Theatre Guelph enters its fifth season this fall with a new production exploring the life of Arthur W. Cutten.
Cutten is known locally as the founder of the Cutten Club, but his story is far ranging. Born in Guelph shortly after Confederation, Cutten moved to Chicago to make his fortune and did exactly that.
He is the richest man ever to have lived in Guelph. He survived several encounters with criminal gangs during Prohibition Chicago, and financially survived the stock market crash in 1929 – which some people think was caused by his excessive bullish trading on the stock exchange. The title of the Theatre Guelph play is Bull Cutten.
Theatre Guelph welcomes input from the community. In particular, family treasures that may involve Arthur Cutten are in short supply. Anyone with photographs or family anecdotes of Cutten is asked to contact Dennis Johnson at Theatre Guelph. Phone 519-837-8143 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening performances at the River Run Centre are at 8pm on Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. The weekend matinee is at 2pm on Nov. 9.
There will be a pay-what-you-can performance on Nov. 12 at 8pm. All performances are in Co-operators Hall at the River Run Centre.
Tickets are now on sale. Call the box office at 519-763-3000 or toll-free at 877-520-2408, or choose seats on line at www.riverrun.ca. Tickets are $25 regular or $20 for seniors. Children and students are $10. EyeGo tickets are available for high school students.