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Last Train to NibrocLast Train to Nibroc
6/14/2017 through 6/17/2017

In December 1940, an eastbound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers, Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also on board is a young woman named May, who shares her seat with a charming military pilot, Their initial meeting, and subsequent attempts at romance over time, are funny, touching, and heartbreaking at moments, as well ultimately unforgettable!

Have a Nice Day!--The 70s Musical FlashbackHave a Nice Day!--The 70s Musical Flashback
6/21/2017 through 7/1/2017

Have a Nice Day! is an affectionate parody of "Up with People," the conservative youth musical organization that toured across high school and college campuses during the '60s and '70s. Kitt, Lori-Ann, Ronda, Holly and Brian are on the final farewell performance of 'Have a Nice Day', performing songs from 1968 through 1974 that you thought you had forgotten!

Tomorrow MorningTomorrow Morning
7/5/2017 through 7/15/2017

Two couples, separated by a decade, are facing major life events. Jack and Catherine, who are in their late 30s, are getting divorced. John and Kat, in their 20s, are getting married. Tomorrow Morning is a hilarious and moving musical, beautifully composed and constructed, that appeals to anyone who has ever been in a relationship!

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Win Tickets to See 'Hamilton' in Chicago

Raffle tickets will be available at each summer performance to win a pair of seats for the acclaimed production of 'Hamilton' at the PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago on September 13. The prize package includes VIP Suite Service (Private bar service, snacks, restrooms and coat check) before the show and during intermission. Also, the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for lunch at the Grillroom Chophouse and Wine Bar, across the street from the theatre. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of the hottest shows in years, and help support Canterbury! We will also be giving away some products from the Apollon Market at DNStats It will be a blast!

Let us entertain you all year long!

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!

Both programs are presented at Canterbury Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. in Michigan City, IN, in the Uptown Arts District.

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

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Gerald "Jerry" Peters

Gerald 'Jerry' Peters

Sadly in 2012, we lost Gerald "Jerry" Peters, the longtime president of the Festival Players Guild, (now Canterbury 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 and Canterbury Theatre.

Contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Canterbury Guild, P.O. Box 157, Michigan City, IN 46361.

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