Niagara’s Essential Collective Theatre proudly presents: Once in a Blue Moon. An original play based on the stories told by Niagara Seniors to emerging theatre creators. This intergenerational production’s theme for 2018 is chance encounters – creating community and building a life in Niagara

Senior Stories has received tremendous support from the community over the past three years. This program will tour in June & July, 2018 thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.




Director: Colin B Anthes

Created & Performed by:
Sean McClelland
Emma McCormick
Iain Ellis Lidstone
Kaylyn Valdez Scott

Production Manager: Rebecca Walsh
Costumes by: Jo Pacinda
Music Director: Tenja Hagenberg
Stage Manager: John Clancy
Sound/Tech: Holly Keus

Free to the Public Venues:

Wainfleet Public Library – June 21, 2:00 pm
St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre – June 26, 10:30 am
Niagara Falls Museum – July 5, 2 pm & 7 pm
Silver Spire United Church – July 6, 7pm


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Comments from Past Performances:

“What wonderful opportunities for both students and seniors. Amazing community engagement!” — DUNLOP DRIVE OLDER ADULT CENTRE

“Performers were great! Loved the music and hearing the residents laugh as they related to the stories.” — NORTHLAND POINTE

“Wonderful show. Reminds us of all the value and knowledge in our seniors. Stimulating for seniors to witness a time that was theirs and show that it is not forgotten.” — THOROLD COMMUNITY CENTRE

“I can anticipate a Part 2/Part 3/Part 4…great way to connect youth and seniors and beneficial to ALL! Loved the show. My most favourite ECT production so far!” — SULLIVAN MAHONEY COURTHOUSE THEATRE

“This show brought joy to my heart.” — PORT DALHOUSIE OLDER ADULT CENTRE

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