The TryLight Theatre Company in Kenora will be getting an upgrade, following a Trillium Foundation grant worth $140,500. Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford made the announcement yesterday, before the company's dress rehearsal.

"We're making an investment in arts in our community," said the minister. "The TryLight Theatre Company does an extraordinary job of rolling out great productions."

With the funds, the company will be able to provide a better experience, added artistic director Gord Day-Janz.

"When we get the seating in here, when we get all the technology hooked up, we will have a sound system in here...There'll be nothing like it in Kenora," he said.

For close to 30 years, the company has been providing a range of productions from the classic Music Man to local productions, such as the Fashion Plate Bandit. Their spring production is a Man for All Seasons.

The provincial cabinet minister is also looking forward to the opening of the new arts centre this summer.

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