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Port Dover: The Lighthouse Festival announces its 2023 playbill
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
The Lighthouse Festival has announced its 2023 playbill for its locations in Port Dover and Port Colborne. Plays are available by subscription only until November 10. After that date single tickets will be available.
May 17-June 3, Port Dover
June 7-June 18, Port Colborne
COME DOWN FROM UP RIVER
BY NORM FOSTER
Shaver Bennett lives in the woods in northern New Brunswick, where he has kept to himself for most of his life. And then one day, he arrives at the door of his estranged sister’s daughter, Bonnie, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. Bonnie and her wife Liv, welcome Shaver into their lives in this sweetly moving, fish-out-of-water tale.
June 7-June 24, Port Dover
June 28-July 9, Port Colborne
ON THE AIR *WORLD PREMIERE*
BY EPHRAIM ELLIS
The small-town radio station of Lake Kashagakaganee has only one problem. No one’s listening. Watch as Alice, the new station manager, tries to rally her rag tag group of amateur broadcasters to find a new audience, while at the same time navigate the return of Matt the former station manager's son who has a plan to change everything.
June 28-July 15, Port Dover
July 19-July 30, Port Colborne
SAKURA: THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL *WORLD PREMIERE*
By TERRY WATADA
In 1936 Japanese immigrant Kikuzo ‘Kobi’ Kobayashi, drove into the town of Port Dover and decided to call it home. Armed with a never give up attitude and a passion to be part of the community, Kobi laid the foundation of what would be home for the rest of his life. Challenged by the backdrop of war, established social constructs and ignorance, Kobi was able to rise above it all and teach the province what it is to be a proud Doverite. This true heartfelt story is not one to be missed.
July 19-August 5, Port Dover
August 9-August 20, Port Colborne
WHERE YOU ARE
BY KRISTEN DA SILVA
Sisters Glenda and Suzanne live a quiet retirement selling homemade jam on Manitoulin Island. This summer, their usual concerns - trying to orchestrate sightings of their handsome veterinarian neighbour and preparing for the visit of Suzanne's grown daughter, Beth - are complicated by a secret the sisters can no longer contain. When Beth arrives with some secrets of her own, the three women face things that will change their lives forever.
August 16-September 2, Port Dover
September 6-September 17, Port Colborne
A PACK OF THIEVES *WORLD PREMIERE*
BY NORM FOSTER
Robert and Jeff are middle-class suburbanites who figure they can use a little extra cash to improve their troubled lives. No problem. They devise a plan whereby they will steal a thoroughbred racehorse and hold it for ransom. They enlist the aid of Padre, an experienced criminal, and a pair of bumbling twins named Chip and Dale. What can go wrong? Just about everything in A Pack Of Thieves.
September 5-September 16, Port Dover
September 20-September 24, Port Colborne
created BY LEISA WAY
To share the Opry's history is to share the story of Country Music. Leisa Way and her phenomenally talented Wayward Wind Band raise the roof with the hottest country songs from the last few decades. Sing-a-long to Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Lady A, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hank Williams, Glen Campbell, Taylor Swift, Gretchen Wilson, Flatt & Scruggs, Ricky Scaggs, Hank Snow, and more!
For subscriptions visit lighthousetheatre.com.