With the coming of summer, the Scotia News takes a two month break to revive! We will be back in September with more information, fun and games. We hope you will join us then. Until then we leave you with this last cryptogram of the current column of the Scotia News.
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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM
Harriet Michaels: Do you actually like haggis?
Charlie Mackenzie: No, I think it's repellent in every way. In fact, I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Let the play begin!
This issue and last issue had reviews of two plays written by Scots - Gerda Stevenson's Federer vs. Murray and Harrower's A Slow Air. But these are certainly not the first plays written by Scots. So here are some descriptions of some plays. Your job is to give us either the author's name or the title of the play (remember to include "The" if it appears in the title) . Curtain up!1. What is the name of the play (or the author thereof) in which a young boy who can fly slips three children off to his island home which is inhabited by Indians and pirates - along with some lost boys!?
2. What is the name of the play (or the author thereof) which deals with some young men who work in carpet company. The play opened in Scotland on April 6th 1978 with Jim Byars, Pt Doyle, Billy McColl, Carrie Wilson, Robbie Coltrane, Freddie Boardley, Ida Schuster and Elaine Collins. It opened in New York March 7, 1983 with Sean Penn, Jackie Earle Haley, Kevin Bacon, Merwin Goldsmith, Brian Benben, Val Kilmer. Beverley May, and Madeline Potter.
3. What is the name of the play (or the author thereof) about Robert the Bruce which was written to be performed in the nave of Dunfermline Abbey August 27 to September 8 of 1951. The play was directed by Matthew Forsyth.
4. What is the name of the play (or the author thereof) in which a school master in a Scottish village has been knocked down and killed by a furniture van? A heavenly Judge and Procurator view his life to determine where his place in the afterlife should be.The play opened in Glasgow on Feb13th 1950 and moved to the Garrick Theater in London with Alastair Sim doing double duty playing the title role and directing the play! As an added hint, this author's real name is Osborne Henry Mavor and he worked on screen plays for Alfred Hitchcock including Under Capricorn and Stage Fright
5. What is the name of the play (or the author thereof) about a Scot who became the World Flyweight Champion. ?