Now that Liz Smith’s family is older, she’s “taking the time to do things for myself.” And that includes acting, something she hadn’t done since her high school days, she told Greg Brown in The Meaford Independent. Liz took to the stage at Meaford Hall as Dr. Charlotte in the Meaford Community Theatre production of Marvin’s Room last month.
Retirement provides a perfect opportunity to jump into activities you’ve never had the time for in the past. And we just know a lot of soon-to-be-retirees are harbouring a secret desire for the limelight. With the Meaford Community Theatre and a number of other active theatre groups in the area, formerly shy actors can break out of the dressing room and hit the stage.
To learn more about Meaford Community Theatre and opportunities to audition or apply for behind-the-scenes roles, call Joanne McKenzie at 519-538-9160 or Greg Brown at 519-538-0517.
And if you’re eager to see a small-town community theatre group in action, you don’t need to wait long. In two weeks, Thornbury Community Theatre presents the comedy-thriller A Tomb With a View at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg. Tickets for the performances running May 3 through May 6 are $10 in advance at Thornbury PharmaSave, Stuff to Read in Meaford and The Crow’s Nest book store in Collingwood.
Even tiny Rocklyn, just up the Niagara Escarpment from Meaford, has its own community theatre. Rocklyn Country Theatre put on four shows of Seniors of the Sahara last week to rave reviews.