Lead actor Greig Graham will celebrate his 50th theatre production with his appearance on stage as acrafty and witty Roman slave in Theatre Ancaster’s upcoming production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
A theatre journeyman at heart, Graham has been acting for the past 20 years. He performed on stage for the first time at the age of 32, and said he is proof people can get involved in the craft at any time.
“I have seen people that have raised their family, retired, got involved in their local company and are an integral part of their community. It’s great,” said Graham.
Graham has been involved in shows in St. Thomas, Brantford, Paris and Port Dover, among others, and will next direct the play Perfect Wedding for Simcoe Theatre’s April show. But why in Ancaster and now?
“Sometimes you just have to laugh and this is the show to do it with,” said Graham. “Forum is a jewel of a comedy. There are no life lessons, no hidden messages – just over the top fun!”
Admittedly, the show has a special place in his heart. Graham is a big fan of the 1966 film starring Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Buster Keaton, and jumped at the chance to be a part of it.
“There are comedies, dramas, farces and the like but there is only one Forum. Sometimes a theatre project comes up that screams ‘This will be fun!’ and that it will be,” said Graham.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum opens Nov. 22 for three weekends in the Theatre Auditorium at Ancaster High, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W.
The box office is located in the west wing foyer, outside the auditorium. Tickets can be reserved by calling 905-304-SHOW (7469) or in person at the box office weeknights from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit TheatreAncaster.com.