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Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
8/6/2020 through 8/8/2020

A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas!

Canterbury Theatre

Summer Season Postponed Until 2021 

Owing to the uncertainties and challenges presented by the current public health crisis, and out of concern for the safety and well-being of our patrons, performers and staff, Canterbury Summer Theatre is postponing its scheduled season of productions until 2021.

However, we ask that you please stay tuned for further developments, as conditions hopefully improve. Rest assured that Canterbury has withstood many storms in its 52-year history, and 'this too shall pass.' In the meantime, we look forward to the day that our seats no longer remain empty, and our stage is ablaze with light, color and music again.

Stay safe, healthy, and happy, and we will all get through this together!

  You can now order tickets online


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Canterbury Theatre is starting a fundraiser and we need your help! This is your opportunity to memorialize your support of a 50 year local institution, as well as help to sustain the Theater’s future. For your $100.00 contribution, you can choose the name you would like to see proudly engraved on a seat plate as a permanent testimony of your sponsorship of the quality theater you have enjoyed over many years. Perhaps you are an alum of Canterbury, a parent or friend of one, a loyal supporter, know someone who's passed on and would love a permanent seat in the theatre, or you are a local business that supports the arts in your community. For more details, and to make a contribution, visit the Website at

We now have a GOFUNDME page to help reach a bigger audience and tell our story.

Exciting news:
We are heading toward the WINTER ARTS SERIES. Our theme this winter is COMMUNITY SUPPORTING THE ARTS while THE ARTS SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY. We can't wait to announce our winter acts, workshops and performances. STAY TUNED.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

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 52nd anniversary season in 2020 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!

Also, if you're interested in working with us to produce these great productions, please call or e-mail us at

Please help us keep the lights on!

Consider making a donation to the Guild, so that programs like Canterbury Summer Theatre and our Canterbury Winter Arts Series can continue to provide quality entertainment as we have for 50 years!

You can now safely contribute online through PayPal!


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The items listed below are the items we need. You can donate by clicking the link on the website. Please make a note if you would like your money to go to one of these specific items. If there is no note we will use it for the most urgent item and we will send you a note to update you on your donation.

  • Individual Show Ticket - $17 (Please call the office for your ticket details)
  • Season Tickets - $70 (Please call the office for your ticket details)
  • Seat Sponsorship and Season Tickets - $125 0/130
  • One of our ACTORS or ALUMNI will send you a song or dance. You can make suggestions - $100
    • Abroad Show Ticket - $17 (You will be there in spirit)
    • Abroad Season Membership - $70 (You will be there in spirit) 0/150
    • Full Moon Seat Sponsorship - $100 (You will get a seat plaque with your name on it.) 0/134
    • Cleaning Supplies - $30 0/3
    • Box Office Computer - $1000 ($25 dominations) 0/40
    • Piano Tuner (We have 2) - $100 per piano 0/8
    • Carpet Cleaning - $100 0/4
    • Gels - $7 0/10
    • Light bulbs - $15 0/75
    • Lighting safety cables plugs/chords - $20 0/20
    • Source 4 Instruments -$400 0/5
    • Box of Screws - $5 0/5
    • Paint Roller - $10 0/5
    • Paint Roller Handle - $10 0/4
    • Batteries - $10 0/10
    • Paint per gallon - $25 0/10
    • Plywood - $25 0/5
    • 2x4s - $25 0/5
    • Wet Vac - $75 0/2
    • Cordless Drill - $100 0/3
    • Needles - $10 0/20
    • Thread - $25 0/100
    • New/Used Sewing Machine - $300 ($25) 0/12
    • Costume Fabric - $40 0/25


You can now safely contribute online through PayPal!


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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