Backyard theatre returns to McCrae House with Guelph in Postcards: The McCrae Years (1872-1918)

Backyard theatre returns to McCrae House with Guelph in Postcards: The McCrae Years (1872-1918)

GUELPH, ON, July 4, 2017: McCrae House Backyard Theatre returns this summer with Guelph in Postcards: The McCrae Years (1872-1918). The show opens Saturday, July 8and runs Wednesdays through Saturdays until July 22 in the backyard of McCrae House. Each show will begin at 7 p.m.

Guelph in Postcards: The McCrae Years (1872-1918), an original production by Jay Wilson, transports the audience to the time of John McCrae. Snapshots of Guelph history are brought to life through poetry and song, using actual postcards as inspiration.

Based on a blog by Cameron Shelley called Guelph in Postcards, Wilson was inspired by the idea of using postcards as the window to historical events in Guelph. “Thousands of plays are trapped inside Cameron’s blog,” said Wilson.

“What makes the show particularly special is the combination of scenic art and verse,” says Wilson “It is the stuff great theatre.”

The cast features Tim Clarke, Rihannon Phillips, Michael Sutherland, and Michelle VanderVelde, with a guest appearance by Robin Baird-Lewis.

Tickets are $20 +HST and are available at guelphmuseums.ca.

McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. For more information, visit guelphmuseums.ca.

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Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums

Public Services | City of Guelph

T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E sarah.ball@guelph.ca

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on July 4, 2017

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