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UPPER CANADA VILLAGE CELEBRATES ONTARIO 150 WITH EVE OF CONFEDERATION THEATRE PRODUCTION

UPPER CANADA VILLAGE CELEBRATES ONTARIO 150 WITH EVE OF CONFEDERATION THEATRE PRODUCTION
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Morrisburg – To celebrate ONTARIO 150, Upper Canada Village is adding unique theatrical programming to its award-winning living history interpretation.

Witness love and politics of the 1860s first hand, set in a beautiful, historic setting. On Saturday evenings throughout July and August (July 1- August 19), Upper Canada Village will become a grand stage for an all-NEW Live Immersive Theatre experience, Eve of Confederation.

The Story

Follow a small-town romance between a well-to- do debutante (Elizabeth Robertson), a dashing cavalry officer (Captain William Johnson) just back from the American Civil War and a poor Irish Catholic farmer (Edward O’Brien). The story plays out in and around original 19 th century buildings, including a tavern, a working water-powered sawmill, and the tasteful home of a prosperous family.

Audience members can eavesdrop on village gossip during a town dance, participate in an 1860s funeral, and linger around the front porch as two young lovers discuss their future plans (with Mom and Dad listening in!).

Along with the romance, hear what people think about the Confederation scheme that’s in the air. Will it happen, or is it just political talk to distract people from other issues?

Featuring a family-friendly script based on archival documents and historic newspapers, this memorable production will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into the eve of Confederation in a way that can’t be experienced anywhere else!

Be one of a select audience to move among the scenes and players of this unique production. As a limited number of tickets are available for each production, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

Purchase tickets online at www.uppercanadavillage.com.

Dates: Saturday evenings, July 1st to August 19th, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Cost: $19.95 per person (plus HST and fee)

Plan to have dinner at Willard’s Hotel before the show for just $23 (plus HST). Theatre ticket must be purchased in advance. For dinner reservations call J&A Food Services at 613-543-0660.

Eve of Confederation is made possible through an Ontario 150 program grant and is sponsored by Pommier Jewellers of Cornwall and Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Counties Tourism.

QUICK FACTS

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, operates attractions and recreational areas stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Skywood Eco Adventure, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 12 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.

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