‘Characters’ needed for Stanstead tours
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.
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.