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Wiley And The Hairy ManWiley And The Hairy Man

This drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp—eventually overcome by Wiley himself. Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams!

First Friday Open Mic NightFirst Friday Open Mic Night

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

4/7/2018 through 4/14/2018

Purdue University Northwest presents Shakespeare's masterpiece, Set in Denmark, the play examines the revenge that Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. 'Hamlet' contains some of the most memorable scenes in the history of theatre!

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 Let us entertain you all year long!

Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!

Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2018 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting 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!

Both programs are presented at Canterbury Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. in Michigan City, IN, in the Uptown Arts District.

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

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Gerald "Jerry" Peters

Gerald 'Jerry' Peters

Sadly in 2012, we lost Gerald "Jerry" Peters, the longtime president of the Festival Players Guild, (now Canterbury 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 and Canterbury Theatre.

Contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Canterbury Guild, P.O. Box 157, Michigan City, IN 46361.

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