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The Cavan Blazers

The Cavan Blazers
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
Author: Robert Winslow
Publisher: Ordinary Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 79
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 0919740057
ISBN-13: 9780919740051

About the Play:

The Cavan Blazers is a full-length drama by Ronald Harwood. A theatrical epic, this ground breaking play explores the explosive conflict between Catholic and Protestant Irish settlers in Upper Canada during the mid-1800s.

Based on a true story, The Cavan Blazers is about the gritty religious conflict between the Catholic and Protestant settlers during the 1800s. It chronicles the futile attempt by Justice Patrick Maguire to establish a Catholic parish in Cavan Township. The Cavan Blazers, led by Dane Swain, were the Protestant Orangemen vigilante gang that tried to stop Catholic settlements and even went as far as burning down their farms. This is not a play with a happy ending.

The Cavan Blazers is Robert Winslow's first full-length play. Premiering in 1992, it was the first play ever performed at the 4th Line Theatre, an outdoor theatre, situated near Millbrook, Ontario. It also set the company's mandate of original Canadian plays, many with historical ties to the area. The Cavan Blazers has been mounted six times and continually performs to capacity audiences.

Cast: 2 women, 15 men, plus adult and child extras

About the Playwright:

Robert Winslow is one of Canada's leading theatre artists having established and developed the unique 4th Line Theatre on his family farm in southern Ontario. He has written or co-written 12 of the original plays based on local history and culture that have been presented environmentally at the theatre since 1992. He has also directed the majority of the productions and performed in several of them.