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Original production Snakeskin Lightning being featured at annual Cortes Day evening celebration

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Snakeskin Lightning is coming to Mansons Landing Community Hall on the evening of July 23 as part of the annual Cortes Island Day celebrations.

It’s the creation of Caresse Nadeau of Cumberland, BC on Vancouver Island. The multimedia production is theatrical and combines live music, dance and animation.

Cortes Day is highly popular, but, due to the pandemic, it has been on hold the past couple of summers. This year, it is being revived: the day starts with a parade down to Smelt Bay Provincial Park next to the ocean, where residents, friends, family and tourists flock to enjoy vendors, food, activities and live music. In the evening, an event is being staged in Mansons Hall.

Snakeskin Lightning is coming to Mansons Landing Community Hall on the evening of July 23 as part of the annual Cortes Island Day celebrations.

Namchi Bazar and Iain Young split their time between Cumberland and Cortes Island. They’re members of the cast of Snakeskin Lightning and are excited about the show, which premiered earlier this summer in Cumberland. It’s a family friendly show, with kids under 12 admitted at no charge. Tickets are $25 and are available online and at the Cortes Natural Food Co-op.

Top image credit: Iain Young and Namchi Bazar, cast members of Snakeskin Lightning. Photo by Greg Osoba.