Friday, 8 August 2014

Minnie Traill comes to Westfield

Minnie Traill

Hits the Stage at Westfield Heritage Village


In 2003, a very rare and unusual little volume called, “Minnie Traill or, The Woman of Wentworth” was donated to the collection at Westfield Heritage Village.  Minnie Traill is a play that was written by W.P. Wood of Ancaster and published by the Hamilton Evening Times in 1871.  The story of Minnie Traill is best described as a quintessentially Victorian, melodramatic, crazy tale.

The story of Minnie Traill will be presented at Westfield on Sunday August 17, beginning at 4:00 pm.  An adaptation of the play has been written by Westfield historical interpreter Rose Usenica, whose talents and experience as an actor, writer and director make her the perfect person for the task.  With several successful productions under her belt, Usenica is directing a combined cast of Westfield interpreters and actors from the Hamilton area who will present a staged reading of Minnie Traill.  Presented as a dress rehearsal of a local Victorian theatre company, the play will provide a fascinating window into the style, quirks, complexity and melodrama of Victoria amateur theatre. 

The play Minnie Traill or A Woman of Wentworth will be presented on Sunday August 17 at 4:00 pm. The village will be open for regular programming on that day from 12:30 – 4:00, and the play will follow. Additional tickets are not required.

For more information, please visit or call (519) 621-8851.  Westfield is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road, off Hwy #8, midway between Hamilton and Cambridge.

Regular Admission Prices - Adults $8.50, Seniors (65+) $7.50 and Children 6-12 years $5.50.  Children 5 and under are admitted free.   Parking is free. 




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