ECT has 1970’s play to close season

To round out its season of vintage Canadian plays, Elora Community The­atre will conclude with Keith Roulston’s The Shortest Dis­tance Between Two Points.

In this Canadian comedy, the provincial government de­cides to bring progress to a neighbouring town by building a major highway through a small village – the shortest distance between two points. It effectively divides the village in half and destroys the local businesses in its path.

Up in arms, the town’s people take matters into their own hands.

Set in a rural hardware store in the 1970s, the story follows the people and their uncon­ven­tional approach to preserving their identity and heritage.

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points had its world premier on the Blyth Fes­tival stage in 1977. The play was Roulston’s first of many to premier at that festival, which he co-founded in 1975.

Director Gary Seibert will bring Elora Community The­atre’s production to the Fergus Grand Theatre stage on May 1 and 2 at 8pm, May 3 at 2pm, and May 7, 8,, and 9 at 8pm.

To order tickets, call Ralph Basset Associates at 519-843-4852. Credit card and debit services are available. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Elementary school students and EyeGo tickets are only $5.

For more information visit eloracomu­nity­theatre.­com.