Marion Johnson considering plot for a play about War of 1812

Exciting news.  Marion Johnson, playwright, is enthused about writing a play about our War of 1812 history.  Stay tuned.  More information to come.  We have interpreted our history through the barn quilts.  She is going to interpret the social history of the War and bring it to the stage!

Meanwhile, her most recent work, Great Expectations is being mounted at the Wolf Performance Hall in London, February 2 – 10, 2012.

Great Expectations tells the story of young Pip who longs to be a gentleman, but is destined to become a blacksmith. Through his encounters with various wonderfully eccentric characters – including Magwich, the convict; Miss Havisham, an heiress who was jilted at the altar; Mr Jaggers, lawyer to the criminal classes; and many more – Pip does rise above his station, only to lose everything again.

But he perseveres in the pursuit of his dreams, and finally succeeds in creating his own happy ending. Ideal family entertainment!

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About Mary Simpson

Mary is one of the facilitators for barnquilttrails.ca, a Canadian network of quilters, rural organizations, museums, historians, sponsors and many others with a passion for rural Canada - who are working together to promote and enhance rural creativity, the arts, Canadian heritage and culture.

Posted on December 20, 2011, in Supporters & Sponsors., War of 1812, What's the impact? and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Tickets [$20] for GREAT EXPECTATIONS are available through the Grand Theatre – contact 519-672-8800 or http://www.grandtheatre.com Performances are at the Wolf Hall, Central Library, evenings at 7:30 pm on Feb 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10, and matinees at 2 pm on Feb 4 and 5 [half price on Feb 5].

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