Here’s what is on at the Brockville Arts Centre
The staff at the theatre is happy with the success of the Pricedex Summer Series. Many hotels and restaurants offered deals to the attendees and there were generous sponsors on board for the concerts. Coaches from the U.S. and surrounding areas came in as is customary and there was added support from other organizations in the area.
The film Dog Days is showing September 14/15/16 on Friday, 2/7 p.m., on Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The plot: This movie brings together people in Los Angeles who all have a common interest and love of canines. The stars are Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wolfhard.
On September 15 at 2 p.m., WeHaveAFace.org. presents the documentary The Purple Road, which is a journey across many countries to bring awareness of Huntington’s disease which is terminal and usually affects children. Unfortunately it is an hereditary, genetic and fatal brain illness the response to which is highly underfunded, thereby bringing undue hardship to the families involved. This is an informative event; admission is free with no reserved seating.
The City of Brockville presents an A.J. Benoit Production, Silver Wings, on September 22 at 7.30 p.m. (limited seats available). All of the proceeds go to the F-86 Sabre Jet Memorial Restoration Fund. The jet stands front and centre on Blockhouse Island and is in the process of being restored, as I write. The show features wellknown songs from World War Two with A.J. Benoit, Mary Ross Comstock, Paul Gardiner, James MacKenzie, Trish Reilly, Christina Madden, Lee Anne Frederickson, Ainsleey Worden and Nicky Houldcroft.
On September 25/26 Puzzle will be shown at 2/7 p.m., starring Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan and David Denman. Synopsis: A suburban mother feels that she is being taken for granted, when she discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which brings her into a new world – her life takes an unexpected turn as a result of same.
A Municipal all-candidates debate is on September 27 at 6 p.m. Free admission and general seating are in place for this Chamber of Commerce event.
The Brockville Concert Association is in its 70th year of existence and is again bringing in Music Series 2018/19; congratulations are in order here. On September 29 at 7.30 p.m. the first artist is Philip Chiu, “a pianist/painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colours” (La Presse). He is one of Canada’s leading musicians through his artistry and his varied repertoire. His concerts are unique as he adds film projections to bring the audience the reality of the era he portrays. His ability to connect with the patrons both on and off stage is a further extension of this brilliant and sensitive pianist.
The film Juliet, Naked is on October 10 at 2 p.m. and October 11 at 2/7 p.m. The stars are Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd. The plot: The long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan gets involved with Tucker, a faded singer songwriter, in a transatlantic romance. Ironically, the latter was Duncan’s musical obsession!
The Brockville Concert Association’s second concert is on October 12 at 7.30 p.m. and it features the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Trio, who plays a range of instruments including the piano. They perform a variety of music and live up to their names as principal musicians of the above orchestra. More on this in my next column on October 12, yes, on the above date!