4th Line Theatre Announces 25th Season

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Last week, 4th Line Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell announced the new season for this iconic local theatre company. The season will open with the world premiere of Maja Ardal’s The Hero of Hunter Street. In August, 4th Line will remount Alex Poch-Goldin’s wildly popular The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, inspired by Grace Barker’s book “The Bad Luck Bank Robbers. Blackwell will direct both productions.

Next year’s 4th line production entitled The Hero of Hunter Street will outline the events surrounding the 1916 explosion in the Peterborough Quaker Plant resulting in the image above. Photo: Supplied.

Next year’s 4th line production entitled The Hero of Hunter Street will outline the events surrounding the 1916 explosion in the Peterborough Quaker Plant resulting in the image above. Photo: Supplied.

Blackwell explained “I am honoured to be directing both productions this coming summer. In July we are mounting the world premiere of Maja Ardal’s The Hero of Hunter Street. This enthralling play will be one of the most ambitious, epic productions 4th Line has ever produced.”

The explosion at the Peterborough Quaker Plant in 1916 was one of the most traumatic and significant events in the region’s history, making this the perfect play to mark the 25th anniversary of producing theatre that preserves and promotes our Canadian cultural heritage. An added bonus to producing The Hero of Hunter Street, is that 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating explosion. This play with music has been in development for four years and will explore the human toll of this industrial accident.

“In August, the theatre will bring back The Bad Luck Bank Robbers which was a sell-out hit in 2015,” explains Blackwell. “It was wonderful to see audience members overcome with delight and filling the barnyard with laughter. I look forward to the challenge of directing the show for a second time.”

4th Line Theatre’s Box Office opens on Monday, November 2 for 2016 Season Subscriptions and Gift Certificates. To purchase gift certificates, contact our box office at 1-800-814-0055 or 705-932-4445 or visit 4thlinetheatre.on.ca to purchase online.

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