This Day In Guelph History: March 21, 1988

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.


March 21, 1988

“Guelph Little Theatre takes 7 drama awards”

Guelph Little Theatre’s production of Brighton Beach Memoirs collected seven awards at the West Ontario Drama League Festival. Categories won include best director donors, best supporting actor and actress, and a special judge’s award. Dennis Johnson, director of GLT, explained that “[they] took a gamble with the play”because they staged the play differently and cast younger actors.
Brighton Beach Memoirs was a play based on the story of a Jewish family and their everyday struggles in 1937. One of the festival adjudicators, Ron Cameron claimed that the play was almost “flawless.” He praised the actors, the directors, and the play.

Photo: Exterior of Guelph Little Theatre at 176 Morris Street.

Source: Guelph Public Library – CA ON00126 F62-F62-0-0-0-3-1

Posted by Sarah Ball on March 21, 2017

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