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All aboard for the sailing of the Titanic and other ships with the White Star Lady

Contributor
By Contributor
April 17th, 2012

Step aboard and back in time with Iron Mountain Theatre’s production of White Star Lady: The Story of Violet Jessop. White Star Lady is one-woman musical about the life and adventures of Ms. Violet Jessop.

A stewardess aboard ocean liners for 42 years, her experiences at sea are unequalled by anyone in her position. The majority of her years were spent working for the White Star Line, and she was aboard all three of the ill-fated sister ships: RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic, and HMHS Britannic, making her truly the ‘unsinkable  Violet Jessop’

White Star Lady makes it’s Grand Forks debut at Gallery 2 on Friday, Apr. 20. The show begins at 8:00pm.

For those who have yet to see it in other BC communities, The Rossland Telegraph wrote,

“This show was spectacular, and the music composed by Nadine Tremblay was nothing short of amazing!  Haunting vocal melodies and fantastic script writing made for a very entertaining and exciting show.  Jane receives my highest commendation as her soprano vocal range would impress even the most discriminating adjudicator.  I must also applaud the many marvellous ways that she differentiated characters, from accent to body position.  I would be hard pressed to find anyone in the audience who did not thoroughly enjoy her show!”

2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, join us for this glimpse of what life was like for both women and crew to be working aboard shipping lines at the turn of the century. White Star Lady was born out of performer Jane Gaudet’s portrayal of Violet Jessop the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Titanic Artifact Exhibit.

White Star Lady is written by Mark Pollard & Jane Gaudet, with music by Nadine Tremblay, and directed by RJ Peters. This creation is made possible by the generous support of The Columbia Basin Trust and The Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance.