Playwright Meldy Wilton

Wilton Broad PlayersAt Wilton’s General Store, showing in Nanaimo on November 19 and 20, 2010, is the first in a series of plays by Meldy Wilton, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wilton. The play is set in and around historical Wilton’s General Store, operated by Meldy’s grandparents on Haliburton Street in Nanaimo circa 1936 to 1963. The series covers a variety of exciting happenings around town over several decades. Anything from the latest scuttle butt, who’s doing what (to whom and where), from the scandalous, the newly married, the newly buried, to political strife and social tolerance – all of this abounds in the series. It harks back to a time when a general store was the gathering place for more than just supplies; a little bit of gossip, a little bit of news, and a whole lot of exciting planning and scheming. It was all in a days trip to the general store and you never knew what could happen At Wilton’s General Store.

At Wilton’s General Store is a piece of fiction written by Meldy Wilton and any similarities with persons living or dead is purely coincidence. The play is produced by the Wilton Broad Players and directed by RP Broad (Richard Broad). Performances are at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 19, 2010, and Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Nanaimo Entertainment Centre, 46 Nicol Street. Tickets ($17) are available in advance or for cash at the door if not sold out. For more information, use the Contact Form on the Wilton Broad Players website.