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Take a Scary Story Walk and support Theatre on the Ridge Friday & Saturday, October 30th & 31st
leaving each evening on the half hour from the Scugog Arts Space, 175B Queen St., Port Perry 6:30 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm & 8 pm Join your Theatre on the Ridge guide for an evening walk around downtown Port Perry and get your scary, suspense story fix along the way. We will escort you to six locales along Queen St. where our company members wait to entertain you with local, Canadian and classic tales full of suspense and macabre humour. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Some stories contain coarse language and described violence. Physical distancing and our Covid protocols will be in place in accordance to Region of Durham guidelines and procedures. Tickets are $25/person, available online only and limited to 10 persons/timeslot. Friday, October 30 6:30pm - Limited Availability Friday, October 30 7:00pm - SOLD OUT Friday, October 30 7:30pm - Limited Availability Friday, October 30 8:00pm - SOLD OUT Saturday, October 31 6:30pm - Good Availability Saturday, October 31 7:00pm - Best Availability Saturday, October 31 7:30pm - SOLD OUT Saturday, October 31 8:00pm - Limited Availability PURCHASE NOW For more information on Scugog Arts visit www.scugogarts.ca
Outside The Lines by Rob Corbett - A Staged Reading November 7, 3 pm & 7 pm Anglican Church of the Ascension 266 North St., Port Perry featuring Carolyn Goff & Craig Martin Proceeds from ticket sales will support Arts at the Ascension activities and Theatre on the Ridge.
Outside The Lines is the story of two people, whose lives are impacted through a chance meeting. Linda is a passionate volunteer out to save the world, while Harrison is a charismatic but self-centred and irresponsible artist not even interested in saving himself. Full of wry humour that explores the consequences of living within and outside the boundaries of convention and expectation, Outside The Lines reaffirms that there is always room for friendship, compassion and growth.
Playwright Rob Corbett grew up in Uxbridge, was a founding member of the Uxbridge Players, and worked with both the Borelians and Scugog Choral Society in Port Perry before moving to Toronto. Rob has been a professional theatre artist for over thirty years working as a playwright, director, actor, and artistic director. His plays have been performed throughout Southern Ontario and in New York City. He holds an MFA in Creative writing from the University of British Columbia and teaches Scriptwriting and Acting at a number of colleges across the GTA including Sheridan, Seneca and Humber. Physical distancing and other Covid protocols will be maintained during this event, including the mandatory wearing of facemasks, as part of the company’s commitment to the health and safety of its performers, crew and audiences while keeping theatre live.
Tickets are $25/person, available online only and limited to 25/performance. Saturday, November 7, 3pm - Good Availability Saturday, November 7, 7pm - Best Availability PURCHASE NOW
Note: All performance dates, times and seating availabilities are subject to the most recent mandated Covid 19 restrictions and the weather. 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.
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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Pop up theatre events - 2020
Check back soon for information on our next pop up theatre event!