Four Fabulous Productions for Festival 2020!
Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott by Beverley Cooper
There may be fewer shows on this season’s roster but just as much great entertainment! Festival 2020 still presents outstanding emerging and local talent in a captivating mix of the thought provoking, classic and entertaining plays that Theatre on the Ridge is becoming known for.
We launch our season with Drew Hayden Taylor’s comedy Cottagers and Indians, which explores the politics and issues surrounding a real-life event still occurring in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. Cottagers and Indians is a powerful mix of comedy and commentary about contemporary confrontations between environmentalism and consumerism, Indigenous and non-Indigenous sensibilities and is being presented with the generous support of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
Next up is the swashbuckling romantic adventure of Cyrano de Bergerac, featuring an ensemble of Theatre on the Ridge summer company favorites. Reimagined in a contemporary urban setting, this all ages story remains as popular and timeless today as when it was first performed in 1897.
Our third production is a remount of the contemporary biting comedy, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, first staged by Theatre on the Ridge in 2015. In this tour de force for 4 actors, the veneer of civilized adulthood is tested when two sets of parents try to resolve a playground incident between their children, with disastrous and comic results. Our 2020 production features most of our original cast and is definitely worth a second look.
The season closes with Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott by Beverley Cooper. This play premiered in 2008 at the Blyth Festival and is a perceptive examination of community and how good people make bad choices, through the true Canadian story where a 14 year old boy is wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a 12 year girl in a small Ontario town.
Attending summer theatre with Theatre on the Ridge is even easier this year!
The 2020 Patron’s Pass
Available for a limited time only!
Our popular pre-season gift certificate returns with even greater benefits as our Patron’s Pass!
See all 4 Festival 2020 productions for only $125! That’s a 20% savings on our 2020 individual adult ticket. And we’ve heard from many patrons that they would love to attend some shows not just once, but twice and even three times, so this year, gift certificate holders have unlimited access to the season to come as often as they want (some limitations apply).
Purchase your Patron’s Pass here!
More Performances and More Matinees
By popular demand, we are scheduling more performances and adding more matinee options, including Sundays. We are also moving our evening curtain time to 8 pm to give you more time for travel and dinner!
Age 25 and Under Can Attend Free*
We want to encourage the next generation of theatre supporters and this season, all patrons ages 25 and under can attend one performance of each production for free, making it easier for students and families to attend.
* Individual seat sales only. Please contact us for information on special youth group packages.
We Welcome Groups!
Groups are always welcome and will save when 10 or more seats are purchased for only $30/ticket for a single performance.