Mayworks Festival

Tompkinsville

When: Sun., May 3, 8 p.m. 2015

A play recounting the story of Father Jimmy Thompkins and the co-operative movement of Nova Scotia. The inspiring events that took place in 1930s Cape Breton helped shape a movement that took hold of the imagination of people across the country fighting for workers' rights and a democratic economy. Full of humour and music, this touching play was written by Lindsay Kyte, the real life grand-daughter of Joe Laben, leading organizer of the movement in Reserve Mines.

Directed by Burgandy Code. Features a cast of actors and musicians from across the East Coast and Ontario (Lee J. Campbell, Laura Caswell, Jarrod MacLean, Kiersten Tough and Ryan Rogerson). With Chris Corrigan on guitar, who was Rita MacNeil’s producer and guitar player.

Price: $15

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