MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
followed by a Radio Play
What’s up? an amateur radio show whose mission is to keep you abreast of current, and not so current affairs!
22 août 2023
7:00 – 8:40 pm
JAMES B. CLARK
VOE with French subtitles
PRECEDED BY THE SHORT FILM:
DON’T EAT THAT
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE KNOWLTON PLAYERS (RADIO PLAY)
8:40 – 9:10 PM
An amateur radio show whose mission is to keep you abreast of current, and not so current affairs that explore the historical and sentimental connection between the movie MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN and our beloved Eastern Townships.
Written by Roger Delamare and directed by Vivien Grenier, both of Knowlton Players.
After the summer trip his parents promised doesn’t work out, 13-year-old Sam Gribley (Ted Eccles) decides to emulate his hero, writer Henry David Thoreau, by living self-sufficiently in the Canadian woods. He sets out with his raccoon, Gus, and ultimately makes a home inside a hollow tree. While there, he takes on a pet falcon, Frightful, and befriends both a local librarian (Tudi Wiggins) and a traveling folk musician (Theodore Bikel). All goes well until winter comes.
Vivien has been involved with Knowlton Players since 1999 as an actor, usher coordinator, board member and new director. Worked as an Educator Spécialisée for 35 years she is now retired. She enjoys gardening, biking, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.
Roger de la Mare
Roger de la Mare retired from his job in accounting for a transport company some twenty years ago. In 1990 he was a founding member of Knowlton Players and has acted in over 40 plays since that time. He is now content to pass his time as an amateur playwright.