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Featuring Fiona Reid, Patrick Galligan, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Peter Millard, Julia Course. On stage at the Court House Theatre until October 12. Want to hear what patrons say about The Sea? Know all about it

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EDWARD BOND by Michael Mangan

Playwright of The Sea, Edward Bond has been, since his controversial arrival on the theatrical scene in 1965, one of Britain's most distinctive and important theatre writers. This study examines his work, from The Pope's Wedding (1962) to Coffee (1995). It gives an overview of the development of his distinctive dramatic language and style, and looks at his experiments with various theatrical forms and genres. It examines, too, the ways in which Bond's insistence upon the necessity of the drama as an agent of social evolution have determined his development as a dramatist. $25.95

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“Twosie beats onesie, but nothing beats threes” – Cabaret

Now that you’ve seen a few of the plays currently on stage, it’s time to see more of our 2014 Season. And enjoy preview pricing!

Juno and the Paycock

Tickets are selling fast to this Irish ditty!

with Mary Haney, Jim Mezon and Benedict Campbell
by Sean O’Casey

A windfall is sure to change the fortunes of Juno and her impoverished family ... Or will it? The play's mix of humour, drama and politics has made it a contemporary classic.

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A Lovely Sunday
for Creve Coeur

A lunchtime amuse-bouche!

With Kaylee Harwood, Deborah Hay, Kate Hennig, Julain Molnar
by Tennessee Williams

Dorothea waits for the phone to ring, certain her boyfriend is about to propose. But her roommate has other ideas. A heart-warming comedic gem.

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The Mountaintop

A beautiful play with a surprise twist of an ending.

With Kevin Hanchard and Alana Hibbert
by Katori Hall

In 1968, on a stormy night in Memphis, Martin Luther King starts to talk to a maid in the Lorraine Motel. The conversation becomes increasingly surprising and ultimately transformative … on this, the last night of his life.

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Hear what Director Philip Aiken has to say about The Mountaintop

From July 12-August 10

Now in its 16th Season, Music Niagara is back and has an even more exciting lineup. In a variety of venues enjoy the music of vaudeville, jazz and classical performed by a wide range of talented musicians from young virtuosos to international artists. Choose which concerts interest you and purchase your tickets today. For more information on dates, performers and lineups visit

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Enjoy a cool and tasty treat at intermission! Il Gelato di Carlotta, a local gelato establishment in Niagara-on-the-Lake, has set up a kiosk at the Festival Theatre. Enjoy delicious gelato treats that come in a variety of flavours like sour cherry, dark chocolate, pineapple and coconut. Prices range from $3 to $5. Molto buono!

For more information on Il Gelato di Carlotta

The 9th annual Art by the Lighthouse show and sale of original art takes place August 2 – 3, 2014 on the grounds of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre on the river's edge. Professional artists from the Niagara Region and elsewhere will display paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, and much more. Admission is free, open 10am to 5pm each day, at 247 Ricardo St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Details at

Congratulations to Ginger M. from Lewiston, NY who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. She will receive a pair of tickets to a 2014 performance of The Sea. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.