With Glowing Hearts opens in Oxford on Saturday
Musical features Confederation debate between Tupper and Howe
OXFORD – With Glowing Hearts, the new musical about the struggle between Joseph Howe and Charles Tupper over confederation runs at the Oxford Capitol Theatre on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.
With script by Dale Fawthrop and music by Pat Melanson, With Glowing Hearts pits the Father of Nova Scotia against the Maritime Father of Confederation.
Set in the Oxford Temperance Hall the actors include, Dale Fawthrop, Pat Melanson, Lawry MacLeod, Tracy Black, Donna Jean Perrin and Doug White.
The evening will conclude with a social tea featuring the two politicians. Development of the production was assisted by the Nova Scotia 150 Forward Fund and CFTA through their support of The 1867 News.
The first general election in Nova Scotia after Confederation was held on Sept. 18, 1867 to elect members of the 24th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Canadian federal election of 1867, held from Aug. 7 to Sept. 20, was the first election for the new nation of Canada.
Campaigning in both elections to promote the Anti-Confederate Party, Howe had one clear purpose, which was to carry, every one of the 19 seats which Nova Scotia had in the House of Commons and every one of the 38 seats in the House of Assembly. And, to achieve this in the face of all the power and patronage of both the federal and provincial governments and also in the face of the tremendous force and power of Dr. Tupper as an opponent.
During the spring of 1867 Howe made a political tour of Nova Scotia, addressing large meetings from town to town.
The Oxford Main Street Music Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.