The Lion and the Eagle

1812 News

January 8, 2012

By Ian Mather

Fort Erie,

Audience members are apart in what some would say was the beginning of the War of 1812.

The setting is Moody’s Tavern in December 1811 and all the locals are celebrating Christmas until a shot rings out and quickly quiets the Christmas spirit.

The British and Americans were taking pot shots at each other before the war started along the shores of Lake Erie.  This was one of those events.

The Dominion Repertory Theatre Presents, Lion and The Eagle, an original play which  is loosely based on real people, places, and events surrounding the War of 1812.

Dan Bennett plays the owner of Moody's Tavern.

The production is interactive and the cast works its way through the crowd throughout the presentation.

The production conveys the tension felt between the
British and Americans in the early 1800's.

The performances are being held at Old Fort Erie’s New Welcome Centre.

Some of the Cast from The Lion and The Eagle

See a clip from the play

The Production runs:

Saturday January 7th , 14th, 21st and 28th,, 2012 at 8 pm.
Sunday January 8th, 15th , 22nd, and 29th,, 2012 at 6 pm.

Ticket Prices
$15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door (would recommend getting tickets in advance)

Students $10.00 in advance, $13.00 at the door  (would recommend getting tickets in advance)

Bulk prices
10 or more tickets- $10.00 each

Tickets available at Benjamin Moore Paints
401-B Garrison Rd. Fort Erie 905.991.8181
Store Hours: Mon-Wed 8am-6pm     Thurs-Fri 8am-7pm     Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday10am-3pm

For more information contact

Antonietta Petrella, Assistant Producer 289-321-2179

Vince Marinaccio, Executive Director 905-984-9988

Brian Coatsworth, Artistic Director 905-732-8596

Images and video ©Ian Mather 2012

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