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Photo by Wayne Eardley, Brookside Studio.

Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes*

Written by Alison Lawrence

*Based on the book by Shirleyan English & Bonnie Sitter

July 1 - 20, 2024

Directed by Autumn Smith

Monday to Saturday at 6 pm

Previews - July 1, 2

Opening Night - Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes is a funny and enlightening exploration of the largely unknown story of the teenage girls who stepped up and worked on farms across Canada to feed the troops, and indeed all Canadians, during WWII. These ‘Farmerettes,’ all in their 90s now, tell us that the summers they worked those farms were the best of their lives, even 70 or more years later.

Jim Watts - Girl Reporter - Publicity Image. From Bombers-Reaping the Whirlwind, 2017. Fea

Emma Meinhardt, Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind, 2017. Photo by Rebekah Littlejohn


Written by Beverley Cooper

July 30 - August 24, 2024

Directed by Kim Blackwell

Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm

Previews - July 30, 31

Opening Night - Thursday, August 1, 2024

Jim Watts: Girl Reporter

Jim Watts: Girl Reporter is a fascinating exploration of the experience of trailblazing youth who illegally flocked to Spain to fight fascism, attempting to stop its march across Europe, in the mid-1930s. Jean ‘Jim’ Watts was the only woman to join Canada’s regiment in Spain, the MacKenzie-Papineaus. The play takes us from Toronto to Madrid, from political rallies to the battlefields of Spain. And Peterborough’s own Jim Higgins - union organizer and hero - figures prominently in the story.

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