Schoolhouse play opens Feb. 8 in Guelph

Theatre Guelph pre­sents the final show of its fourth season here on Feb. 8. 
The play is Schoolhouse, by Leanna Brodie who is a University of Guelph graduate.  Schoolhouse was presented in 2006 at the Blyth Festival.
The year is 1938 and Miss Linton is the new 18-year-old teacher in a rural one-room school full of eager youngsters and underachieving big-boys.  The arrival of Ewart, a training school boy (reform school) cre­ates a dilemma for the young teacher. Should she bow to local pressure and allow the former delinquent to be run out of town, or should she heed her instincts and foster his remark­able creativity?
Schoolhouse is a humorous but sometimes bittersweet play which began as an oral research project. It is appropriate for many age groups. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up. The cast includes seven elementary school students, one secondary school student, and three University of Guelph students.
Performances take place on Feb. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8pm, with weekend matinees at 2pm on Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17.
All performances are in Co-operators Hall at the River Run Centre. A special pay-what-you-can performance (suggest­ed minimum $5) will be held on Feb. 13 at 8pm. No advance tickets are sold for that show.
For tickets call the box office at 519-763-3000 or 877-520-2408, or choose seats at Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for students and seniors, and $10 children.