‘Relax’ at special Lighthouse Festival Theatre performance of ‘On The Air’

The Port Dover stage production will feature light comedy, music, and special audience adaptations, only on Friday, Jeff Mahoney writes.

By Jeff Mahoney | Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover is staging what is being called a “relaxed performance” on Friday, June 23, of the lighthearted, music-filled comedy “On The Air,” which starts at 2 p.m. and runs just over two hours in duration, with a 20-minute intermission.

Lisa Norton & Adrian Marchuk in On The Air

“On The Air,” written by Ephraim Ellis, is set at a small-town radio station in Lake Kashagakaganee which has just welcomed a new station manager, Alice, who is struggling to address a lack of listenership.

Alice tries to invigorate her quirky, disjointed team of amateur broadcaster to capture new ears but, lo and behold, as this plan is afoot, former station manager Matt returns, and he has ideas of his own.

Lighthouse Festival Theatre invites you to become its own audience and “tune in” to enjoy the hilarity and the songs.

The “relaxed performance” aspect of the play’s presentation features such adaptations as:

  • the freedom to leave your seat during the show and watch the play in action on a television available in the long bar of the Lighthouse Festival building for those who do leave;
  • modification to sensory rich light and sound effects;
  • vocalization of audience members during the performance and interaction between cast and audience before and after; the freedom to talk and react to the play in a meaningful and outspoken way;
  • personal space seating including the option of selecting seats beside and behind to create a “personal bubble” based on individual comfort levels.

Tickets Range from $20 to $24 with special prices for families an groups.

The Lighthouse Festival Theatre is at 247 Main St. in Port Dover.

Visit Lighthousetheatre.com or call the box office at 519-583-2221 for more information.