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theatre in Norfolk County

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This was a big weekend for theatre in Norfolk County. There's a huge arts community down here, so many talented musicians, painters, actors, and dancers.
On Friday night I went to see the Vagina Monologues at the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover. This amazing play has been performed in 49 languages in over 119 countries. Money raised from the performances goes to projects to end violence against women and girls.
The production in Port Dover was great, with local women taking on the roles and looking like they were having a wonderful time.
Then, on Saturday night, I saw An Enemy of the People (Arthur Miller's adaption of the Ibsen play), put on by the Old Town Hall Players in the Waterford Old Town Hall. It was a real treat to see such a serious play performed to packed houses both nights. The play is just as timely now, unfortunately, as it was when it was written. It was a terrific performance, and I appreciate all the work folks put into it.
The Old Town Hall in Waterford has been restored and resurrected by the community, and holds concerts, art galleries, folk-music nights, children's theatre, Tai Chi, and lots more.

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