Yellow Point approaches 1949

1949 hits the stage in Cedar Oct. 6

Yellow Point Drama Group presents 1949 by award-winning Canadian playwright David French. The show opening preview is Oct. 6 and runs until Oct. 22 at Cedar Community Hall. 1949 is part of French’s cycle of plays that follows the Mercer family of Newfoundland and their subsequent move to Toronto. Other plays in the cycle include Canadian classics Leaving Home and Of The Fields Lately. In 1949, Newfoundland is on the verge of joining Confederation on April Fool’s Day of 1949. The family is divided by the prospect of their home province losing its independence, while at the same time struggling through their own personal issues with humour, poignancy and passion. 1949 runs Oct. 6,7,8,14,15,21,22. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 youth and on the preview night. Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The dinner theatre takes place Saturday, Oct. 15 and tickets are $30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Reservations for all tickets at 250-722-3067 or at www.yellowpointdramagroup.org