Performance - Ontario Was Here

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018


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To celebrate the season of the heart, audiences are invited to the Aurora Theatre stage for the emotional drama, Ontario Was Here, from February 10 – March 4, 2018. This world premiere, by award-winning playwright Darren Canady, weaves an insightful look at the lives of social workers who serve disadvantaged children, unveiling the strife that these workers bear as a result of trying to help others while navigating the emotional balance between their clients’ lives and their own. 

The story unfolds around Nathan and Penni, co-workers on the front lines of Kansas City’s Department of Children and Families. Both Nathan and Penni share a passion for helping others, but when the matters of nine-year-old Ontario are transferred from Nathan’s jurisdiction to Penni’s, tempers flare, and the two find themselves at odds over Ontario’s best interests. As tensions escalate between the pair and their varied perspectives, the stakes regarding Ontario’s case become a matter of life and death.

Ontario Was Here will play at Aurora Theatre February 10-March 4, 2018. Tickets are currently on sale; general admission single ticket prices range from $20–$30 and may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other theater programming, please visit

Regular show times are as follows:

Thursday–Saturday: 8 p.m.
​Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m.