CHASING SHADOWS PRODUCTIONS
is delighted to present:
"MINE! True Stories and Legends of the Porcupine Gold Rush"
a new solo Folk musical
written & performed by Will Gillespie
featuring backdrop paintings by Susan Robinson
and historical photos from the collection
at the Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre.
Created thanks to the support of the
Ontario Arts Council.
"MINE!" is a musical journey back in time to a world of prospectors, pioneers, bootlegger-bandits, dog-sledders, high-graders and moonshiners.
There are many famous stories about the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon and the California Gold Rush of 1849. Another major gold rush happened right here in Ontario, in 1909, up North in the Porcupine Camp.
Award-winning Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Playwright Will Gillespie shares harrowing tales of adventure and perseverance from this unsung chapter of Canadian history through new, original Folk songs.
Come spend an hour at the turn of the twentieth century!
Originally slated for one performance at the Timmins Museum, it quickly sold out. Due to popular demand, a second show was added.
Now, writer-performer Will Gillespie is researching more stories from the early days of the Porcupine Camp to expand MINE! into a two-act, feature-length production and record and produce a full-length LP of songs from the show in time to do a second run of performances in Summer 2023.