Upper Canada Playhouse expanding

MP Guy Lauzon with Artistic Director Donnie Bowes, second row left, and the cast of 'Stag and Doe' before opening night at the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ont. on June 13, 2015. The playhouse is getting a $97,000 grant to expand its building. (Photo/Supplied)

MORRISBURG – A South Dundas facility, wowing area audiences with live performances for 32 years, is getting an expansion.

Local MP Guy Lauzon announced Saturday night, during the opening night at the Upper Canada Playhouse, the converted factory location will be getting an extension to the main theater.

The federal government is providing a $97,500 grant through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

A professional rehearsal hall for productions and a local venue for performances will be built on the location that has been around since 1983.

“Upper Canada Playhouse takes pride in making a significant cultural and economic impact on our local communities by producing professional live theater for the past three decades…we appreciate it,” said Artistic Director Donnie Bowes.

A time line for construction was not immediately available.

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