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Heart of Steel

Since I wrapped up my work season in December, I've been a bit busy with a few projects; pulling together a couple bands, recording, working on a couple plays... I'm nearing the end of the run of the first of two plays that I'm in this spring; Heart of Steel. It's a musical that didn't exist 3 months ago in any form. It was written, scored, cast and produced all within that time, and it's come together pretty well!

The writer/director is Wesley Colford, and I think he's done a fairly spectacular job all in all, especially considering the time constraints. The play is set in WWII era Sydney, Nova Scotia (here), centered around the work, efforts and experiences of the women who were left behind when the men went off to Europe to fight the war. Sydney was a major steel producer for the country, the world, at the time, and the women took over working the plant in the mens' absence. It's a funny play, though it highlights some of the hardships they experienced, as well as the rampant mysogyny of the time.

It's been an experience watching the play come together and coalesce over the past two months. My role in the play was/is as a musician, playing some mandolin and guitar (and lending some voice here and there). My contribution is minor, but, it's part of the experience Wink
The run ws set to go Monday through Friday, ending yesterday, but, we've added an encore presentation tomorrow evening, as the response has been pretty strong.

This is where I've spent most of my week:

3 blog comments below

Pretty damn awesome Ankhanu! Well done! Love the name of the play. Cool

Have they recorded the play in any form?
deanhills on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:18 pm
Yeah, there was someone in recording Thursday and Friday, I believe. Will be some time before the recordings are compiled, I imagine.
Ankhanu on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:52 pm
Fantastic Ankhanu!!
standready on Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:58 pm

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