My husband and I and our two middle sons attended Markham Theatre's performance of DRUM on Saturday night. All I can say is "Wow!"

The history I learned back in elementary school came to life as the 19 membsrs of the cast very effectively demonstrated the four people groups who make up the people of Nova Scotia (aboriginal, French, Celts, and black settlers). We saw each group as they were when they first came to the land. Then we saw how the different cultures intermingled and blended into a new culture while not losing their original identities.

The sets and visual effects, terrific music (especially the drumming), excellent dancing (Stewart Augustine's war dance was heart-stopping), and superb singing (especially that of Dutch Robinson) made for a very enjoyable evening for all of us.

They're in Ottawa this week and then back in Toronto. Their full schedule is on their website.

If you have the chance to see them, don't miss out!

February 5, 2008

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N. J. Lindquist

N. J. Lindquist is the award-winning author of books, articles, short stories, and blog posts. She also edits and publishes the "Hot Apple Cider" anthologies. A former high school teacher, N. J. co-founded The Word Guild and teaches workshops for writers as well as speaking on various topics including creativity and leadership.

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