‘Cougar Annie Tales’ back at Showroom

On Monday, March 27, the Duncan Showroom welcomes back Kat Kadoski with Cougar Annie Tales.

On Monday, March 27, the Duncan Showroom welcomes back Kat Kadoski with Cougar Annie Tales.

History comes to life as Kadoski tells the story.

According to the information sent with the show release, “in the early 1900s, the legendary west coast settler Cougar Annie trapped more than 70 cougars, homesteaded a rainforest bog, opened a remote post office, and outlived four husbands.

“California-born Ada Annie Jordan settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915 with her first husband and three young children. A five-acre garden that she carved out of the wilderness provided food and income throughout her long life. The bounty on cougars supplemented her income and she earned her nickname of Cougar Annie by shooting over 70 of the animals. Annie gave birth to eight more children in this remote location, and in fact rarely left the property until old age and blindness forced her removal to Port Alberni, where she died at the age of 97.”

Singer/songwriter Kadoski says she lived in Clayoquot Sound for three years caretaking Cougar Annie’s garden and immersing herself in the folklore surrounding the legendary pioneer-settler. Drawing upon many sources, including Annie’s family, Cougar Annie Tales uses dramatic narrative, images, letters, and original compositions to celebrate the unconventional life of one of B.C.’s most colourful characters.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Call 250-748-7246 or visit https://showroomproductions.ca/buy-tickets