The Library Youth Theatre will be performing a locally written play at Canalfest this weekend.
Originally performed by Theatre Night in Merrickville in 1995, “The Baldoon and the Blockhouse” was written by local author, Eleanor Glenn. The play was sitting untouched in the archives until Librarian, Mary-Kate Laphen, decided it would be the ideal play to do to celebrate Canada 150. She thought it was perfect because it is Canadian and written by a local writer.
There are six children and two adults involved in the production and they have all been working very hard, practicing two to three times per week to get ready for opening day.
The play will be presented on August 5 and 6 at 4:30 pm on the open air stage at the Blockhouse Park. Admission is free and is sponsored by Theatre Night in Merrickville and the Lions Club.