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Don’t forget yer pots and pans!
(en français ci-dessous)
DAVID FENNARIO’S LATEST PLAY – A PERFORMANCE IN THE POINT FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
You are cordially invited to share an afternoon with David Fennario performing his latest play “Motherhouse”, a 65-minute story about the women workers of the British Munitions Factory in Verdun.
The factory employed over 4,000 women to do this work, including David’s mother and grandmother.
It is a strong anti-war play about the effects of war on Verdun, which had the highest casualty rate amongst its army recruits of any city in Canada in the two World Wars.
WHEN : Sunday, November 11th at 2 p.m.
WHERE : Carrefour d’éducation populaire de Pointe-Saint-Charles, 2356 rue Centre (metro Charlevoix)
Martine Éloy, spokesperson for Échec à la guerre, will be present to speak about their white poppy campaign.
- Fennario requests that everyone bring pots and pans and spoons to bang and clang (on cue !) as sound effects.
Lastly, there is a feature documentary film being made about Fennario and the making of “Motherhouse”, directed by Martin Duckworth. A camera crew will be present to capture this memorable performance by Fennario.
Please have a look at the attachment. This poster is for the upcoming film to be released in 2013 about David. It was designed and photographed by Thanh Pham, a Montreal graphic designer.
Hope to see you on the 11th !
Wear your red squares !
LA NOUVELLE PIÉCE DE THÉÂTRE DE DAVID FENNARIO
Vous êtes chaleureusement invité à écouter David Fennario présenter sa plus récente oeuvre Motherhouse, une pièce de 65 minutes, sur la vie des travailleuses de British Munitions Factory de Verdun.
Cette usine employa 4 000 femmes, dont la mère et la grand-mère de l’auteur. Il s’agit d’une pièce résolument contre la guerre et ses conséquences pour Verdun, qui connut le plus haut taux de mortalité parmi ses militaires recrutés au cours des deux Guerres Mondiales.
QUAND : Le dimanche 11 novembre (Jour du Souvenir !) à 14 h.
OÙ : Carrefour d’éducation populaire de Pointe-Saint-Charles au 2356, rue Centre, (métro Charlevoix)
(Accessible en fauteuil roulant)
Martine Éloy, porte-parole du Collectif Échec à la Guerre, sera présente pour fournir davantage d’informations sur la campagne du coquelicot blanc.
Note : la présentation sera en anglais
- David Fennario demande à tous d’apporter casseroles et ustensiles afin de participer par un tintamarre aux effets sonores de la pièce.
Enfin, parce qu’un documentaire de Martin Duckworth sur David Fennario et sur le “making of ’’ Motherhouse est en cours de réalisation, une équipe sera sur place avec caméra pour enregistrer cette mémorable représentation.
S.V.P, jetez un coup d’oeil à la pièce jointe. C’est une affiche créée par le designer graphique montréalais Thanh Pham pour le documentaire sur David Fennario dont la sortie est prévue en 2013.
Espérant vous rencontrer le 11 !
Portez vos carrés rouges
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About the play
J.B. Priestly’s first play is set in a drawing room at the home of Freda and Robert Caplan. They have just finished entertaining close colleagues of their publishing firm – and one of their novelists – Miss Mockridge…
At the start of Dangerous Corner, the main 6 characters are aptly called by Miss Mockridge – a “snug little group”. The meaning of just how snug becomes apparent when a casual remark ignites a series of revelations; dark secrets; infidelities & possible murder. As the truth eventually slips out about Robert’s clever, reckless brother Martin – the world of the “snug little group” quickly unravels.
Continuing this series on the 21 bars in Point Saint Charles during the 50′s and 60′s.
Here’s a story from Sherry (Duplessis) Hummel that appeared in the comments section a while back.
“Westlake Tavern was right on the corner of Favard and Congregation. Perfect local when everyone got out of the train yards after work – right across the street was a corner store where I would go in as a young girl with a note from Mum for items she wanted, they would bag it up and the owner would write in a book how much it was. At the end of each week, Mum would go in and pay the bill – they also gave us stamps that Mum put into a booklet and we’d get things such as casserole dishes etc for free after so many stamps.”
I could be wrong here but I think the top photo is of Westlake Tavern and the bottom one is where the grocery store used to be. Please comment if you know otherwise.
2 more uploaded October 12
Ok, so from what Sherry says below Westlake Tavern was in the top picture of the second group – good thing I took pictures of all 4 corners. But I have to admit that I am not quite absolutely sure which one was the store…Help?
I can remember those stamps for Steinberg’s and possibly other stores in Verdun. Were they called “green stamps” ?
Was this the closest bar to the CNR complex? Thirsty workers could have come from Sebastopol and walked along Favard or they could have walked the one block down Congregation from the main gates.
Took a picture of some CNR buildings a few weeks ago and since then they have started tearing one of them down.
Looks like someone is packing up those old bricks.
See the original picture on this post.
A few buildings still standing (sort of). Anyone know what’s going on with this site these days?
The Griffintown development is not just going to screw the view of the city from along the canal but from a few good vantage spots in The Point as well.