2013/14 ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING
Niagara Falls Buskerfest 2013
Party with Lyndesfarne this Labour Day weekend as we take the celebration to the street ~ Queen Street ~ for the second annual Niagara Falls Buskerfest – Where the world meets in the street! This is a free, all ages, community event that hosts world class performers from around the globe in support of arts programming for children and youth. Our major partners include Niagara Falls Tourism, Ontario Tourism, The City of Niagara Falls, and The Queen Street BIA. This year we expect to welcome 40,000 people to Queen Street! Share the power of theatre with community – and the world! August 30th - September 1st, 2013. (Please see enclosed brochure.)
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
Our 9th season of professional theatre opens with Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine starring the indomitable Nora McLellan (Shaw and Stratford), as Shirley. This is a poignant, hilarious, and multi-award winning story about a courageous woman who risks everything to make the most of her life. Shirley will stay with you long after you leave the theatre. Share the power of theatre with friends! November 8th to 24th, 2013.
THE 39 STEPS by Patrick Barlow
The holiday season brings THE 39 STEPS back by popular demand. Race across the British Isles countryside with Richard Hannay as he attempts to thwart a dastardly plot to destroy the world. Jon Osbaldeston and William Vickers play over 100 characters! The multi-award winning, Hitchcock-meets-Monty Python, and Broadway’s longest running comedy is a theatrical feast you won’t want to miss! Share the power of theatre with family! December 12th to 29th, 2013.
The Ravine by George F. Walker – World Premiere!
Finally, we present The Ravine, a World Premiere written and directed by the three-time Governor General Award winning writer and Order of Canada, George F. Walker. Canada’s most prolific, highly acclaimed and awarded playwright, Mr. Walker is opening a series of new plays around the world beginning in San Francisco, and including Germany, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, and Niagara Falls! The Ravine is a dark comedy about a mysterious woman who threatens to reveal the skeletons in the closet of an up and coming politician. The results are surprising...and deadly. Share the power of theatre with everyone you know! March 28th – April 13th, 2014.
Here’s what the critics and audience members have said about Lyndesfarne –
“Emotionally explosive hilarity!” (CRIMINAL GENIUS; Steven Berketo: Torontostage.com)
“If the impressive debut by Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects is any indication, something scary good has arrived.” * * * * stars (THE WOMAN IN BLACK; John Law: QMI Agency, Niagara Falls Review)
“Opening the Lucky-7 season of Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects, this production of EDUCATING RITA succinctly demonstrates why the next seven years are so eagerly anticipated.” * * * * 1/2 stars & one of Best of Live Performance 2011 (EDUCATING RITA; James Wegg: jamesweggreview.org)
I have seen a great deal of theatre in my long life, and I can say that Lyndesfarne is as good as the best and a great deal better than most. I look forward to a Lyndesfarne production more than I do a Shaw or Stratford piece. Please move heaven and earth to keep it going. (THE 39 STEPS; Edward Theobald)
I was fascinated by the actor’s ability to switch roles. It seemed seamless. When the play ended, I wasn’t ready to leave my role as spectator behind. I loved it! – (SHAKESPEARE’S VILLAINS; Barbara Bennett)