Morrisburg, Ontario – Upper Canada Village will become a grand outdoor stage for the new theatre production Eve of Confederation opening on Canada Day, July 1 at 6:30 p.m and running on Saturday evenings until August 19.
Follow a small-town romance between Elizabeth, William and Edward as the story plays out in and around Upper Canada Village’s original 19th century buildings.  Listen in on village gossip and hear what people think about the confederation scheme that’s in the air.
Meet the Players:
The Robertsons – wealth, prestige and old-fashioned sensibility
Mrs. Robertson (played by Rachel Kelleher) runs her home as successfully as Mr. Robertson (played by Martin Fobert) runs his businesses.  She married up in life and will ensure her daughter Elizabeth (played by Susan Del-Mel) does the same.  Elizabeth is a well-to-do debutante who is torn to choose between two men. 
Captain William Johnson (played by Erik Hutten) – dashing, enterprising with a keen eye for business
Fresh back from the Civil War, Johnson is now concentrating on setting himself up for the future.  Elizabeth would make a beautiful addition to his household.
The O’Briens – bad luck, but good people
Dealt an unlucky hand in life, Edward (played by Michael Taggart)and his tomboy sister Rosie (played by Emily Flake) make do, thanks in part to the generosity of Edward’s long time friend Elizabeth and her parents.
Samuel and Jonathan – always something in their pockets
Two boys about town, Samuel (played by Adam Vivian) has plans as large as his mouth.  Jonathan (played by Aidan Coulter) has a cow to show at the fair.
Featuring a family-friendly script based on archival documents and historic newspapers, this memorable production will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into the eve of Confederation in a way that can’t be experienced anywhere else!
A limited number of tickets – just 100 per show - are available for each production, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.  Purchase tickets online at www.uppercanadavillage.com.
Dates: Saturday evenings, July 1st to August 19th, 2017
Time:   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:   $19.95 per person (plus HST and fee)
Dine before the show at historic Willard’s Hotel for just $23 (plus HST).  Theatre ticket must be purchased in advance.  For dinner reservations call J&A Food Services at 613-543-0660.
Eve of Confederation is made possible through an Ontario 150 program grant and is sponsored by Pommier Jewellers of Cornwall and Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Counties Tourism.
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, operates attractions and recreational areas stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Skywood Eco Adventure, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 12 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.
Susan Le Clair
Manager, Customer Service and Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL: 613-543-3704 extension 2496  
CELL: 613-362-4243 
EMAIL: susan.leclair@parks.on.ca

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328

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