The Young Ladies of Baddeck Club
by Christy MacRae-Ziss and Hannah Ziss
ABOUT THE PLAY
"We have five weeks! How hard could it be?"
These are the famous last words of Marguerite McLeod who wants to put on a play to celebrate the 1908 incorporation of the village of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island. Marguerite, her contentious daughter Isabel, and two young girls who wouldn't know a soliloquy from a spinnaker, learn hilariously just how hard this task can be. Click here to read about the real Young Ladies of Baddeck Club that inspired the play!
Theatre Baddeck is delighted to be producing this show at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in partnership with the Alexander Graham Bell Foundation and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum Association.
Director: Richard Quesnel
Marguerite McLeod: Christy MacRae-Ziss
Isabel McLeod: Hannah Ziss
Shirley MacInnes: Mary Austin
Bessie Archibald: Darwin Lyons
The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, 559 Chebucto St., Baddeck NS
"And though the play is true to its comedic genre, with four flamboyant characters generating much laughter from the audience, it’s poignant at the same time. Timeless themes of coming and going, breaking or keeping tradition, and big-world dreams versus hometown realities, would resonate with generations in Cape Breton and beyond." - John MacNeil, Cape Breton Star
"It brought to life every artifact at the Bell Museum the following day. It was the highlight of our summer vacation!" - Soukwan Chan
"The play is witty and well-written. The performances of the four women were superb. I still can't believe how fortunate I was to attend such a wonderful performance." - Kathy (TripAdvisor)
"I was thoroughly entertained--laughed out loud many times and shed a few tears too. I wholeheartedly recommend this historic, comedic play as an engaging and authentic Baddeck experience to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike." - Katrina MacKenzie
"I saw this show twice and I enjoyed it just as much the second time. They are professional and very funny. A must see for both locals and visitors. You will come away with a smile on your face and joy in your heart." - Troy (TripAdvisor)
"Both hilarious and heartbreaking, this play made me laugh, cry and everything in between. It is a great celebration of Cape Breton culture and heritage and illustrates why I am proud to call Cape Breton home. This show was a polished production by a talented group of professionals." - Maddy Kelly
"Generates much laughter and is poignant at the same time."