2020 Season Launch – Join us for six shows of summer fun!

The 2020 summer season launches on May 19th with the “perfect kick-off” as London’s own, Rick Kish and LINK theatre brings their retro magic to the stage with “The Crooner Show”, a concert style show that celebrates the greatest crooners of all time.

On May 26th, comedian Chris Gibbs returns to the Port Stanley stage with “Chris Gibbs: A Legal Alien”, a family-friendly stand-up comedy that playfully explores what it truly means to be Canadian. “From England, the land of William Shakespeare, to Canada, the land of William Shatner comes a stand-up comedy show about Canadians, by someone who isn’t one!”

Opening on June 3rd, PSFT is thrilled to be producing a Norm Foster hit comedy starring Norm Foster himself! “Jonas and Barry in the Home” will take the stage for an extended four-week run. “Like oil and water, two seniors fight for love, friendship and happy endings in assisted living in this hilarious new “buddy story.”

Fourth up, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre is delighted to be presenting the world premiere of “Our House” by Murray Furrow starting July 1st.  “Retirement! It’s what you’ve worked for, it’s your golden years, it’s a life in the sunshine …or is it?” Rose and Brian are finding out that retirement might not be all its cracked up to be and take steps to find new interests in life. A comedy about the meaning of home.

July 22nd brings “Hurry Hard”, by up and coming playwright Kristen Da Silva. How’s it going to end? On the eve of demolition, the beleaguered Stayner Curling Club tries to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and triumph over arch nemesis, Meaford. Will romance, past hope, and family ties win it all, or will history repeat itself in this truly Canadian comedy?

Closing out the season comes Dan Needles’ “The Perils of Persephone” by the playwright who brought us the Wingfield series and last season’s “Ed’s Garage”. A comedy about fossils, radioactive material, cows, toxic dumps and … damage control.”

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9th Annual Seasonably Styled Fashion Show

The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is excited for the 9th Annual Seasonably Styled Fashion Show presented by Apropos and Apropos for Men on Thursday October 17 2019. Tickets are still available on the websitehttps://psft.ca/event/9th-annual-seasonably-styled-fashion-show/ or through the box office 519-782-4353.

8th Annual Playwrights’ Festival

The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is pleased to be holding its 8th annual Playwright’s Festival on Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th with public readings of both “Smarty Pants” (September 13th, 8PM), a new comedy by the playwrighting team of Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks, and “Our House” (September 14th, 8PM), a new comedy by, newcomer, Murray Furrow.

Following two days of rehearsal, both plays will be presented as public readings followed by a question/answer session with the playwrights and invited audience feedback, hosted by Artistic Director Simon Joynes.

Actors Jeff Dingle (“Book Club”/”Giving up the Ghost”), Sarah Machin Gale (“Halfway There”/”Lunenburg”), and William Vickers (“It’s Your Funeral”) are all confirmed to take part in this year’s Festival.

The Port Stanley Playwright’s Festival is part of the Port Stanley Festival Theatre’s established play development program, which has in the past produced premiere productions of: “Not in My Backyard” in 2013, “Bingo Ladies” in 2014, “Birds of a Feather” and “The Birds and the Bees” in 2016, “Five Alarm” in 2017, “Buying the Farm” in 2018, and “Giving up the Ghost” in 2019.

Admission is free of charge with donations accepted at the door, but seats should be reserved at the box office.