How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World
(And Did)

by Jennifer Wynne Webber

WITH GLOWING HEARTS is the true story of a group of hard rock miners’ wives who came together in 1941 to stand up for better conditions for their families and who ended up changing the world – and themselves – as a result. The play was commissioned by Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan at the University of Saskatchewan and was based on her historical and sociological research.

spare, sensitively written and beautifully paced” — Ian C. Nelson”

(L-R) Nadia Mori as Cécille Gauthier, Erin Carson as Dorothy Macfarlane, Rachelle Block as Poppy Chytuk, and Caitlin Zacharias as Kay Carson.

Performed by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Drama students and alumni (see cast listing in caption above) and directed by a U of S Drama instructor (Julia Jamison), the play had a preview performance in Waskesiu, SK on June 13, 2016 at the SGEU Prairie School for Union Women, before being mounted at the Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival from July 28- August 6th, 2016. There it enjoyed a highly successful run, garnering enthusiastic reviews and consistently sold-out houses.

“The biggest winner was WITH GLOWING HEARTS” . . . “a triumph” — Ned Powers, SaskatoonExpress

By the end of the Fringe, after a run of sold-out performances, WITH GLOWING HEARTS had earned the largest box office receipts of the festival, and officially won the title, “Best of the Fest.”

Best of the Fest” — 2016 PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival, Saskatoon

Video Teaser

Watch the video teaser from the 2016 Fringe production of the play. (Produced by S.E. Grummett)


More to Come

In June, 2017, a shorter “lunch hour”version of With Glowing Hearts will be part of Lunchbox Theatre’s new play festival:
The Suncor Stage One Festival of New Work.  

The public staged reading of the play is set for:

Friday, June 23rd at 12 noon at Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre.

Getting there: Lunchbox Theatre is located in downtown Calgary in the iconic Calgary Tower.  The entrance to the theatre is inside the Calgary Tower centre across the hall from Vertigo Theatre. (Note: There is no access to the theatre via the Lunchbox Theatre doors on 9th Avenue.) The theatre is fully accessible to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs, and anyone with mobility concerns.
For more information on getting to the theatre: http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/getting-here/ 

More productions are currently in the offing so be sure to check this page again!