Idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian, each year the 4th Line Theatre Company presents Canadian plays – written by and about Canadians; small town stories or broad national sagas that touch a nerve in all of us.
For 28 seasons, 4th Line Theatre has been bringing history to life on the barnyard stages of a rustic 5th generation farm in Millbrook Ontario, between Peterborough and Port Hope.
Since the early 90s, the company has developed and presented 32 original plays based on regional history and culture — all presented on the farm, in the picturesque barnyard. 4th Line Theatre’s mandate is to “preserve and promote our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of regionally-based, environmentally-staged historical dramas.”
The latest is Carmel, Set on the Carmel Line in Cavan Township in 1937. The play follows the struggles of a family to hold on to the farm during the Great Depression.
4th Line Theatre founder Robert Winslow stopped by The Oasis with MArk Wigmore to give us an overview of Carmel.
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