Mary and Kirk Thornton attended the Stratford Theatre Festival for more than 60 consecutive years, dating all the way back to the year the fledgling festival was staged inside a big tent. (They gifted all their theatre programs to my partner and me when we moved here.)
Like all of us, Mrs. and Mr. Thornton won’t be enjoying our world-famous festival this year. Now in their 90s and living not far from Trish, they’re bearing up as well as can be expected.
Also: Trish, turns 60 today! Later on, we’ll sing to her. Stick around for that!
Back to Trish’s parents: they’d want us to talk about theatre today. So we do!