Drama & Film and Events

All the world’s a stage and NFOTA 2022 players entertained audiences with plays, dinner theatre and film screenings.

Sept 17, 23 & Oct 1: Fantastic & Fantastical (Brighton, Warkworth & Cobourg)

The Community Drama Project Committee present a fantastical night of original one-act plays featuring spirits, secrets and even a ghost or two. Selected from 18 local writer submissions. these plays will be premiered as staged readings featuring local performers.

They are sure to entertain you and make you laugh and you may even learn a thing or two about local history. Don’t miss NFOTA’s performances of “Screwed,” “Nail Polish” and “Wind on Weller’s Bay” in Brighton, Warkworth and Cobourg.

Sept 29: Dining with the Dead (Cobourg)

Cobourg Museum is bringing back to life characters from Cobourg’s past. This original play is being combined with a delicious dinner served in the brand new Legion Hall dining room next door. Half history, half comedy and with a touch of wisdom, this unique production will bring you face to face with some of the most heinous, heroic and high-flying personages you might ever want to meet, or not!

Sept 18: Saving Monarchs (Presqu’ile Park, Brighton)

Film Access Northumberland (FAN) has partnered with NFOTA to put on a film and ecology event for children and their parents at Presqu’ile Park.

FAN will screen Nick de Pencier’s award-winning National Film Board film “Four Wings and a Prayer. “

And NFOTA welcomes 8-year-old Morgan Mansfield of Morgan’s Monarchs and a Butterflyway Ranger with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project. Kids can find out how Morgan rescues caterpillars and releases the emerged monarch butterflies and how kids can make a difference.

Artist and teacher Katie Hoogendam will offer a hands-on workshop for children, giving them the opportunity to make their own beautiful butterflies or paint a picture related to their migration. A fun afternoon for the whole family!

Please note: All children who wish to take part in the workshop must be supervised by a parent/guardian.

Oct 2: Festival Finale: Closing Luncheon

Our closing luncheon will be a chance to recognize volunteers and sponsors, and will be catered by Chef Michelle.

Awards will be presented to the youth and adult winners of the photography contest, and the youth film contest. We will see a video montage of the photo contest entries and a screening of the winning film short.

In true finale style, guests will then be entertained by the third and final presentation of Fantastic and Fantastical .