ECHO PLAYERS: QUEEN MILLI OF GALT
February 22 @ 7:30 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm$25.00
By Gary Kirkham
Directed by Michael King
A romantic comedy with a handy supply of humour, this play is a witty exploration of unexpected love. In 1972, the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) dies in exile at the age of 78. Two weeks later, in Canada, an 80-year-old woman in a small town named Galt has her tombstone engraved, claiming to be his wife. Flashback to 1919 as Edward, then holding the official title of the Prince of Wales, visits Canada as an emissary of the King, Bored with the pomp and circumstance, he slips away from his official duties and begins a romance with a charming young woman.