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Nova Scotian Time to Remember Performance Tour Update (2006-2007) January 15, 2007 With six performances between July and November, the 2006 portion of the Time to Remember Nova Scotian Performance Tour is now completed. The first and second performance were held in at the Chester Basin Legion Everett Branch #88 July 29th and the Royal Canadian Legion Loyalist Branch #63 in Shelburne August 19th. The Association's third performance of Tragedy and Triumph Memories of WWII was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch #26 in Truro, Nova Scotia on October 7th, 2006. This performance was presented to a full house in the format of a dinner theatre with a ‘War Wedding’ theme to commemorate the Year of the War Bride and a five-course turkey dinner served since it was a Thanksgiving weekend event. The next performance was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch #142 in Halifax Saturday, November 4th to launch Veterans’ Week 2006. The theme of Veterans’ Week 2006 was ‘Share the Story’. This performance was presented as a dinner theatre show (with roast beef dinner served followed by the show). George Egan, Director, commented on the reception the show has received over the past year; "Audiences across Nova Scotia and in England have always reacted positively to the Association's stage productions. Tragedy and Triumph seems however, to touch audiences in a different way. Perhaps, it is the powerful emotions stirred by the stories, or the blending of those stories with music. The narration can be spellbinding at times, as it is most often the actual words of those who experienced war, passed on to the audience by the actors, or the unbelievable story itself. Perhaps the power of the show is in the use of real names or the tributes to everyday men and women. It seems that in Tragedy and Triumph, each member of the audience finds a moment that stands out, that is unique, and that leaves an impression. As the curtain falls, at the end of the evening, the reaction seems to represents a wide appreciation of the power of the words, the music, and the reality of war. The last two 2006 performances were presented at the end of Veterans’ Week at the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre in Yarmouth (Th’YARC) Saturday November 11th and Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 PM. “We felt it important to perform in our hometown of Yarmouth during the Remembrance Day weekend”, said Director, George Egan. “It’s one more way people of Yarmouth can be reminded of the sacrifice of our World War II Veterans and join in remembering those who served from Yarmouth and came to Yarmouth to train from across Canada and England”. Although the Yarmouth performance’s were the last two of 2006, there are plans for more presentations of Tragedy and Triumph – Memories of WWII in April and May, 2007. The locations will be announced shortly. The British performance tour is scheduled from May 17th to May 22nd.
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