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Runs from Tuesday October 6 2020 to Sunday October 18 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes


a new play by Lindsay Thompson directed by Alison Crosby

From the writing and directing team that brought you SEE JANE RUN comes a heart-warming new play about growing up, growing apart, and growing to accept that we can't change the past.

When a young girl forms a relationship with her aging neighbors new questions are thrown into her life. Can the family you chose really be family? How late is too late? Can bittersweet be sweet enough? An exploration of love and laughter in unexpected places.

This gentle comedy is equal parts charming and moving with more than enough laughs along the way. It was originally developed and presented at CBU's Boardmore Theatre as part of the 2017 One Act Festival. It was later further developed by the Playwright's Atlantic Resource Centre and was supported by the HAT through a grant from Arts Nova Scotia.

This production features Jenna Lahey, Josie Sobol, and Ron Williams - all reprising their roles in this new and extended version.


~ An Experiment in Radical Access ~

In the light of this unprecedented time, we are trying something Radical: We want to become the first Professional, Community-Funded Theatre in Canada. We are looking for 2000 people to make monthly donations of $25 or more to publicly fund our operations and projects and as a result, we will offer all 12 Mainstage plays and musicals every year free of charge.

We haven't quite reached that goal, but we are so close! At the time of this writing, we are at 95.5% of the way. We know this can work and we're willing to make the first move.

We aren't going to charge you a cent for this ticket, but if you haven't already, we highly encourage you to go to our website and make a pledge for ongoing monthly dontions (you can also do a one-time donation if you prefer).

You'll receive:

1) A tax-deductible charitable receipt 2) Advance access to book for future Mainstage Productions 3) The knowledge that you are supporting a professional arts organization in downtown Sydney and helping create free access for everyone in the community.

For more information or to make your pledge, check out:

Tickets: FREE OF CHARGE (if not a monthly donor, suggested donations of $25/ticket are welcome)

If you book your tickets and then do not need them, please let us know no less than 6 hours before showtime by e-mailing us at:

From October 6th to 18th:

Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00PM Sundays at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

COVID-19 Protocols:

We are very grateful that it has been more than three months since we have had a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cape Breton, however, it is essential that we do not become overly relaxed or complacent. We will be complying with all provincial and federal recommendations and guidelines. Please be advised that protocols could change at any time pending provincial order or increased risk.

All audiences will be limited to 12.5% of our overall capacity (approx. 50 people) Every seat will automatically be booked with a six-foot "bubble" around their seats to ensure mandatory physical distancing. Masks will be manditory upon entrance and throughout performance. Washrooms will be gender-neutral for the time being and limited to one-person per washroom at a time. (Disinfectant will be used between each use.) There will be no intermission and audiences will be permited to enter and exit as necessary to "freshen up". All facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between performances.

We are committed to keeping our audience, staff, and artists safe and secure. If you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:

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

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