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Backyard Theatre: Sons of 17

August 13 @ 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

| $25
Photo of Murray Foster (left) and Mike Ford (right) performing Sons of 17 on stage in the background of McCrae House.

Thursday through Saturday, August 13 to 15 | 7 PM

Saturday matinee, August 15 | 2 PM

Synopsis: An unlikely pair of musicians meets in Guelph during the spring of 1917 to rehearse songs for soldier recruitment, all while revealing home front emotions, opinions and diversions of the time. Mike Ford (Moxy Früvous) and Murray Foster (Moxy Früvous, Great Big Sea) bring this musical remembrance to life.

Sons of ’17 was originally commissioned by Canada’s History Society for the 2014 Governor General’s History Awards Gala, and was performed by Mike Ford and Sheesham & Lotus. Mike Ford and Murray Foster adapted the piece for their debut performance at McCrae House in 2016.

CAST
Jack Rochon…………………………………………………………………..Mike Ford
Eric Goodweather………………………………………………………Murray Foster

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director…………………………………………………………………………..Mike Ford
Produced by……………………………………….Mike Ford and McCrae House
Sound Operation………………………………………………………….Dennis Gray
Sons of ’17 show name by Teilhard Frost (Sheesham)

Tickets are $25 + HST each, or $40 + HST for both Backyard Theatre performances (Sons of 17 & Keeping the Homefires Burning). Tickets are available through Eventbrite or 519-836-1221. Capacity is limited, advance booking is encouraged.

Individual and family/social circle seating will be assigned, respecting physical distancing protocols. Please book tickets together with your family/social circle.


PLEASE NOTE: Sons of 17 is performed outside, in the backyard of McCrae House. Please dress according to weather conditions. We recommend casual clothing and comfortable shoes.

Following health and safety guidelines provided by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, the Museum has introduced enhanced cleaning protocols and new measures to keep guests, performers, and staff safe.

  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Please contact us to reschedule or refund your ticket.
  • When you arrive at McCrae House, please follow the directional arrows and physical distancing cues.
  • Upon entry, please use the hand sanitizer provided.
  • We will be wearing face coverings for your protection; and we strongly encourage you, if you are able, to do the same for our protection.
  • Individual and family/social circle seating will be assigned, respecting physical distancing protocols.
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase. Touch-free forms of payment are preferred. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit payments.

If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected] or 519-836-1221.

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Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/guelph-museums-6700601161?s=35008083

Organizer

Guelph Museums

Venue

McCrae House
108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Phone:
519-836-1221