Mary Schäffer, Mountain Woman - SOLD OUT
Theatre Canmore Production

  November 10, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

Program Fee: $20

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One of our premier mountain explorers, this Quaker naturalist, floral artist, photographer, and writer found freedom in the Canadian Rockies, far from her origins. The performance includes inspiring musical interludes by cellist Elizabeth Sorochan, images of  Mary Schäffer's hand-painted lantern slides, and lyrical passages from her book, "OLD INDIAN TRAILS". 

Credits: Created  by Shirley Truscott,

Photo Credits- Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Cast names: Shirley Truscott as Mary Schäffer, cellist Elizabeth Sorochan

Shirley Truscott
Long-time Banff resident, Shirley Truscott, has interpreted our mountain heritage 
with a dramatic flair for over 20 years. Trained in drama at the Banff Centre 
School of Fine Arts and the University of Leeds, England, she is a lover of the arts, nature, and our unique mountain life. 

Elizabeth Sorochan, Cellist
"One of lifes great  joys is playing the cello".  Elizabeth Sorochan and Shirley Truscott have been performing together for over 8 years now. They focus on theatrical portraits of historical local figures, including pieces on Mary Shäffeur, Lizzie Rummel, & Mary Vaux. Their performances have taken them all through the Bow Valley, and to both sides of the Rockies. Elizabeth also plays bass, and what she calls her hitchhiking cello (fiddle). When not playing at receptions, parties, weddings, and festivals, Elizabeth can be found at work for our local Banff Canmore Community Foundation and up at The Banff Centre.

For more information, please visit:

Theatre Canmore

Alpine Club of Canada - Rocky Mountain Chapter

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies