According to Jean-Claude Mahé, Chair of the Theatre’s Board of Directors, who recently briefed Tempo on their upcoming season, in 2021 the Theatre will offer slightly more performances in English than in French.

TLB intends to showcase a historic review of the Theatre’s first 30 years. Influenced by the “buy local” movement, the Theatre is also planning to make room for “local talent”.

Ellen David, the Artistic Director, accordingly intends to reserve several dates for the Knowlton Players troupe. For the youngsters, becoming more numerous in our community, shows for families and public schools, and a summer theatre training camp, are currently in the pipeline.

“Don’t forget that TLB is the only regional theatre that produces plays itself, as well as presenting shows produced by others. It’s a heavy cultural and financial responsibility, which we intend to continue to shoulder,” Mr. Mahé added. Movies from here and elsewhere will also be on the menu more often: “One movie club evening per month,” he expects.

Diversity, respect for the community, high quality shows at affordable prices, a judicious balance between tradition and innovation: those are just some of the elements that the new team heading up the Theatre intends to present to its members. TLB’s members have been invited to TLB’s annual general meeting on October 3rd. This will be the first face to face meeting of the Theatre’s supporters and management since the the stormy meeting held in the fall of 2019.

Translation: Tam Davis