Young singers, dancers and actors are taking over the stage at Strathspey Place Performing Arts Centre, in Mabou for Let’s Play at Strathspey on Saturday, March 31 at 2pm.
Readings and dramatizations from books include Muin aqq L’uiknek te’sijik Ntuksuinu’k / Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters (reading in English and Mi’kmaw) and a play adapted from T.R.’s Adventure at Angus the Wheeler’s – both are popular children’s books published by CBU Press.
Strathspey Place Players spokesperson Brenda Dunphy is organizing the afternoon event to encourage young people, grades 2-6 from across Inverness County, to enjoy a stage production. Dunphy has been rehearsing with the youngsters for several weeks. The line-up includes skits, interviews, dance, singing, readings and the play. The productions are in English, Mi’kmaw and Gaelic.
Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters (CBU Press, 2010) is a children’s book retelling the ancient Mi’kmaw legend, in Mi’kmaw and English, of the night sky, by Murdena Marshall, Lillian Marshall, Cheryl Bartlett and Prune Harris. T.R.’s Adventure (CBU Press, 2010) is a children’s fantasy by Frank Macdonald and Virginia McCoy. Mabou artist Peter Rankin (Nancy’s Wedding Feast and Other Tasty Tales, CBU Press, 2007) will also be featured.
Tickets for Let’s Play at Strathspey are $5 and available from the Strathspey Place box office.