A Tale of Romance at Upper Canada Village: Eve of Confederation

Cornwall, ON – August 10 2017 — A tale about small-town romance has been of large interest this summer. Upper Canada Village, a heritage park which depicts a 19th-century village, introduced a new theatre event over the past few months. The theatre production Eve of Confederation has been so successful with sold out performances that Upper Canada Village has added another show on August 25th.

The Story

Eve of Confederation is a story about an old-fashioned love triangle between a well-to-do debutante, a dashing cavalry officer just back from the American Civil War, and a poor Irish Catholic farmer. This production is unlike any other as the audience moves through the Village between different 19th century buildings as the play unfolds. This allows the audience to feel like a part of the story and allows them to experience life in the 19th century.

Buy your ticket and allow yourself to participate in a 1860s funeral, witness two lovers’ future plans being overheard by their parents, eavesdrop on gossip at a town dance and more as the play goes on. You’ll be able to move through a tavern, a working water-powered sawmill, and a well-to-do family home.

The script is based on archival documents and historic newspapers.

Tickets and Show times

There are a limited number of tickets (120 per show) available for each production, so hurry up and purchase a ticket now! You can purchase on site or online.

Dates still available for purchase: August 19th and August 25th

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Cost: $19.95 per person (plus HST and fee)

Dine at Willard’s Hotel before the Show for $23.00 (gratuity included plus HST). To book a pre-show dinner, purchase your theatre ticket first and then book your dinner with Food Services at 613-543-0660.

For more information on Upper Canada Village, click here.

 Written by Sophie Poirier

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