The Welland Canal Play on stage October 12-29

The Welland Canal Play

Written by Kevin Hobbs and The Company

 12 OCT 2017 – 22 OCT 2017

Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Presented by

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

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AND

24 OCT 2017 – 29 OCT 2017

Touring the Niagara Region

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7pm Port Colborne High School, Port Colborne
Wednesday, October 25 @ 6pm Wainfleet Township Public Library, Wainfleet
Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30pm Old Pelham Town Hall, Pelham
Friday, October 27 @ 6:30pm Welland Community Wellness Complex, Welland
Saturday, October 28 @ 7pm  Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, Fort Erie
Sunday, October 29 @ 2pm The Sanctuary for the Arts, Ridgeway

The Welland Canal Play is dynamic performance exploring the experiences of the people who dreamed of and built Niagara’s Welland Canal, from William Hamilton Merritt to the present day. Told through story, music, movement and video, this visually arresting theatre piece embodies our local history and animates the mayhem, tragedies and triumphs of this national waterway. ECT celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation with this original play about the canal that helped shape the Niagara region.

Creative Team:

Directed by Monica Dufault

Set Design by Nigel Scott

Costume Design by Roberta Doylend

Lighting and Video Design by James McCoy

Sound Design by Ethan Rising

Music Direction and Original Music by Landon Doak

Cast:

Joceyln Adema

David DiFrancesco

Landon Doak

Nicole Joy-Fraser

Darren Keay

Reanne Spitzer

Production Team:

Technical Director  – Tommy Hurst

Stage Manager – Maureen Callaghan

Apprentice Stage Manager – Nicole James

Dramaturge – Gyllian Raby

Production Assistant – Charles Adams

 

This production made possible with funding from:

Niagara Region

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City of St. Catharines

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The Welland Canal Play is generously sponsored by the following local businesses:

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Our Lady of Delicias

Written by David Fancy

Directed by Monica Dufault

23 FEB 2018 – 4 MAR 2018

Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

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FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

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Rangel is a migrant worker from Mexico who is back in Niagara for the sixth year to work in the region’s vineyards. Lonely for his daughter and pregnant wife Dolores who he left at home, Rangel calls on the patron saint of their village Delicias for strength. But Rangel’s divided world is more than it seems. Our Lady of Delicias is actually Atlacoya, the Aztec goddess of drought, and she has followed Rangel to Niagara to drink up all the water in the great lakes.

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