Theatre this weekend: A New Hope & The Lonesome West

Hey again – don’t normally post twice in one day, but I wanted to give a shout out to two productions running this weekend: Shelley Hamilton’s A New Hope and the Toronto Irish Players’ The Lonesome West.

A New Hope – the story of the first African Canadian communities in Canada – was created by Shelley Hamilton, who collaborated with Stan Christie on the play. The show is a limited run, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Arts Fund, with two final shows this Sunday, February 26 (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) at ING Direct Downtown Toronto Café, Network Orange, upstairs at 221 Yonge Street (north of Queen St., at Shuter), Toronto. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by e-mailing: (please put Tickets in the subject line) or calling 416-826-6855. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

The Toronto Irish Players opened their production of The Lonesome West last night on the Alumnae Theatre main stage at 70 Berkeley St. (at Adelaide St. E.), Toronto. This show runs until March 10. For info and reservations, please visit their website:

I’ll be seeing The Lonesome West tonight and A New Hope on Sunday – back with the scoop on these soon.



Author: life with more cowbell

Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

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