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On June 30, 2017, our own Rod Beattie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, “for his achievements as an actor, notably in the Wingfield series of plays, and for championing the dramatic arts in rural Canada.” Congratulations, Rod! (Wingfield author Dan Needles was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014.)

This summer actor Rod Beattie returns to Ontario's Stratford Festival, playing roles in Twelfth Night, School for Scandal and Tartuffe. He'll be tied up from early March to mid-November, so opportunities to see live Wingfield performances in 2017 are fewer than they have been in recent years.

Quote for the Autumn: 

Walt: (to the audience) I stepped off the train and breathed in the smells of home: ripe apples, freshly turned earth, burning leaves. I had a few minutes to spare before Maggie picked me up, so I sat down on the war memorial in front of the station to enjoy the evening. A light ring of white mist surrounded the Orange Hall like a halo. Little plumes of it steamed out of the vents under the eaves… Holy cow, it’s on fire! (dialing) Fortunately, our 911 service has recently been upgraded. (into his phone) "Hello?...The Orange Hall is on fire... Mmm?... No, I don’t know the numerical code, but you know the building - it's at the four corners of Wellington Street and the Town Line. Well, it used to be the Town Line, now it’s Regional Road Number... Oh, what is it?…Mmm?... Right in Larkspur... Where? North of Highway Thirteen, about five miles west of… Mmm?... In Ontario. For Pete’s sake, where are you?

(Wingfield's Inferno)

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