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Runs from Wednesday September 9 2020 to Saturday September 19 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour


801 Big Bay Point Road
801 Big Bay Point Road
Barrie ON L4M 4S6

Event Notes

× Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story Created and performed by Beau Dixon Music and Lyrics by Susan Newman and Rob Fortin Originally dramaturged and directed by Linda Kash Sound design by Beau Dixon Maurice Ruddick, an African Canadian, was awarded “Citizen of the Year” for saving the lives of his fellow workers after an historic mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia, in 1958. Actor Beau Dixon will recall the events of the seven miners trapped two miles beneath a small mining town, the effect it had on their rural Canadian community and the racial tension that surfaced as a result. Dixon plays 10 characters: Maurice; the six miners whose lives he was credited with saving; a news reporter; Valerie, one of Ruddick’s 13 children; and Ruddick’s wife, Norma. Beneath Springhill is a story filled with tragedy, drama and comical, yet conflicting, moments of hope and bravery. Performances: September 9 to September 19, 2020, on Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm Venue: Backyard of a private residence at 801 Big Bay Point Rd, Barrie

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