Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:15

Tales from a Mouse Pad were enjoyable in Swift Current

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A scene from the drama production Tales from a Mouse Pad shows people gathering in front of their new television to watch their favourite programs. Seated at front, from left to right, Ruby Wotherspoon, Linda Hanlon, Myrtle Johnston, and Jim Pratt. A scene from the drama production Tales from a Mouse Pad shows people gathering in front of their new television to watch their favourite programs. Seated at front, from left to right, Ruby Wotherspoon, Linda Hanlon, Myrtle Johnston, and Jim Pratt.

A cast of Swift Current seniors and youth presented a drama production about technology and how it can be used for good or bad.

 

Three performances of the two-act drama Tales from a Mouse Pad took place at Riverview Village Estates on March 9, 10 and 11. The drama provided a nostalgic look at life during simpler times when people knew each other and talked to one another without the interference of modern technology. It referred to a time when a town's local grocery store was an important part of the local social scene and when the radio was an important source of entertainment to households. The drama also showed how people of all ages have adapted to the age of smart phones and computers, and how they are using technology to improve their lives and to connect to family and friends. The drama was a collaborative effort between Riverview Village Estates, Millar College students, and local seniors, youth, and volunteers. The producers were Glenn and Diana Hanke, the directors were Rebecca Friesen and Wendy Swann, and the playwright was Rebecca Friesen. It was funded in part by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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