Live theatre returns to the Miners Hall stage when the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture presents Miss Caledonia, a one-woman comedic play written and performed by Dora award winning actress Melody A. Johnson.
“Miss Caledonia is a funny and heartwarming story based on the life of the playwright’s mother,” said Renate Fleming, president of Rossland Arts Council. “Although set in 1950s rural Ontario, this story will resonate with all of us who grew up in small towns and developed elaborate plans and schemes to escape.”
Peggy Ann Douglas, the lead character in Miss Caledonia, has her own plan to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in Rural Route 2 Caledonia. By following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star—and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local beauty pageant.
As Peggy Ann’s family is being considered for The Royal Winter Fair’s ‘Farming Family of 1953’ and entering clydesdales, cattle, and preserves, Peggy can’t trade in her overalls fast enough for elocution, baton and singing lessons.
Can Peggy Ann sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts? Will she wear the tiara of Miss Norfolk Fair and, ultimately, Miss Caledonia?
Brimming with love and comedy, Miss Caledonia is a highly successful marriage of great writing, storytelling and acting by the Dora award and Canadian Comedy Award winning Johnson, along with the delightful fiddle accompaniment of Alison Porter.
Miss Caledonia will run for two nights: Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at the Rossland Miners Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. This is a family friendly show, and most appropriate for kids seven years or older.
$15 for adults in advance and $20 at the door.
Family price is $30 for family of four. Students are $10. Tickets are available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland or the Charles Bailey theatre box office (cash only).
Miss Caledonia trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV8R1TlKR34