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Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM ADT
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× Highland Arts Theatre Presents


A World Premiere By Wesley J. Colford Directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey

Join us for this exciting debut of a brand new play 312 years in development - set in 18th Century England in the style of a Restoration Comedy.

This historical fiction follows David, a foundling who grew up at a rectory and recently was assigned to the estate of Claude Hall as a servant. As David is introduced to the staff, and the tangled web of sexual dalliances they hopscotch through daily, he is reminded of a sermon they internalized as a child – that of “The Beloved”, a select group of chosen ones meant to be god’s favourite. But just who are the Beloved? And can they survive the hypersexualized world of Restoration England with their virtue in tact?

Content Advisory: This play contains heightened adult language and sexual content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Developed and Presented with assistance from Canadian Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

This production is is priced based on Pay What You Choose Donations with free tickets available for those in need thanks to our Radical Access Program.

PWYC removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible thanks to our monthly donors and those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended donation. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $25 per ticket (Tax-deductible Charitable Receipt will be issued at the end of the year)

FREE tickets available thanks to Radical Access

May 17 to 21 2023

Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30PM Sunday at 2:00PM and 7:30PM

This production is brought to you in part by Canadian Heritage and the donations of hundreds of people from around the world thanks to our Radical Access program.

To sign up for monthly donations and ensure we can continue to create accessible theatre to audiences in Cape Breton and beyond, please visit our website here:

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

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