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Preview: "Importance of Being Earnest" in Clayton

The Clayton Opera House hosts performances of one of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces: The Importance of Being Earnest tonight and tomorrow night. The play tells the tale of two young men who have taken to bending the truth, and is full of insights into the flamboyant lifestyle of the British upper classes. Todd Moe spoke with British actor Guy Oliver-Watts, who plays Algernon, about the show's witty script, and the Aquila theater group's new take on a classic play.  Go to full article
Canadian writer Mark Jodoin with "Floyd" his Old English Sheep Dog
Canadian writer Mark Jodoin with "Floyd" his Old English Sheep Dog

Stephen Burritt: soldier, settler, spy

During the Revolutionary War, thousands of Americans fought their own friends and neighbors in support of British rule. They lost and were driven away, largely vanishing from the pages of history books. Most headed north across Eastern Canada. The village of Burritts Rapids, on Ontario's Rideau River, was named for its first white settler, Vermont Loyalist Stephen Burritt. Canadian writer Mark Jodoin will detail Burritt's adventurous life next Tuesday evening at the Merrickville and District Historical Society's Annual Dinner. Jodoin discussed Burritt, his turbulent times, and the region's many cross-border ties with Ottawa correspondent, Lucy Martin, along the banks of the Long Island Locks near Manotick, Ontario.  Go to full article

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