“Between the Canals” – A Performance by Enchanted Circle Theater Text Size

Event takes place on March 06, 2014 at 4:00 PM
291 Pine Street

Between the Canals

Thursday, March 6, 4:00 p.m.

Holyoke Senior Center, 291 Pine Street


The Holyoke Council on Aging is pleased to sponsor a performance of Enchanted Circle Theater’s Between the Canals on Thursday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m., at the Holyoke Senior Center.  The event is free and open to the public.


In BETWEEN THE CANALS, a Living Museum-styled theater production, the audience is transported back in time, from present day Holyoke to the mid-1800s.  Through a series of vignettes, live music and a dramatic slide show, the audience witnesses the building of the 1,000 foot dam across the Connecticut River, French-Canadian children leaving their family farm to work in the mills, Irish and Canadian children working 14 hours a day in a textile mill, a Labor Union meeting where they draft a resolution to improve working conditions, and Susan B. Anthony speaking from the steps of the new Holyoke City Hall.  The play ends back in present day, as a young Puerto Rican child prepares for her first day of school in her new home.  BETWEEN THE CANALS offers a message of hope for the future, based in the harsh realities and personal triumphs of the past.


ENCHANTED CIRCLE THEATER is the regional leader in the field of arts integration, using theater arts as a dynamic teaching tool on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community.  We are a professional theater company, a teaching institution, and a community-based arts organization.  For more information, please visit


The HOLYOKE COUNCIL ON AGING provides a variety of programs and services to enhance and support the lives of older adults.  We offer a wide range of health, education, and social services, transportation and nutrition, and volunteer and social opportunities for participants to enhance dignity, support independence, and encourage community involvement.  We are also a resource to the community, providing information on aging and assisting family and friends who are entrusted with the care of older adults.  Please visit our website at


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional financial support provided by the Loomis Communities,


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