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Buying The Farm

A Rural Romantic Comedy

By Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks

July 21 to Aug 6 calendar icon

King's Wharf Theatre

This production has now closed.


Country wit meets city bluster in this fast-paced romantic comedy about the charms and challenges of maintaining the family farm.

Aging bachelor farmer Magnus Bjornson finds himself with mounting debt, some health concerns, and suburban neighbourhoods encroaching from every direction. Just when he's thinking about retirement, Brad, a young real estate agent, arrives at the farm determined to succeed where others have failed. It might be a done deal, except that Magnus' great-niece Esme is unwavering in her resolve that this family farm is NOT FOR SALE.

A love note to farming, this multi-generational comedy is also an insightful look at the plight of rural Canada. Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy about high hopes, last stands, skunks, and love among the chickens.


SHOW PROGRAM
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THEATRE ADDRESS
King's Wharf Theatre
97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1G7

AUDIENCE
Recommended for ages 10 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
1 hour and 50 minutes, including one 20 minute intermission.
 

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Production Sponsor
John and Terry Hamilton

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Alex Furber, Kelly Van der Burg, and Terry Barna in Buying The Farm
Photo credit: Alex Furber, Kelly Van der Burg, and Terry Barna in Buying The Farm, Drayton Entertainment, 2022 Season. Directed by Lee MacDougall, Set Design by Meaghan Carpentier, Costume Design by Nicole Del Cul, Lighting Design by Lyle Franklin, Stage Manager Laurel Oneil, Apprentice Stage Manager Stephanie Dilnot, Photography by Hilary Gauld.
 
Buying The Farm
Photo credit: Kelly Van der Burg and Alex Furber in Buying The Farm, Drayton Entertainment, 2022 Season. Directed by Lee MacDougall, Set Design by Meaghan Carpentier, Costume Design by Nicole Del Cul, Lighting Design by Lyle Franklin, Stage Manager Laurel Oneil, Apprentice Stage Manager Stephanie Dilnot, Photography by Hilary Gauld.


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