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The 4th Line Theatre is unique in many ways as outlined in the theatre company’s tag line… “Bringing history to life on the outdoor stages of the Winslow Farm.”

4th Line Theatre has been bringing history to life on the barnyard stages of a 5th generation farm in Millbrook Ontario for 27 seasons.  The Theatre was founded in 1992 by Creative Director Robert Winslow. The company continues to be passionate about preserving Canada’s cultural heritage through the development and presentation of historical drama.

The group has developed over 30 plays based on regional history and culture and this season is no different. The first summer production, Crow Hill: The Telephone Play demonstrates the vast technological changes we have witnessed going all the way back to the first telephone service in the local area, opened by the local family doctor. Fifteen-year-old Alice takes on the job of switchboard operator… a decision that dictates the course of her life for the next thirty years. The research for the play includes interviews with local residents.

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Source: https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/summer-season

Photo by Wayne Eardley, Brookside Studio http://www.wayneeardley.com/

The second production, Who Killed Snow White? follows a typical 15-year old girl whose life is shattered after an act of violence. It is based in part on interviews with local teens, parents and educators. The story explores social media and cyberbullying and is a powerful commentator on the life of today’s youth. “Playwright Judith Thompson dives deep into the heart of our culture to examine the roots of sexual violence and the culture of toxic masculinity we struggle to understand.” 

Who Killed Snow White?

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Source: https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/summer-season

 The setting for the plays is enhanced with the opportunity to bring your own picnic or to buy from their excellent menu. The concession is licensed and the picnic area opens at 4:00 pm on performance days.

 

https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/picnics-dining-options

Performance Details

Crow Hill: The Telephone Play

By Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow

Directed by Deb Williams

July 3 – July 28

Previews: July 3, 4

Opening Night: Thursday, July 5

Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm

Additional performance Monday, July 23, 2018

 

Who Killed Snow White?

World Premiere – Canadian Pulse Series

By Judith Thompson

Directed by Kim Blackwell

August 6 – August 25

Previews: August 6, 7

Opening Night: Wednesday, August 8

Monday to Saturday at 6 pm

Trigger Warning: Mature Content. 14+

 

For more information about tickets, performances and the dining options visit https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/.

 

 

 

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