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.