Grey Wellington Theatre Guild
Feb. 20, 2020
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
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 resident Sean Weed and Minto residents Kelly
Lenselink, Amy Sjaarda and Jessica Reinhart, who all have varying degrees of experience on the local
Behind the scenes Megan Raftis is working as assistant director and stage manager, Rachel Weed is
assistant stage manager, Bob Harron is producing the show, Ken Reynolds will be in the lighting booth,
all working along with the numerous people that it takes to put a show together.
Five Alarm runs June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30pm and June 14 at 2pm at the fully-accessible
Harriston Town Hall Theatre, located at 68 Elora Street South in Harriston.
Tickets are $15 and available at Harriston Home Hardware, Palmerston Home Hardware and Walsh’s IDA
in Mount Forest, or order with credit card through Eventbrite at www.greywellingtontheatre.com.
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Cooking up some comedy in the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of Five Alarm
are, from left: Amy Sjaarda, Sean Reihl Kelly Lenselink, Jessica Reinhart and Sean Weed.