This was my first visit, but not my last. This is a renovated, historic clock-tower building in beautiful Port Dover. The renovation of this old town hall is thoughtfully done - painted original-tin ceilings, exposed brick, original art. The lobby is on the first floor, and the theatre is on the second and third levels (with elevator - this building is accessible). It's intimate (seats about 300), with great sound (we sat in the back), good leg-room (for those like me who have had plays ruined by having to squirm to get comfortable), and prices of $33/person. My only complaint is that the grade in seating is not very steep so I had trouble seeing around the head in front of me. There is a good sized lounge for ice cream, wine etc between acts. The audience was significantly older than we were... but age doesn't matter here. If you love the size and feel of the Shaw Festival's George Theater, you will love Lighthouse.
The theatre is in the centre of town and there is free parking at the park across the street. This park also has free concerts on some evenings in the bandstand. There are lots of little places to eat within a block or two.
We saw Norm Fosters full-out comedy Self Help. It was hilarious - though it's adult in theme, so I wouldn't take kiddies. It had great pace, and good characters. The only thing I didn't like was the end: what the characters were doing a year later. It was unnecessary, un-funny, and actually took away from the end-note of the play. Definitely a fun evening/afternoon.. but on a short run so hurry!
I hope they will expand their appeal by adding some classic mysteries (Agatha Christie, perhaps?). It doesn't need to be all-Canadian - which is a bit narrow-focused and provincial. 50% would be just fine.
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