River & Main Theatre Company

“This is Rosewood: Tales from The Tavern”

September 20 & 22 @ the CORE

September 28 & 29 @ Mount Tabor Playhouse

Now in its second year, “This is Rosewood: Tales from the Tavern” has been a hit with audiences show after show. It’s a hilarious one-man small-town comedy written by Peter Paylor and played with a master’s touch by veteran actor Rick Zimmerman. Rosewood is every small town. The town you grew up in or passed through or know someone who never stops telling you what life was like when they lived there back in the day. It’s the town where the main street is called Main Street, where there’s one café and one tavern and one bakery and one bank – one funeral home, too, and that’s only open when Dougie isn’t busy being the town’s mayor. Zimmerman brings everyone in Rosewood to life through the stories of Stanley Olmstead. That’s the Stanley of Stanley’s Tavern, not the Stanley of Stanley’s Hardware or the Stanley of Stanley’s Menswear. Stanley’s Marina doesn’t have a Stanley in case you were wondering – it’s owned by Otis now, though it used to belong to Stanley from the Hardware. Otis just never bothered to change the name.

“ A new Canadian treasure…everyone should see this extremely entertaining, funny, touching, charming play.” – Moira Nikander Forrester

“A masterful work…he held the crowd in his hands for the full two hours of the show.” – Jack Evans, Belleville News

“It’s a hilarious and heartwarming show that’s already getting rave reviews.” — InQuinte

“Where the River Flows”

September 6, 7 & 8 @ the CORE

River & Main Theatre Company is delighted to present “Where the River Flows”. It’s a bittersweet comedy by Peter Paylor, featuring Bill Petch in the role of syndicated columnist Keaton Lowry. “Where the River Flows” is Canadian storytelling at its finest in the tradition of Stephen Leacock and Stuart Maclean. Transplanted from the city to a little cabin on the river, Lowry writes about everything he sees and everyone he meets with both humour and unmistakable affection. Not even his own overblown obsession with the obstructed view from his cabin’s odd window escapes Lowry’s penchant for poking fun. But just like the river, life doesn’t always reveal what’s coming at us around the bend. Lowry learns that there are more important things to worry about than a view from a window.