The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper Announced By 4th Line Theatre As December Production

4th Line Theatre in Millbrook has announced a brand new off-season production for Christmas 2019 called The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper.

Written by Lindy Finlan and directed by Kim Blackwell, The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper is a Nancy Drew-style mystery. Set in the 1960s in Millbrook, a church congregation is divided when props and costumes for the upcoming Christmas concert go missing. The Needlers, a band comprised of local young people, are accused of being the culprits. Tensions mount and The Needlers take to the streets of Millbrook to solve the mystery and clear their names.

Lindy Finlan: Playwright,  The Fool of Cavan: A christmas caper  (Photo by Tristan Peirce Photography)

Lindy Finlan: Playwright, The Fool of Cavan: A christmas caper (Photo by Tristan Peirce Photography)

Like previous 4th Line off season productions, The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper will take audiences on an adventure through the streets of Millbrook as they try to solve the mystery. 

The production will have a 10-performance run beginning on December 3rd and closing on the 14th. Audiences attending the performances on December 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th will have the added treat of a Christmas-themed music concert after the show.

Kim Blackwell: Director,  The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper

Kim Blackwell: Director, The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper

The plays are not performed at the Winslow Farm. The production travels up and down dark paths and over uneven terrain for approximately 1 km. 4th Line asks each patron to dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and bring a flashlight with them to the performance. The performances will go on rain, snow or shine. 

DETAILS:

The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper

Written by Lindy Finlan

Directed by Kim Blackwell

Location: St. Thomas Anglican Church (16 Centre Street, Millbrook)

Tickets are on sale now. Call 705-932-4445 or 1-800-814-0055

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PTBOPics: 4th Line Theatre's New Production "Queen Marie"

4th Line Theatre's first production of the season is Queen Marie, a rag-to-riches musical comedy about the life and times of Hollywood star Marie Dressler. This Vaudeville silver-screen legend's life spanned from being born in Cobourg, to winning an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931.

Queen Marie by Shirley Barrie

Costume and Set Design by Julia Tribe

Directed by Kim Blackwell

PLAYS: July 3rd to August 4th

TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday at 6 p.m.

For tickets, visit 4th Line Theatre's website.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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PTBOCanada Was There: 4th Line Theatre 2012 Fundraiser

The 4th Line Theatre 2012 Fundraiser was this weekend at the Baxter Creek Golf Club. With the season opening in July with Shirley Barrie's Queen Marie, the theme of the fundraiser was The Golden Age of Hollywood.

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The Cavan Blazers are Back at 4th Line Theatre

After a seven year hiatus, Robert Winslow's production of The Cavan Blazers is back at 4th Line Theatre from August 2nd through 27th. The play is about the gritty religious conflict between the Catholic and Protestant settlers in Cavan Township during the 1800s. The Cavan Blazers were a Protestant vigilante gang that tried to stop Catholic settlements and even went as far as burning down their farms.

The play features Richard Greenblatt (who starred in the Mirvish Production of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands) as Justice of the Peace and Edward Belanger (who starred in the Mirvish production of Mama Mia!) as the leader of the Blazers. Director Robert Winslow will be reprising his original role of Father Phelan from the 1992 production.

Tickets are $40 for the Gala Opening, $30 for Adults, $26 for Youth (ages 5-16) and the August 6th 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner PLUS Opening Night & Reception is $150.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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"The Berlin Blues" Kicks Off 20th Season Of 4th Line Theatre This Week

Rehearsal for "The Berlin Blues"

The 20th season of 4th Line Theatre begins tonight with a preview of The Berlin Blues, by Drew Hayden Taylor. The play officially opens this Thursday night (June 30th) and runs until July 23. Here's what it is about, according to the synopsis on the 4th Line Theatre website:

BUMPER CANOES! LASER BEAM DREAM CATCHERS! Dances With Wolves: The Musical! They're all part of the zany plan German developers hatch to build the world's largest Native theme park - "Ojibway World". Set in an Ontario First Nation's community, this funny and thought-provoking play offers a human take on the pros and cons of change and just how much one can or should give up to prosper.

Have a look at 4th Line's entire 2011 schedule and ticket pricing.

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Stuff to Do in Peterborough This Weekend (And This Is All Real News)

Friday

33rd Annual Home, Cottage, and Country Show at the Evinrude Centre, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. $5/Adults, $2/Seniors, Kids are Free

Saturday

33rd Annual Home, Cottage, and Country Show at the Evinrude Centre, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $5/Adults, $2/Seniors, Kids are Free

Freddy Vettes and the Flames at the Trentwinds, 7 p.m. $25.  All proceeds to the 2011 season of Little Lake Musicfest

Market Hall Performing Arts presents Live and Uncorked, 8:30 p.m. $22.50

Sunday

33rd Annual Home, Cottage, and Country Show at the Evinrude Centre 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5/Adults, $2/Seniors, Kids are Free

4th Line Theatre presents Artist Talk Series at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, 2 p.m. Free but limited seating


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Stuff To Do in Peterborough This Weekend

Friday

31st Annual Peterborough Psychic Fair, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Best Western Otonabee Inn (84 Lansdowne St. E) $5

Peterborough Theatre Guild presents Art, 8 p.m. $18, $16/Seniors, $10/Students

Students of Holy Cross Secondary School (1355 Lansdowne St W) present Nifty 50's Musical,  8 p.m. $10 at the door, $5/students, $25/family

Mid-Life Crisis at The Venue (286 George St. N) $15, Doors open at 8:30 p.m. 

Saturday

18th Annual Rock and Fossil Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evinrude Centre (911 Monaghan Road) $3, Children under 12 - Free

31st Annual Peterborough Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Best Western Otonabee Inn (84 Lansdowne St. E) $5

Premiere Studio of Dance presents Showcase 2011, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Showplace Performance Centre, $15

Peterborough Theatre Guild presents Art, 8 p.m. $18, $16/Seniors, $10/Students

Students of Holy Cross Secondary School (1355 Lansdowne St W) presents Nifty 50's Musical,  8 p.m., $10 at the door, $5/students, $25/family

Greg Keelor with Travis Good at The Venue Doors open at 8 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Sunday

18th Annual Rock and Fossil Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Evinrude Centre (911 Monaghan Road) $3, Children under 12 - Free

31st Annual Peterborough Psychic Fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Best Western Otonabee Inn (84 Lansdowne St. E) $5

4th Line Theatre presents 8th Annual Breaking Ground hosted at the Peterborough Museum and Archives (300 Hunter St E at Museum Drive) 2 p.m. *Admission is free but limited seating available

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