North Bay after AvCon

Many of you may be aware that both Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike) and David Fox (Clive Pettibone) will be appearing together in a production of William Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, for the Nipissing Stage Company. David will be performing the show's lead role, Prospero, while Michael will be appearing as Stephano, one of Prospero's enemies. The show opens on Monday, July 25, 2005 and runs through Sunday, August 7 and will be presented in an outdoor theatre on the shores of Lake Nipissing in North Bay, Ontario.

We would like to make AvCon attendees aware that there will be performances of Tempest the weekend of AvCon, on the following Monday, and throughout the rest of that week. While AvCon is unable to sponsor an official trip to Michael and David's show, members of the committee are planning to attend the Monday performance. We are interested in putting together a group of people from AvCon who would like to see this show. While we cannot promise that everyone will have a chance to speak with the actors following the performance, Michael has graciously offered to meet with people and sign autographs.

Since North Bay is approximately three hours from Toronto by car, we are aware that transportation to and from the play could be troublesome. Because we know that many fans will want to see Michael and David live, the committee will be facilitating the transportation process in the following way:

Any AvCon attendee wishing to attend The Tempest and who is also willing to carpool people in his or her vehicle must notify the committee at the registration desk at AvCon. We need to know how many people you are willing/able to take in your car. If you commit your vehicle to carpooling, we will place your name on a sign-up sheet that will be displayed throughout AvCon. We also will be asking you to introduce yourselves to the assembled attendees so that the people who will be riding with you will know who you are.

For those of you who will be signing up to ride with other attendees, you must place your name on a sign-up sheet by the time AvCon ends on Sunday evening. After you sign on to a car, it will be up to you to i ntroduce yourselves to your ride and to figure out pick-up and drop-off arrangements for the trip up to North Bay on Monday. Please be aware that your ride may ask you to help out with gas.

Tickets are available by phone if you call (705) 474-4747. They can also be purchased by mail by sending a check payable to Capital Centre Box Office (with NSC in the memo line) at:

NSC Tickets
Capitol Centre Box Office
150 Main Street East, North Bay ON P1B 1A8

You also may purchase them in person at the Capitol Centre Box Office, which is located in the Capitol Centre on Main Street in North Bay. There is also a downloadable ticket form on the Nipissing Stage Company website. Please note that there will be a $1.50 (CAD) service fee added to the price of your tickets.

Further information about The Tempest and the Nipissing Stage Company can be found here. The Capitol Centre Box Office can be reached on the web.


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