists and, of course, there’s the big one: The Grand To Do List On the List was: getting married, but they did that; the kitchen got painted…yellow; Rory got that big promotion. So, what’s next? Really? That? They’re going to need help with that one. Their friend Patty’s great, but she’s not much help. Maybe Rory’s piano teacher Benjamin can help. Maybe lists aren’t the answer. Maybe it’s all just a Grand To Do. “The Grand To Do is proof that something can come of nothing. It’s a funny, loving and heartwarming play about family… and it couldn’t have come at a better time.” Our second performance will be a mixed program, titled ‘Food For Thought’, running August 4th to 6th. Food For Thought is an evening of short works, all connected by their ability to relate and offer insight, in some way, to the turbulent times we are now living in. Funny, profound, and unexpected, these simple one act plays and monologues capture the complexity that is our world and offer much food for thought. Please note that some material in this program contains sexual and violent imagery and content that some audience members may find disturbing. It is not recommended for children under 14 years of age. The series will close with performances of ‘The Huns’, by Canadian playwright Michael Ross Albert, occurring August 12th to 14th. The Huns takes place the morning after a break-in at a tech company, where three co-workers assemble for a conference call to discuss the burglary. What starts as a civilized, professional meeting swiftly devolves into a brutal showdown that puts everyone’s careers, and their hopes for future happiness, in jeopardy. The Huns is a witty, shrewd, workplace comedy about millennial anxieties, minor revolutions, and modern-day barbarians, and was first produced at Streetcar Crowsnest, Guloien Theatre as part the Toronto Fringe Festival, July 2019. There is no charge for The Huns show. All performances will follow public health measures regarding social distancing protocol, gathering size restrictions, and sanitization protocol. Performances will occur at the new Scugog Arts Space, at 175B Queen Street, will have a 7 p.m, and a 9 p.m. seating, and will run approximately one hour each. Tickets are $25 each and, due to current restrictions, are very limited. They will be sold online, on a first come first serve basis only, and will be available at http://www.theatreontheridge.ca/, as of Monday, July 20th. For more information please visit website: www.theatreontheridge.ca

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