Oct. 11 – History will come to life – literally – at the Eva Brook Donly Museum later this month.
On Oct. 25-26, the historic building along with Norfolk County Heritage and Culture will welcome ‘Robin’s Redemption’, an immersive and interactive theatre experience presented by Live History Theatre.
Live History Theatre is a Governor General’s Award-nominated theatre company that specializes in bringing local history to life. In the next year, they’ll present shows focusing on each local community at venues in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, England, Wales, and Ireland. Each show is customized to its setting and includes references to area celebrities and landmarks.
The premise of Robin’s Redemption is that a loyal, wealthy member of the community has passed away. They promised to leave most of their fortune to a good cause but in their own mysterious way. The audience are guests that have been invited to attend the funeral reception. The recently deceased has sent each of them odd clues, letters, and objects, and it is up to them to solve the puzzle.
“Staff have been working with Live History Theatre to customize the performance to Norfolk County’s history,” said Joshua Klar, Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum archivist. “The performance is sure to be a unique theatre experience for all.”
Showtimes on Oct. 25 are set for 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. Oct. 26 shows will be held at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, limited seating is available. For more, visit http://www.nca-ebdm.ca/.