The Verandah Society with Peterborough performers Megan Murphy and Kate Suhr is returning to the verandah on Saturday afternoon (October 1).
In partnership with Traill College, Murphy and Suhr are bringing their original show featuring stories and songs to the verandah of Kerr House at Traill College at 299 Dublin Street in Peterborough.
The duo originally launched The Verandah Society in the summer of 2022 during the pandemic, performing outdoors to small audiences from the verandahs of homes. Similar to the late Stuart McLean’s “The Vinyl Café,” The Verandah Society leads audiences on an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through personal storytelling and song writing.
Last summer, The Verandah Society took up residence at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook for a series of shows also featuring fiddler Saskia Tomkins, and then headed to Showplace Performance Centre in December for a special Christmas show with special guests including young fiddler Irish Millie.
Tomkins will be joining Murphy and Suhr for their September 25th show at Traill College, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
“The Verandah Society is a charming, humorous, and heartfelt show,” reads a media release. “Full of nostalgia, humanity and humour, it’s an hour well spent with neighbours on the verandah.”
VIDEO: The Verandah Society In Residence at 4th Line Theatre
The audience will be seated on the lawn of Kerr House while Murphy, Suhr, and Tomkins perform on the verandah, so you will need to bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
The show is open to everyone and is pay what you can. Free parking is available on Dublin Street and surrounding streets. The event is accessible (although on grass) and accessible washrooms are available on site.