1927 was a difficult year for the Orange Lodge. The House of Commons was now officially bilingual. French appeared on our postage stamp, refugees from continental Europe fled to Canada to share in the prosperity. The story of this play is fiction, but the historical background is not. Opportunistic Klansmen crossed our borders to prey on the fears of our citizens. The cross burning at Kingston occurred. The debate and hatemongering is documented.
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About the Author
Raymond Storey’s plays include The Last Bus, Saints and Apostles, The Glorious 12th, and South of China, as well as his musical collaborations with John Roby — Country Chorale, Girls in the Gang, The Dreamland, and the young audience musical, Lulie the Iceberg, based on the children’s book by Japan’s Imperial Princess Takamodo. Ray is a three-time Dora Award winner and a Governor General’s Award finalist. He is well known for his work in television drama, which includes series such as: Bomb Girls, King, The Guard, Train 48, Made in Canada, Wind At My Back, Traders, Deepwater Black, and Road to Avonlea.