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Minerva Film Premiere
November 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heritage meets the arts for the dramatic telling of the story of Minerva McCrimmon – local sailor and heroine from Prince Edward County. In partnership with author-artist Suzanne Pasternak, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes is delighted to host the premiere of Minerva.
Born out of the dramatic global collapse of the performing arts industry during the pandemic, new life was breathed into Suzanne Pasternak’s acclaimed folk opera Minerva. Thanks to a residency at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University, Suzanne and co-author and composer Tom Leighton were able to redefine their epic work under the Isabel’s “Imagine Project”. This program, funded by the Ballytobin Foundation, gave performing artists a chance to reimagine their works under the suppression of the world-wide pandemic, using state of the art multimedia facilities at the Isabel. Suzanne and Tom, along with a first rate creative team, were able to create a multimedia film that combined the music and story of Minerva along with video. November 17 will see the world premiere of this film.
General admission is $35 per person and VIP tickets are $75 per person.