Audience enjoys comedic tale presented by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
Sioux Lookout residents filled the Sioux North High School (formerly Queen Elizabeth District High School) gym for the second-to-last Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series show of the season on March 6, which featured a performance of Buying the Farm by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
The show in Sioux Lookout was part of a regional tour for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre that started in Steinbach, Manitoba on Jan. 31 and finishes in Thunder Bay on March 30.
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre website describes the performance, “Magnus Bjornson is a sixty-something down-to-earth bachelor who has worked on his family farm all his life. His smart-as-a-whip niece, Esme Van Fossen, has been helping her great-uncle for the past four months, but when issues arise things go awry. Magnus’s health takes a turn, his finances are out of sorts and there’s a real estate developer ready to make an offer. Watch this delightfully comedic story unfold and embrace life’s inevitable changes amongst the cows and chickens.”
The final performance of the 2018-2019 season for the Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series is on March 19 when the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra brings their talents to town during their biennial visit to Sioux Lookout. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Sioux North High School (formerly Queen Elizabeth District High School).