With Glow­ing Hearts opens in Ox­ford on Satur­day

Mu­si­cal fea­tures Con­fed­er­a­tion de­bate be­tween Tup­per and Howe

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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.

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