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Painting ChurchesPainting Churches
10/9/2015 through 10/17/2015

This delightful comedy tells the story of a once famous poet, now retired, who slips in and out of senility as his wife valiantly tries to keep them afloat. Their artist daughter helps them move to their waterfront cottage, for she hopes to finally paint their portrait, and by doing so, come to terms with them, and they with her.

Magic Mark AlanMagic Mark Alan

Magic Mark Alan brings his blend of magic and humor to Mainstreet, with illusion to boggle the mind, and comedy to feed the soul. What better way to spend an evening with the family? A true treat for kids of all ages!

Ranting LlamasRanting Llamas

The Ranting Llamas, Purdue North Central own improvisational comedy troupe brings its zany, seat-of-your-pants madness to our stage. Combining the energy that is the hallmark of the Llamas' performances with just a touch of All Hallows Eve, this is a show you won't want to miss!

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Let us entertain you all year long!

The Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes exciting plays, improvisational comedy, a festival of original works by local playwrights, and more!

Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presents an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!

Join us, won't you?--call (219) 874-4269 for more information!

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Gerald "Jerry" Peters

Gerald 'Jerry' Peters

We were terribly shocked and saddened by the passing of Gerald "Jerry" Peters, the longtime president of the Festival Players Guild, and production administrator for the Canterbury Summer Theatre. Jerry helped pilot the Guild through 43 years of civic accomplishment, as well as helming the summer theatrical production entity that has given hundreds of young theatre artists from across the nation their first professional jobs.

Michigan City has lost one of its favorite sons, and the legacy of Jerry’s efforts to help his hometown flourish will not soon be forgotten, nor will our memories of his generosity, colorful personality, sense of humor and dedication to the Guild, Canterbury and the Mainstreet Theatre.

Contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Festival Players Guild, 807 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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