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September 22-October 15, 2022
Presenting Sponsor:
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ABOUT THE PLAY

This adaptation of the popular Young Adult novel by Eric Walters had a very successful workshop presentation at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in 2019 and this full production will be its World Premiere. The play takes place in the summer of 1917. A teenage boy, Billy, is sent to work for the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Billy’s gotten into some bad habits and has other interests than cleaning out sheep pens and working hard for the summer. And clearly whatever’s going on in the boathouse is a really big secret. Adventure’s afoot, spies are lurking, and history is about to be made with Bell’s latest invention, the hydrofoil. Fun for the whole family, this new play is a high-spirited adventure bringing to light a little-known chapter of Canadian history.

Content advisory: This production contains water-based haze and the sound of a gunshot. 

CAST

Jeremy Foot

Billy

Ryan Rogerson

Alexander Graham Bell

Matt Lacas

Casey Baldwin/various

Ian Gilmore

McGregor/various

Christy MacRae-Ziss

Mrs. MacAulay/various/

Playwright

CREATIVE TEAM

Ron Jenkins

Director

Karyn McCallum

Set Designer

Leigh Ann Vardy

Lighting Designer

Jordan Palmer

Sound Designer/TD

Emily Clegg

Costume Designer

Tim Yakimec

Stage Manager