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MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Harvey is one of the most popular plays in American theatre history

a play based on the S&M classic Venus in Furs when an actress arrives late, wet, and cursing her fate. Is Vanda the actress he’s been looking for

and, in the past few years,

or the woman he needs or is

i t’s b e e n popping up on

she, like Harvey, something

theatre stages everywhere

beyond the realm of the

again. How can we explain

natural? Soon, both Thomas

its perennial appeal? Well,

and Vanda are contemplating

Mary Chase wrote her play to

their own versions of surren-

ease the anguish of a war-torn

der, as they explore the outer

nation and, unfortunately,

reaches of power and desire.

war never seems to go out of style either. I think there is

There is a moment in Venus

more to the play, though, than uplifting fun. After

in Fur when Vanda slips on a fur stole, and slowly

all, it did win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for

strips away our veneer of logic and civilization.

Drama in 1945.

We enter a world where the animal and the

Elwood P. Dowd, the hero of the play, is a modern-day mystic, in touch with wonders far beyond the knowledge of the everyday man. I don’t know what Elwood was like before Harvey, the invisible pooka, came into his life, but he may be one of the most highly evolved characters we’ve ever met on our Mainstage. He lives only in the now, inviting

mystical are once again intertwined. Harvey and Vanda are theatrical tricksters, stirring up stories so powerful that they need the stage to confine them. We believe these plays, like all great theatre, are necessary tools in our own transformations. Have you been transformed by your experiences in our theatre?

guests to join him tonight, not tomorrow. His only

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goal seems to be the happiness of others, and he

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surrenders his own will utterly, even to the point of accepting with grace whatever fate his sister

Yours always,

thinks best for him. Did Harvey choose to appear to Elwood because he had achieved such selfless bliss? Or was Harvey the instrument of Elwood’s enlightenment? Over at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, there’s a different kind of mystical enlightenment taking place, and the lights are flickering at the mere whisper of its approach. Stage director Thomas Novachek has just finished holding auditions for OCT/NOV 2013

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $154 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

With the generous support of the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 154 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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SETTING THE STAGE A POOKA PRIMER If a friend or family member introduced you to a six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey whom you could neither see nor hear, you might question his or her sanity. But as it turns out, creatures like Harvey have a rich history in Irish myth. Harvey is a pooka, a fairy spirit in animal form from old Celtic mythology. Wise but mischievous shapeshifters, pookas have the power of human speech and are known to strike up conversations with strangers, giving them advice or playing innocuous pranks. Pookas are said to be great listeners, and are often able to get people to divulge secrets and reveal their innermost feelings. They also have an uncanny ability to prophesize. A pooka never says goodbye – they mysteriously disappear, leaving the person they were talking to a little confused and wondering if what transpired between them was real. Playwright Mary Chase’s mother came over from Ireland with her four brothers when she was a teenager. A first-generation American, Chase had fond memories of the Irish folktales her uncle would tell her when she was growing up.

HARVEY “I think that’s always had an imprint on my work,” she told CBC Radio in 1981. “I have to say I’m very grateful for that heritage.” The myth of the pooka is alive and well in Ireland, where superstitions and customs regarding the creature are still observed by some. It’s always best to stay on the good side of a pooka so they don’t retaliate and cause mischief – like destroying crops and scattering livestock. Pookas are associated with Samhain, the Celtic festival that falls on October 31 and coincides with the harvest. Irish farmers are known to leave a small part of their crops on the field as “the pooka’s share.” Children are told not to eat fruit touched by the first frost because the pooka has spat on it, making it inedible. Rain falling on a sunny day – a common occurrence in Ireland – is a sign the pookas will be out that night. In Harvey, the legend of the pooka comes to life as Harvey interacts with Elwood and surprises even those characters who don’t believe he exists.

Read the full transcript of Mary Chase’s CBC interview on our website: www.mtc.mb.ca.

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CURTAIN CALLS

HARVEY debuted as a musical in Toronto in 1981. It was also the winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize. What? A comedy about a guy with a rabbit as a best friend wins the Pulitzer? In a year in which the competition included The Glass Menagerie? It seems hard to believe. And yet, believing is what Harvey is all about, so let’s go down that rabbit hole and begin to look at what lifts this story beyond a simple comedy.

Director’s

Notes

by Ann Hodges

FORMER NEWSPAPER REPORTER AND SUCCESSFUL playwright Mary Chase had decided she would stop writing plays after her latest one flopped on Broadway. Happily married and raising a family in Denver, her days included walking her young boys to school each day. And each day they would pass a woman going to work in the opposite direction. She knew the woman was a widow, with a son in the air force. One day she heard that the woman’s son had been killed in action. In an interview with CBC, Mary Chase explains: “That wasn’t what jolted me so much as the fact that in a week or 10 days, I saw the woman leaving the apartment house, going a little more slowly, to catch the bus to go back to her old job. I couldn’t endure it. She began to haunt me. And the question began to haunt me. Could I ever think of anything to make that woman laugh again? So I dreamt about her, she followed me up and down the stairs, she was in my thoughts, and I kept looking for ideas and rejecting them. I knew that she wouldn’t laugh about any comedy about sex; I knew she wouldn’t laugh about any comedy about money or politics. Then one morning I awoke at 5:00 and I saw a psychiatrist walking across our bedroom floor followed by an enormous white rabbit. And I knew then I had it.” This image, of course, was the genesis for the comic hit that ran on Broadway for four and a half years, has had countless productions since, became a beloved Hollywood movie, and even 8

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At first, the play seems very simple indeed: a man’s insistence that his best friend is a six-foot-tall rabbit infuriates and embarrasses his social-climbing sister, who decides to do something about it once and for all. As she and others attempt to find a solution for Elwood and his unique companion, we begin to see how Elwood is possibly the most normal and human character, and it is everyone else who seems crazy, shallow and obsessed with all the wrong things. Yes, he sees an invisible rabbit, but he also sees the best in whoever is in front of him. And he has an uncanny ability to fully experience each moment with pleasure and joy – something that is ultimately admired and envied by some, ignored or feared by others. Then, as the evening unfolds, the invisible Harvey’s mischief shifts slightly. Suddenly this is no longer a simple story about one eccentric man’s hallucinations, but something that veers onto a different level of reality, making us wonder: what exactly is Harvey, who can see him and why, and what is he trying to do to this crazy group of people? In one of her final interviews, Mary Chase says that as a child, she “had sensed that there was in human beings – rich, poor, criminal, nice – a common denominator. That if you could once reach it, you were in a wonderful country.” It appears that this common denominator is what Harvey and Elwood choose to see in people, and the wonderful country is the place where they choose to dwell. It is also this wonderful country that the original audiences, the Pulitzer committee, and millions since have recognized – a place of purity, happiness, generosity of spirit and utmost acceptance of others. It’s a wonderful place that Mary Chase says lives inside all of us, no matter who we are. It’s a place where Harvey invites us to go, if we can only put aside our silly obsessions and misplaced priorities, and believe it exists. Let’s hop to it and go there now.


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Steven Schipper, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Camilla Holland, GENERAL MANAGER

PRESENTS

BY

MARY CHASE

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH

DON GREGORY

OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 9, 2013 PREVIEW | OCTOBER 16

Director Set & Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Assistant Director Apprentice Director Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Apprentice Stage Manager

Ann Hodges Brian Perchaluk Larry Isacoff John Bent Jr. Julia Arkos Matthew Lagacé* Chris Pearce Michelle Lagassé Airyn Lancaster

THE CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Miss Johnson Elwood P. Dowd Veta Louise Simmons Judge Omar Gaffney E.J. Lofgren Ruth Kelly, RN William R. Chumley, MD Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet Betty Chumley Lyman Sanderson, MD Myrtle Mae Simmons Duane Wilson

Julia Arkos Mark Crawford Catherine Fitch John B. Lowe Harry Nelken Laura Olafson Steven Ratzlaff Jan Skene Miriam Smith Jeremy Walmsley Alissa Watson Cory Wojcik

SETTING

The library of the old Dowd family mansion and the reception room of Chumley’s Rest, a sanitorium.

Harvey is performed with one intermission.

SPECIAL THANKS: GLENN BUHR, CARY DENBY *POSITION FUNDED THROUGH THE JEAN MURRAY – MORAY SINCLAIR THEATRE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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ARTISTS

Julia Arkos

Catherine Fitch

Miss Johnson/ Assistant Director

Veta Louise Simmons

MTC Other People’s Money, August: Osage County, An Inspector Calls.

MTC Orpheus Descending (with Mirvish).

OTHER THEATRE Julia has worked with: Soulpepper

Wake, The Lonely Diner, The Nuttalls, Early August, Pearl Gidley, Courting Johanna (Blyth); Scratch, Escape from Happiness (Factory); Half Life (TA); Drinking Alone, Communicating Doors, Othello (Persephone); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Passe Muraille); Forever Yours, Marie-Lou (Centaur).

Theatre Company (Toronto); Kaleidoscope Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Arts Club, Mothership Collective (Vancouver); MTYP, PTE, WJT, Theatre Projects Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Playwrights (Winnipeg). FILM/TV Credits include: Heaven is for Real, Lucky Christmas, Less Than Kind, Eureka, Dead Like Me, Deadzone, Tru Calling, The X-Files. ET CETERA With great thanks to Matt for his

continued support.

Mark Crawford Elwood P. Dowd

OTHER THEATRE Beyond the Farm Show, Falling: A

FILM/TV Picture Day, Away from Her, Niagara Motel, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Knockaround Guys, The Arrow, The Battle of Mary Kay, Butterbox Babies – Gemini Award, South of Wawa, Living in Your Car – Gemini nomination, Slings and Arrows, This is Wonderland – two Gemini nominations, Road to Avonlea, King, Lost Girl, Murdoch Mysteries. TRAINING Graduate of the National Theatre School of

Canada and the University of Calgary.

John B. Lowe Judge Omar Gaffney MTC First appearance. OTHER THEATRE The Notorious Right Robert and his

Robber Bride (Festival Players); Memorial (Next Stage Theatre Festival); It’s a Wonderful Life (TNB); The Normal Heart (Studio 180 Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (CS); See How They Run, Opening Night (TA); Vimy (Blyth); The 39 Steps (Magnus Theatre, Globus Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (Driftwood Theatre); Why We Tortured Him (Hammertheatre); Peg and the Yeti, Danny, King of the Basement (Carousel Players); Mary’s Wedding (Thousand Islands Playhouse). TRAINING Graduate of the University of Toronto and

Sheridan College.

 ET CETERA In 2014, Mark will make his playwriting

debut with the premiere of Stag and Doe.

MTC First appearance. OTHER THEATRE The Secret Mask, The Savannah

Disputation, Having Hope at Home (PTE); Here on the Flight Path, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Drawer Boy (Sunshine Theatre); An Inspector Calls (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Measure for Measure (Citadel); Dear Santa, Over the River and Through the Woods (Western Canada Theatre). FILM/TV Series regular: Tiny Plastic Men, Cashing In, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy. Movies: Reasonable Doubt, Silent Night, The Christmas Heart, Euphoria, Lucky Christmas, Wedding for One, Locked Down, The Hessen Conspiracy, The Secrets of Comfort House, Fido, The Butterfly Effect, The Ultimate Christmas Present, Trapped. TV appearances: Less Than Kind, Millennium, The X-Files, First Wave, The Immortal, The New Addams Family, Cold Squad.

FOR A FULL LIST OF THEATRE ABBREVIATIONS, PLEASE REFER TO LEGEND ON PAGE 4

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Harry Nelken

Steven Ratzlaff

E.J. Lofgren

William R. Chumley, MD

MTC Other People’s Money, The Tempest, Glengarry Glen Ross, Our Town, The Homecoming, To Kill a Mockingbird (with Citadel), The Philadelphia Story (with TC).

MTC August: Osage County, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Glengarry Glen Ross, Our Town, The Philadelphia Story (with TC).

OTHER THEATRE A Pretty Girl (Chemainus Theatre

Veil (PTE); Girl in a Goldfish Bowl (PTE/Belfry); Annie (Rainbow); Lenin’s Embalmers (WJT/Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company); Essay/The Russian Play, Broken Glass, Einstein’s Gift, Funny Girl (WJT); Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza, Urinetown (Dry Cold); Last Man in Puntarenas (TPM).

Festival); The Dishwashers, Zadie’s Shoes, Cold Comfort, The Chinese Man Said Goodbye (PTE); The Stone Angel (PTE/NAC); Einstein’s Gift, Lenin’s Embalmers (WJT); Three Sisters (zone41 theatre/TPM); The Elmwood Visitation (TPM); Zadie’s Shoes (Factory); King’s Park (Moving Target Theatre Company); Eureka!, Facts, All or Nothing, States of Shock (Winnipeg Fringe). FILM Capote, Population 436. TRAINING Thanks to Ulla Ryum, Carol Rosenfeld,

James Dodding, Patsy Rodenburg, John Hirsch, Leibel Bassman, Giles Block.

OTHER THEATRE Julius Caesar (SIR); The Brink, Molly’s

TRAINING University of Winnipeg.

Jan Skene Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet

ET CETERA For Rachel, Rhea, Cynthia and Baby

Mischief.

Laura Olafson Ruth Kelly, RN

MTC It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Good Sisters (Les Belles-Soeurs), A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE Includes: A Year with Frog and Toad

MTC The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish). OTHER THEATRE Sunday in the Park with George

(Grant MacEwan University); Oliver! (Citadel); 9 to 5: The Musical, Nashville Outlaws, Queens of Country, Footloose (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Mary Poppins, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose (Rainbow); Urinetown (Dry Cold); Death of a Salesman, Funny Girl (WJT); The Savannah Disputation (PTE); The Skriker (Echo (Beach) Theatre); Into the Woods (District Theatre Collective). FILM/TV My Awkward Sexual Adventure, House Party. TRAINING Laura has a diploma in Theatre Arts from

Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB.

(MTYP/Citadel); Honk!, See Saw (MTYP); The Brink, Having Hope at Home, Cruel Tears (PTE); Stretching Hide, Albertine in Five Times (TPM); Follies, Company, Nine, A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); Footloose, The King and I, Big: The Musical (Rainbow); Russell’s World (MTYP/YTP). FILM/TV Includes: Strings, Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, The Many Trials of One Jane Doe, Fred Penner’s Place, Tipi Tales. ET CETERA Jan is co-founder and manager of Skene

Stunts Inc. with her husband Rick and two sons, Daniel and Sean.

Miriam Smith Betty Chumley

ET CETERA Laura is thrilled to be playing “Emma” in

WJT’s spring production of Shiksa and “Adele” in Dry Cold Productions’ A Man of No Importance. Much love and gratitude to Ann. MTC Gone With the Wind, August: Osage County, Steel Magnolias, Strong Poison, Our Town, The Real Thing, A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing.

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ARTISTS OTHER THEATRE Bingo!, Burnin’ Love, Moonlight and

Magnolias, How It Works, Molly’s Veil (PTE); Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (PTE/Belfry); The Father, Broken Glass, Einstein’s Gift (WJT); The Relapse, A Little of Wot You Fancy, The Millionairess, The Miser, Nothing Sacred (VP). FILM/TV Psych, Prosecuting Casey Anthony, The L

Word, Canoe, Amreeka, Holiday Switch, Falcon Beach.

Much love to family and friends – thank you for your positivity and encouragement!

Cory Wojcik Duane Wilson

Jeremy Walmsley Lyman Sanderson, MD

MTC Miracle on South Division Street, August: Osage County. OTHER THEATRE The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Mary

MTC Gone With the Wind. OTHER THEATRE Footloose (Rainbow); Angels in

America: Millennium Approaches (WJT); Altar Boyz (PTE/Winnipeg Studio Theatre); Spring Awakening (Winnipeg Studio Theatre); Miss Saigon (Broadway Live Broadway); Velocity (Persephone).

Poppins (Rainbow); Jail Baby (Sarasvàti Productions); Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare (White Rabbit Productions); The Big League (MTYP); Strike! – The Musical (Danny Schur); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Head (SIR); Urinetown (Dry Cold); November (WJT). FILM/TV Mad Ship, Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, Wild Cherry, Less Than Kind. TRAINING University of Winnipeg Department of

Less Than Kind.

Theatre & Film, University of Manitoba Faculty of Education.

ET CETERA Jeremy is honoured to be back at MTC

ET CETERA Lots of love to his family! Watch for Cory

and to be working with such a fantastic, talented group of people! He would like to thank his wonderful family for their undying love and support. Look for him next in MTC’s Jane Eyre.

in MTC’s touring production of Miracle on South Division Street this winter and Dry Cold Productions’ A Man of No Importance this spring.

FILM/TV Deserted Cities, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil,

Alissa Watson Myrtle Mae Simmons

MTC First appearance. OTHER THEATRE Magical Mystery Munsch (PTE);

Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests, Empty (Sarasvàti Productions); The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (inspired I theatre); The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Look Left Productions). Upcoming: Night Light (MTYP). TRAINING Brandon University, Guildhall School of

Music & Drama, Prairie Theatre Exchange School including the Professional Training Ensemble (PTE@ PTE). ET CETERA Alissa is a founding member of the

Bouffon ensemble – “The Talentless Lumps.” Watch for their first full-length show at MTC’s Master Playwright Festival in January. Many thanks to Ann and MTC for the opportunity to tell this whimsical story and share the stage with this talented cast.

Mary Chase Playwright

Mary Chase (1906–81) was raised in Denver, Colorado. Before becoming a successful playwright, Chase kicked off her career as a newspaper journalist. Writing society pages and the text for flapper-era cartoons, Chase was described by colleagues as “pioneering” and “witty.” She had three sons with husband and fellow reporter Robert Chase. Her first play, Me Third, was produced at Denver’s Baker Federal Theatre as a part of a government initiative to ease unemployment during the Great Depression. Harvey opened on Broadway in 1944 and ran for 1,775 performances. Capitalizing on the play’s success, Chase wrote the screen adaptation, receiving an unprecedented $1 million from Universal Studios for the film rights. In 1981, while working on the musical adaptation, Say Hello to Harvey, Chase had a fatal heart attack, and was buried in Jefferson County, Colorado.

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ARTISTS

Ann Hodges

Larry Isacoff

Director

Lighting Designer

MTC Other People’s Money, August: Osage County, Top Girls, Jitters, Our Country’s Good. OTHER THEATRE Mary Poppins (Rainbow); Jail Baby

(Sarasvàti Productions); The Secret Mask (GCTC); The Lonely Diner (Blyth); The December Man, Moonlight and Magnolias, Marion Bridge, The Rez Sisters, Speak, Painting Churches (PTE); Urinetown – SATA Outstanding Production, Beauty and the Beast, Strike! – The Musical (Persephone); Bashir Lazhar, Encore (TPM); Anne (Neptune); Idomeneo (Pacific Opera); The Daughter of the Regiment, Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, L’Elisir d’Amore (Manitoba Opera).

MTC Other People’s Money, August: Osage County, The Fighting Days, The Shunning, The Seafarer, Looking Back – West, Bleeding Hearts, Rope’s End, The Retreat from Moscow, Fully Committed, Mating Dance of the Werewolf, The Miracle Worker, Cloud Nine, Bedroom Farce, How I Got That Story, The Affections of May, Mrs. Klein, The Gin Game, Paper Wheat. OTHER THEATRE Globe Theatre, 25th Street Theatre,

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, PTE, MTYP. ET CETERA Larry divides his time between engaging

theatre projects and teaching yoga.

TRAINING Graduate, National Theatre School and

University of Winnipeg. One of 10 international directors invited to participate in a workshop with Peter Brook at the National Theatre in London.

John Bent Jr. Sound Designer

ET CETERA Ann has written numerous translations

and libretti for opera companies, including the acclaimed Naomi’s Road for Vancouver Opera.

Brian Perchaluk Set & Costume Designer

MTC Recent and favourites: Other People’s Money, Miracle on South Division Street, August: Osage County, The Fighting Days, The Shunning, After Miss Julie, The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), Pride and Prejudice, Our Town, Trying, My Fair Lady, The Lonesome West, To Kill a Mockingbird (with Citadel), Patience, Quills, Travels with My Aunt, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Oleanna, M. Butterfly (with NAC). OTHER THEATRE Brian’s work has been featured at

theatres across the country, including two seasons each at the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Selected recent credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe); Vimy (NAC/GCTC); To Kill a Mockingbird (TC); The Dishwashers, The Brink, Till It Hurts, The Secret Mask (PTE); Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza (Dry Cold); King Lear, Fidelio (Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada); John & Beatrice (TPM); Spring Awakening (Winnipeg Studio Theatre); Les Disparus (Théâtre Vice Versa Theatre); Henry V (SIR).

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MTC More than 40 shows since ‘98, including Other People’s Money, Gone With the Wind, Miracle on South Division Street, Next to Normal, The 39 Steps, The Drowsy Chaperone (with TC), The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), The Syringa Tree, Fiddler on the Roof, Over the Tavern, The Rocky Horror Show (with CS), Evita (with TC), Camelot (with TC/Citadel), King Lear, Wit. OTHER THEATRE The Shadowy Waters (Eternal Rose

Theatre); The Diary of Anne Frank (Segal/Neptune); The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Keely and Du, The Heart As It Lived, Grace (ATP); Lion in the Streets (Sage Theatre); Some Assembly Required (Northern Light Theatre). ET CETERA Two Betty Mitchell Awards (Grace, Lion in

the Streets). Member of IATSE Local 63 and the Eclub. Founding member of Eternal Rose Theatre.


ARTISTS

Matthew Lagacé

Michelle Lagassé

Apprentice Director

Assistant Stage Manager

MTC Apprentice Stage Manager: Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (with TC), The History of Manitoba from the Beginning of Time to the Present in 45 Minutes.

MTC Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager (selected): Miracle on South Division Street, A Few Good Men (with Citadel), Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Romeo and Juliet, After Miss Julie.

OTHER THEATRE Director: Three on a Bench (Ghost

OTHER THEATRE Stage Manager & Assistant Stage

Monkey Productions); The New Testament, ‘Dentity Crisis (Black Hole Theatre Company). Apprentice Stage Manager: Aida, The Daughter of the Regiment (Manitoba Opera); Altar Boyz (PTE/Winnipeg Studio Theatre); Little Women, Sweeney Todd (Dry Cold); The Merry Wives of Windsor (SIR). Stage Manager: Maple Route (Theatre Incarnate); A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night’s Dream (SIR). TRAINING Matthew is a graduate of the U of M

Manager (selected): Noises Off (Citadel); The Dishwashers, Till It Hurts, Burnin’ Love (PTE); Lenin’s Embalmers (WJT/Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company); 10 seasons with the Shaw Festival. TRAINING National Theatre School of Canada, Banff

School of Fine Arts, the University of Winnipeg. ET CETERA Michelle has worked at the Winnipeg

Fringe Festival, PTE’s Carol Shields Festival of New Works and on the last four federal elections.

Theatre Program/Black Hole Theatre Company. ET CETERA “I would like to thank my friends and

family for their love and support. Flameo Hotman!” Matthew is also the proud recipient of the Jean Murray – Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship in 2010 and 2013. Upcoming: Child Supervisor for Jane Eyre (MTC).

Chris Pearce Stage Manager

Airyn Lancaster Apprentice Stage Manager

MTC Production Assistant: Assassins. OTHER THEATRE Franklin, Busytown (Koba

Entertainment); Avenue Q (District Theatre Collective); Artichoke Heart (Theatre Outgrabe); Our Country’s Good, The Possibilities, Cyrano, While We’re Young (U of W).

MTC Many productions at the Mainstage, starting with 1981’s Balconville; eight productions at the Warehouse, including The Seafarer and August: Osage County. OTHER THEATRE Three Sisters (zone41 theatre/TPM);

Madama Butterfly (Manitoba Opera); The December Man, Where the Blood Mixes, The Dishwashers (PTE); The Light in the Piazza (Dry Cold); Kindness (MTYP). ET CETERA Three seasons at the Edinburgh

Fringe and seasons at the Stratford, Shaw and Charlottetown festivals. If you’d like to challenge Chris to shave off his 30-year-old moustache, make a donation under his name at www.movember.com.

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Gather the family for a spirited outing to A Christmas Story “Wildly funny” – COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT

NOV. 19 – DEC. 14

A Christmas Story is adapted from Bob Clark’s beloved Christmas film by Philip Grecian, who wrote It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, a great success at the Mainstage four years ago. This uproarious comedy takes a nostalgic look at childhood, and little Ralphie Parker’s longing to find a Red Ryder B.B. gun under the Christmas tree. A Christmas Story is helmed by MTC’s Associate Artistic Director Robb Paterson, who is no stranger to crowd-pleasing holiday fare. Robb played Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol – The Musical and directed It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play and White Christmas at the Mainstage. Robb’s research for A Christmas Story took him to Cleveland; he toured the Parker family house where exterior scenes were filmed, although the rest of the shooting was done in Canada. In 2012, the film was chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Registry of culturally significant films, and the play has become a holiday standard in many cities, giving audiences yet another way to spend Christmas with the Parker family. We hope your whole family will join us for the hilarious and heartwarming escapades of Ralphie and his friends!

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Invisible, Loyal Friends “If Harvey happens to take a liking to people he expresses himself quite definitely. If he’s not particularly interested, he sits there like an empty chair or an empty space on the floor.” – Elwood P. Dowd In Mary Chase’s play Harvey, Elwood P. Dowd has an imaginary friend by the name of Harvey. As imaginary friends go, Harvey is a bit unusual since he is a six-foot-tall white rabbit. But in many ways, Harvey is a good friend. He is a constant companion to Elwood and is loyal, supportive and generous. As you might expect, Elwood’s family is worried about his state of mind. After all, how many people have a human-sized rabbit friend? Nonetheless, Elwood seems to be happy and well-adjusted. The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, like Elwood P. Dowd, is fortunate to have many loyal, supportive and generous friends who are not generally seen. They are not exactly invisible and they are certainly not big rabbits, but they are enormously significant. This unseen group of MTC friends is made up of donors and supporters. And like Harvey, when our donors, sponsors and patrons take a liking to us, they express themselves quite definitely. If, on the other hand, they are not particularly interested, the result is empty seats and quieter spaces at our two stages. The cost of presenting quality programming is shared by many members of the MTC family. Ticket sales to subscribers and casual buyers contribute about 50% of our family budget. The rest comes from sponsors, grants, and corporate and individual donors. Although these may be the “unseen” supporters and friends, they make a definite impact.

Fringe Theatre Festival, the Master Playwright Festival and our Regional Tour. And even better, our “unseen” donors receive terrific benefits depending on the level of gift, from an invitation to attend a dress rehearsal to lunch with Artistic Director Steven Schipper. These benefits deepen your relationship with us and give you a more personal connection to the art form you love. Visit our website at www.mtc.mb.ca for an outline of individual donor levels and the exciting benefits you can receive or contact Garth in the Development office for more information. You may also want to consider making a planned gift or taking advantage of the generous Canada Cultural Investment Fund’s matching grant program by making a gift to MTC’s Endowment Fund by the November 30 deadline. Just as Elwood P. Dowd enjoyed the company of Harvey, the big white invisible rabbit, so we at MTC enjoy the company of our generous donor family and supporters. Most people do not see you. You are not on the stage or in the spotlight. But you are here and we appreciate you more than you know.

Donate by mail, phone or online at www.mtc.mb.ca. For more information, contact Garth in the Development Office at 204-956-1340 ext. 240.

These donations help bring a wide range of theatre art to our stages and, thanks to gifts from our “unseen” donors, ticket prices remain affordable. The Winnipeg economy also profits from the employment of actors, artists, producers, technicians and administrators. Students gain experience from our education programs and discounted ticket prices. The community benefits from valuable programs such as the Winnipeg

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LAWYERS PLAY From April 23 to 27, 2013, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC) and the Manitoba Bar Association (MBA) presented Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Tom Hendry Warehouse. This 21st annual event would not have been possible without the partnership of the MBA and the sponsorship of PwC. The MTC/MBA Lawyers Play is an important annual fundraiser for MTC and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. MTC is very grateful for the loyal support of the MBA and their members, without whom we would not have raised more than $850,000 over the years. The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre extends a heartfelt thanks to the talented cast and hardworking crew, as well as our many volunteers, sponsors, advertisers and audience members. PHOTO BY RANDY ZYLA HARDER

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Thank you to the cast: Kathrine Basarab, Melissa Beaumont, Kalyn Bomback, Tashia Dreger, Kirsty Elgert, Nancy Fazenda, Adrian Frost, Danny Gunn, Melissa Hazelton, Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin, Reannah Hocken, Zilla Jones, Jamie Jurczak, David Kroft, Hayley Main, Marika Nerbas, Myron Pawlowsky, Leith Robertson, Laura Robinson, Evan Roitenberg, Darren Sawchuk, Darcia Senft, Richard Smith, Neil Steen, Desiree Tan, Stéphanie Tétrault, Maria Versace

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Co-creators Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson are bringing their electric exploration of MTC founding Artistic Director John Hirsch to the Tom Hendry Warehouse. Hirsch played to great acclaim at the Stratford Festival in 2012 and the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. While the original production incorporated Hirsch’s professional achievements and personal connections in Winnipeg, Alon and Paul wanted to deepen their research to ensure the MTC version is the fullest yet. So for a week in April, they visited Winnipeg in search of the man who lived passionately and without compromise. In addition to their intensive research on-site at MTC, the team visited the home where John grew up, spoke with people who knew him and explored his old neighbourhood. In the spirit of improvisation, Alon appeared as himself and sometimes as John. Fortunately for us, Alon and Paul invited videographer/photographer Leif Norman along so we could get a glimpse of Hirsch in the making. We encourage you to visit the Hirsch section of the MTC website to watch Leif’s video. Needless to say, we’re thrilled to welcome Hirsch home to MTC. The show has captivated audiences across the globe and we hope it will captivate you too. As an MTC co-founder and visionary, John Hirsch made an indelible mark on the theatrical landscape of our province. As Alon says to John in the play, “It’s not acceptable for you to be forgotten.”

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SETTING THE STAGE

VENUS IN FUR

About Sacher-Masoch’s original novel “I saw woman as the personification of nature, as Isis, and man as her priest, her slave; and I pictured her treating him as cruelly as Nature, who, when she no longer needs something that has served her, tosses it away, while her abuses, indeed her killing it, are its lascivious bliss.” – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

While there is something very modern about the subject matter in David Ives’ Venus in Fur,

license to treat him as her slave and mistreat him as she wished. The contract lasted six months, with Sacher-Masoch taking on the name ‘Gregor,’ and, like Severin, travelling by train to Italy in the guise of his mistress’s servant.

the play is actually adapted from an 1870 novella by Austrian writer Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch.

While Sacher-Masoch wrote other work, Venus in Furs is by far his most well-known and his only novel to be translated into English. His most enduring legacy is nonliterary: the power play and submissive behaviours found in his book and mirrored in his life gave birth to the term masochism – putting the ‘M’ in S&M.

In Venus im Pelz or Venus in Furs, an unnamed narrator has a dream of the goddess Venus wrapped in furs, who speaks about how the cruel nature of women increases men’s desire. Confused about his dream, the narrator talks to his friend Severin, who introduces him to Confessions of a Suprasensual Man, a manuscript Severin claims rid him of his desire to be dominated by women. The story is about a pleasure-seeking nobleman, also named Severin, who is infatuated with a woman named Wanda and wants to be dominated by her. He asks Wanda to make him her slave and encourages her to play out his fantasy, often using whips on him while dressed in only a fur coat. While reluctant at first, Wanda soon embraces the idea, finding new and creative ways to humiliate and degrade her charge, while increasingly despising Severin for allowing her to do these things to him. The tale comes to a climax with Wanda and Severin taking a trip to Florence. On the journey, Wanda has Severin dress and act like her servant, which includes staying in the filthy slave quarters when not servicing her every whim. Once in Florence, Wanda meets a man described as an Adonis and she brings him into their game. When Wanda’s new lover humiliates Severin, he no longer feels the desire to be submissive. Sacher-Masoch’s novel is autobiographical in part, as the author himself entered into a contract with a mistress in 1869, giving her

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CURTAIN CALLS Director’s Notes by Christopher Brauer When I started working in the theatre (which actually wasn’t all that long ago – the ‘80s weren’t that long ago, were they?) there was a stillprevalent sense that at the top of the theatrical food chain was the director. The director was a person whose power was absolute. I can remember being told by one such authoritarian régisseur that directors should always be 10 minutes late for rehearsal – to show everyone who was boss. Seriously. And, while I think this polarized notion has mostly gone the way of the dodo (as it should), it’s easy to understand why people would create this paradigm and why shadows of it might still persist. I mean, think about the audition process: I, as the director, am the gatekeeper to employment, income, and possible “discovery” or career advancement for some actor. I sit in a room, and a steady stream of talented people come in to present their take on a scene, I work with them a bit (15–20 minutes, tops), then send them on their way. And, let’s face it – these actors really want the job. Especially if they’re young, they’re really prepared to jump through nearly any hoop I might hold out for them. So, I do this for a few days in town, then perhaps travel out of town. Then I decide. That’s a lot of power.

VENUS IN FUR However, Masoch’s infamous work has been roundly criticized by real-world S&Mers. The main criticism is that the characters in Masoch’s work (like de Sade’s dark visions) get pleasure from dehumanizing, or victimizing the objects of their desire. And that isn’t at all how real-world S&M plays out. As titillating/amusing as the image of the heartless, whip-cracking, PVC-clad “master” might be, the truth is – and it’s always like this, isn’t it? – a lot more complicated. Because, for all the power dynamics that are played with in S&M, that interplay is rooted in genuine caring, negotiation, equal and honest communication, mutual trust and – yes – love. And I think this leads us to the clever thing that Ives manages to ultimately unveil in this play. That playing out the power games, whether it’s between director and actress or between dom and sub, is fun and sexy and darkly exciting. But in the end, whatever the difference in power, the object of your desire/artist you are evaluating is your partner, not your victim. And if you treat them poorly, you might regret what you unleash.

In the play, Vanda says, “You don’t have to tell me about sadomasochism – I’m in the theatre!” It’s certainly easy to see how someone could suggest that there’s a parallel between the director/actor relationship and the dominant/submissive partners in an S&M relationship. Which is, of course, the game that David Ives plays in Venus in Fur. In using the Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novella Venus in Furs as his jumping off point for the play, Ives has made a sly choice. On the one hand he has chosen a seminal kinky text: without Masoch we wouldn’t have Masochism. (Isn’t it interesting that both Sadism and Masochism are named for literary figures?) Really, Venus was the Fifty Shades of Grey of the late-nineteenth century. Certainly Thomas, the director character in the play, is deeply inspired by Severin (Masoch’s main character) – a man who demands to be dominated, who demands to have whatever passion is in him released, and is relentless in accomplishing this pursuit. And Thomas is equally demanding as a director. 24

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Director Set & Costume Designer Lighting & Media Designer Sound Designer Dialect Coach Stage Manager Apprentice Stage Manager

Christopher Brauer Gillian Gallow Hugh Conacher Michael Wright Shannon Vickers Leslie Sidley Holly LaJambe

THE CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Vanda Allison Brennan Thomas Matthew Edison

Venus in Fur is performed without intermission.

ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY, (BRIAN KULICK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; JESSICA R. JENEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON BROADWAY BY THE MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB (LYNNE MEADOW, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; BARRY GROVE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER) BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH JON B. PLATT, SCOTT LANDIS AND CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY, AT THE SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE ON OCTOBER 13, 2011. SPECIAL THANKS: TIM BABCOCK, SHARON BAJER, LINDA DIETRICK (DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG), LORD ALPHABET, MASTER BRYAN & NILLA, GLENN MOULAISON, BRENDAN MURRAY, CARSON NATTRASS, MELISSA NOVECOSKY, PRAIRIE THEATRE EXCHANGE, UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & FILM

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ARTISTS

Allison Brennan

David Ives

Vanda

Playwright

MTC First appearance. OTHER THEATRE A Christmas Carol (American

Conservatory Theater, San Francisco); Pericles, An Ideal Husband (California Shakespeare Theater); Philistines, Good Breeding, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Cure, Romeo and Juliet, La Ronde, Escape from Happiness, Richard II workshop (American Conservatory Theater MFA Program); That Other Person, Crazy Eights (Vision Theatre, Ottawa); The Odyssey (NAC). FILM/TV Certain Prey, Girl’s Best Friend, Black Widower, Be My Valentine, Cindy in Dr. Cabbie, Mary Margaret in Tell the World, Dominique in The Husband She Met Online.

David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, All in the Timing (he has been included in the “Best Short Plays” series seven times), and for Venus in Fur, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, The School for Lies (adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope), The Liar (adapted from Corneille), Time Flies and Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain). He has also translated Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear and Yasmina Reza’s A Spanish Play. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City.

TRAINING MFA (American Conservatory Theater,

Christopher Brauer

2009), BFA (University of Ottawa, 2006).

Director

Matthew Edison Thomas

MTC First engagement. OTHER THEATRE Director: Angels in America: MTC Pride and Prejudice, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. OTHER THEATRE Like Wolves (GCTC); Race, Amadeus,

Proof (CS); The Caretaker, The Real Thing, Awake and Sing!, Loot, A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper); The School for Wives (Soulpepper/NAC); Midnight Sun (Tarragon/NAC); Forests, The Real World? (Tarragon); The Importance of Being Ernest (Persephone/Western Canada Theatre); The 39 Steps (TA); Lawrence & Holloman (Persephone, PTE); The Man Who Came to Dinner, Fanny’s First Play (Shaw); Kilt (New Stages Theatre Company); The Winter’s Tale (NAC); The Misanthrope (Adler Theatre); Mother Courage (Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre); The Merchant of Venice, Where Ravens Rule (Edinburgh Festival); Talk Radio (Canterbury Studio). FILM/TV Dirty Singles, Saving Hope, Mama, King & Maxwell, The LA Complex, Republic of Doyle, Harriet the Spy, The Wild Girl, Murdoch Mysteries, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Flash of Genius, House Party, Princess, Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story, At the Hotel, Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (WJT); Three Sisters (zone41 theatre/TPM); The Winter’s Tale (Tom-Tom Theatre); Othello (SIR); The Story of a Sinking Man (Theatre Dirigible); The Universal Wolf (No Sugar Added Productions); Three More Sleepless Nights (Broken Dog Productions); The Play’s the Thing, Marion Bridge (Georgian Theatre Festival); Seven Doors, The Possibilities, As You Like It, Faust(us), Pericles, King Lear, La La La Dispute (U of W). Text Coach: The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV, Henry V, Julius Caesar (SIR). TRAINING/TEACHING MFA, York University. Christopher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of Winnipeg. ET CETERA This and everything is for McG and

the poppy.

ET CETERA Matthew writes for stage, radio, film and

television. His play The Domino Heart will be produced in London, England in 2014 at the Finborough Theatre.

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Gillian Gallow

Michael Wright

Set & Costume Designer

Sound Designer

MTC God of Carnage (with VP), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (costumes, with TC).

MTC The Penelopiad, August: Osage County, The Fighting Days, Romeo and Juliet, The Seafarer, Looking Back – West, Top Girls, Rope’s End, Fully Committed, The Last Five Years, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cherry Docs.

OTHER THEATRE Costume Designer: The Three

OTHER THEATRE North Main Gothic, The Monster

Musketeers (Stratford); The Kite Runner (TC/ Citadel); Dust (ATP/Human Cargo); Awake and Sing! (Soulpepper); Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella (Grand). Set & Costume Designer: Hirsch (Stratford); King Lear, Thirsty (NAC); Night (Human Cargo/ NAC); Calendar Girls (Grand); Appetite (Volcano/ Theatre Passe Muraille). Set Designer: The Mill (Theatrefront). Upcoming: Mary Poppins (Citadel/ TC); The Red Priest (ATP). TRAINING York University, BFA. ET CETERA Gillian is the recipient of three Dora

Mavor Moore awards. Upcoming: Hirsch (set & costumes) at the Tom Hendry Warehouse.

Hugh Conacher Lighting & Video Designer

MTC The Penelopiad, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, After Miss Julie, Macbeth (with English Suitcase Theatre Company), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Glass Menagerie (1989/90), Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, A Walk in the Woods, Frankenstein: Playing with Fire. OTHER THEATRE Hugh has collaborated with

choreographers, dance and theatre companies worldwide for over 30 years. In Winnipeg, he regularly works with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Gearshifting Performance Works, Freya Olafson, Theatre Projects Manitoba, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and Théâtre Vice Versa Theatre. ET CETERA Hugh has expanded his lighting process

to include various forms of interactive media, video and photography, as seen in Hybrid Human at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Freya Olafson’s Avatar and the upcoming Q Dance premiere. His photographic work has been published throughout North America and beyond. HughConacher.com

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Trilogy, The Elmwood Visitation, Age of Arousal (TPM); Everything is Coming Up Roses (Gearshifting Performance Works); Mmm Munsch, Something Drastic, Puppet Munsch (PTE); Macbeth (SIR); The Designated Mourner (Persona Theatre); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival); Hedwig and the Angry Inch Atrocity Tour 2004 (Rose Tinted Productions, UK). FILM The Last Harvest, Métis, Métis Not, Dead Mothers Kitchen Floors, Dust. ET CETERA Michael is active in the music world with

over two dozen album credits and is a member of IATSE 63.

Shannon Vickers Dialect Coach

MTC Gone With the Wind, August: Osage County, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Top Girls, Steel Magnolias. OTHER THEATRE Voice/Text/Dialect Coaching: DAI

(Enough) (WJT); Village Wooing (zone41 theatre); Bingo! (PTE); The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (TPM); The Merry Wives of Windsor (SIR); Fen (Saràsvati Productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CS). TRAINING/TEACHING Shannon earned an MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy at the University of Alberta. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg and is a certified Associate Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork.


ARTISTS

Leslie Sidley Stage Manager

Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis, MTC Productions Inc., Lynne Meadow, Barry Brove, Jessica R. Jenen, Scott M. Delman, Classic Stage Company Producers

MTC Gone With the Wind, The Melville Boys (tour), Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, Wingfield On Ice (tour), White Christmas, Looking Back – West, Bad Dates (tour), Pride and Prejudice, Fiddler on the Roof, Educating Rita (tour), Guys and Dolls (with TC/ Citadel). OTHER THEATRE Mary Poppins, Buddy: The Buddy

Holly Story, Annie, Footloose, Hairspray, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, The Full Monty, The Wizard of Oz (Rainbow); Gunmetal Blues, The Swearing Jar, Till It Hurts, Glorious!, Moonlight and Magnolias, Chimera, Wingfield On Ice, Marion Bridge, Copenhagen (PTE); Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SIR); The Forbidden Phoenix (MTYP). TRAINING Graduate of the Theatre Arts – Technical

Production program at Sheridan College and a member of CAEA. ET CETERA Love to my roomie!

Holly LaJambe Apprentice Stage Manager

MTC First engagement. OTHER THEATRE Girls Only (GO Productions); The

Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg); Immigration Stories, Diss, Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests (Sarasvàti Productions); Fire & Water Music Festival; While We’re Young, Machinal (University of Winnipeg); Angela and Her Sisters (University of Manitoba); The Miss Fire Cracker Contest, The Black Remote, The Ends of the Earth (Prairie Theatre Exchange School). FILM/TV W(or)k; When the World Was Flat.

The Broadway producers of Venus in Fur are Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis, MTC Productions Inc., Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Jessica R. Jenen, Scott M. Delman and Classic Stage Company. Lead producer Jon B. Platt’s producing credits include some of the most honoured dramatic work in Broadway history: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Pulitzer Prize winner), Perestroika, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Copenhagen, God of Carnage, Death of a Salesman and Clybourne Park (Pulitzer Prize winner). In addition to his seven Tony Awards, Mr. Platt has received 10 New York Drama Desk Awards, five New York Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Robert Whitehead Award for Distinguished Producing in the Commercial Theatre in 2012. Tony Award-winning producer Scott Landis’ credits include The Children’s Hour (West End), La Bete, The Pajama Game and Nice Work if You Can Get It. Manhattan Theatre Club, led by Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Director Barry Grove, is one of the nation’s leading non-profit theatres, producing innovative and diverse work by playwrights at all stages of their careers, at its Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres. Plays that debut at MTC are performed across the country and around the world, and six of them have won Pulitzer Prizes: Doubt, Proof, Ruined, Rabbit Hole, Crimes of the Heart and The Piano Lesson. Jessica R. Jenen produced An Evening with Patti Lupone & Mandy Patinkin, and while Executive Director of Classic Stage Company, produced the world premiere of Venus in Fur, as well as Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya and The Tempest, among others. Classic Stage Company is the premier Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to reimaging the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Scott M. Delman is a private equity investor at DGZ Capital who has co-produced The Book of Mormon, American Idiot, Mary Stuart and Ragtime.

TRAINING Graduate of the University of Winnipeg

Department of Theatre & Film (Honours, Stage Management & Production).

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

MTC’s partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library will immerse you in the world of the play. With events and resources to prepare you before seeing a show or to enrich your experience after the production, Play on Words is designed with you in mind!

Explore More THE ORIGINAL TEXT

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch First published in 1870, Sacher-Masoch’s notorious novel has entered not only our vocabulary in the term masochism, but the collective consciousness: whips, furs and leather permeate the sexual landscape. (The book is in the public domain and e-texts are widely available through Project Gutenberg and other online archives.) MORE DRAMA

The Bacchae by Euripides Another tale of divine punishment and sexual humiliation, as referenced in the play by Ives. Various translations available in the library and online.

The Balcony by Jean Genet In a brothel that caters to peculiar tastes, men from all walks of life act out their fantasies, while outside a revolution rages.

What Have You Done? by Louis Zorich Anecdotes and inside stories of auditioning from famous performers illustrate how a few brief moments onstage can seem like an eternity. WORKS INSPIRED BY THE TEXT

Belle de Jour (film) Starring the luminous Catherine Deneuve as “Severine,” who cannot admit her masochistic desires to her husband. Based on the novel by Joseph Kessel.

“Venus in Furs” (song) Written by Lou Reed and originally released on the 1967 album The Velvet Underground and Nico. Haunting electrified strings accompany some lyrics drawn verbatim from the book: “Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart.”

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AVANT-GARDE EROTIC LITERATURE

Crash by J.G. Ballard Car crash victims experiment with erotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, exploring the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of society’s increasing dependence on technology as intermediary.

Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler Through a simple sexual admission, a husband and wife are driven apart into rival worlds of erotic revenge in this haunting fantasy, a blend of dreams and reality.

Full Exposure by Susie Bright An “erotic manifesto” which explores some of the most complex questions about contemporary sexuality and argues that sexuality is the soul of the creative process.

The Piano Teacher by Elfreide Jelinek Erika, a piano teacher at the prestigious Vienna Conservatory who still lives with her mother, represses her desires until the passions roiling within her explode.

Techniques of Pleasure by Margot Weiss A vivid portrayal of the San Francisco Bay Area’s BDSM (bondage/discipline/sadomasochism) community which analyzes the politics of BDSM’s spectacular “performances” and contends that the scene is not set apart from real-world inequality but depends, like all sexual desire, on social hierarchies.


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MTC THRILLED TO CELEBRATE THEATRE’S GROUP OF 7

The ‘Group of 7’: Trish Cooper, Carolyn Gray, Ginny Collins, Debbie Patterson, Alix Sobler, Jessy Ardern and Cairn Moore.

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is pleased to join forces with local theatre partners to celebrate seven female playwrights who will see new work brought to life on city stages during the 2013/14 season. Collaborating under the banner theatre ++ winnipeg are Prairie Theatre Exchange, Theatre Projects Manitoba in partnership with zone41 theatre, Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Shakespeare in the Ruins, Manitoba Theatre for Young People and MTC. “We realized this would be an extraordinary theatre season for Winnipeg playwrights and we had an opportunity to celebrate this collectively,” noted Rea Kavanagh, General Manager of Theatre Projects Manitoba. “theatre ++ winnipeg can help ensure that the wide and supportive Winnipeg audience of theatregoers – and potential theatregoers – has access to an exciting diversity of plays.” At MTC, we’re delighted that Alix Sobler’s intriguing new play The Secret Annex is among this impressive list of world premieres. “I am thrilled to be in the company of such smart, creative ladies in this new ‘group of 7’,” said Alix. “My new play The Secret Annex deals with issues surrounding being a female artist with ambitions and goals in a very different time, and I know the challenges women faced and continue to face in our struggle for equity. It’s exciting to see the success of female playwrights highlighted and celebrated in our community. I feel lucky and honoured to be one of them.”

HAROLD AND VIVIAN ENTERTAIN GUESTS BY JESSY ARDERN FemFest, Sarasvàti Productions (run complete)

THE MISER OF MIDDLEGATE BY CAROLYN GRAY Theatre Projects Manitoba and zone41 theatre (run complete)

GOOD INTENTIONS BY GINNY COLLINS Winnipeg Jewish Theatre | Oct. 9 – 20

SOCIAL STUDIES BY TRISH COOPER Prairie Theatre Exchange | Nov. 20 – Dec. 8

THE SECRET ANNEX BY ALIX SOBLER Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre | Feb. 19 – Mar. 8

SARGENT & VICTOR & ME BY DEBBIE PATTERSON Theatre Projects Manitoba | Feb. 27 – Mar. 9

SHIKSA BY CAIRN MOORE Winnipeg Jewish Theatre | Apr. 2 – 13

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Pat & Bob Adamson Dawn Andersen Bernice Antoniuk Philip Ashdown Ken Ball & Karen Turner Joan Bender Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Bergbusch Mark Bernstein Arthur & Ken Blankstein-Ure Dr. Elizabeth Boustcha Ron & Joan Boyd James A. Bracken Don & Cheryl Breakey Billy Brodovsky & Libby Yager Sheila & David Brodovsky Stephen Brodovsky Carol Budnick Timothy Burt Michael & Donna Byrne Kevin Cadloff & Susan Hunt Agnes & John Collins Joyce Cooper Martin & Gail Corne Mrs. Miriam Crawford Ms. Linda Daniels DGH Engineering Ltd. Pam Dixon Dr. Sheila Domke & Stephen Ross Sally R. Dowler John & Ada Ducas Helene Dyck Roberta Dyck Mr. & Mrs. William Easton Dr. Michael Eleff & Chana Thau Mr. & Mrs. John & Martha Enns Selma Enns Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Finnbogason Gayle Fischer Marcia Fleisher Mr. & Mrs. R. Gallant Lynne & Lindsay Gauld Monique Gauthier & Charles Henaire Dr. & Mrs. Ron & Denise George Sharon & Arnold Glass

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ANNUAL GIVING Jeremy & Maureen Gordon Mintie Grienke Linda A. Harlos Sandra & Hans Hasenack Teresa A. Hay Mr. Dennis Hodgkinson Frank & Donna Hruska G.C. Irwin-Kilfoyle David Jacobson Rhea & Dave Jenkinson Lynne Jentsch Claire & Gerald Jewers Dr. Leonard Kahane April & Diamond Kassum Dr. & Mrs. Philip Katz Donald & Sheila Keatch Michael Kinnear Carol Campbell & Andy Krentz Teena Laird Barbara Latocki Dr. G.H. Lawler Lawton Partners Financial Planning Services Ltd Vi Leaney Carol & Clifford Levi Joe Lines Burton & Mary Lysecki Mr. & Mrs. E.R. MacDonald Sharon M. Macdonald Elaine & Neil Margolis Bob & Betty McCamis Mr. & Mrs. Campbell McIntyre Clairet & Irene Miller Rena & Reno Molinari Dr. Catherine Moltzan & Paul Brault Mr. Marc Monnin & Mrs. Donna Miller Vera Moroz Ken & Suzanne Munroe Robert Nickel Vivienne Nickerson Deborah & George Nytepchuk Joanne Olchowecki Truus Oliver Cam Mackie & Doris Mae Oulton Harry Panaschuk Myron Pawlowsky & Susan Boulter Steve Pazdor W. John Rae Angeline Ramkissoon Dr. Martin Reed & Joy Cooper Joyce Rich Dr. & Mrs. J. Richtik Ricou-Manfreda Marc & Sherri Rittinger Mrs. Linda Robinson John S. Russell Morley & Shirley Rypp Sandra Sadler Dr. Brent Schacter Hans & Gabriele Schneider Dr. Meir Serfaty & Bonnie Talbot Sherrett Appraisals Dr. & Mrs. A.M. Shojania Shayna & Merrill Shulman Gordon & Cheryl Samson Siemens Jeff Sisler & Cathy Rippin-Sisler Jennifer Skelly† & Family Mrs. Lorraine Smith

Patrick Smith Adele Standil Barb & Ken Stevens Eleanor Suderman Richard Swain Robert Sweetland Ross & B.J. Taylor Marilyn Thompson Phyllis A.C. Thomson Malcolm & Shirley Tinsley W. Tretiak & B. Baydock Mr. Charles R. Vandekerkhove Fran & Bob Vannevel Irv & Toby Vinsky Cynthia & Stirling Walkes Florence & Donald Whitmore Murray Wilson & Ivy Namaka Winfield Developments Canada Mr. C. Winstone Harry & Evelyn Wray 14 Anonymous

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Kirsten Albo Jacqueline Anderson Ms. Leslie E. Anderson & Mr. Ken MacLeod A. Robert Antenbring Helen & Ignatius Anyadike In honour of Helen Arkos – Anonymous Helen Arkos Scott Armstrong Lynne Arnason Phyllis Arnold-Luedtke Mr. Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Donald A. Bailey Richard Ball Ms. June Bari T.I. Bartman Brenda Batzel Alan & Lynne Becker Byrnes Benoit Bruce & Joyce Berry Brenda Binda Dick Bloemheuvel Mavis Bollman John Bond Oksana Bondarchuk Lilian Bonin L. Bookbinder Frances Booth Helen F. Bowen Morva Bowman & Alan Pollard Garth & Judy Bradley Robert B. Brennan Robert & Phyllis Briercliffe Darrel & Marianne Thom The Broda-Milian Family Mr. & Mrs. Greg & Sylvia Brodsky Miriam Bronstein Dennis Brown Derrick Brown Gerald R. Brown Irene Brown Shelley Buchan Sean & Melanie Bueckert Robert & Cheryl Butler

Enid & Con Butler Vera Butterworth Pierre Campeau T. & J. Carter Jeanetta Casselman Kelly & Judy Caughlin Rosemary Chapman Irma Charney Tom & Edith Checkley Duane Cheskey Shelley Chochinov Ed Choptuik Glen & Lorna Clark Mrs. Krystyn Clouston Bob Conarroe Joan E. Coombe Mr. & Mrs. Marek & Karen Corbett Alfred Cornies Edward & Brenda Cotton Anna Coulter James & Gwen Court Ray & Brenda Crabbe R. Lynn Craton Holly Cumming Jo-Ann Cumming Bradley J. Curran Sheila Curry Nadia Cymbaluk J. Dale Georges Damphousse Werner & Judy Danchura Mrs. Maureen Danzinger Bob & Alison Darling Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Darlington Ms. D. Davidson Diane de Rocquigny Kirk Dellebuur Ben & Shari Diamond Heather Dixon & Tony Harwood Jones Mary Donohue Adams Terry Dorge Joan Dougherty Margaret Drawson Al Dyregrov William & Helen Eamer Michael Easton Cal & Trudy Edgar Mr.& Mrs. Ken Edie Greg Edmond & Irene Groot-Koerkamp Enda Egan Ken Eisner Don & Elfie Elias Mr. & Mrs. H. Enns Ernest Epp Lilianne Erickson Euroway Industrial Michael & Brenda Evans Michele Feierstein Heather Ferguson Bob & Margaret Ferguson Nelma Fetterman Dr. & Mrs. D.D. & B.M. Fillis Mr. & Mrs. Gary W.E. Firth Christine Fleetwood Janet & Brian Fleishman Denis & Barb Fletcher

Ms. Helen Fontaine Donna Frame Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Francen Chris Freeman Mrs. Gitta Fricke Jennifer Friesen Marie Friesen Ron Gaffray Daniel Gagnon Michelle Georgi Sandra Giercke Susan Gilbert Ms. Heather Gillander Jack Gillespie Barbara & David Goldenberg Jim & Beverly Gowler Donald Graham Ms. Linda Graham Rosa Graveline Ms. Mavis E. Gray Rodger & Marion Guinn Jonathan Gunn Mr. & Mrs. S. Hackbart Roy Halstead Allan & Evelyn Hardy Bryan & Pam Harmer Bruce & Judy Harris Dr. James C. Haworth Jane Hayakawa Frank & Sue Hechter Mr. Kyle Hendin Jean Highmoor Mrs. Audrey Hilderman Marilyn Hill Tricia & Denis Hlynka John Hodge Tom & Dianne Hodgson The Hollidays C. Houde Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Karen Howell Mr. Ian Hughes Barbara & Lawson Inglis Joanne Instance Heather D. Janik Sylvia Jansen Judy Janzen Brenda Jenkyns Bruce & Grace Johnson Janet Johnson Bruce Johnston Meryle Johnston A. Jones Glenn Joyal & Joanne Prejet Ijneb Joyal Marilyn Juvonen Elfrieda Kaethler Phyllis Kalinsky Rod & Joanne Kamins Brian & Renee Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. A. Kati Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Kayler Carla Keast Mrs. Jean Keedwell Ms. Penny Kelly Janice Kenworthy In memory of Max Kettner – Ruth Kettner M.J. King

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ANNUAL GIVING Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kisil Alicia Kitt Paula Klan Ruth Klapman Richard & Karin Klassen Brenda Kochan Ms. Julie Koehn Madeline Kohut Peter & Valerie Kohut Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kostiuk Verne & Judy Kozar Serena Kraayeveld D.M. Kristjanson Ken & Glenys Krotch Mr. Kevin Lacey Cheryl Langer Elizabeth Lansard Dorothy Lauder Mr. Frank Lavitt Mr. Don Lawrence Dora Lawrie Joe & Lauren Laxdal Sheila Lee Lehigh Inland Cement Ltd. – Mike Smith Diane Leitold Sherrill & David Levene Jack & Yetta Levit John & Roberta Lewis Kelly Lewis Daniel Lindsay Gordon P. Linney Mr. & Mrs. Eric Lister Mr. David Loewen Linda Loewen Paul Loewen Nick Logan Tom Lussier Robert & Shirley Lynch Al & Patricia Mackling Lorraine MacLeod Mr. Jim MacNair Tracy MacNair Allan & Joanne Malenko Mrs. Vera Marchuk Reg Marginet Carol Markiewich Liz Martin Cheryl & Eric Matheson Donald McCarthy Marie McCarthy Lynne McClelland Grant McCulloch Diane & Al McGregor Gordon McKee Dr. Liz McKenzie Greg & Gloria McLaren Patricia McLaughlin Samuel McLaughlin Donald G. McNabb Anthony & Joyce McWha Ramesh & Lynn Mehta Eleanor Menzies Estelle Meyers Susie Miclash Jim & Karren Middagh Penny Miller Marion Mills

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Mrs. M.V. Mills Annette & Harry Minuk Bill & Nancy Mitchell Grant Mitchell & Catherine Lambeth Jack & Marilyn Mitchell Dr. Michael & Sharon Moffatt Dr. & Mrs. M. Mollot M. Jean Moniuk Linda Moore Cathie Morgan Matula Steven Morrison Marlene Mortimer Cathy Moser Ms. Velma Motheral Bill Muir Don Munro John Myers Nancy & Harold Nagy Glenn & Neva Nicholls April Nicklen Chris Nielsen Helen Norrie Sheila Norrie Tom Nowicki Michael Nozick & Cheryl Ashley Hon. & Mrs. Nathan Nurgitz John & Karen Ogden Lorraine O’Leary R. Ooto Theresa Oye Jack Palmer Mr. James Parker Barbara Parnell-Best Robert Patrick Beverly Pavlek Lesia Peet Carol Penner Nettie Peters J. Peterson Bev Phillips Rick Pinchin Donna Platt Jim & Jeanette Popplow E.M.L. Poulter Keith Powls Donald & Connie Price Lorraine Prokopchuk Ms. Judith Putter Rudy Ramchandar Ms. Linda Ratynski Margaret Rayter Vance Rehill Mr. & Mrs. M. Reich Pat & Bill Reid Cheryl Reid Arnold & Shirley Reimer Doreen Reimer Jake & Patricia Reimer Mr. Ryan Rempel Nancy Renwick Bill Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. William Reynolds David & Helene Riesen Mr. & Mrs. Wayne & Cheryl Rivers Arthur Roberts Peter & Glenda Rogers Mr. Robert Rogers Walter & Rozalia Rohalsky

Darlene Ronald Renee Roseman Mrs. Valerie Ross Deborah & Neil Rostkowski Pat & Michelle Rowan Beverly Ryman Grant & Janet Saunders Lynda Sawkins Donna Schick Regina Schipper Ms. Velma Schmidt Adolph & Diane Schurek Hartley C. Schwark Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Scott Ms. Faye Scott David & Lorie Scrapneck Tamara Mares James Shaw Louise Shaw Cal Shell Shirley E. Sherwood Debra Shnider Dr. Maurice Shnider & Sandy Whan Izzy Shore Mr. & Mrs. Henry Shyka Debbie Shymko Miss Edna Siemens Heida Sigfusson Roslyn Silver Margaret Silverthorne Jonelle Simms Vern & Ann Simonsen Cheryl Simpson Alora Sinclair Val Snyder Maureen Southam Robert Spielman Kelly Spiring Mrs. J. Sprange Jean Springett Percy & Elizabeth Stapley Marlene Stern Elva Stevens Yvonne Stier Fred Stock Kerrith Storey Dr. V. Marie Storrie Tom & Shirley Strutt Alvin Suderman Ron & Lorraine Surcon Mr. & Mrs. Paul Swart Helen Tomlinson James & Louise Townsend Ms. Marilyn Trepel Ruby Tretiak Les Ullyot Donalda & Tim Vandenberghe M.W. Vint Dr. & Mrs. M.B. Vodrey Wade Kastes Ann & Richard Walker Sherry & Bob Ward Phyllis Watson Joel & Cathie Weinstein Al & Pat Wherrett Linda L. Wickstrom Linda L. Wiebe Marlon C Wiebe

Harold & Caroline Wiens John T. & Justina Wiens Peter & Elizabeth Wijtkamp Theresa Wiktorski Timothy Wildman & Kathleen Gough Ms. Lynda Will Leslie Wilson Tom & Norma Wilson Dennis & Gustine Wilton Dorcas & Kirk Windsor Mrs. Evelyn Witwicki R. Woelcke E. Jane Woelk M. & S. Wong Grant & Sheila Woods S.M. Woods Mrs. Lorraine Woods-Bavasah George Wright Margaret & Paul Wright Ivy & Norval Young Jessie Zacharias Harvey & Marilyn Zimberg Elizabeth Zwartz 23 Anonymous

TRIBUTE GIFTS In honour of Mrs. Evelyne Anderson Lamont – The Winnipeg Foundation – Triple A Fund Elizabeth B. Armytage Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation In honour of Peggy Barker & Ron McKinnon – Wendy Barker & Frank Murrell To Doreen Brownstone – With our love and best wishes as you celebrate this remarkable milestone. May you continue to tread the boards for many more years to come. Love, Richard Yaffe & John Statham Doreen Brownstone – With much love on your 90th Birthday – Joanie, Sam, Daniel & Jason Sheps To Grandmother Doreen – With all our love on your 90th Birthday – Sarah Sheps & Dan Falk In honor of Doreen Brownstone’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award (Winnipeg Arts Council) – Sam, Sarah & Joanie Sheps In honour of Kerry Dangerfield – Sandy & Murray Hyman In memory of our dear daughter, Kristin Dawn Hanson – Brian R. & Dawn E. Hanson In honour of Bryan Klein’s special birthday – Terri Cherniack & Steven Schipper In memory of Patricia Lamothe – Kerry Dangerfield In memory of Margaret Larcombe – Rodney McDonald & Lisa Hardess


ANNUAL GIVING In honour of Hayley Main, who performed in Legally Blonde: The Musical – Dr. & Mrs. Hugh R. Taylor In memory of Donald McKinnon - Unitarian Church Theatre Discussion Group In memory of Andrew Ogaranko – Gail Asper & Michael Paterson, Kerry Dangerfield, Susan & Ken Skinner, Al & Virginia Snyder, Murray Palay & Ivy Kopstein, Balmoral Hall School In honour of Tara Paterson’s Rhodes’ Scholarship – Heather Pullan & Tom Frohlinger Steven Schipper & Terri Cherniack and Susie Schipper: Mazel Tov on the marriage of Nathaniel & Elizabeth – Gail & Rueben Thau In honour of Steven Schipper’s appointment to the Order of Canada – Doreen Brownstone, Carla & Paul Divinsky

In appreciation of Steven Schipper & the cast of Gone With the Wind – Marina PlettLyle, Unitarian Church Theatre Discussion Group In honour of Terri Cherniack & Steven Schipper – Miriam Bronstein Ryan Segal – Jewish Foundation of Manitoba In memory of Sybil Shack for the benefit of MTC – Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Shelagh Sinclair Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation Leslie John Taylor Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Mitchell Fabrics Ltd. SUPPORTER

$600 – $899

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ASSOCIATE

$300 – $599

Mid West Packaging Limited NAV CANADA Premier Printing Ltd.

DONOR CONTRIBUTOR

$900 – $1,199

Assiniboine Credit Union Deloitte & Touche Foundation Canada

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$150 – $299

Edward Carriere Leon A. Brown Ltd. MCW/AGE Consulting Professional Engineers Noble Locksmith Ltd. Patill/St. James Insurance Reitmans (Canada) Limited

John Hirsch and Tom Hendry shared a dream of creating great professional theatre with mass appeal. With the visionary support of Founders’ Circle members – those who have made a planned gift to MTC – their dream will live on for generations to come. Thank you to our Founders’ Circle members.* Gail Asper, OC, OM, LLDt Marjorie & Morley Blanksteint Duane & Pauline Braun Kerry Dangerfieldt James Gibbs Gary Hannafordt & Cathy Rushton Maureen E. Jay Dr. Leonard & Hope Kahane Gordon C. Keatcht Laurie Lam† & Larry Desrochers Leona J. MacDonald Barb Melnychuk Jeffrey Mortont Heather Power & Harold Klause Steven Schipper, CM† & Terri Cherniack

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$2,500 – $4,999 Many thanks to the generosity of our Endowment Fund donors, who gave a gift or fulfilled a pledge payment between August 1, 2012 and September 20, 2013. Amounts are cumulative.

$5,000,000 + Government of Canada/ Gouvernement du Canada Canadian Heritage/ Patrimoine canadien

$500,000 – $999,999 Power Corporation of Canada

$100,000 – $249,999 BMO Financial Group The Winnipeg Foundation

$50,000 – $99,999 Martin & Michelle Weinbergt

$25,000 – $49,999 CIBC Donald K. Johnson, CM Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass

$10,000 – $24,999 J.K. May Investments Ltd. Cam & Carole Osler Norma Anne Padilla George Sigurdson

$5,000 – $9,999 Ian Kirk† Garry Markham

Margaret Caie Esther & Hy Dashevskyt Helene Dyck Wearing Williams Limited – Don & Sheila Katz Timothy Wildman & Kathleen Gough Anonymous

$1,000 – $2,499 Robert & Ina Abra Family Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation Jack Armstrong & Doris Quinn George Baldwin Mavis Bollman Paul & Doreen Bromley Mary Campbell Dick & Joan Dawson Michael & Lynn Evans David & Ewhenia Gnutel John & Margaret Graham Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Gary & Maureen Hunter Independent Jewellers Ltd. Jack & Yetta Levit Barbara Main Jean & Lisa Neron Myron Pawlowsky & Susan Boulter Marina Plett-Lyle Claude & Pat Precourt Ruth Simkin Frits & Joan Stevens Alan & Lorraine Sweatman Dr. & Mrs. F.C. Violago David Walker Dr. Peter & Faye Warren Barbara & Ken Webb

Joan & Ed Alexander Peggy Bainard Acheson Margaret E. Clarke Tony Harwood-Jones & Heather Dixon Chris Freeman Brent & Debbie Gilbert Jeff Hirsch & Liz Murray In memory of David Landy – Edith Landy Dr. G.H. Lawler Dr. Stan & Susan Lipnowski Gerry & Corinne McCallum John & Karen Ogden Marc & Sherri Rittinger Michael T. Ruta Joyce Shead Howie & Sue Simpson Miss Debbie Spracklin Elaine Toms Unitarian Church Theatre Group 2 Anonymous

Jordan Janisse & Teresa Cooper Susan Ketchen Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kisil Deanne Lander Marilyn Lindquist Dr. Shelley Mahoney Nick Martin & Dr. Evelyn Ferguson Patrickt & Clarice Matthews Mr. & Mrs. V. & M. Nelson Tom Nowicki Pat & Sherry O’Connor Lesia Peet Myrna Protosavage Diana & Bryan Purdy Bill & Heather Quinn Bill & Norma Rennie Linda Robinson Sandra Sadler Ivor & Lorna Schledewitz Irene Shapira Peter & Sharon Taylor Gabor Vamos & Brenda Silver Robert Wood 3 Anonymous

UP TO $499

TRIBUTE GIFTS

$500 – $999

Armand & Judy Baccus Ms. Jean Bissett H.F. Bowen G. Burge & K. England Betty & Bruce Catchpole Arthur & Donna Chow Beverley Clegg Linda Ferguson Susan Garfield E. George Carole Giesbrecht Dorothy Hodgson

In honour of Mrs. Margaret Ferguson’s 90th birthday – Marina Plett-Lyle In memory of Donald McKinnon – Marina Plett-Lyle In honour of Steven Schipper’s appointment to the Order of Canada – Dr. Ruth Simkin

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MTC loves groups! This holiday season, leave the planning to us. Gather the gang from the

office or collect your friends for a festive night out to experience the heartwarming classic A Christmas Story. We’re offering special discounts to groups of 10 or more to select performances. If you want to make it a full evening, we’ve set up exclusive deals with our restaurant partners. Pick your date and we’ll wrap up the rest! Experience this hilarious movie come to life in the company of friends and colleagues. A Christmas Story runs from November 21 to December 14, with previews on November 19 and 20.

Book your holiday party today! Please call 204-934-0304 or email outreach@mtc.mb.ca to make a date.


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BEHIND THE SCENES HONORARY MEMBERS

ACCOUNTING/FINANCE

PAINT

HIS HONOUR, Lt. Governor Philip S. Lee THE HONOURABLE Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba HIS WORSHIP, Mayor Sam Katz

Sharon Burden, ACCOUNTING Yvonne O’Connor, ACCOUNTING Shelley Stroski, CONTROLLER

Susan Groff, HEAD SCENIC ARTIST Lawrence Van Went, SCENIC ARTIST ASSISTED BY: Tiffany Taylor

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

ADMINISTRATION

PRODUCTION

Kerry Dangerfield, CHAIR Jim McLandress, CHAIR-ELECT, CHAIR, COMMUNITY RELATIONS David Carefoot, TREASURER Brenda Zaporzan, SECRETARY David Christie, CHAIR, GOVERNANCE & STRATEGIC PLANNING Anthony C. Fletcher, CHAIR, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Patrick Green, CHAIR, ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Brian Adolph, IT MANAGER Jennifer Cheslock, OUTREACH MANAGER Camilla Holland, GENERAL MANAGER Daphne MacMillan, ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY Debbie Neufeld, RECEPTION/MARKETING ASSISTANT Alan Waite, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Laura Enns, TOURING & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Ian Kirk, ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Rick MacPherson, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, TOM HENDRY THEATRE Russell Martin, PRODUCTION MANAGER Eleni McKinnon, ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER Benjamin Ross, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, JOHN HIRSCH THEATRE

ARTISTIC

PROPERTIES

Jeff Kennedy, LITERARY COORDINATOR Laurie Lam, PRODUCER Robb Paterson, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Steven Schipper, CM, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Melinda Tallin, ARTISTIC COORDINATOR

Larry Demedash, SENIOR PROPERTIES BUILDER Steve Goetze, PROPERTIES BUILDER Chris Hadley, PROPERTIES BUYER Kari Hagness, HEAD OF PROPERTIES James Sutherland, PROPERTIES BUILDER

BOX OFFICE

STAGE CREW

Laurie Fletcher, PATRON SERVICES OFFICE MANAGER Melanie Sexton, TICKETING SERVICES DIRECTOR Jennifer Skelly, TESSITURA APPLICATION COORDINATOR BOX OFFICE REPRESENTATIVES: Katie Adamson, Sheena Baird, Gwendolyn Collins, Paige Lewis, Brett Mikulik, Robyn Pooley, Victoria Popp, Jessica Ross

Doug Antoine, STAGE CREW John Bent Jr., HEAD OF SOUND Ray Galinaitis, STAGE CREW Hart Greenberg, HEAD CARPENTER Joan Lees-Miller, HEAD OF WARDROBE Claude Robert, HEAD ELECTRICIAN John Tomiuk, HOUSE STAGE HAND

CARPENTRY

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Louis Gagné, LAYOUT CARPENTER Brent Letain, MASTER CARPENTER Van McLean, CARPENTER Chris Seida, SCENIC CARPENTER Taavo Sult, CARPENTER

Randy Zyla Harder, HEAD ELECTRICIAN Rick MacPherson, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Burkhart Weiss, CARPENTER Alison Nutt, HEAD CARPENTER Michael Wright, HEAD OF SOUND

COMMUNICATIONS

TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE FRONT-OF-HOUSE

Sue Caughlin, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Doowah Design, DESIGN Katie Inverarity, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Bruce Monk, PHOTOGRAPHER Mark Saunders, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Teri Stevens, PUBLICIST & ONLINE MEDIA COORDINATOR

Kim Cossette, FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER Jamie Chapman, Chelsea Zacharias, Rachael Neal

TRUSTEES David Atkins Suzi Bonk Heather Clark Robert Eastwood Sandy Gousseau Rita Gunn John Guttormson Shawn Hughes John Kearsey Brenda Kriss Evan Kuz Jeff Lamothe Andrea Robertson Judy Wakefield Michelle Weinberg Richard L. Yaffe

ADVISORY COUNCIL Gary Hannaford, FCA, CHAIR Gail Asper Morley Blankstein Doneta Brotchie Angus Campbell Gerry Couture Hy Dashevsky Glen Dyrda, FCA John F. Fraser Jean Giguere Charron Hamilton Yude Henteleff Ken Houssin Gordon Keatch Colin R. MacArthur, QC Patrick J. Matthews Claire W. Miller Jeffrey Morton, FCA Hon. Jack Murta Lillian Neaman Shelley Nimchonok James Pappas John Petersmeyer Lawrence Prout Jeff Quinton Patricia Rabson Margaret Redmond Susan Skinner Al Snyder Maureen Watchorn

Garth Johnson, MAJOR, INDIVIDUAL & PLANNED GIVING OFFICER Michael Joyal, DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT Stephanie Lambert, SPECIAL & DONOR EVENTS COORDINATOR Shelly Smith-Hines, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT TELE-FUNDING REPRESENTATIVES: Kelsey Johnson, Jessica Ross, Sandra Rubin

Amanda Isaak, FIRST HAND Norma LaChance, CUTTER Thora Lamont, CUTTER Barbara Mackenzie, SEWER Lorraine O’Leary, HEAD OF WARDROBE Lois Powne, FIRST HAND Jackie Van Winkle, BUYER/ACCESSORIES Joy Willis, SEWER Iris Wood, SEWER

JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE FRONT-OF-HOUSE

WIGS

Deborah Gay-de Vries, FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER ASSISTED BY: Sheena Baird Jamie Chapman, Kim Cossette, Rylen de Vries, Caroline Graham, Elfie Harvey, Tia Levine, Rachael Neal, Jessica Olson, Kayla Parke-Wilson, Amariah Peterson, Angela Rajfur, Jennifer Schmidt, April Smith, Kevin Stroski, Rita Vande Vyvere, Phyllis Van Drunen, Kira Watson, Kirk Wright, Chelsea Zacharias, Derek Zorniak

Beverly Covert, WIGS & MAKEUP SUPERVISOR

DEVELOPMENT

MAINTENANCE Andrew Drinnan, BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT Chris Fletcher, ASSISTANT BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT

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WINNIPEG FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL & MASTER PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL Chuck McEwen, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jason Neufeld, FESTIVAL MANAGER

HONORARY STAFF Zaz Bajon, GENERAL MANAGER EMERITUS


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