Fonds 477 Eaglesham and District Drama Club

fonds-477

1977-1993. — 5.5 cm of textual records. — 231 photographs. — 71 negatives. — 14 video recordings.

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Agency History

The Eaglesham and District Drama Club’s first production was “Overtones”, “Address to Ladies’ Macrame”, “Newstime”, and “The Dear Departed” on May 30, 1981. However, the group’s organizational meeting did not occur until June 4, 1981, in the Tangent Church basement. The first executive was composed of JoAnn Cantwell (President), Steve Cregg (Vice-President), Leah Boreen (Secretary-Treasurer), and Greg Donaldson, Irma Lees (Donaldson), Faye Knitel, Annie Pawluski, Lilliane Lefebvre, and Pauline Cregg (directors). At their second meeting, the club decided to sponsor an annual Community Drama Award for a deserving student. 

The club was unofficially known as the “One Night Stand”. Their symbol was a leaning lamp post and colours black and red. They aimed to offer programs in the community to promote participation in and appreciation for the performing arts, discover and develop local talent, entertain, and create an awareness of and concern for social and moral issues. 

The group usually gave one or two performances a year, sometimes featuring a couple of plays, in Eaglesham, Tangent, and occasionally at festivals. Credits include: “Summer People”, “The Unseen”, and “The Al Slick Show” (April 1982), “A Good Time” and “Mr. Foot” (May 1983), “The Boor” (December 1983), “Monica” (January 1985), “She Walks in Beauty” (June 1985), “Spreading the News” and “Visitor from Forest Hills” (December 1985), “My Financial Career”, “To Open, Pry Cover”, “The Fishing Hat”, and “Parents’ Day” (April 1986), “World Without Men” and “Pyramus and Thisbe” (December 1986), various skits for the Eaglesham School, “I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow” (March 1987), “The Laboratory” and “The Gift of the Magi” (December 1987), “Pasque Flower” and “The Make-Up Artist” (March 1988), “Breeches from Bond Street” and “Trifles” (December 1988), “Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?” (June 1989), “Indian” and “Hansel and Gretel Revisited” (December 1989), “Marred Bliss”, “When God Comes to Breakfast Don’t Burn the Toast”, and “A Fine Colored Easter Egg” (April 1990), “The Waste Disposal Unit” (April 1991), “I’ll Meet You in the Far Pasture” (August 1991), “Passacaglia” and “Quare Medicine” (March 1992), and “This Land Is Your Land” (April 1993). Some of the plays were written by local playwright and drama club member, Steve Cregg. 

The Drama Club operated under the umbrella of the Eaglesham Cultural Society (incorporated 1977), allowing it to access additional grants. The Drama Club was financed by donations from local clubs, direct and indirect government grants, and performance admissions. Its expenses included audiovisual equipment, stage sections, props, makeup, hall rental, royalties, and festival fees. 

Sources: “Smoky Peace Triangle: A History of the Eaglesham, Tangent, Watino and Codesa” areas.

 

Custodial History

The records were donated to South Peace Regional Archives by Greg Donaldson, a former member of the drama club, over five accessions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The photograph albums were originally created by Pauline Cregg and preserved by Greg Donaldson after the club folded. The videos were created and preserved by Greg Donaldson and include drama club productions as well as other Eaglesham events. The script for “I’ll Meet You in the Far Pasture” was written by Steve Cregg and based on the memories of Anne Donaldson, through whom Greg Donaldson acquired it. Other club records were preserved by Greg Donaldson after the club folded. 

 

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Eaglesham and District Drama Club from 1981 to 1993. The records include club history, minutes, property lists and insurance, grant applications, financial statements, correspondence, script and planning materials, publicity materials, programs, and photographs and video recordings of club productions. 

The records are divided into four series: Executive Records, Financial Records, Correspondence, and Productions. 

The records were originally housed in a series of file folders by topic, with some loose records and books. Order has been imposed on the files themselves and some files have been combined and renamed by the Archivist. As far as possible, the orginal order within the files has been maintained.

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Table of Contents

Series 477.01Executive Records
Series 477.02Financial Records
Series 477.03Correspondence
Series 477.04Productions
Series 477.01Executive Records. — 1977-[ca. 1993]. — 1 cm of textual records.The series consists of the records of the Eaglesham and District Drama Club relating to the functioning of the organization. The records include directions to the secretary treasurer, the club’s aims and objectives, a photocopy of the Eaglesham Cultural Society’s Certificate of Incorporation, a blank Eaglesham Cultural Society membership card, a drama club business card, a record of performances, minutes, an insurance policy and lists of property, and an equipment rental agreement form. The records have been organized by the Archivist into three files: Aims & Objectives, History; Minutes; and Property.
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Series 477.02Financial Records. — 1981-1993. — 3 cm of textual records.The series consists of the financial records of the Eaglesham and District Drama Club. The records include cheque stubs (1981-1988), a deposit book (1981-1987), a receipt book (1982-1990), individual receipts and a cheque where another record is not available, financial statements (1986-1990, 1992-1993), and grant applications to Alberta Culture, the Eaglesham and District Recreation Board, the Wild Rose Foundation, and the Alberta Foundation for the Performing Arts, which also include financial statements (1982-1985, 1988-March 1993) and associated correspondence. The records have been organized by the Archivist into three files: Miscellaneous; Grant Applications; and Financial Statements.
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Series 477.03Correspondence. — 1990-1993. — 0.5 cm of textual records.The series consists of selected correspondence sent and received by the Eaglesham and District Drama Club. Letter topics include group activities, donation solicitation and responses, insurance, play royalties, grants, advertising, and membership in the Alberta Conference for Theatre. Additional correspondence related to grants can be found in the Financial Records series. Several files and some loose correspondence have been combined by the Archivist in one file. Generic correspondence with no action by the drama club has been discarded.
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Series 477.04Productions. — 1981-1992. — 1 cm of textual records. — 231 photographs. — 71 negatives. — 14 video recordings.The series consists of records relating to the staging of plays by the Eaglesham and District Drama Club. Records include a poster and newspaper announcements, scripts and planning documents, a visitor’s book, photographs and videos of productions, programs, and a newspaper clipping about a drama club float. The series is divided into three sub-series by the Archivist, according to record type: Textual Records, Photograph Albums, and Video Recordings.
SubSeries 477.04.01Textual Records. — [ca. 1982]-1991. — 0.5 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of textual records associated with the staging of plays by the Eaglesham and District Drama Club and not included in the group’s photo albums. The records include newspaper reports and press releases, a poster and script for “I’ll Meet You In the Far Pasture”, planning documents for “The Ellen Hick Show”, handwritten sheet music for an unidentified song, a visitors’ book for the December 7 (1985?) performance, and a newspaper clipping about the 1989 drama club float. The records have been organized by the Archivist in three files: Newspaper Reports; “I’ll Meet You In the Far Pasture”, and Miscellaneous.
SubSeries 477.04.02Photograph Albums. — 1981-1992. — 0.5 cm of textual records. — 231 photographs. — 71 negatives.The sub-series consists of photographs and programs from various productions of the Eaglesham Drama Club from 1981 to 1992 including “A Good Time”, “Mr. Foot”, “The Boor”, “Monica”, “She Walks in Beauty”, “Spreading the News”, “Visitor from Forest Hills”, “Parents’ Day”, “My Financial Career”, “To Open, Pry Cover”, “The Fishing Hat”, “World Without Men”, “Pyramus and Thisbe”, “The Laboratory”, “Gift of the Magi”, “Pasque Flower”, “The Make-up Artist”, “Trifles”, “Breeches from Bond Street”, “Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?”, “Hansel and Gretel Revisited”, “Indian”, “When God Comes to Breakfast You Don’t Burn the Toast”, “Marred Bliss”, “A Fine Colored Easter Egg”, “I’ll Meet You In the Far Pasture”, “Quare Medicine”, and “Passacaglia”, as well as parties, parades, and a make-up workshop. Many of the photographs appear to have been taken by Gernate Blomert, identified as photographer in several production programs. The records were originally housed in two photograph albums and a selection of photographs has been retained along with the index cards originally used to describe them.
 
Party Time, [ca. 1981]
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5 in.
A photograph of unidentified Eaglesham Drama Club members in costume, perhaps for a party.
Location: 0477.04.02.001
Party Time, [ca. 1981]
1 photograph; colour; 2.75 x 3.75 in.
A photograph of unidentified Eaglesham Drama Club members in makeup and costumes, likely for a production. Steve Cregg is standing on the far right.
Location: 0477.04.02.002
Party Time, [ca. 1981]
6 photographs; colour; 2.75 x 3.75 in.
A photograph of unidentified Eaglesham Drama Club members at a costume party. Attendees include Steve Cregg, Pauline Cregg, Dale Gagne, and Charles Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.02.003-.008
May 2-3 Performance, 1983
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s May 2-3, 1983 performance. The program for the evening included two plays and several songs. Instruments were played by Steve Cregg and Charles Ulland and the singers included Greg Donaldson, JoAnn Cantwell, and Pauline Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.009-.010
“A Good Time”, 1983
5 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s May 2-3, 1983 performance of “A Good Time” by Ernest Thompson featuring JoAnn Cantwell and Charles Ulland and directed by Greg Donaldson, assisted by Pauline Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.011-.015
“Mr. Foot”, 1983
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s May 2-3, 1983 performance of “Mr. Foot” by Michael Frayn featuringand directed by Steve and Pauline Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.016-.017
December Performance, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 1983 performance showing an unidentified woman performing a musical number accompanied by Charles Ulland and Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.018
December Performance, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 1983 performance showing an Mary Helen Hopkins, Steve Cregg, and Charles Ulland playing an instrumental piece.
Location: 0477.04.02.019
December Performance, 1983
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 cm
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 1983 performance showing ?, ?, Angele Cloutier, and Mary Helen Hopkins performing a musical number accompanied by Charles Ulland and Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.020
December Performance, 1983
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
All performers from the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 1983 performance. Left to right: ?, ?, Angele Cloutier, Mary Helen Hopkins, Steve Cregg, Charles Ulland, Gail Parks, Tom King, and John Morgan.
Location: 0477.04.02.021
“The Boor”, 1983
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in., 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 17, 1983 performance of “The Boor” by Anton Chekhov featuring Tom King, John Morgan, and Gail Parks.
Location: 0477.04.02.022-.027
“The Boor”, 1983
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 17, 1983 performance of “The Boor” by Anton Chekhov featuring Tom King, John Morgan, and Gail Parks.
Location: 0477.04.02.028-.029
Prep Time for “Monica”, etc., 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club members applying makeup for the January 12, 1985 production of “Monica”. JoAnn Cantwell, Steve Cregg, and Pauline Cregg are present.
Location: 0477.04.02.030-.032
January 12 Performance, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s January 12, 1985 performance showing Pauline Cregg as mistress of ceremonies and Steve Cregg, Charles Ulland, and JoAnn Cantwell performing instrumental numbers.
Location: 0477.04.02.033-.035
“Monica”, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s January 12, 1985 performance of “Monica” by Pauline Macauley featuring John Morgan, Charles Ulland, and Tom King, directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.036-.038
“She Walks in Beauty”, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s June 1985 performance at Eaglesham Elementary School of “She Walks in Beauty” by James Turex featuring Greg Donaldson, Denise Cotton, Scott Byers, Cleo Myers and directed by JoAnn Cantwell.
Location: 0477.04.02.039-.041
June 1985, 1985
2 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Musical numbers at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s June 1985 performance at Eaglesham Elementary School. Musicians include Charles Ulland, Steve Cregg, and JoAnn Cantwell.
Location: 0477.04.02.042-.043
Make-up Workshop, 1985
6 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
A make-up workshop held by U.S.I.T.T. (Alberta Section) in the Eaglesham Cultural Centre November 23, 1985. Participants include Denise Cotton, Charles Ulland, and several others.
Location: 0477.04.02.044-.049
“Rakes of Mallow”, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5 cm
“The Rakes of Mallow,” a musical number at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 7-8, 1985 performance sung by JoAnn Cantwell and accompanied by Lester Webb, Gilbert Ulland, and Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.050
“Spreading the News”, 1985
5 photographs; colour; 4.5 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 7-8, 1985 performance of “Spreading the News” by Lady Gregory, featuring Denise Cotton, Charles Ulland, Lillian Lefebvre, David Morgan, Scott Byers, Lynne Timms, Sandra Gagne, Dianne Granger, Lynn Gillon, and Angele Cloutier and directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.051-.055
Guitar Duets, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4.5 x 3.5 in.
Steve Cregg and Charles Ulland playing Renaissance and Baroque guitar duets at the December 7-8, 1985 Eaglesham Drama Club performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.056
December Performance, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Part of the audience at the December 7 or 8, 1985 Eaglesham Drama Club performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.057
“Visitor from Forest Hills”, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 7-8, 1985 performance of “Visitor from Forest Hills” by Neil Simon, featuring John Morgan, JoAnn Cantwell, Scott Byers (not shown), and Angele Cloutier (not shown) and directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.058-.060
Prep Time for “Parents’ Day”, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 cm
Eaglesham Drama Club members applying makeup and putting on costumes for the April 26-27, 1986 performance of “Parents’ Day” by Joan Mason Hurley and “To Open, Pry Cover”. Actors include Eleanor Yasinski, Andy Yaskinski, JoAnn Cantwell, Mary Helen Hopkins, Denise Cotton, Pauline Cregg, and Michelle Rouleau, and Diane Granger.
Location: 0477.04.02.061-.064
Fifth Anniversary Performance, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 5.25 x 3.5
Mistress of Ceremonies Lynne Timms at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 26-27, 1986 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.065
Fifth Anniversary Performance, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
The Outer Edge Players, Jay Refuse, Gilbert Ulland, Lester Webb, and Charles Ulland, performing at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 26-27, 1986 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.066
“My Financial Career”, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 26-27, 1986 performance of “My Financial Career” by Stephen Leacock, featuring John Morgan.
Location: 0477.04.02.067
“To Open, Pry Cover”, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 26-27, 1986 performance of “To Open, Pry Cover” by Peg Lynch, featuring Eleanor and Andy Yasinski and directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.068-.069
“The Fishing Hat”, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 26-27, 1986 performance of “The Fishing Hat” by Peg Lynch, featuring Diane Granger and Tom King and directed by Lillian Lefebvre.
Location: 0477.04.02.070-.071
“Parents’ Day”, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 26-27, 1986 performance of “Parents’ Day” by Joan Mason Hurley, featuring JoAnn Cantwell, Mary Helen Hopkins, Denise Cotton, Pauline Cregg, and Michelle Rouleau and directed by Lynne Timms.
Location: 0477.04.02.072-.075
Fair Day Parade, 1986
5 photographs; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
The Eaglesham fair day parade, August 1986 showing views of the Drama Club’s float with participants dressed as clowns, a decorated car with people sitting on the roof, and kids in costumes with decorated bicycles. April 26-27, 1986 performance of “Parents’ Day” by Joan Mason Hurley, featuring JoAnn Cantwell, Mary Helen Hopkins, Denise Cotton, Pauline Cregg, and Michelle Rouleau and directed by Lynne Timms.
Location: 0477.04.02.076-.080
December 13-14 Performance, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Marge Morgan, Mistress of Ceremonies, at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 13-14, 1986 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.081
“World Without Men”, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 13-14, 1986 performance of “World Without Men” by Philip Johnson, featuring Mary Helen Hopkins, Angele Cloutier, Eleanor Yasinski, Michelle Rouleau, Lillian Lefebvre, Dianne Granger, and Denise Cotton, Pauline Cregg, and Michelle Rouleau and directed by Pauline Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.082-.085
“Pyramus and Thisbe”, 1986
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 13-14, 1986 performance of “Pyramus and Thisbe”, an excerpt from “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by William Shakespeare, featuring John Morgan, Greg Donaldson, Denise Cotton, Tracy Shannon, Charles Ulland, Gabrielle Durand, Gilbert Ulland, Peggy Ulland, Steve Cregg, and JoAnn Cantwell and directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.086-.094
Make-up and Costume Time, 1986
3 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club members applying make-up for the December 13-14, 1986 performances. Those present include Charles Ulland, Mary Helen Hopkins, JoAnn Cantwell, Steve Cregg, and Gilbert Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.02.095-.097
Party Time, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 4.5 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club members having a party at a home after the December 14, 1986 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.098-.101
December 12-13 Performance, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Lillian Lefebvre, Mistress of Ceremonies, at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1987 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.102
December 12-13 Performance, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Eaglesham Stringalongs providing music at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1987 performance. Members include Lester Webb, Gilbert Ulland, and Charles Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.02.103
“The Laboratory”, 1987
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1987 performance of “The Laboratory” by David Compton, featuring John Morgan, JoAnn Cantwell, Tom King, Pamela Cregg, and Denise Cotton and directed by Tracy Shannon.
Location: 0477.04.02.104-.109
“Gift of the Magi”, 1987
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1987 performance of “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry as dramatized by Anne Coulter Martens, featuring Steve Cregg, Dale Gagne, Angele Cloutier, Pauline Cregg, and Melodie Pawluskie, and directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.110-.117
March 19-20 Performance, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Mistress of Ceremonies Diane Granger at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 19-20, 1988 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.118
March 19-20 Performance, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Vocalists JoAnn Cantwell and Rhonda Lemoine performing at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 19-20, 1988 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.119
“Pasque Flower”, 1988
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 19-20, 1988 performance of “Pasque Flower” by Gwen Pharis Ringwood, featuring John Morgan, Denise Cotton, and Charles Ulland and directed by Pauline Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.120-.122
“Make-up Artist”, 1988
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 19-20, 1988 performance of “The Make-up Artist” by David Henry Wilson, featuring Dale Gagne and Angele Cloutier and directed by Pamela Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.123-.124
Presentations and Display of Regional Cup, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club members with the Regional Cup, won by “Pasque Flower.” Left to right: Angele Cloutier, Pamela Cregg, Dale Gagne, Denise Cotton, Charles Ulland, Pauline Cregg, and John Morgan. “Pasque Flower” and “The Make-up Artist” both competed in the Grande Prairie Regional Festival. “Pasque Flower” went on to compete in Calgary at the provincial festival.
Location: 0477.04.02.125
December 10-11 Performance, 1988
1 negative and photograph; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Mistress of Ceremonies Beth Chmara at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 10-11, 1988 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.126
“Trifles”, 1988
6 ; 3 negatives ; photographs; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 10-11, 1988 performance of “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, featuring Garry Chmara, Greg Donaldson, John Morgan, Denise Cotton, and JoAnn Cantwell and directed by Vicky Barclay.
Location: 0477.04.02.127-.132
December 10-11 Performance, 1988
1 negative and photograph; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Musicians, including Lester Webb and Gilbert Ulland, at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 10-11, 1988 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.133
“Trifles”, 1988
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 10-11, 1988 performance of “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, featuring Garry Chmara, Greg Donaldson, John Morgan, Denise Cotton, and JoAnn Cantwell and directed by Vicky Barclay.
Location: 0477.04.02.134-.135
“Breeches from Bond Street”, 1988
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 10-11, 1988 performance of “Breeches from Bond Street” by Elsie Park Gowan, featuring Pauline Cregg, Steve Cregg, Charles Ulland, Greg Barclay, Mike Pearson, and Tammy Pawluski and directed by Beth Chmara.
Location: 0477.04.02.136-.140
December 10-11 Performance, 1988
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club members leading the audience Christmas carol singing at the December 10-11, 1988 performance. Participants include Mike Pearson, Charles Ulland, Steve Cregg, Beth Chmara, JoAnn Cantwell, Tammy Pawluski, Greg Barclay, Vicky Barclay (?), Pauline Cregg, Garry Chmara, and John Morgan.
Location: 0477.04.02.141-.142
“Breeches from Bond Street”, 1988
5 ; 4 negatives ; photographs; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 10-11, 1988 performance of “Breeches from Bond Street” by Elsie Park Gowan, featuring Pauline Cregg, Steve Cregg, Charles Ulland, Greg Barclay, Mike Pearson, and Tammy Pawluski and directed by Beth Chmara.
Location: 0477.04.02.143-.147
June 10-11 Performance, 1989
1 negative and photograph; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Olde Tyme Musick Group playing at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s June 10-11, 1989 performance. The group includes Charles Ulland (guest), Lester Webb, Gilbert Ulland, Claude Polard, and Katie MacDaid.
Location: 0477.04.02.148
“Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?”, 1989
20 ; 10 negatives ; photographs; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s June 10-11, 1989 performance of “Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?” by Steve Cregg, featuring John Morgan, JoAnn Cantwell, Greg Donaldson, Denise Cotton, Beth Chmara, Pauline Cregg, and Mike Pearson and directed by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.149-.168
December 12-13 Performance, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Mistress of Ceremonies Vicky Barclay at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1989 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.169
“Hansel and Gretel Revisited”, 1989
2 photographs; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1989 performance of “Hansel and Gretel Revisited” written and acted by Pauline and Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.170-.171
“Indian”, 1989
4 photographs; colour; 5.25 x 3.5 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s December 12-13, 1989 performance of “Indian” written by George Ryga, featuring Mike Pearson, Charles Ulland, and John Morgan and directed by Beth Chmara.
Location: 0477.04.02.172-.175
“When God Comes to Breakfast You Don’t Burn the Toast!”, 1990
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance of “When God Comes to Breakfast You Don’t Burn the Toast” written by Gary Apple, featuring Garry Chmara, Greg Barclay, and Vicky Barclay and directed by Elke Backer.
Location: 0477.04.02.176-.180
“Marred Bliss”, 1990
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance of “Marred Bliss” written by Mark O’Donnell, featuring Gail Doucette, Alex Doucette, Michelle Chaput, and Tom Morgan and directed by Charles Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.02.181-.183
April 21-22 Performance, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Olde Tyme Music Group performing at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance. Members include Lester Webb and Gilbert Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.02.184
“A Fine Colored Easter Egg”, 1990
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance of “A Fine Colored Easter Egg” written by Gwen Pharis Ringwood, featuring Stephen Cregg, Denise Cotton, and Mike Pearson and directed by Greg Donaldson.
Location: 0477.04.02.185-.187
April 21-22 Performance, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Master of Ceremonies John Morgan at the Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance.
Location: 0477.04.02.188
“Marred Bliss”, 1990
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance of “Marred Bliss” written by Mark O’Donnell, featuring Gail Doucette, Alex Doucette, Michelle Chaput, and Tom Morgan and directed by Charles Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.02.189-.190
“A Fine Colored Easter Egg”, 1990
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s April 21-22, 1990 performance of “A Fine Colored Easter Egg” written by Gwen Pharis Ringwood, featuring Stephen Cregg, Denise Cotton, and Mike Pearson and directed by Greg Donaldson.
Location: 0477.04.02.191-.194
Fair Parade, [ca. 1990]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Eaglesham Drama Club’s float, which resembles a boxing ring, in the fair parade. The final photograph shows the group receiving an award.
Location: 0477.04.02.195-.199
“I’ll Meet You In the Far Pasture”, 1991
31 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s August 3, 1991 performance of “I’ll Meet You In the Far Pasture” .The play was written and directed by Steve Cregg and featured Angele Cloutier, John Pawluski, Denise Cotton, John Morgan, Tom King, Frieda King, Denise Ouellet, Donna Gillon, Carmen Lunn, Gary Chmara, Beth Chmara, Steve Cregg, Tom Morgan, Alex Doucet, Michelle Chaput, Faith Peachey, and Tom Peachy. The play was written in honour of Eaglesham’s homecoming celebrations and based on the memories of Ann Donaldson and Peggy Ulland of the 1950s Lassiter Project, north of Eaglesham.
Location: 0477.04.02.200-.230
“Quare Medicine”, 1992
12 ; 4 negatives ; photographs; colour; 35 mm 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 15-16, 1992 performance of “Quare Medicine” written by Paul Green, featuring John Morgan, John Pawluski, Donna Gillon, Gary Chmara, Beth Chmara, and Steve Cregg and directed by Steve Cregg, assisted by Beth Chmara.
Location: 0477.04.02.231-.242
“Passacaglia”, 1992
13 ; 6 negatives ; photographs; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 15-16, 1992 performance of “Passacaglia” written by Joan Mason Hurley, featuring Lillian Lefebvre, Denise Ouellette, Denise Cotton, Leah Boreen, Colleen Pawluski, and Therese Chandonnet and directed by Pauline Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.02.243-.255
“Quare Medicine”, 1992
12 ; 5 negatives ; photographs; colour; 35 mm ; 4 x 6 in.
Eaglesham Drama Club’s March 15-16, 1992 performance of “Quare Medicine” written by Paul Green, featuring John Morgan, John Pawluski, Donna Gillon, Gary Chmara, Beth Chmara, and Steve Cregg and directed by Steve Cregg, assisted by Beth Chmara.
Location: 0477.04.02.256-.267
SubSeries 477.04.03Video Recordings. — 1985-1991. — 14 video recordings.The sub-series consists of video recordings of various Eaglesham Drama Club productions from 1985 to 1991, including “Spreading the News”, “Visitor from Forest Hills”, “World Without Men”, “Pyramus and Thisbe”, “Pasque Flower”, “The Make-Up Artist”, “Trifles”, “Breeches from Bond Street”, “Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?”, “Hansel and Gretel Revisited”, “Indian”, “The Waste Disposal Unit”, and “I’ll Meet You In the Far Pasture.” Some videos show actual performances, others dress rehearsals and other rehearsals. Other associated events are also on the tapes, including the Grande Prairie Little Theatre production of “Brigadoon”, an Eaglesham Agricultural Society parade and opener, an Eaglesham Agricultural Society fashion show, and the itinerary for the 1991 Eaglesham Homecoming. The videographer is assumed to be Greg Donaldson for many of the videos, although occasionally another videographer is identified in a production program. The videos have been put in chronological order, as far as possible, by the Archivist.
 
“Brigadoon” and Fall Programs, 1985
Video Cassette
The video shows the 1985 Grande Prairie Little Theatre production of “Brigadoon”. Eaglesham Drama Club members JoAnn Cantwell and Greg Donaldson were involved in this production, with JoAnn acting and Greg operating the sound. The video also records the Drama Club’s December 7-8, 1985 performances. The program featured song “Rakes of Mallow”, play “Spreading the News”, Renaissance and Baroque music, and play “Visitor from Forest Hills”. The “Rakes of Mallow” song was performed by JoAnn Cantwell, accompanied by Lester Webb and Gilbert Ulland on violin and Steve Cregg on guitar. “Spreading the News” was written by Lady Gregory, directed by Steve Cregg, and featured Denise Cotton, Charles Ulland, Lillian Lefebvre, David Morgan, Scott Byers, Lynne Timms, Sandra Gagne, Dianne Granger, Lynn Gillon, and Angele Cloutier. The Renaissance and Baroque music was performed on guitar by Steve Cregg and Charles Ulland. “Visitor from Forest Hills” was written by Neil Simon, directed by Steve Cregg, and featured John Morgan, JoAnn Cantwell, Scott Byers, and Angele Cloutier.
Location: 0477.04.03.01
“World Without Men” and “Pyramus and Thisbe”, 1986
Video Cassette
The video shows various rehearsals, possibly including a dress rehearsal, of the Eaglesham Drama Club’s productions of the plays “World Without Men” and “Pyramus and Thisbe”, some with full sets and costumes. Additional video shows cast members offstage suggesting changes and chatting. The plays were finally presented December 13-14, 1986. “World Without Men” was written by Philip Johnson, directed by P. Cregg, and featured Mary Helen Hopkins, Angele Cloutier, Eleanor Yasinski, Michelle Rouleau, Lillian Lefebvre, Dianne Granger, and Denise Cotton. “Pyramus and Thisbe” is an excerpt from William Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Steve Cregg and featuring John Morgan, Greg Donaldson, Denise Cotton, Tracy Shannon, Charles Ulland, Gabrielle Durand, Gilbert Ulland, Peggy Ulland, Steve Cregg, and JoAnn Cantwell.
Location: 0477.04.03.02
Agricultural Society Parade and Opener, 1987
Video Cassette
The video shows the 25th Annual Eaglesham Fair parade organized by the Agricultural Society. An announcer narrates and mentions the names of many parade participants, including the Eaglesham and District Drama Club. The parade is followed by the opening of the fair with speeches and greetings from the MLA, former fair queens, and other dignitaries, the awarding of float prizes, and speeches by the 1987 fair queen candidates.
Location: 0477.04.03.03
“Pasque Flower” Practice, 1988
Video Cassette
The video shows a rehearsal of the play “Pasque Flower” by Gwen Pharis Ringwood as presented by the Eaglesham Drama Club. The play was directed by Pauline Cregg and featured John Morgan, Denise Cotton, and Charles Ulland.
Location: 0477.04.03.04
“The Make-Up Artist” and “Pasque Flower” Dress Rehearsal, 1988
Video Cassette
The video shows the March 10, 1988 dress rehearsal of the plays”The Make-Up Artist” by David Henry Wilson and “Pasque Flower” by Gwen Pharis Ringwood as presented by the Eaglesham Drama Club. “The Make-Up Artist” was directed by Pamela Cregg and featured Dale Gagne and Angele Cloutier. “Pasque Flower” was directed by Pauline Cregg and featured John Morgan, Denise Cotton, and Charles Ulland. Prior to the rehearsals, the video also shows actors moving around and chatting and makeup being done.
Location: 0477.04.03.05
“The Make-Up Artist”, “Trifles”, “Breeches from Bond Street”, 1988
Video Cassette
The video shows rehearsals for the December 1988 Drama Club productions of “Trifles” and “Breeches from Bond Street” and four rehearsals of “The Make-Up Artist”, originally performed March 1988 and subsequently performed at the regional competition in Grande Prairie. “Trifles” was written by Susan Glaspell, directed by Vicky Barclay, and featured Garry Chmara, Greg Donaldson, John Morgan, Denise Cotton, and JoAnn Cantwell. “Breeches from Bond Street” was written by Elsie Park Gowan, directed by Beth Chmara, and featured Pauline Cregg, Stephen Cregg, Charles Ulland, Greg Barclay, Mike Pearson, and Tammy Pawluski. “The Make-Up Artist” was written by David Henry Wilson, directed by Pamela Cregg, and featured Dale Gagne and Angele Cloutier.
Location: 0477.04.03.06
Fashion Show, 1989
Video Cassette
The video shows the 1989 Agricultural Society fashion show. The fashions were from local businesses, modelled by local people, whose names are announced by the mistress of ceremonies. Clothing categories include sports/casual, western/casual, career wear, and dress wear. The awarding of several doorprizes and a demonstration on accessories are interspersed throughout the show. Eaglesham Drama Club member Greg Donaldson was involved with the show, doing lights and sound.
Location: 0477.04.03.07
“Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?”, 1989
Video Cassette
The video shows the June 10th, 1989 Drama Club production of a beggar’s opera written by Steve Cregg, “Have You Talked to the Trees, Lately?”. The video starts with the Olde Tyme Musick Group, including Gilbert Ulland, Lester Webb, Katie MacDaid, Claude Polard, and Charles Ulland playing before the performance. The play was directed by Steve Cregg and featured John Morgan, JoAnn Cantwell, Greg Donaldson, Denise Cotton, Beth Chmara, Pauline Cregg, and Mike Pearson.
Location: 0477.04.03.08
“Hansel and Gretel Revisited” and “Indian”, 1989
Video Cassette
The video shows the December 12th, 1989 Drama Club production of “Hansel and Gretel Revisited” and “Indian”. The mistress of ceremonies was Vicky Barclay. The Olde Tyme Music Group provided pre- and intermission music. “Hansel and Gretel Revisited” was written, directed, and acted by Steve and Pauline Cregg. “Indian” was written by George Ryha, directed by Beth Chmara, and featured Mike Pearson, Charles Ulland, and John Morgan. The performance ends with a Christmas carol singalong, accompanied by the Olde Tyme Music Group.
Location: 0477.04.03.09
“The Waste Disposal Unit”, 1991
Video Cassette
The video shows the April 13th, 1991 Drama Club production of Brigid Brophy’s play “The Waste Disposal Unit” peformed in Tangent.
Location: 0477.04.03.10
Homecoming Itinerary, 1991
Video Cassette
The video is taken by Greg Donaldson from the passenger seat of a Model T as it drives through Eaglesham. Greg also narrates the film describing the itinerary of the August 1991 homecoming weekend and pointing out locations of interest. Later there is a further description of upcoming festivities by Steve Cregg.
Location: 0477.04.03.11
Homecoming Itinerary, 1991
Video Cassette
The video is taken by Greg Donaldson from the passenger seat of a Model T as it drives through Eaglesham. Greg also narrates the film describing the itinerary of the August 1991 homecoming weekend and pointing out locations of interest. There appears to be 8 copies of this itinerary on the tape.
Location: 0477.04.03.12
“I’ll Meet You in the Far Pasture” Rehearsals, 1991
Video Cassette
The video shows a dress rehearsal and another rehearsal of the Drama Club production of “I’ll Meet You in the Far Pasture.” The play was written and directed by Steve Cregg and featured Angele Cloutier, John Pawluski, Denise Cotton, John Morgan, Tom King, Frieda King, Denise Ouellet, Donna Gillon, Carmen Lunn, Gary Chmara, Beth Chmara, Steve Cregg, Tom Morgan, Alex Doucet, Michelle Chaput, Faith Peachey, and Tom Peachy. The play was written in honour of Eaglesham’s homecoming celebrations and based on the memories of Ann Donaldson and Peggy Ulland of the 1950s Lassiter Project, north of Eaglesham.
Location: 0477.04.03.13
“I’ll Meet You in the Far Pasture”, 1991
Video Cassette
The video shows the August 4, 1991 Drama Club production of “I’ll Meet You in the Far Pasture.” The play was written and directed by Steve Cregg and featured Angele Cloutier, John Pawluski, Denise Cotton, John Morgan, Tom King, Frieda King, Denise Ouellet, Donna Gillon, Carmen Lunn, Gary Chmara, Beth Chmara, Steve Cregg, Tom Morgan, Alex Doucet, Michelle Chaput, Faith Peachey, and Tom Peachy. The play was written in honour of Eaglesham’s homecoming celebrations and based on the memories of Ann Donaldson and Peggy Ulland of the 1950s Lassiter Project, north of Eaglesham.
Location: 0477.04.03.14
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