Our Summer 2022 season
continues at Scugog Shores Museum
with this hilarious comedy!
Duncan has always been a pretty boring guy. Then he stumbles upon Brenda, a sad young woman who’s about to end her life. Convinced he’s fallen in love, Duncan strikes up a desperate deal: if he can get her to laugh, she'll give life another shot. There’s just one catch: Duncan isn’t funny. At all.
A contemporary life and death tragicomedy of three misfits, Punch Up navigates a hostage situation and a life-or-death comedy lesson to show just how far we’ll go for a laugh, and along the way celebrates some of the most iconic moments and schticks of classic comedy.
Kat Sandler is one of Canada’s brightest and funniest playwrights. She is also a director, screenwriter, and the artistic director of Theatre Brouhaha in Toronto. “Directing Punch Up has been a blast”, says director Carey Nicholson. “Kat’s incredible sense of timing and structure keep the action and the humour high paced and hilarious. This is just the play we need right now, reminding us that love and laughter go together, and there’s lots of both in Punch Up!”
In the cast of Punch Up are Karly Friesen as the saddest girl in the world, Landon Nesbitt as the most pathetic guy ever and Henry Oswald Peirson as the funniest man alive.
Seating is general admission, bring your own chairs and the wearing of masks is still encouraged. Punch Up is recommended for ages 14+ due to strong language, mature content and subject matter.
All ticket prices include adult admission to Scugog Shores Museum Village, with a ticket option for everyone from $5 For Under 25’s, to Pay What You May Thursdays and group sales. All performances are outdoors on the museum grounds. and we’ve even got Half Capacity Tuesdays. Shuttle service to the museum by Town Trolley, travelling between downtown Port Perry and the Great Blue Heron Hotel on Friday and Saturdays.
Full season details and tickets available here!
Thanks to our season sponsors Great Blue Heron Hotel and Town Trolley and our funders – Ontario Trillium Foundation, Central Counties Tourism and the Government of Canada.