Submitted by Niagara Historical Society and Museum
NOTL – The Niagara Historical Society and Museum wants you to come see Petticoats, Boots & Muskets – a theatrical glimpse into the domestic side of life during the war of 1812, told in song, words, and humour.
Local heroes, saints and sinners all have their moment to shine in this cabaret version of Canada’s historic war – told with a nod to the absurd, as well as the facts.
In a tent tavern called “The Black Swan” (affectionately remembering one of Niagara’s early pubs), a group of young actors challenges some of the myths and legends of the War of 1812.
Why did General Brock charge up a steep hill directly into the face of the enemy? Did Laura actually walk with a cow? And what about those plucky local women who personally attacked invading Americans?
Petticoats, Boots & Muskets was written by Monica Dufault with original music by Aaron Berger and Steven Baranyai. The production is directed by Barbara Worthy.
Niagara Historical Society and Museum is located at 43 Castlereagh St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. The play takes place Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. from July 6 to August 25. (There are no shows Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11.)
Tickets cost $15 and include admission to the museum.
For more information call 905-468-3912 or visit www.niagarahistorical.museum.
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