Tales for the Telling in Parksville

The Story of Isobel Gunn follows a young woman travelling to Rupert's Land with the Hudson's Bay Company

Tales for the Telling, Storytelling for Adults, is delighted to present Deborah Dunleavy doing her show, The Story of Isobel Gunn on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Dunleavy received a Canada Council grant to research and write the grueling adventure of a young Orkney lass who disguises herself as a boy to travel to Rupert’s Land with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1805.  The story is told to music specially composed for this piece written by composer Howard Alexander.

Dunleavy has created numerous music and storytelling programs including two one-woman story theatre plays: Battlefield Petticoats – Women in the War of 1812 and At the Canoe Club Dance based on true stories collected from seniors who remembered the years before 1945.

Her tours have taken her to Singapore, China, Ireland, Scotland, and throughout Canada.  She was storyteller in residence at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum and a regular storyteller on North Country Public Radio in New York state.

Tickets can be purchased at the MAC (133 McMillan St., Parksville) for $12 or $10 for members.

People are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan St.)  The MAC is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— Submitted by the MAC