… "A comedy about hope, last stands, skunks, and love among the chickens!" …
The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is delighted to be presenting the premiere production
of "Buying the Farm" by the comedy writing team of Stephen Sparks and Gemini-award
winner, Shelley Hoffman, as its third offering of the 2018, 40th Anniversary, summer
season. Running from July 4th, in our newly renovated Grace Auditorium, "Buying
the Farm" enjoys a three-week run with a closing night July 21st.
Starring Jeff Culbert ("Midnight Madness", "The Drawer Boy", "Outlaw" and "Dear
Johnny Deere"), Matthew Gorman ("Mending Fences", "Mini Putt", "Stag and Doe", and
"Having Hope at Home"), and newcomer Shannon McCracken ("Raising the Barn", "Wicked",
and "She Loves Me"), "Buying the Farm" is directed by Artistic Director Simon Joynes,
and Stage Managed by Suzanne McArthur, with Set Design by Eric Bunnell, and Lighting
Design by Karen Crichton.
"Change is in the air! Magnus Bjornson has some issues. His finances are in tatters,
his great niece is hiding out, his health is not what it once was, and now he has
a determined Real Estate developer banging on his door. What's a bachelor farmer
supposed to do? A dance as old as time itself."
With a varied season, which will appeal to single ticket buyers, subscribers, and
tour groups alike, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre provides another season of
top quality entertainment in 2018.
Port Stanley Festival Theatre Box Office
302 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, ON
(519)782-4353 Box Office Summer Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm, Sat noon-4pm
Inquiries to Theatre Manager, Natasha Newby and Artistic Director, Simon Joynes