Join County Kids Read in celebration of our 10th anniversary! Festivities will take place on Sunday, September 29th from 12 to 2 p.m. in the County Kids Read Book Room downstairs in the Parish Hall at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Picton. To mark this occasion, we will launch our new logo! There will also be an opportunity to win a beautiful handmade reading quilt from the Pease Quilt Collection.  Formal welcome at 12:30 p.m. ~ Light refreshments will be served.

ON A FIRST NAME BASIS, Mount Tabor Playhouse, September 26 - October 5

County Kids Read volunteers will be operating the snack bar for all performances with proceeds in support of our programs. Hope to see you there!

About the play …

Following the 2017 success of The Belle of Amherst, County Roads Theatre Company is pleased to return to Mount Tabor Playhouse with Norm Foster’s On A First Name Basis. County resident and actor Joan McBride returns to the stage in the role of Lucy Hopperstaad, housekeeper to the very successful, but cantankerous novelist David Kilbride, played by Ottawa-based actor John Koensgen.

As the play opens, David discovers that he knows nothing about his housekeeper of 28 years, while Lucy knows absolutely everything about him! He makes it his mission to learn all he can about her. As the night sets in and the drinks start to flow, secrets reveal themselves. With revelations that are surprising, laugh-out-loud funny, and extremely moving, the story invites us to reflect on who we really are, and on the things that are most important to us.

Directed by County resident Fred Robinson, evening performances will be held on September 262728October 345 at 7PM and matinees on September 29, and October 2 at 2PM. Tickets are $35 and available at the door, at Books & Company, and online at countyroadstheatre.ca.

Mount Tabor Playhouse, 2179 County Road 17, Milford.

Joan McBride and John Koensgen

Joan McBride and John Koensgen