“Are you satisfied with what you know?”
This intriguing question is the premise behind the first theatrical production at the Gravenhurst Opera House in more than two years.
Opening on July 19, the Exquisite Hour features the best of Gravenhurst’s theatrical community both in front of the audience and backstage.
The production features Jane Miller and Richard Peter and is directed by Dave Campbell.
The story begins on a beautiful summer’s day, as a very ordinary and satisfied fellow blissfully putters away in his backyard, that is until his life is upended by a not so ordinary encyclopedia salesperson. In one hour, life takes a rather unexpected turn. This contented man’s life is changed in one extraordinary, yet whimsical hour.
It’s 1962. It’s summer. Life is comfy and predictable for Zachary Teale on a lazy, hazy day. Then the lemonade takes a twist with the arrival of Mrs. Darimont. Never has one hour changed the course of one man’s life, like the Exquisite Hour.
Gravenhurst’s own Richard Peters and Jane Miller take you on a playful and imaginative journey when two rather peculiar people cross paths over, of all things, an Encyclopedia. Never has the letter H had more possibilities and laughter than in Stewart Lemoine’s The Exquisite Hour.
Lemoine is a multi-award-winning playwright and director and has published over 80 plays. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lemoine was the artistic director of the Edmonton theatre company, Teatro La Quindicina from 1982 – 2007 and now serves as their resident playwright and director.
The Exquisite Hour runs from July 19 – 30, 2022.
You can visit the Opera House website here for tickets or more information.
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