SHAWVILLE Sept. 12, 2018
The Stone Fence Theatre will showcase its latest play, I Come From the Valley! Tales and Times of Joan Finnigan, will come to Dr. S.E. McDowell Elementary later this month.
Finnigan was an award-winning author who spent much of her time as a girl in Shawville.
The play was written by the company’s producer, Ish Theilheimer, as a tribute to someone he respected deeply.
“She was a master writer,” Theilheimer said. “A giant of a person.”
Although Finnigan was raised in Ottawa, both of her parents – local hockey legend Frank Finnigan and Maye Horner Finnigan – were born and raised in Shawville. She considered the town a second home of sorts when she was a youngster.
Theilheimer said one of the most impressive aspects of Finnigan as a subject is her risk-taking nature.
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