Authors on Stage with R.H. Thomson and Anne Michaels

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Presented in partnership with BookLore. Catered reception to follow.

All proceeds to support the Theatre Orangeville New Play Development Fund.

Join us for an intimate and interactive Authors on Stage event featuring Canadian authors, R.H. Thomson & Anne Michaels. This event is held at the Opera House and includes a post-event reception including wine, drinks & catering provided by a local restaurant partner.

R.H Thomson- A Beloved Canadian performing artist

By The Ghost Light

In By the Ghost Light, R.H. Thomson offers an extraordinary look at his family’s history while providing a powerful examination of how we understand war and its aftermath. Using his family letters as a starting point, Thomson roams through a century of folly, touching on areas of military history, art, literature, and science, to express the tragic human cost of war behind the order and calm of ceremonial parades, memorials, and monuments. In an urgent call for new ways to acknowledge the dead, R.H. has created “The World Remembers,” an ambitious international project to individually name each of the millions killed in the First World War.

Anne Michaels – Canadian & Internationally Bestselling Author


1917. On a battlefield near the River Aisne, John lies in the aftermath of a blast, unable to move or feel his legs. Struggling to focus his thoughts, he is lost to memory as the snow falls—a chance encounter in a pub by a railway, a hot bath with his lover on a winter night.

1920. John has returned from war to North Yorkshire, near a different river. He is alive but still not whole. Reunited with Helena, an artist, he reopens his photography business and tries to keep on living. But the past erupts insistently into the present, as ghosts begin to surface in his pictures: ghosts with messages he cannot understand.

So begins a narrative that spans four generations of connections and consequences that ignite and re-ignite as the century unfolds. In luminous moments of desire, comprehension, longing, and transcendence, the sparks fly upward, working their transformations decades later.

Tickets for this event are $35.00/each

You can take advantage of our 3 Authors on Stage event ticket price of $90 and get to see all THREE upcoming events. Call our Box Office for details or add all THREE shows to your cart and package pricing will automatically be applied when you check out.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023
7:00 pm
10:00 pm


Opera House
87 Broadway
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Authors on Stage with R.H. Thomson and Anne Michaels
November 8, 2023 7:00 PM
November 8, 2023 10:00 PM
87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario, L9W 1K1
Join us for our second of THREE exciting Authors on Stage events this November.

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