July 9 – 16

The Door You Came In

Drawn from stories in The Danger Tree by David Macfarlane and performed by the writer with award-winning composer Douglas Cameron, this unique blend of spoken word and music tells the funny and moving story of a Newfoundland family and the war that changed it forever.

About The Door You Came In. A writer visits his dying mother. He brings a book that he’d written twenty-five years ago to read to her. It’s about her family. But it’s also about the terrible battle – Beaumont Hamel – that sits at the heart of both Newfoundland’s and her family’s history. So begins The Door You Came In – a two-man performance based on David Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir, ‘The Danger Tree’. The songs and the music of The Door You Came In are Douglas Cameron’s department. A seasoned, Genie-nominated singer and performer, Cameron plays banjola, mandolin, ukulele, and harmonica. His engaging, foot-tapping performance combines popular tunes of the day (“Pack Up Your Troubles,” and “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”) with original compositions. Macfarlane’s narrative weaves seamlessly throughout the music. The Door You Came In isn’t quite a play and it isn’t quite a concert. It’s a musical story – sometimes funny, sometimes tragic – that tells the tales of family, and memory, and war.

Sydney – St. Patrick’s Museum
Sunday, July 9 at 7 pm
Information: 902-562-8237, 902-849-2245
Old Sydney Society: oldsydneysociety@gmail.com
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students

Baddeck - Greenwood United Church
Monday, July 10 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students
Tickets available at 902-295-3273, at Blue Heron Gift Shop (Baddeck), and at Greenwood United Church Office; tickets also sold at the door

Parrsboro - Ottawa House Museum
Tuesday, July 11 at 7 pm
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students
Tickets available by reservation from the museum at 902-254-2376 or ottawa.house@ns.sympatico.com and at the door

Poplar Grove - St. John the Baptist Church
Wednesday, July 12 at 7 pm
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students
Tickets available by reservation from MR Box Office 902-634-9994 or musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com and at the door

Annapolis Royal - St. George and St. Andrew United Church
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students
Tickets are available at Bainton’s Tannery Outlet Mad Hatter Bookstore, 213 St. George Street, and at the door

Chester - St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
Friday, July 14 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students
Tickets are available by reservation from the MR Box Office at 902-634-9994 or musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com and at the door.

Blue Rocks - St. Barnabas Anglican Church
Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $20 for general and $10 (at the door only) for students
Tickets are available at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg and by reservation from the MR Box Office at 902-634-9994 or musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com and at the door.

Shelburne - Osprey Arts Centre
Sunday, July 16 at 3 pm
Tickets available from TLC Pharmacy, 157 Water Street, Shelburne, 902-875-4852 OR Ticketpro 888-311-9090 (toll free), and at the door

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  • Tickets Reservations are available at 902 634-9994 or by email.