The world premiere of The Silver Lining saw a sold-out audience Saturday night (August 20) at the Heritage Mica Festival at Murphys Point. The Friends of Murphys Point commissioned this outdoor theatre piece to bring to life the Lally family who settled in the area where the park is now located back in the late 1800’s. During the performance of The Silver Lining, we follow James, David and Katie Lally as they meet up with Rinaldo the prospector, John McGlade the mine foreman, and many other characters who were involved with the Silver Queen Mine from 1903 to 1906.
The Silver Queen Mine located at Murphys Point Provincial Park is a mica mine that operated in the early 1900s. Representative of numerous mines that existed throughout the area, the Silver Queen has been restored and is open for viewing regularly throughout the spring and summer months on a variety of tours provided by park staff. The Silver Lining provided an opportunity to view the homestead area, the mine trail and the mine at night, lit by the glow of mica lanterns carried by the audience. With two shows on opening night, the audience was entranced as these characters from our history came to life.
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