Community amateur play productions
(1908-1933)

Local play productions have always been much-anticipated social events, providing opportunities for the community to come together as actors, stage crews, and audiences. These plays were performed in 1929-1930.


Playbill

An original 1908 playbill (right image) for the amateur production of the operetta, Little Snow White, at the Grand Opera House.

maple leaf   A transcription of the 1915 programme of the Col. Arthur Williams Chapter of the I.O.D.E. presentation of Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop.

maple leaf   A 1917 newspaper announcement of the upcoming community play, The Minister's Bride, by the Methodist Church.

maple leaf   An Evening Guide review of the 1922 production, The Minister's Wife's New Bonnet, to take place at the St. Paul's Sunday School Hall.

maple leaf   An Evening Guide review of the 1928 production, Princess Chrysanthemum: A Japanese Operetta in Three Acts, produced by the United Church Sunday School students.

maple leaf   A Weekly Guide article about the upcoming 1929 production of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire's musical, That's That.

maple leaf   A transcription of the original 1930 programme for the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire's production of the musical, Page the Prince.

maple leaf   A transcription of the original 1930 programme for the St. John's Anglican Young People's Association's production of A Royal
Cut-Up
.

maple leaf   A transcription of the original 1933 programme for the Rotary Club's production of The Beauty Shop.


Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario
www.alivingpast.ca