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Salon Reading “Reader Be Thou Also Ready”January 29, 2019
As part of their 30th anniversary season celebrations, Live Bait Theatre is pleased to present another Salon Reading of a play that received its world premier with them. A staged reading of “Reader Be Thou Also Ready” by Charlie Rhindress will be presented on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm at the Marshlands Inn. Light refreshments will be served, and admission is by donation.
“Reader Be Thou Also Ready” explores circumstances surrounding the unsolved murder of William Fawcett in Sackville in 1832. The New Brunswick Royal Gazette in July of that year stated, “A most atrocious Murder has been committed in this hitherto peaceful part of the country. On Tuesday evening last, Mr. William Fawcett . . . was sitting by a candle reading his Bible, when some monster in human shape fired a gun through the window at him and killed him . . . Mr. Fawcett was a man of most amiable character, mild, inoffensive and retiring in his manners . . . and has died universally regretted by all who knew him.” The title of the play refers to Fawcett’s gravestone which relays the story of his death and admonishes the person looking at the tombstone with the message, “Reader Be Thou Also Ready”, should death come to them unexpectedly.
For more information about the reading, or Live Bait’s 2019 activities, phone 536-2248 or visit www.livebaittheatre.com