Theatre extends run of three plays
Shows well-received by audiences
The Highland Arts Theatre is extending three of its four summer season plays due to popular demand.
“Heart of Steel,” “Mature Young Adults,” and “No Great Mischief ” have been well received by audiences throughout its five-week run in July.
The theatre says “Heart of Steel” had sellouts on several nights.
Patrons are being encouraged to book ahead to avoid disappointment in this final stretch of the run, the theatre says.
Through July, the Highland Art Theatre offered a summer deal of three plays for $39. This will be the final week to purchase tickets under this discount, which ends July 31.
Regular price for “Mature Young Adults” and “No Great Mischief ” is $25, while “Heart of Steel” tickets range from $25-$40 with student and senior discounts.
The weekly Sunday show, “The True Meaning of Cape Bre- ton,” has been forced to end its run as originally scheduled due to scheduling conflicts with cast members.
The final show will be this Sunday at 8 p.m. Following the play, there will be musical performances by local bands The Jaynes and the Danny MacNeil Band.
This event will be licensed and cover for the bands is included in the price of admission, or $10 at the door after 10 p.m.
All four productions are stories by Cape Breton playwrights, featuring Cape Breton performers and were chosen to showcase various aspects of the island.
Starting Aug. 6, Katherine Woodford will be taking over as the lead heroine, Amelia MacPherson, in “Heart of Steel.”
Woodford was last seen starring as Cinderella in the Savoy Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods” in May. She replaces Margaret MacPherson who will be touring across Nova Scotia as a performer in “The Cape Breton Revue: The Next Generation.”