Next, on Nov. 26th, is With Glowing Hearts by Nanaimo playwright Jennifer Wynne Webber, the rousing true story of women in 1940s Kirkland Lake, Ontario who fought to improve conditions for their husbands working in the town’s hard-rock mines. “If you’d asked us back then, we’d have claimed we were just four ordinary women,” says Kay, one of the play’s quartet of warmly-drawn main characters. But when the siren that signals an accident at the mine sounds yet again, they become the heart and soul of a union organizing drive that eventually changes their lives – and the world.
The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix calls With Glowing Hearts “a very human story . . . a stirring underdog story” and the Saskatoon Express says it’s “a triumph for Jennifer Wynne Webber,” who will be in attendance at Plays & Pie. Clarice McCord, recently seen in Western Edge’s When I’m 64, directs.
And oh yes — there’ll be pie!
Sat., Nov. 26, 7:30 pm at Kismet Theatre Academy, 55 Victoria Rd. (see map here). Tickets $10 at the door (subscribers to our 2016-17 season get in free).