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Accession Number: 87-012


Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions. -- 1987. -- 9 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- 30 prints : posters.

Biography / History

Arbor Theatre began in Peterborough in 1976 when John Plank arrived to direct "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" for the Peterborough Theatre Guild. The following year, local support led to the creation of Arbor Productions and John Plank directed "Private Lives" followed by "Belle of Amherst" and "Lady Audley's Secret" in 1978. In 1979 the group was reorganized as a professional theatre company performing during the summer season at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Arbor Theatre until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of publicity records and programs for the 1987 season of Arbor Theatre.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Arbor Theater via Elaine Goselin.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 86-008, 86-025, 87-008, 87-013, 90-004 and 93-019 is an addition to 85-007.

For related records see: 90-009 and 95-022.

Over-sized items located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 32.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Letters, programmes, brochures:

Elaine Goselin photograph (1)

Kim and Jerry Brodey flyers (2)

Summer Drama Camp brochures (3)

Acorn Fall Drama classes brochures (3)

"The Star Spangled Girl" program, 1980 (1)

Arbor Theatre brochures, 1987 (3)

"Letter From Wingfield Farm" programmes (3)

"Wingfield's Progress" programmes (3)

"Wait Until Dark" programmes (3)

"Salt Water Moon" programmes (3)

"Charley's Aunt" programmes (3)

Be Our Guest coupons (3)

"Letters From Wingfield Farm" flyers (3)

Arbor Theatre flyer, 1987

Letter - community form - The Arts and Economics, 12/9/86

Memo re Magic Toybox Festival, 3/4/87

"Another Season's Promise" flyers (3)

News release: Arbor Theatre appoints first general manager, 2/5/87

News release: "Wait Until Dark" to replace "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", 5/30/87

Letter: to Early-Bird subscribers, 3/16/87

News release: sneak preview of 1987 season, 3/16/87

Audience survey form, August 1987

Downtown: The Heart of It All, summer 1987

Spring Into Summer brochures (3)

Newspaper clippings, 1986

Loose on Shelf

Newspaper clippings, 1986-1987 (bundled)

Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 32


April and Susan posters (6) (Magic Toybox Festival)

Kim and Jerry Brodey poster (1) (Magic Toybox Festival)

"Charley's Aunt" posters (3)

"Salt Water Moon" posters (3)

"Wait Until Dark" posters (3)

"Letter From Wingfield Farm" posters (3)

"Wingfield's Progress" posters (3)

"Another Season's Promise" posters (3)

"Life After Hockey" posters (3)

Arbor Theatre - 1987 season posters (2)