So Close to the Bone

The Victoria Playhouse continues to celebrate its 35th season with Canadian Cree playwright Tomson Highway’s one-woman musical The (Post) Mistress which opened on Sunday night, August 7th. Among the sold-out audience were a number of Island post mistresses and post masters who were invited to the performance.


“We want to extend the invitation to all Island post mistresses and masters to see this play which pays tribute to their profession,” said General Manager Pat Stunden Smith, “The work they do, and have done, in our communities is invaluable and this play recognizes that fact.”

The (Post) Mistress stars well-known Island-raised actor Martha Irving as Marie-Louise, a small-town post mistress in a time before fax or email. Marie-Louise has the uncanny ability to discern the contents of the townspeople’s mail and, it turns out, her small town has a lot of big secrets.

“So close to the bone,” said Janet Moszynski, one-time post mistress for the village of Victoria.

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