Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Play’s the thing

Napoleon Bonaparte – Italian Crusade – Rallying his dejected soldiers.
 Every year on the Monday of the Victoria Day weekend, some friends from the library put on a “Porch Play”.  The family (mom, dad, and two daughters) prepare and present a play for their family and friends.   This year marked their 8th anniversary.  I have been privileged to attend three of these plays.  The first year I saw their performance; they presented select scenes from Shakespeare.  Last year, they presented a silent film play (think of Charlie Chaplin).  This year, they presented 30 speeches in 30 minutes.  The speeches were selected from a book of great speeches throughout history and ranged from Socrates to Abraham Lincoln to Sir John A. Macdonald to Samuel Clemmens (aka Mark Twain).  Some were serious and others hilarious.  I think they did an excellent job and hope to be able to join them again next year for this creative entertainment.

Sir Winston Churchill – and his cigar
Abraham Lincoln – famous Gettysburg speech which includes the words, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,...” This speech is now one of Lincoln's most well remembered.


  1. Awe, very cool! And I love that first photo - great job!! It has a great feel and really captures the scene (at least I think so!) :D

    1. Thanks, Kaitlin. That's why I chose it for the top picture. :)

  2. I agree with Kaitlin, great photo! Looks like a fun time...and a fun family!


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