It's been so busy here at our Mountain Lair these past two weeks that we've barley been able to run out to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (which was amazing, thank you to everyone that came out to see us launch the Loxleys's book!) before burying ourselves deep in the depths of the mountain to continue crafting finely hewn stories.
This morning we ventured forth to the Canmore Collegiate High School theatre, where the grade 7 students from Lawrence Grassi Middle School performed the world premiere performance of the school play adaptation of our Loxleys and the War of 1812 graphic novel. Oscar nominated Hollywood screenwriter Tab Murphy handled the adaptation of Alan's script, and the students were directed ably by their social studies teacher Sonja Howatt, backed up by Sean Krausert and a band of resourceful parent volunteers.
This photo shows the Loxleys and guests arriving to celebrate a bountiful harvest.
We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and it was lovely to see the story we know so well from the graphic novel come to life on the stage. There is a second performance of the play tonight at 7.15pm which we will venture forth to see again as it is a great production.
The Green Tigers following the trail of misery left by American Renegades.
We know of more than a dozen schools in Ontario looking to stage the play next year and bring this important chapter in Canada's founding identity alive.