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The Lifespan of a FactThe Lifespan of a Fact
6/12/2024 through 6/15/2024

Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy in Las Vegas—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth!

Love is a Many Splintered ThingLove is a Many Splintered Thing
6/19/2024 through 6/29/2024

A fast-paced, zippy musical about— what else?— relationships, looked at through nostalgic Top-40 hit songs of the past four decades. A company of six takes the audience on a journey from high school through adulthood, tracing the paths that each friend eventually follows. Incorporating established song lyrics to tell a new story in a unique way, Love is a Many Splintered Thing features recognizable hits from everyone from Neil Diamond to Cher, Connie Francis to Elton John and more!

Starting Here, Starting NowStarting Here, Starting Now
7/3/2024 through 7/13/2024

A thrilling and touching musical revue using the songs of Broadway veterans, Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (Big, Baby, Closer Than Ever) .From tender ballads to hysterical husband-hunting laments, from wry comments on trendy marriages to ecstatic shouting-from-the-rooftop celebration, Starting Here, Starting Now has an appealing freshness that has made it a perennial favorite throughout the world!

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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.

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 56th anniversary season in 2024 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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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!

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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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