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Up to Low at National Arts Centre – English Theatre

By Brian Doyle
Adapted for the stage and directed by Janet Irwin
Composer / Music Director Ian Tamblyn

Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and boozy Uncle Frank, heading back to the cabin they haven’t visited since Tommy’s mother died. But Tommy also remembers Bridget, whose eyes are the deep green of the Gatineau Hills. Filled with deserted farms, smoky taverns and midnight rows upriver, Up to Low captures 1950s Ottawa Valley in a way that is both familiar and brand new.

Tuesday, May 8, to Friday, May 11, at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 12, at 2pm and 7:30pm

The performance on Wednesday, May 9, will be followed by a demonstration of the Kipnes Lantern.

Discounted PACT delegate tickets are $24.50 plus any applicable fees. Ask for the required coupon code at the PACTcon2018 registration desk before booking.

Gracie at Great Canadian Theatre Company

By Joan MacLeod
Directed by Eric Coates
At the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre

Gracie’s world is full of faith and family, but as a fifteen year-old in a polygamous community, she feels increasing pressure to conform. With deep empathy and compassion, the playwright takes us into young Gracie’s world, where we discover what it’s like to grow up in an uncommon environment.

Tuesday, May 8, to Friday, May 11, at 8pm
Saturday, May 12, at 4pm and 8:30pm

Discounted PACT delegate tickets are $20. To book, call the box office at (613) 236-5196 or email Hugh Neilson. Mention the code “PACT member discount.” The deal is not available through the GCTC website.

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