Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears at Silence Sounds

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August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears by Charlene Herrold. Performed by Jay Wilson.

Meet Fiddler O’Flaherty, The Widow O’Donnell, The Big and Little Jimmies, Devlin Haggerty, Johnnie Drainey, Terrible Tom O’Malley, and even the cat, Frances O’Feline. These charming characters find themselves in outlandish situations that will amuse and delight you. “Sure is well known the whole of the world would be Irish if it could.” — Fiddler O’Flaherty

Bio – Jay WilsonA lifetime in theatre both as actor and Arts Administrator. Company Manager for the National Tap Dance Co. Of Canada, Special Projects Gravenhurst Opera House, actor as well as Marketing and Development Associate with Theatre Collingwood.

Favourite roles include The Witch, Hansel & Gretel; Freida Heitz, The Last Resort (by Norm Foster & Leslie Arden); and Bert McNabb, Fair Play (by Dan Needles). A project with Guelph Museum’s Backyard Theatre program led to “JayWalking Guelph”, storytelling walking tours featuring true tales of murder, scandal and unusual history. Guests visit local limestone architecture and unique locations while Jay recites newspaper accounts, journal entries and 19th century poetry. Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears, is not a walking tour but a one man show and a personal favourite of Jay’s.

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