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Tantramar Theatre presenting How the West Was Sung on Oct. 17 and 18

Ben, Mary and Lawry MacLeod join Amherst musician Mark Raddin (seated) in Tantramar Theatre’s Brown Bag Theatre, How the West Was Sung on Oct. 17 and 18 at the RCAF Association Hall at 31 Havelock St. in Amherst.
Ben, Mary and Lawry MacLeod join Amherst musician Mark Raddin (seated) in Tantramar Theatre’s Brown Bag Theatre, How the West Was Sung on Oct. 17 and 18 at the RCAF Association Hall at 31 Havelock St. in Amherst. - Contributed

A comedy set in an Amherst bar at the turn of the 20th century

AMHERST, N.S. —

Tantramar Theatre is back with another production that coincides with the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival.

How the West Was Sung was written by Valerie Moore and directed by Bette Douglas.

It stars Mary and Lawry MacLeod and their son Ben MacLeod as well as musician Mark Raddin.

It is a comedy set in Amherst in a bar at the turn of the century.

Mary is the bartender, Lawry is the sheriff who comes in to the bar for a drink and he is out looking for the bad guy Ringo, who shows up at the Okey Dokey Saloon.

Raddin is the saloon’s piano player.

They square off in a sing song to see who the better man is.

The show features lots of laughs with many jokes.

Guests receive a brown bag lunch, including a turkey sandwich, cookie, juice, tea and coffee all for $15.

Doors open at 11:45 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Club, 31 Havelock St. and runs Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18.

are on sale at Buds to Blossoms Flower Shop in downtown Amherst.

Sponsors are the Old Warehouse Café, Savoie Kitchen and Acadian Printing.

There will be a door prize on each day.

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