Lest We Forget
Submitted by Sharon Johnson
Barbara Dunn-Prosser and Don Deathe will be performing their local WW1 period play, Lest We Forget, at Fenelon Falls United Church on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2pm. The script is based on actual people, events, letters and poems that were mentioned or appeared in the local newspaper, The Fenelon Falls Gazette, from 1915 to 1918.
The First World War was a world changing event. This Remembrance Day marks 100 years since Armistice Day, the end of WW1. “The show commemorates not only what happened to thousands of young men from small villages during this tremendous fight, but also the mothers and sweethearts who supported them with continuous hope, determination and the everlasting promise to 'keep the home fires burning',” says Lest We Forget writer and performer by Barbara Dunn-Prosser.
Soloist Barbara Dunn-Prosser will be accompanied by pianist Don Deathe in a selection of popular music written primarily by Canadian composers of the period. Barbara and Don will be wearing costumes from the wardrobe archives of the Stratford Festival.
Guy Scott, author of Where Duty Leads: Waving Off the 109th, will introduce the event.
Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon Museum is offering this performance by donation.