New play about family farm starts June 12

The Ennotville Summer Theatre is returning to the library here with a season of four shows, beginning with Farmer’s Daughters, a world premiere by Eric Goudie, open­ing June 12.

Farmer’s Daughters is a funny play about serious issues. It concerns two girls who have grown up on the same family farm but who have turned out very differently. There is Lee, the typical country girl, re­splendent in her boots, jeans, and cowboy hat, doing 4-H projects and going out with a boy she met at a Junior Farm­er’s dance.

Her sister, Kate, on the other hand is a dark, gothic figure; black clothes, black make-up and with a fondness for spikes. Caught in the middle is Tabitha, their long-suffering mother, trying to make a connection with two very different girls. 

The play opens just after the funeral of Russell, the husband, father, and the one who did the majority of the work on the farm. The girls and their mother decide that they will try to keep on farming, rather than sell, to honour his memory. 

What follows is the story of how they fare over the course of a year, and how both girls come of age and learn to take on responsibilities, to the farm, to their family, and themselves.

The show opens June 12 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with 2pm Saturday matinees, until June 28. Tickets are $15 each, with a group rate of $12 for groups of ten or more.

Season passes for the En­not­ville and Belwood Summer Theatres are now on sale, with $70 getting all seven shows and buyers can come on any night.

Both are presented by Grinder Productions, and tick­ets may be reserved by calling the Grinder box office at 519-780-7593, or by visiting

Tickets are also available at the door.  For more information visit the website.