4th Line Theatre is pleased to announce a new fall production where they can welcome audiences back to the historic Winslow farm to participate in their new Halloween production, Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales, co-written by Kim Blackwell and Lindy Finlan. This creepy production is inspired by the images and creatures that fill children’s nightmares, alongside a story of the devastating consequences of forbidden love. The show will be directed by Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell.
Set on a dark fall night in 1835, Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales, follows 10-year-old Samuel Deyell as he goes into the darkest night, in search of his missing mother. Samuel is joined on his quest by his two best friends. In the shadows, the children encounter the darkest secrets and most horrifying facets of Millbrook and Cavan. As the story unfolds, audiences will be taken throughout the Winslow farm to secret spaces never seen by audiences before.
This theatrical presentation will adhere to all provincial COVID mandates and guidelines for maximum audience numbers, physical distancing and mask wearing. Health checks will be done on all audience members and creative team members prior to each performance. “With 100 acres of land at the farm, we are very confident that people will be able to enjoy this production while maintaining appropriate distancing,” explains Managing Artistic director Kim Blackwell. “As an outdoor theatre, we are ideally suited to return to entertaining theatre-going audiences in the fall of 2020.”
As in previous off-season productions, audiences will be immersed in the experience of Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales as they are guided, on foot, through the darkness, encountering eerie creatures, frightening scenes and unexpected experiences. The play is the first Halloween production ever performed at the farm theatre site. The production run from October 20 to October 30th – with ten performances only and very limited tickets for each performance!
Please note that audience members will be required to follow the production as it travels up and down dark paths and over uneven terrain for approximately 1 km over moderate to highly difficult trails. Patrons should dress for the weather and have sturdy footwear, a mask, a flashlight and adhere to social distancing requirements. Performances will run in any weather.