From Broadway to Shakespeare and Back

If you forgot to tune in last Friday at 5 p.m. our weekly radio show “About Townshippers” on CIDI 99.1FM, online at, you can catch the rerun today, Tuesday, at 8 a.m. for a theatre theme and tunes from Broadway.

You’ll also hear Kate Holbrook’s interview with Philip Lantier of Knowlton Literary Association about the upcoming free performance of Shakespeare-on-the-Beach. Invited back for another year, Repercussion Theatre from Montreal will again be bringing a magical experience on the Douglas Beach in Lac Brome on July 19, with “Harry the King: The Famous Victories of Henry V”, a new adaptation co-written by Repercussion’s Artistic Director, Paul Hopkins, and Shakespeare scholar, Karen Oberer.

Harry the King is the adventurous tale of the rebellious Prince Henry who, when called upon to become king and ‘pay the debt he never promised,’ rises to the occasion, not only uniting a country and inspiring a nation but becoming one of England’s most revered monarchs. This maiden voyage into the Bard’s historical works distills Shakespeare’s second tetralogy into an epic story of leadership and honour, fathers and sons, love and laughter, and fighting for a cause despite impossible odds.

Get your picnic baskets and beach chairs ready! For more information check out their website at

Keep listening to the show for the interview with Doug Hooper of Sunshine Theatre about “ART.” This multi-award-winning play by Yasmina Reza is about one man, Serge, who buys a painting, and the reactions of his friends, Marc and Yvan, to his purchase. Marc’s response is quite volcanic; for him, Serge’s purchase of the painting threatens to wreck their friendship. Yvan tries to mediate the disaffection between Serge and Marc, often at the cost of redirecting their hostilities at himself. You can catch the performance at the Lakeview Inn in Knowlton from Aug 1-7. Tickets, $25 in advance/$20 seniors, can be reserved at 450-538-1055.

Townshippers’ AGM Highlights

Townshippers’ Association would like to thank the 40 members, directors and guests who were able to join us for our annual general meeting at the Orford Arts Center on June 20.

During the meeting, the Board of Directors was welcomed back to serve for another term and the annual report was presented in a new and dynamic infographic format. The entire annual report can be downloaded from Townshippers’ website at

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 p.m., and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website To connect with Townshippers’ Association, contact the offices in Sherbrooke (100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome (3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Jan 30, 2014

Photo Credit:  Kate Holbrook

Photo Caption: Tuesday’s recap About Townshippers radio show on CIDI 99.1FM features the details on this years Shakespeare-on-the-Beach from Philip Lantier, President of Knowlton Literary Association, and Doug Hooper, Artistic Director of Sunshine Theatre Productions, gets objective about “Art.”