Grey Wellington Theatre Guild                                                                       

Oct. 17, 2021 

For immediate release 



Guild set to stage cookoff comedy 


HARRISTON - The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild is cooking up a hot comedy to serve audiences this spring. 


Set in a small Ontario community, Five Alarm, by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva, tells the story of an annual chili cookoff. Rivalry, romance and chicanery are all part of the recipe for the event, which brings local residents together to compete for a memorial trophy and cash prize.  


“We have an extremely talented cast and a story that will have audiences laughing, while at the same time warming their hearts with its charming small-town characters and familiar setting and situations,” says director Peggy Raftis. “Audiences will have a lot of fun at this show.” 


The cast features Sean Reihl of Mount Forest, Harriston residents Jake Bieman and Erin Raftis and Minto residents Kelly Lenselink and Amy Sjaarda, all with varying degrees of experience on the local stage. 


Behind the scenes Megan Raftis is working as co-director and stage manager , Bob Harron is producing the show, Ken Reynolds will be in the lighting booth, Peggy Raftis and Anna Cuomo are looking after set design and Paul Murray has been busy with set construction. 


Five Alarm runs Nov. 12, 13  and 19 at 7:30pm and  Nov. 14 and 21 at 2pm.  The Nov. 20 show will start at 8pm, following the Harriston Santa Claus Parade. 

There will be limited number of tickets sold for the production to facilitate physical distancing at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre and all required measures to comply with public health regulations, including proof of vaccination, will be in place. 

Tickets are $15 and through Eventbrite at or at the door.