2017-2018 Season

The Welland Canal Play on stage October 12-29
The Welland Canal Play
by Kevin Hobbs and The Company

The Welland Canal Play is a 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.

 12 OCT 2017 – 22 OCT 2017
Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Presented by The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

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

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

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

24 OCT 2017 – 29 OCT 2017
Touring the Niagara Region
Tuesday, October 24 @ 7 pm Port Colborne High School, Port Colborne
Wednesday, October 25 @ 6 p.m. Wainfleet Township Public Library, Wainfleet
Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm Old Pelham Town Hall, Pelham
Friday, October 27 @ 6:30 pm Welland Community Wellness Complex, Welland
Saturday, October 28 @ 7 pm Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, Fort Erie
Sunday, October 29 @ 2 p.m. The Sanctuary for the Arts, Ridgeway
This production was made possible with funding from:
Niagara Region
ON150 Logo (White)
City of St. Catharines

Thank You!

Our Lady of Delicias

Written by David Fancy

Directed by Monica Dufault

Presented By The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
About Our Lady of Delicias

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 whom 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 Atlacoya, the Aztec goddess of drought, and she has followed Rangel to Niagara to drink up all the water in the Great Lakes.

Creative Team

Written By David Fancy

Directed by Monica Dufault*

Set, Lighting and Projections Design by James McCoy

Costumes Designed and Built by Joanne Pacinda

Sound Design by Ethan Rising

Stage Manager – Carolyn Mackenzie*

Production Manager – Rebecca Walsh

Technical Director – Thomas Hurst

Apprentice Stage Manager – Nicole James


Camila Diaz-Varela

Carla Melo

Juan Carlos Velis*

Josée Young*