Saturday marks the world premiere of "The Master's Wife: A Theatrical Celebration" at the Orwell Corner Village Hall.
Showtime is 2 p.m. with a reception at the nearby Macphail Homestead following the performance at around 4 p.m.
This is the first-ever dramatic adaptation of Sir Andrew Macphail's classic memoir "The Master's Wife," which is set in the community of Orwell in the years just after Confederation. Macphail was born in 1864, the same year as the Charlottetown Conference.
The production makes generous use of music, both sacred and secular. The performers/musicians are Melissa Mullen, Rob MacLean, Roy Johnstone, Nancy Whytock, Jack Whytock, Nelleke Plouffe and Sean McQuaid.
Additional performances will be held at the Orwell Corner Village Hall on Wednesday evenings between July 2 and Aug. 6 with shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. The production will tour the Island in late September and early October.
This is a production of the Homestead Players. For information, visit the Macphail Homestead website - www.macphailhomestead.ca. To reserve tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (902) 651-2789.