Love, Tom: A Play About Tom Patterson

Love, Tom: A Play About Tom Patterson

Stratford Perth Museum Player's Backstage - Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Love, Tom

Monday June 12th, 6:45 pm

Stratford Perth Museum

Indoor Performance Space

Tom Patterson – Scott Beaudin

Director, Adaptation – Julia Rank

Sound Effects – Brent Sylvester

This original Reading of “Love, Tom” has now developed into a full performance production.  Based on some of Tom Patterson’s experiences while he was stationed in England during World War II, we see a different, and younger, Tom from the one who later founded the Stratford Festival.

See how the man who launched our Shakespearean Festival Theatre was motivated by all that he endured to inspire a distinguished legacy of the arts in Stratford.

This performance will take place in the indoor performance space at the Museum.  We hope you will join us and be part of this full-production performance! See you there!  

One Time Performance

Location: Stratford Perth Museum Indoor Theatre

Tickets: $20.00 + Tax

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Julia Rank

Call 1-519-393-5315 for details


Julia Rank is a graduate of The National Ballet School, and holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours Dance) degree, and a Master of Education. She moved to Stratford seven years ago after teaching English, drama and dance, and also choreographing, and directing for several theatre companies, in Newfoundland for thirty-three years. She became fascinated by this young, pre-Festival, Tom Patterson through reading books by, and about, him.

Author’s Acknowledgments

Huge thanks to Megan Patterson and the Stratford Perth Museum, Angela Brayham, Paul Dunn, Brian Crockatt, Barbara Lynn Ross, Brent Sylvester, Marlene and Ed Poole, Jenny and Tim, and the librarians at the Stratford Public Library. A very special thank you to Scott Beaudin.

Julia Rank

Highlights: Dancer: Stars on Ice, The Rene Simard Show, The Pig and Whistle, Miss Teen Canada. Choreographer: Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Xavier Student Dance Company Performance at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. Actor: Les Belles Soeurs, Jacob Two-Two, Laundry and Bourbon, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and The Beast, The Black Bonspiel of Willie McCrimmon. Film: The Last Detail, The Class of ’44. Director/Stage Manager: Ceremony Coordinator, NL Winter Games; Oh, Coward, Glass Menagerie, Stephenville Festival/ Edinburgh Fringe Festival; The Only Living Father, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador. Education: Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours Dance), The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, England, graduate of The National Ballet School.


Scott Beaudin is an actor, musician, educator, director, and puppeteer from Hamilton, Ontario. Now based in Stratford, it is his privilege to be associated with such a world-class artistic community. His performance experience spans every medium in venues across Canada. Locally, he was most recently seen as Tony Elliot in the Stratford Festival’s 2019 production of Billy Elliot. He was slated to star in the 2020 season of the Festival in the world premiere of the Daniel MacIvor/Steven Page musical, Here’s What It Takes at the new Tom Patterson Theatre. Currently, he works within the Audience Development department of the Festival.

Thanks to Julie for the opportunity to get to know Tom, and to Evangelia for her support always.

Tickets include the Indoor Theatre Play, Love, Tom and admission to the museum.  

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Stratford Perth Museum Player's Backstage - Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Street, Stratford, ON, Canada