Are all Lighthouses haunted? Remember to “Keep the light on always!”, warned Erin Ward a feisty character sometimes referred to as “normal folk”, by the newly appointed apprentice Lighthouse keeper Brandon. It was a night of intrigue, mystery, suspense and laughter all mixed into this must see new comic thriller written by Peter Colley, http://www.petercolley.com/ who was in attendance for the opening night. He greeted the attendees with an intimate chat and answered a few questions from the audience.
When the Port Dover Lighthouse Theatre approached him to write a play about a lighthouse, he didn’t hesitate as he had been carrying a story around for years with him, and could finally put pen to paper. His imagination stemmed from stories he had long thought about, with years living close to the water and looking out into the distance of the lighthouse. Welcome to “THE GHOST ISLAND LIGHT”!
The Guelph Little Theatre has been entertaining audiences since 1935. Why would you want to stay home and watch TV with your cat on your lap; when you can watch a live performance and have an exciting night out on the town. The opening Gala at the theatre was wonderful and as always full of surprises.
A local artisan Tania, of Infinite Arts was commissioned to create a masterpiece replica Lighthouse with body paint on her lovely model. Attendees got to see her work on her craft before, during and after the show. Check out this interview on FB, https://www.facebook.com/wanderingwellingtoncounty/videos/1041184016057429/?hc_ref=ARSxHThkkOcTL_E-NOLHEr9ez-nE5Lm6bzONYnp4kxzj4ayPZW_7c9uIbLBtVBxvM28&fref=nf.
“The opening night of the Guelph Little Theatre’s show was more on the Comic side”, said Peter Colley as he shared with the attendees that the other 4 productions have all taken a slight twist on the endings including variations on the four main characters who might I say where all cast exceptionally well.
Kudos to the one of two directors whom I met briefly, the talented Pamela Niesiobedzki-Curtis who mentioned in passing only three days to paint and put together the set. I would not believe that it only took that amount of time, as I felt like we were part of that lighthouse trying to keep the lights on. I loved the lighting, sound and set design how they all came together to create a mysterious haunted lighthouse, including the large set of stairs required to reach the top.
My girlfriend Kate a fellow theatre lover, like myself commented how she couldn’t believe how quickly the night was going as we were having so much fun! We had nudged each other more than once, with the many comic episodes of these four characters all sharing their time together, trying to keep the light shining at a haunted lighthouse. Is it haunted? I am not saying you will have to see for yourself.
I highly recommend you go see this production while it is in town, playing only till April 21st. You might want to bring a few extra bucks with you so you can purchase a drink at intermission and maybe a 50/50 ticket to support this wonderful organization. Did I mention I was the big jackpot winner of the draw? You could be a winner too, it is definitely a number 1 entertainment experience in Guelph!
Buy your tickets before they are sold out, here is the link for the Guelph Little Theatre, http://www.guelphlittletheatre.com/on-stage
Talk soon ~