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  • Newfoundland music star Pamela Morgan is heavily involved in this year’s Stephenville Theatre Festival and we recently had a chance to speak to her about some of the shows she is involved in. First some background-from 1976-1995 Pamela Morgan was lead singer, guitarist, and arranger for Canada’s pioneering “Celtic” band, Newfoundland’s Figgy Duff, who brought the traditional Newfoundland music to a global audience. Since 1995 she has created several albums and toured extensively in Canada, the US and in Europe. More recently she has overseen productions of two of her original scores for live theater; her own folk opera, “The Nobleman's Wedding”, and Figgy Duff's score for Shakespeare's "Tempest". For the Stephenville Theatre Festival she told us that she has reworked “The Nobleman's Wedding” creating a full length folk opera in the process.


  • We usually like to see several performances at the Stephenville Theatre Festival (STF) and so far have seen 2 shows. On Wednesday, July 31 we headed down to Stephenville see “Jewel” which is a one woman show performed by Maggie Blake. We had seen her last year at the STF in Mary’s Wedding and were bowled over by the show and her performance so wanted to see her again this year in “Jewel”. We were not disappointed and we enjoyed her performance in this powerful play about Marjorie coming to grips with the loss of her husband with the sinking of the Ocean Ranger in 1982.