Lorne Elliot’s “The Fixer Upper” Comes to Huntingdon

Award-winning playwright Lorne Elliot to perform at local venue.

Stephanie McBride info@stephmcbride.com
Publié le 15 novembre 2016

Lorne Elliot and Karen Cromar take the stage in The Fixer Upper.

©The Rural Arts Project

From November 24th to the 26th, the play The Fixer-Upper will take the stage at Huntingdon’s Grove Hall.

Written by Canadian writer Lorne Elliot (MOM RUNS AMOK, Culture Shock), the comedy, which has been adapted from Elliot’s novella of the same title, tells the story of Bruno MacIntyre, a PEI native who decides to rent out his dilapidated cottage to summer tourists with the help of a reluctant Aunt Tillie. Elliot will play the role Bruno, the main protagonist, alongside Karen Cromar (Aunt Tillie). Formerly titled “Tourist Trap”, this play has been produced regularly across Canada ever since 2000, when it made its debut in Fergus, Ontario.

According to a recent press release, “…the play explores family relationships and communication between generations.” The presentation of this play will mark the second co-production between Elliott’s production company, Turtle Bay, and The Rural Arts Project at Grove Hall. Last year, locals were privy to the world premiere of MOM RUNS AMOK on the local stage, which also featured Cromar—a play which, following its performance at Grove Hall, went on to win the Canadian Playwright’s Guild 2015 prize for Comedy.

Show times are as follows:

Thursday, November 24th at 7 P.M. (served with dessert and coffee)

Friday, November 25th at 7 P.M. (dinner theatre)

Saturday, November 26th at 7 P.M. (dinner theatre)

Please note that the hall’s dinner theatre, presented by chef Robert Anderson of Dewittville’s Planète Terroir, has become a popular option, making dinner reservations necessary. The food will follow a maritime theme in order to emphasize the down-east charm of the evening, with courses being served at short intermissions throughout the show.

Admission is $20-$45. For more information, call 514-791-5100. Tickets may be purchased online at www.grovehall.ca.