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The return of a local theatre festival featuring six new productions by Simcoe County artists.

The Festival returns in 2023! We're back this July with a play for every taste, including a stoner comedy, dramas, and even a one-act opera. 

This year's lineup is...

Canoe Lake
Written by Megan Adam
Directed by Shanda Bezic

Summer resident Winnie Trainor accidentally meets Tom Thomson when he comes to Canoe Lake to paint. What follows is a poignant tale of wild non-conforming love that ends in the untimely and mysterious death of a Canadian artist.

Starring Megan Adam, Robert Walker, and Frank Kewin

Planet of the Apps
Written by Kristian Diesen
Directed by Stacey Schat

Come meet our middle-aged human as they navigate love, loneliness, golf addictions and the search for validation online. Whether in a mirror or through a screen, what does love look like in the 21st century?

Starring Adam Brooks and Janet McMordie

Site #420
Created by Black Cat Studios
Directed by Archie Ballantyne

A group of four "stoner" friends finally make time to go on that camping trip together, until one friend goes mysteriously missing.

Starring Connor Jesso, Ian Williams, Benjamin Massey and Aidan Eddy

Created by Alondra Vega-Zaldivar
Directed by Valeria Bravo Reyes

A one-woman opera that follows the life of a theatre actress. She recounts her life and lustrous career to a room full of reporters, but as the stories begin to unfold, her world crumbles into a brutal reality.

Starring Alondra Vega-Zaldivar

Written by Michelle Greig
Directed by Betony Main

Two women find themselves in a pub restroom during a funeral wake. As they face the reality of loss, Stalling gives an honest portrayal of love had, love lost, and love stolen.

Starring Hope Adams, Kristen Keller, and Sarah Dorion

Stiff and Sons
Written by Aidan Gouveia
Directed by Rochelle Reynolds

With their funeral home on the edge of bankruptcy, one family resorts to extreme measures to save their dying business.

Starring Ian Williams, Brooklyn Chenard, Robert Knapp, Kris-John Kucharik, and Gabriella Circosta

July 12 - 23, 2023 at the Five Points Theatre
Featuring weeknight tickets and full-day weekend passes!

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Artistic Director: Iain Moggach
Administrator: Patricia Hammond
Communications Officer: Khaleel Gandhi
Dramaturg & Education Co-ordinator: Leah Holder

Production Team

Associate Producer: Sabrina Merks
Production Manager: Madeline Disera
Stage Managers: Lesley Coo, Judi Erickson, and Amy Lewis
ASM/Production Assistant: Clayton Hanson

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