Recently, Hubs and I attended a performance at the Ontario Street Theatre with some friends in downtown Port Hope, Ontario. The special guest was Anne Marie Sheffler. She performed a sex and relationship themed act “Not Getting It”.

It was funny. And clever. And energetic. It travelled through some scenarios we are all familiar with from the dating scene days. Not days I miss.

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Along with Anne Marie was an actor by the name of John Balabik who played the parts of several boyfriends, imaginary lovers and potential husbands. It was quite amusing to see John stumbling out from behind the stage curtain in his many different costumes. Not only an unquenchable romantic, Anne Marie had some pretty high demands for this adaptable partner.

The theatre itself was rather unique to me. A reclaimed retail space across from the LCBO, it has a long stage and rows of seating. It’s a cozy place that allows you to get up close and personal with the performers.

Some lines from Anne Marie that I got a real kick out of:

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For more information about this unique theatre, check out their website at Ontario Street Theatre. Reasonable and affordable I’d recommend this for a fun adult night out.

Owner and operator Sean Carthew, himself an actor, rents this space out for many different events and says on his website:

The ONTARIO STREET THEATRE

WE ARE WHATEVER YOU WANT US TO BE.” 

Check them out and fire up your funny bone!

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