Listen to Opeongo Reader’s Theatre podcast

Photo: Mark Woermke

Opeongo Reader’s Theatre producer Barry Conway advises that Valley residents can now access the ORT Spring Thaw podcast recordings on the internet. Spring Thaw was produced at the Madawaska Valley Public Library in Barry’s Bay during March Break by a local cast of readers for the Opeongo Reader’s Theatre. (Pictured above from left: Frances Mawson, Vicki Glofcheskie, Gil Glofcheskie, Peter Benner, Barry Conway, Karen Filipkowski, Jane Corbett, Mark Woermke, Linda Shulist) 

The podcast of Opeongo Reader’s Theatre is available on iTunes. If you’re new to podcasts, Conway provides step-by-step instructions on how to listen:

  1. Simply turn on your computer, download the latest version of iTunes (if you don’t already have it installed on your computer), click on the iTune’s/Apple Store,  and in the top left-hand of the screen (underneath the File-Edit-Song-View drop-down menus), click on a drop-down menu directly below it that usually says “Music” when you open the application.
  2. Click on that drop down menu and select “Podcasts.”
  3. Now go to the top right-hand corner of the screen to the box that says “Search” and type in “Opeongo Reader’s Theatre”.
  4. You should see a results page that shows all three acts of the Spring Thaw show. On the far left of each entry you will see the numbers 1, 2, 3. Simply click on “1” and press the triangle play button and listen to the show opening. Then do the same for “2” and then “3.”

opeongo-readers-theatre-logoWhen you listen to Opeongo Reader’s Theatre podcasts, you’re listening to live spoken-word performances of classic literature (public domain only) and 19th century Upper Ottawa Valley documents about the shanty history and culture of the Upper Ottawa Valley of Eastern Ontario, Canada.


Opeongo Reader’s Theatre plans to record another production later this month. For more information contact Barry Conway at or ask at the library.




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