By Nancy Abra
For almost 15 years The Thorndale Agricultural Society has been producing the annual Thorndale Dinner Theatre. Over the years they have delivered plays of a wide variety, from perils of rural communities to unique and interesting circumstances, which give the audience only one main response – laughter!
There is a great deal of community participation that goes into the annual Thorndale Agricultural Society’s Dinner Theatre. This year’s production is ‘Don’t get Your Vicars in a Twist’ written by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Brown, a two-act comedy farce, set in a country vicarage in the early 90’s.
As the cast of 12 local players are busy memorizing their lines, behind the scenes work is well on its way. The last few Saturdays, a troupe of volunteer craftsmen have been working on the set for the play.
“We have a tremendous group of local talented volunteers – building sets, painting, sewing costumes and decorating the hall”, said co-director, Joe Facey. “I greatly appreciate so many people working together and having fun to put on these performances for the community of Thorndale and area.”
Facey added, “Our 2020 Thorndale Dinner Theatre production is an English farce with six doors, a set of stairs. What’s not to like!”
This year’s performances are with opening night – Sat. Feb 22nd, Sunday Brunch on Feb 23rd, and dinner shows for both Feb 28th and 29th. As in the years prior, local organizations are taking on the cooking and serving duties for the dinner and Sunday brunch shows. For the evening shows, doors open at 5:30pm with dinner being served at 6:30pm. The play performance starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are still available for all performances but going fast. Tickets can be purchased by calling Karen at Thorndale Ace Hardware, 519-461-0280.
By Nancy Abra