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It’s a Virtual Valentine’s Day! Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte Saturday, February 13 to Sunday, February 14 Available for streaming 48 hours only Sales end at 6 pm, Sunday, February 14th! With Manon Ens-Lapointe and Duncan Gibson-Lockhart February is the month for love and great love stories, even in lockdown! And we’re making one of our favourite past productions available for this year’s pandemic Valentine’s Day.
The archival video of our popular 2017 production of Mary’s Wedding, with Manon Ens-Lapointe and Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, will be streamed on our private Youtube channel Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, for 48 hours only. Through vivid and poetic language, this Canadian play tells the poignant story of Mary and Charlie, who discover a charming first love, filled with innocence and humour in 1914 as the world collapses into a brutal war. Proceeds from the evening will support Theatre on the Ridge returning to the live stage in 2021.
Viewers can receive access to this beautiful and romantic story for only $15*. *A link with password will be sent to purchasers approximately 6 hours prior to start of the event - 6 pm, Friday, February 12th. Sales end at 6 pm, Sunday, February 14th! PURCHASE NOW
Covid 19 Update Note: All performance dates, times and seating availabilities are subject to the most recent mandated Covid 19 restrictions and the weather (outdoor performances). Please scroll down to read our Covid 19 Audience Safety Procedures, and to download and complete our Patron Declaration of Fitness Form prior to arriving at the venue for live events.
Your Health and Safety Are Important To Us Theatre on the Ridge recognizes that public performances are currently no longer inherently safe activities. As an organization, we care deeply about the health and welfare of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers. As such, additional precautions will be taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during all live performances for the foreseeable future. Please read our audience health and safety measures below prior to purchasing tickets to any paid event.
Please present a completed Patron Declaration of Fitness upon arriving at the venue.
Theatre on the Ridge reserves the right to not admit any patron who appears to be unwell to any performance. In consideration of all our patrons, Theatre on the Ridge strongly recommends the wearing of masks by audience members at all outdoor performances.
Theatre on the Ridge follows the guidelines set out the by the Region of Durham's "Community Re-opening Toolkit", which can be found here.
Big Theatre/Small Towns - our very own podcast series! In this time of self-isolation and social distancing, the need for connection becomes a priority and we miss connecting with our audiences, artists and community. Big Theatre/Small Towns explores the connection of big theatre ideas growing in small towns and vice versa with hosts Graeme Powell and Amanda Jane Smith.
All of our "ridgecasts" are available free of charge but after listening, please consider making a donation to Theatre on the Ridge. Click here for details on how you can help us make it to next year!
April 16, 2020 Announcing the postponement of Festival 2020 productions as originally scheduled, with revised online programming being planned due to Covid 19
In the interest of public health and the safety of our patrons, artists, and production personnel, and in accordance with current emergency and public health restrictions regarding Covid 19, Theatre on the Ridge has made the difficult decision to put its Festival 2020 season on hold. The four productions announced for the festival, now in its 6th year, will no longer run as scheduled. The productions are Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor, Cyrano de Bergerac adapted from the original play by Edmond Rostad, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, and Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott by Beverley Cooper. At this time, the productions have only been postponed, not cancelled; however, no revised dates have been set. Patrons who have purchased a Patron’s Pass will be contacted directly in the near future with more information and details on their options.
In spite of the devastating blow to the company’s summer plans, Theatre on the Ridge will not be dark, but will continue to reach its audiences and supporters online with glimpses into creative processes, performances through the digital revival of the radio play format and interactive learning experiences for all ages. One upcoming project will involve the engagement of the larger community to collectively share and document the experiences of this unprecedented time. Details of this revised season of summer “productions” and programs will be announced over the next several weeks.
Moving forward is the only direction to go and that is where we are going. The challenge of creating a reimagined season has been made exponentially easier through the support of the artists and supporters who are sharing their passion, expertise and resourcefulness to ensure that Theatre on the Ridge will not be dark this summer. We may not gather together in a physical space this July and August, but we will continue creating, sharing and connecting for you, and with you, as much as possible.
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