Friday, January 13, 2006
A Mummers play, you say? On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my Dad organize and performed, along with his drama-inclined friends a Mummers Play at the Anglican Church.
Basically, it's an old-fashioned comedy troupe, in which men, traditionally, would get dressed up all flamboyant and silly and perform a short comedic play. These Mummers plays were performed in Britain and were always a part of large food and drink festivities. A Queen and King from the audience are also chosen. Whoever gets a pea or a penny in their piece of cake is crowned! More information about Mummers here.
This one was performed Friday, January 6th, 2006. Apparently, the last time my Dad performed a Mummers play was at Bishop's University in 1980. I think I will start asking around.