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At the Whyte: Mary Schäffer, Mountain Woman


Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

JULY 21, 2016



Created and performed by Shirley Truscott, Mary Schäffer, Mountain Woman paints a vivid dramatic portrait of an adventurous woman ahead of her time who found freedom in the Canadian Rockies. This one woman play brings to life Mary Schaffer’s 1907 and 1908 trips into the wilderness of what is now Banff and Jasper National Parks. Included are inspiring musical interludes by cellist Elizabeth Sorochan and images of Schäffer’s hand-painted lantern slides.

Shirley Truscott holds an M.A in Drama and Theatre Arts, is an Alumna of the Banff Centre, and was a Parks Canada Interpreter for 26 years.


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