Actress Maja Bannerman will be reprising her role as author Nina Moore Jamieson on Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at McFarland House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The performance will start at 2 PM.
“Tales from Hillside House,” was first presented at the Cobblestone Festival in Paris three years ago. Joann MacLachlan of the Historical Society helped to edit and re-arrange sections of the book “The Cattle in the Stall” by Nina Moore Jamieson for the production.
Mrs. Jamieson grew up in Dundas and moved to St. George after her marriage.
She contributed regular columns and poems to Toronto newspapers about the life of a farm wife.
When she died young after a battle with cancer, friends collected together and published her works as “The Cattle in the Stall.” Mrs. Jamieson is buried in the St. George United Church cemetery.
The pieces in her book have such a nice, conversational quality to them that they translated very well into a one-act, one-woman play – especially when brought to life by a talented actress like Ms. Bannerman.
McFarland House is a historic house operated by the Niagara Parks Commission. It is located at 15927 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – just a short distance south of Niagara-on-the-Lake on scenic Niagara Parkway. The main floor and the tea garden of this historic building are wheelchair accessible.
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