The People’s Photo Album: A Pictorial Genealogy of the Antigonish Movement, the inaugural publication of HARP, The People’s Press, www.harppublishing.ca includes a dedication to Lionel (Buddy) Doucette (Theatre Antigonish, p. 151), who died Feb. 1, 2018. Lionel Doucette played Tevye in the 1979 TA production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jeannie MacKay (then Smith). As hoped, the Album is generating many more “small stories.” When Addy Doucette looked at the Album at her Christmas Open House, she recalled how Buddy took on the role of Tevye. She and Buddy had recently moved back to Antigonish and were looking for teaching jobs, not theatre jobs. When James (Jimmy) MacPherson, longtime organist and choir director at St. Ninian’s withdrew from the role of Tevye, Jeannie recruited Buddy. An unforgettable performance! Jeannie was the Director of Theatre Antigonish before Addy Doucette.
L to R: Lionel (Buddy) Doucette as Tevye and Connie Wrigley as Hodel, 1979 Theatre Antigonish
Jeannie and Buddy take a curtain call