Is English theatre dying in the Townships?

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By Ocean Francoeur

Special to The Record

Janet Watson loves theatre, but she is worried about its future in the townships.
“I’m just a concerned citizen. I’ve been going to the theater for years and there has certainly been a decline compared to before,” said Watson. “There’s no more theater at the Piggery. There used to be something every summer, now it’s basically just music. In Knowlton, there was a steady rotation of productions, but not anymore. It’s worrisome, because if nothing gets done, we’re going to lose it.” Though Watson has noticed these changes, she is at a loss to explain why the phenomenon is occurring. “We had so many top-quality productions for a very good price,” she said, saying that a ticket for a play at Theatre Lac Brome typically goes for $30, a very modest rate compared to similar productions in Montreal. See full story in the Tuesday, August 7 edition of The Record.

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