Summer Theatre Presents: The Wind in the Willows & Fools and Lovers

Wednesday, July 10th to Thursday, July 25th

The Wind in the Willows

Life on the Antler River

By Adam Corrigan Holowitz

After the novel by Kenneth Grahame

Performance Times

Opening: July 10 at 3:00pm

July 11, 17, 18, 23 at 7:30pm

July 24 at 2:00pm

Director Adam Corrigan Holowitz; Music Director Stephen Holowitz

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr. Toad for an adventure on the Antler River in Southwestern Ontario.

A pastoral cycle of a year of life on the river. Mole discovers there is life beyond his hole, when he makes friends with Ratty. Along with the wise Badger, they come to the aid of Mr. Toad when his latest obsession, Motorcars, gets him in more trouble than he could have ever imagined. This new version reimagines the classic story in a Southwestern Ontario setting, steeped in the natural history of the region.

Fools and Lovers

Widows’ Scarlet

By Hilda Mary Hooke is produced by special arrangement with the Paywrights Guild of Canada.

Brothers in Arms

By Merrill Denison is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performance Times

Opening: July 10 at 7:00pm

July 16, 24, 25 at 7:30pm

July 17 at 2:00pm

Director Adam Corrigan Holowitz

Two comedies from Canada’s theatrical past!

Widows’ Scarlet by Hilda Mary Hooke, one of London Ontario’s first playwrights, and Brothers in Arms by Merrill Denison, one of the most produced plays in Ontario in the 1920s.

In Widows’ Scarlet, Dr. Troyer has been accusing the women of Long Point of witchcraft but he meets his match in a clever young widow who will make him the butt an elaborate practical joke.

In Brothers in Arms, a businessman and his wife wait for a ride to the train after a weekend in the woods, but an encounter with a woodsman challenges their perspectives on money, valour and the Canadian identity.

Presented in partnership with Alvego Root Theatre.

Seating is provided and performances take place in Dr. Jones Barn on-site. Those with mobility needs can receive assistance into the village as we provide a golf cart shuttle.

Event Sponsor 
AlvegoRoot's 2019 Season is supported by the London Arts Council, City of London and private donors.
Event Times & Additional Event Date(s) 

The Wind in the Willows: Life on the Antler River

Opening: July 10 at 3:00 p.m.

July 11, 17, 18, 23 at 7:30 p.m.

July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Fools and Lovers: Widows’ Scarlet and Brothers in Arms

Opening: July 10 at 7:00 p.m.

July 16, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m.

July 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Event Cost 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $11 for children (12 and under), advance purchase recommended.

Special Family Package for The Wind in the Willows: Life on the Antler River

$45 for 2 adults and 2 children.