Art Gallery’s new se­ries is ac­tu­ally a fundraiser

Northumberland Today - - NEWS - CE­CILIA NASMITH cna­smith@post­ twit­­na­smith

COBOURG — The Art Gallery of Northum­ber­land is in­tro­duc­ing some­thing new — a fundrais­ing the­atre se­ries.

In part­ner­ship with the On­tario Street The­atre, this ini­tia­tive will add a new di­men­sion of per­form­ing arts to the gallery’s of­fer­ings, be­gin­ning Oct. 19.

The se­ries be­gins with Ele­phant Girls, a bloody tale of the all-woman gang who ter­ror­ized Lon­don in the 1920s. Writ­ten by Margo Mac­Don­ald and di­rected by Mary El­lis, this award-win­ning prop­erty has gar­nered rave re­views.

The tale is told by the gang’s en­forcer, suit-wear­ing blood­yknuck­led Mag­gie Hale. Her sto­ries touch on is­sues of power, class, gen­der and vi­o­lence that res­onate with con­tem­po­rary au­di­ences.

The Oct. 19 show will take place at 7 p.m. at Cobourg’s Vic­to­ria Hall. Fol­low­ing the per­for­mance in the sec­ond-floor Vic­to­ria Hall Con­cert Hall, au­di­ence mem­bers are in­vited to go one flight up to the gallery for the cash bar — and the op­por­tu­nity to meet and min­gle with cast and crew.

The show will be held in Cobourg for one per­for­mance at Vic­to­ria Hall, in their Con­cert Hall, on Oct. 19 with the show start­ing at 7 p.m. fol­lowed by an af­ter­party one flight up in the Gallery with cash bar to met and min­gle with cast and crew.

Tick­ets are $35, avail­able at the gallery (at Vic­to­ria Hall, 55 King St. W.) and at the Port Hope Shop (8 Queen St.), as well as on-line at northum­ber­ events/view/1082711.

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