NEWS RELEASE · 20th August 2012
Heritage Park Museum
Don’t miss your last chance to see Ma Lambly’s, Heritage Park Museum’s updated historical drama.
The play shows in the Dance Hall at Heritage Park Museum for a final time on Saturday, August 25th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00, and are available in advance from the George Little House. Ticket price includes dessert and refreshments.
Ma Lambly’s tells the stories of early Terrace through nine different characters, all of whom are brought to life by Janine Hamming. The play takes place in a recreation of Flossie ‘Ma’ Lambly’s Corner Snack Bar, and features Eliza Thornhill, Vina Eby, Annie Ross, Addie Nelson, Clara Little, Corporal Lizzie Rochester, Jenn Erikson, and Danina Lanfear, in addition to Flossie Lambly.
Ma Lambly’s was originally written and produced by then-curator Cynthia B. Hansen in the winter of 2004, and ran through the summers of 2005 and 2006. This summer marks the play’s fourth run. With the addition of new characters Clara Little and Danina Lanfear, the play should please both new and returning audience members.
The play was written using interviews with family and community members as well as historical records. Many of the characters are based on actual individuals; others are fictional, developed through close examination of historic events. Ma Lambly’s is thus an interpretation of the past, developed using the resources available. By giving voice to the often unvoiced members of our early community, the play seeks to reintegrate women and First Nations people into the historical record.
Please call Heritage Park Museum at 250-635-4546 for further information.
Flossie Lambly in front of the Corner Snack Bar (located on Lakelse Avenue across from where National Car Rental is now), circa 1950.