CANCELLED — “Drop Dead”, by local Lions members — proceeds to benefit many local charities

Above, Upper Canada Playhouse, Morrisburg. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Update: Play has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns

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MORRISBURG — The Iroquois Matilda Lions Club presents their 19th annual fundraiser performance, Drop Dead, at the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, April 23 through 25. Past shows have raised in excess of $250,000 over the years. All of the proceeds are donated back into the local community in many different ways.

This year’s cast includes many familiar faces including current and former Lions members such as; Glenn and Margaret Swerdfeger, Reina DeJong, Margaret Johnston, Rick MacKenzie, Jim Mustard, Brian Speer, Bill Rumble, Steve Wilson, and Barry Fawcett. Wendy Gibb has directed all of the shows and is working hard with the actors to make this the best show yet. The set was designed by John Thompson who designs the sets for all the shows at the playhouse.

The club thanks the playhouse and Donnie Bowes for all the support that they provide to the group, and the opportunity to use such a fine facility. This year Scotiabank is donating through their matching fund program, and a donation will be made to the club for ticket sales at Scotiabank branches in Morrisburg, South Mountain, Kemptville and Chesterville. There are 4 shows and tickets are $25 each.

The Iroquois Matilda Lions club has a membership of about 32 and all of the members play an important part with the show. Many work on constructing the set and assist backstage. Hope to see you there, April 23, 24, 25.

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