Participants have been working hard on this year's Off The Wagon Players production for the Stonetown Heritage Festival. This year's play is called 'Etched in History, Carved in Stone'.
Shows begin Thursday, July 7, at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at town hall. and continue Friday and Saturday at the same times. "The reason we're doing it Thursday is because it was decaided a long, long time ago that we would do the three days. The sidewalk sale is on then as well," explained organizer June Cunnignham.
The play is a debate, written by June Cunningham, about what factors make St. Marys great.
"There's a huge cast, including Dick MacPherson, Sarah Miletic, Brock Shoveller, Leo Turner, Bev Rabbets, Brian Moore, B. J. Roger, David Bounphasanew, Stephen Habermehl, and Jackie Kirkman.
"There are a whole series of people who have been asked to be witnesses at the debate. They are all people who lived in the past and have come back to discuss why St. Marys is great. There are two newspaper men moderating the debate, J. W. Eedy and A. J. Belch, St. Marys citizens many years ago."
"And there's a fairy, brazenly borrowed from Shakespeare, called puck, who offers opinions on the discussion," Cunningham says.
"The play is a little different this year, but it's just excellent, well worth seeing. I think people of all ages will enjoy it."