Bench in the Sun runs Oct. 23 to 25

The Grinder Productions season at the Elora Centre for the Arts is back for another year, this time with a romantic comedy about falling in love and aging gracefully – or something like that.

A Bench in the Sun opens Oct. 23 at the Centre, and runs to Oct. 25. It features two grum­py old men, Burt and Harold, living at Valley View Gardens, a retirement home with “No valley, no view, and a lousy garden.”

Burt is the loveable cur­mud­geon, quiet, moody, dress­ed in pajamas, and happy to be simply left alone to read his Newspaper. Harold, on the other hand, is flamboyant,           im­peccably dressed, and can’t go a minute without doing or saying something to get Burt’s goat.

The two men have a history behind them, something in their past that they have to get clear­ed up, but neither one of them is quite ready to confront the other just yet. Luckily, into the picture comes Adrienne, a once very famous actress, now re­tired, but still very attractive. Burt and Harold fall for her instantly, and the battle to win her favour ensues, with plenty of subtle and not-so-subtle at­tempts to sabotage each other’s efforts.

In the end, the result is hilarity, with an undertone of charm and sincerity that will warm your heart, the perfect night out for lovers of all ages. Single tickets are $15 each, group tickets $12 for groups of ten or more. Tickets are avail­able by calling 519-780-7593 or online at  www.grinder­

The Oct. 25 show is a mati­nee. Call the box office at 519-780-7593, get tickets online at,or at the door, but seating is limited.