4th Line Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell invites members of the community to join her for an afternoon of hockey-themed stories, memories and reminiscences, with an eye to creating a hockey-themed play in the near future. Canadian actors and playwrights Paul Braunstein (4th Line’s The Shadow Walk of Millbrook) and Courtenay Stevens are excited to be working with 4th Line to create a play about hockey derived from local stories and memories. Please join 4th Line and bring your best hockey-related stories, memories of teams and games past, personal experiences, recollections and photographs.
Community reminiscences are an important part of 4th Line Theatre’s New Play Development Program and its ongoing historical research. This public reminiscence will take place on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Stevens Room at the Old Millbrook School, located at 1 Dufferin Street, Millbrook.
Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell stresses the importance of these events to 4th Line Theatre’s mandate, “Reminiscences give us first-hand accounts of our history and are an essential part of developing our plays. Without this research our productions would not have the historical authenticity and realism our patrons have come to expect from us.” Past productions developed through reminiscences include Beau Dixon’s Bloom: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fable, Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow’s Doctor Barnardo’s Children, Leanna Brodie’s Schoolhouse, Alex Poch-Goldin’s The Right Road to Pontypool and Poch-Goldin’s The Bad Luck Bank Robbers.