What's New

On June 30, 2017, our own Rod Beattie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, “for his achievements as an actor, notably in the Wingfield series of plays, and for championing the dramatic arts in rural Canada.” Congratulations, Rod! (Wingfield author Dan Needles was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014.)

This summer actor Rod Beattie returns to Ontario's Stratford Festival, playing roles in Twelfth Night, School for Scandal and Tartuffe. He'll be tied up from early March to mid-November, so opportunities to see live Wingfield performances in 2017 are fewer than they have been in recent years.

Quote for the Summer: 

Walt: (to the audience) The drive down the Centre Road towards Hollyhock is one that never fails to lift my spirits. As you crest the first hill, you get a panoramic view of the Boyne River Valley through a picture frame of white cedars. The drumlins spill down like eggs out of a basket with Hollyhock nestled at the bottom. It was never a busy place, but now the half dozen stone houses have been renovated by doctors and dentists from the city, who appear only on weekends. You could say that Hollyhock has fallen on good times.

(Wingfield Unbound)

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