A HappyGoodThings Production
Written and performed by Beverley Elliott
Directed by Lynna Goldhar Smith
Music directed by Bill Costin
Projection design and stage management by Jordan Lloyd Watkins
This one-woman show that recently won Best Musical at the United Solo Festival in NYC is written and performed by Beverley Elliott, an artist who has deep local roots. She will be accompanied on piano by Bill Costins. Through songs and anecdotes, Beverley weaves a warm and humorous tale that takes the audience back to her childhood, growing up in Listowel, in Perth County. She reminisces on the loss of the farm, the move to a home by the highway, the arrival of the one-room schoolhouse and lessons by a crusty teacher, the existence of bullies and heroes, all of which are told with delightful charm. Think ‘Lord of the Flies meets Little House on the Prairie.’ It’s heartfelt, funny, hopeful and all true.
Beverley Elliott has had a meteoric career on stage and screen, widely known for her role as Granny in Once Upon a Time.