KEREMEOS — The Heritage Players have revised and revived their titillating and heart-wrenching melodrama, “Dirty Work at the Stopping Place,” for performance this summer at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens.
Drawing upon talents in the community and with the support of The Cawston Players, the troupe will be decked out in 1880ís period costumes to give the story of the Dove family, operators of The Similkameen Stopping Place.
The Doves are beset with the evil conniving of Fargo Fink who aims to wreck the Dove’s home and business in order to curb progress —The Greatly Limited Railway
Feisty, Granny Wilde, played by Flo Winfrey, helps foil Fink’s plans. Stalwart, Tracy Jones, played by Elam Wills, saves the winsome Violet Dove, played by Holly Hart, all with help from his ready sidearm.
Fargo Fink, played by Clive Edwards is the worst of the worst and audiences will be urged to boo, jeer and cast small harmless objects at him as he skulks from one evil deed to another.
Maggie MacDonald gives us Fargo Fink’s henchman, the gnarly Jedediah Donovan and Sharon Edwards plays the faithful Marion Dove — always ready to “cook up a fine mess of vittles.”
The first performance of Dirty Work at The Stopping Place happens on Fatherís Day (Sunday, June 18) at
1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It’s a 30-minute show.
Families can enjoy further performances of Dirty Work at The Stopping Place at The Grist Mill throughout the centre.