Chronicles of Sarnia
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
431 Queen Street
Blyth ON N0M 1H0
by Matt Murray August 3-18 World Premiere The play follows Erin, a passionate, retired history teacher, who has convinced the City of Sarnia to create a 100-year time capsule for future generations to open. She organizes a town-wide meeting for community input, with a replica of the capsule itself, ready to momentously unveil. But in spite of homemade Nanaimo bars, only her husband, a department store employee, and a young woman who is there for her own complicated reasons, show up. Oh, and the janitor. But refusing to reschedule, Erin, undaunted, takes this tiny group in hand and sets about distilling the essence of, well, of Sarnia.
Approx. 2h30m with intermission.