‘Char­ac­ters’ needed for Stanstead tours

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Dur­ing

the month of Au­gust, on week­ends only, the town of Stanstead will be adding some ‘colour’ to their down­town walk­ing tours, as long as they can find a few more ‘char­ac­ters’ for the task. Or­ga­niz­ers Jo­hanne La­je­unesse McKay and He­lene Hamel would like to plan two tours daily, to run on the week­ends only, that fea­ture cos­tumed char­ac­ters act­ing out sim­ple scenes re­lated to the ex­cit­ing world of bootlegging and pro­hi­bi­tion.

Any­one ten years old and up, male or fe­male, French or English (or bilin­gual), with or with­out any act­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, is wel­come to take part in this lit­tle ad­ven­ture aimed at en­ter­tain­ing the tourists. Those in­ter­ested must be will­ing to com­mit to a few re­hearsals, then to take part in the week­end tours on at least two of Au­gust’s five week­ends. “It’s more like im­promptu theatre with a cou­ple of lines that they have to re­mem­ber,” ex­plained He­lene Hamel. A pi­ano player who would be will­ing to dress up (call­ing Lise Flan­ders!) is also be­ing sought. Ev­ery­one’s cos­tumes are pro­vided.

“Some of our busi­ness peo­ple, like Michelle Richard of Do­maine Lee Farm and Syl­vain Roy of Fleurs and Pas­sions, will also be dress­ing up for th­ese spe­cial tours. It’s all part of the tourism de­vel- op­ment for the town and it could lead to a theatre piece at the Haskell, next year, if it goes well,” added Ms. Hamel.

Photo pro­vided by Hélène Hamel

Seen here all dressed up in their ‘bootlegging’ at­tire dur­ing the film­ing of La Pe­tite Se­duc­tion are (l. to r.) Marc Par­ent, Vicky Comeau and Guy Ouel­let.

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