4th Line Theatre

Theatre Review – 4th Line Theatre/Carmel by Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow

4th Line Theatre, located on a farm near Millbrook ON, describes its playbill as “making our history come alive”, and, in fact, for 25 years, the company has been producing original plays whose stories are anchored in Peterborough County and environs. The Carmel of the title refers to the Carmel Line, Cavan Township, where the […]

Theatre Review – 4th Line Theatre/Bloom: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fable by Beau Dixon

4th Line Theatre’s latest production, Bloom: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fable, is another entertaining evening from this most enterprising of summer festivals. The piece is filled with music and dance as it traces the journey of a small town rock band from nothingness to near greatness to oblivion again. Perhaps the story is a bit […]

Theatre Review: 4th Line Theatre 2018 – Who Killed Snow White? by Judith Thompson

The 4th Line Theatre bill of fare is typically jolly and/or whimsical, and always informative because of a tie-in to local historical happenings. (The outdoor summer theatre is located on a farm near Millbrook, Ontario.) The world premiere of Who Killed Snow White? by Judith Thompson is a radical departure. Thompson is a distinguished Canadian […]

Theatre Review – 4th Line Theatre/Sky Gilbert’s St. Francis of Millbrook

Sky Gilbert writes timely plays. St. Francis of Millbrook is about growing up gay in rural Ontario. Gilbert provides a good dose of humour to make his message of acceptance and tolerance more palatable, but the scene where the father savagely beats his teenage son for being gay is a sobering moment. The fact that […]

Theatre Review – 4th Line Theatre/Shirley Barrie’s Queen Marie

Marie Dressler was a force of nature whose fascinating life was crying out to be made into a play.  The Oscar-winning actress/comedienne was born in Cobourg and raised in Lindsay, and that made her the perfect subject for a 4th Line Theatre production. The company only does original plays anchored in Northumberland and Peterborough counties […]