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Photo Alexandra Pope, Orange Coat Photography

Photo Alexandra Pope, Orange Coat Photography

Ghosts of 1812 was staged in October 2013 to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Gala raises funds to continue long tradition of theatre

Dundas Little Theatre raises the curtain on A Night at the Theatre, a fundraising gala to make repairs and improvements to its building and theatre equipment.

The event will feature some of DLT’ s costume collection spanning 53 seasons and over 200 productions. Participants are invited to enjoy local music, food, beverages at the licensed bar and a silent auction and a door prize.

Actors and directors from the successful 2013-14 season will be on hand to answer questions.

In 1960, the late Don Garstin offered his home to a group of local theatre enthusiasts and Dundas Little Theatre was born. In the late 1970s, a team of dedicated supporters decided it was time DLT had a building of its own. The former town of Dundas offered the site of the recently closed outdoor swimming pool  in 1978.

The Garstin Centre for the Arts was designed by Hamilton Place architect Trevor Garwood-Jones. The former pool was filled in and the auditorium built over it. In 1980 a “creative space,” rather than a proscenium stage, with raised seats on moveable risers, was created. This makes DLT unique in that each production can be staged to its best advantage, with the director and players having the benefit of a chosen stage size and placement. From 1960 to present, Dundas Little Theatre has offered a variety of theatre — comedy, drama, children’s theatre and workshops from stage management and directing to acting.

The gala evening takes place June 14 at 7 p.m., Garstin Centre for the Arts, 37 Market St., Dundas. Tickets are $20. Call 905-627-5266 or email info@dundaslittletheatre.com or at Holden’s Florist. Donations welcome.

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