Join us for LIVE theatre this summer! outdoors at the Scugog Arts Space 175B Queen St., Port Perry (rear courtyard)
Tickets are $25/each/performance* and are on sale NOW!
Note: All performance dates, times and ticket 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.
Tuesday, July 28 - CLOSED Wednesday, July 29 - CLOSED Thursday, July 30 - CLOSED at 7 pm The Grand To Do by Peter Paylor - a one act play, staged reading premiere Rory and Kira navigate life with to-do lists, they 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. Getting married was on it, 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.”
Tuesday, August 4 - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Wednesday, August 5 Thursday, August 6 at 7 pm Food For Thought - a mixed program of staged readings 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. Not recommended for under 14.
Wednesday, August 12 - ALMOST SOLD OUT Thursday, August 13 Friday, August 14 at 7 pm The Huns by Michael Ross Albert - a one act play, staged reading 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 (Toronto Fringe Festival), July 2019.
*Please Note: Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, there is currently an extremely limited number of tickets available for each show. As of July 21, 2020, there are 20 seats* per performance allowed. *total house capacity/performance, not necessarily tickets still available for purchase. Should restrictions change, we will release additional tickets for purchase as safely permitted.
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 in July and August, and for the foreseeable future. Please read our audience health and safety measures below prior to purchasing tickets.
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.
June 2020 - we launch our very own podcast series! Big Theatre/Small Towns 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, especially in June. Why? Click here for details on how you can help us win a $20,000 donation from CanadaHelps.
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
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