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Accession Number: 93-019

Title

Arbour Theatre fonds. Additions. -- 1979-1992. -- 12.7 cm of textual records and other material.

Biography / History

Arbor Theatre began in Peterborough in 1976 when John Plank arrived to direct "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" for the Peterborough Theatre Guild. The following year, local support led to the creation of Arbor Productions and John Plank directed "Private Lives" followed by "Belle of Amherst" and "Lady Audley's Secret" in 1978. In 1979 the group was reorganized as a professional theatre company performing during the summer season at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Arbor Theatre before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of season programs and advertisements; promotional material; newspaper clippings and photographs of settings and actors from Arbor Theatre.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

Includes 57 photographs and 38 prints : posters.

This fonds was donated by Arbor Theatre via Elaine Goselin.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 86-008, 86-025, 87-008, 87-012, 87-013 and 90-004 are additions to 85-007.

For related records see: 90-009 and 95-022.

Over-sized items located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 32.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder 1: Season Programs and Play Advertisements

1985: Private Lives, Sea Marks, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii, Dracula

1986: Deathtrap, Sister Jude, Children of a Lesser God, The Mystery of Irma Vep

1987: Charley's Aunt, Salt Water Moon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Letter from Wingfield Farm

1988: Billy Bishop Goes to War, Corpse, Wingfield's Progress, Midnight Madness

1990: The Sneeze, The Woman in Black, Top Girls, Colours in the Storm

1991: The Glass Menagerie, The Affections of May, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, Wingfield's Folly

1992: Dads in Bondage, An Evening with Don Harron and Catherine McKinnon, 18 Wheels, Dave Broadfoot's Comedy Crusade, Second City National Touring Company

Letter from Wingfield Farm 1988 Rock and Roll 1990 18 Wheels 1992 Dave Broadfoot's Comedy Crusade 1992 Life After Hockey (n.d.) Shades of Autumn Dinner and Auction (n.d.)

Folder 2: Programs

1981: Equus, Dames at Sea

1982: Two for the Seesaw, I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Blithe Spirit, Talley's Folly

1983: How the Other Half Loves, Artichoke, Twelfth Night, The Caretaker, Mass Appeal, Brew

1984: Relatively Speaking, We Can't Pay We Won't Pay, The Importance of Being Earnest, Last Call

1985: Private Lives, Sea Marks, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii, Dracula

Folder 3: Programs (continued)

1986: Deathtrap, Sister Jude, Children of a Lesser God, The Mystery of Irma Vep

1987: Charley's Aunt, Salt Water Moon, Wait Until Dark

1988: Billy Bishop Goes to War

1990: The Sneeze, The Woman in Black, Top Girls, Colours in the Storm, Rock and Roll

1991: The Glass Menagerie, The Affections of May

1992: Dads in Bondage, An Evening with Don Harron and Katherine McKinnon, 18 Wheels, Dave Broadfoot's Comedy Crusade, Second City National Touring Company

Life After Hockey (n.d.) Shades of Autumn Dinner and Auction 1990 Shades of Autumn Dinner and Auction 1992

Folder 4: Promotion, Fundraising and Sponsored Events

Call for Patronage 1986 Gift Season Tickets 1990 season 1991 season 1993 season 1991 Season Promotion Fund For the Future 1990 Audience Survey 1987 1992 The Acorn Company 1984 Interact-Children's Summer Arts Experience 1990 1991 Theatre Training Programs 1986 Free Ticket Promotion 1991 Corporate Programs 1991 Voice and Public Speaking Workshops

Folder 5: Newsletters, Calendar of Events and Guides

Newsletters October 1984 Fall 1986 November 1986 1987 season Media Releases 1991 Summer Guides to Theatres 1990 1992 Peterborough Arts Council Calendar of Events April-June 1990 July-October 1990 February-May 1991 June-September 1992 The Muskoka Festival Theatre 1990 Edges Peterborough and Area Cultural, Arts and Entertainment Guide June-July 1992

Folder 6: Photographs

1979: Billy Bishop Goes to War, Same Time Next Year,Sleuth, A Life in the Theatre

1980: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Drunkard, The Star Spangled Girl, Waiting for the Parade

1981: Night Must Fall, Equus, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Dames at Sea

1982: Blithe Spirit, Talley's Folly, Two for the Seesaw

1983: Artichoke, Mass Appeal, How the Other Half Loves, Brew, The Caretaker, Twelfth Night

1988: Servant of Two Masters, Man of La Mancha

1989: Corpse!, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Midnight Madness

Life After Hockey (n.d.) Brighton Beach Memoirs (n.d.)  

Folder 7: Newspapers Clippings

Various articles on Arbour Theatre productions, season offerings, financial problems and production reviews 1990-92

Large Materials Cabinet: Map Folder 5

Posters:

Sister Jude

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Twelfth Night

The Sneeze

Top Girls

Midnight Madness

Corpse!

Salt Water Moon

Letter from Wingfield Farm

Wait Until Dark

Children of a Lesser God

Summer of Music and Laugther (signed by artists)

Shades of Autumn Dinner and Auction Arbor Summer Season 1989 (signed)

Colours in the Storm

The Affections of May

The Glass Menagerie

Rock and Roll The

Importance of Being Earnest

Twelfth Night

Artichoke

Mass Appeal

Brew

The Second City

Wingfield's Folly

Frankenstein

A Life in the Theatre

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Two for the Seesaw

The Caretaker

How the Other Half Loves

Last Call

Relatively Speaking

The Spark of Life

Lady Audley's Secret

Dames at Sea Brew  

Additional materials received 28 August 2008 from Elaine Goselin:

Flyers and publicity material (located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 32)

Newspaper clippings (located in flat box on "Newspapers" shelves)

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