Cumberland Museum and TheatreWorks are joining forces once again to create a special production for Foggy Mountain Fair week, as part of the Local Colours Arts Fest.
TheatreWorks has a reputation for creating original, thought-provoking material that weaves historical accuracy with characters that allow audiences to connect with the issues of the times.Last year the performance of Coal Town Kids was a great success and was recognized in the One Act Theatre Festival for Best Original Script, Best Production, Best Ensemble Acting, Best Backstage Coordination.
This year, with One Strike, Two Brothers, playwright Kymme Patrick launches a story focused on the Campbell brothers and their involvement and support of Cumberland coal miners during the strike of 1912-1914. “It’s always interesting to get facts and stories from local historians and the well of information provided by the Cumberland Museum.” Using real stories is the impetus to create a story that can be shared with all ages. “ I thought it would be more interesting to look at the realities of the great strike from the perspective of entire families not just the narrow lens of politics.”
Cumberland Museum and TheatreWorks present this production of One Strike, Two Brothers for one night only at the Cumberland United Church on October 14th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is by donation with proceeds to support the production for the 2018 anniversary of Ginger Goodwin
This project is funded by the Government of Canada.