CEMETERY STORIES 2021
October 23rd and 24th
The dates are October 23rd and 24th. The venue is an outdoor location – First Presbyterian Church Cemetery located on Poplar Side Road in Collingwood. Our Gaslight Writing Team has researched and written five wonderful ten-minute scenes. Each scene is distinctly different – some will bring a tear to your eye and others will make you laugh out loud. Our Gaslight Guides will meet each group and take you on a tour of the cemetery. You will stop along the way to watch local actors bring these stories to life. The Guides will keep you entertained with local folklore and tell you about some cemetery customs, traditions and superstitions. The tour groups will be kept small, in accordance with Covid health standards. The first tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour will begin at 3:10 p.m. You will choose the time of your tour when you purchase your tickets. The length of each tour is approximately one hour and 40 minute (including a time for a light refreshment). The tours will involve short walks and standing. If you prefer to sit, bring along a foldable lawn chair.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 25th/21 at 8:00 a.m. and will be available to purchase through the Theatre Collingwood Box Office. Because our tour groups will be much smaller, we will have a fewer number of tickets available for sale and these tickets will sell quickly. Put Sept. 25th – 8:00 a.m. TICKET SALE DATE on your calendar. We hope to see you there.
The ticket price is $45.00 per person.
Gaslight Tour 2020
Oct. 19th to the 25th.
Founded in 2010, Gaslight Tour features local history as theatre. Each year a historic theme is selected to tell the story of a particular aspect of Collingwood’s history.
Tour participants visit 4 of the town’s historic sites selected to host the year’s productions. In each of these settings, participants become the audience for an original historic tale, written by a local playwright. The plays, set to the year’s theme, portray colourful stories about the town’s local history. After visiting the 4 venues participants complete their tour with refreshments in a venue set up as a historic tearoom.
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