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"On Your Marks..." A 24-Hour Theatre Festival"On Your Marks..." A 24-Hour Theatre Festival

Seven writers, along with a host of local theatre artists, write, rehearse and perform seven original Christmas-themed plays, all in 24 hours! You won't see anything else like it in Northwest Indiana--a night of new family-friendly holiday works, created all in a day.

Wooden SnowflakesWooden Snowflakes
12/11/2015 through 12/19/2015

Eve, bitter and cynical, refutes not only the existence of God but also any belief in Santa Claus. When her car slides off an icy road on Christmas Eve, she finds herself seeking shelter at the home of Simon, woodcarver and Christmas expert. However, Simon wholeheartedly embraces the magic of the season, including belief in the “jolly old elf”.

Ranting LlamasRanting Llamas

The Ranting Llamas join us once more, this time with their unique take on love in keeping with the Valentine's Day spirit. So treat your special someone to a fun evening of improv comedy!

Mainstreet Theatre

Let us entertain you all year long!

The Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes exciting plays, improvisational comedy, a festival of original works by local playwrights, and more!

Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presents an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!

Join us, won't you?--call (219) 874-4269 for more information!

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Gerald "Jerry" Peters

Gerald 'Jerry' Peters

We were terribly shocked and saddened by the passing of Gerald "Jerry" Peters, the longtime president of the Festival Players Guild, and production administrator for the Canterbury Summer Theatre. Jerry helped pilot the Guild through 43 years of civic accomplishment, as well as helming the summer theatrical production entity that has given hundreds of young theatre artists from across the nation their first professional jobs.

Michigan City has lost one of its favorite sons, and the legacy of Jerry’s efforts to help his hometown flourish will not soon be forgotten, nor will our memories of his generosity, colorful personality, sense of humor and dedication to the Guild, Canterbury and the Mainstreet Theatre.

Contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Festival Players Guild, 807 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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