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INS CHOI

PAUL SUN-HYUNG LEE AS APPA PHOTO BY LEON AUREUS

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MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

I think my dad was relieved that

Like the parents in Kim’s Convenience, mine immigrated

I didn’t want to follow in his

to Canada in search of a

footsteps and take over his

better life. They had to learn

garage in Montreal. I had

a new language, weather the

no aptitude for mechanics.

cold, and adapt to the quirks

I felt clumsy and inept with a wrench in my hand,

of Canadian culture. They never imagined that

but I was at ease with the arts, even though

this country would reward their efforts by offering

our family had no history of cultural pursuits. I

their children strange career options, like my theatre

remember my poor father could barely hide his

or Janet’s photography. Playwright Ins Choi has

disappointment when I wrote my first poem.

mined this generational disconnect for its humour,

Years later, when I saw Monty Python and the Holy

and found unexpected hope for this family’s

Grail, I laughed when the King said, “One day,

future. I wish he’d written it a couple of decades

lad, all this will be yours” and the Prince finally

earlier, so my dad and I could have laughed our-

confesses, “But, Father, I want to sing.”

selves silly and realized we weren’t alone, but the

So it is with Janet, the young photographer in

play’s themes of tolerance and forgiveness will be

Kim’s Convenience, trying to carve out a fulfilling

relevant as long as parents have children.

life for herself away from her parents’ convenience store. When she tries to explain her

Yours always,

aspirations to her father, it’s as if they speak a different language. Of course, she lacks the Korean accent that marks her parents as immigrants, but the differences go much deeper. The desperation that drove her parents to build up their business is literally foreign to their daughter. She has the confidence in herself and in this country to create a brave new life, not in opposition to her parents, but almost as a mark of their success.

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SETTING THE STAGE Background Notes Kim’s Convenience began as a vignette for an event at fu-GEN Theatre. Director Nina Lee Aquino, among others, felt there was more to be mined: a story rooted in Toronto but not often portrayed on its stages. A story needing to be told. With Aquino’s encouragement and guidance, Ins Choi set out to create a full-length play. But first he acted at the Stratford Festival, won a place in the Soulpepper Academy, and became a father twice over. The play grew slowly, gaining supporters as it went. Choi’s faith community at Grace Toronto Church, for example, funded a week-long workshop. When Kim’s Convenience was finally submitted to the Fringe Festival New Play Contest, it won. The subsequent production and extension were sold out. Soulpepper saw a chance to champion a new work that celebrates a completely Torontonian story. And here we are. While not autobiographical, this play is grounded in a thorough knowledge of the milieu. In fact, Choi originally wanted to stage it in an actual convenience store. “You got that smell,” he says. “You got that convenience store smell, the dust, the grime, the bell…” That idea didn’t come to pass, but this tender, funny and surprising script evokes the setting brilliantly anyway, giving the play a powerful integrity and authenticity. One of its many pleasures is the behind-the-scenes look we get at this staple of our economy. From the 1980s, when the Kim family of the play moves into Regent

Park, Koreans have been a fixture in Toronto convenience stores. In the enormously appealing character of Mr. Kim, or Appa (father), we see the smarts, courage, resourcefulness and humour these immigrants brought with them. Through his customers and perhaps most vividly through his children, we also see Mr. Kim’s prejudices, hopes, fears and longings. He is a fully rounded, richlyrealized creation, and a gift for any actor. Listen to Mr. Kim on the subject of who’s stealing and who isn’t. Watch him deal with other businessmen. His daughter may speak better English but she has her hands full in an argument with her toughminded Appa. Mr. Kim’s all too familiar difficulty is he has knowledge but no one to pass it on to: neither of his children will take over the business when he retires. They have other dreams – desires Mr. Kim and his wife’s hard work and sacrifice have helped make possible. One of the script’s most revealing aspects is its portrait of Regent Park. The closeness and pride among those who live there is perhaps most simply and beautifully summed up in Mr. Kim’s response to the idea of closing his store: “This community need me.” The gentrification now underway may improve some buildings, there’ll certainly be more pricey condominiums, but what will happen to the people who have called this community home for years? What will happen to the small businesses that have so faithfully served them? Through this one family, their business and their loyal clientele, Ins Choi has given us a hilarious, touching glimpse of a corner of our own world. Here. And now.

Background Notes by Soulpepper Resident Artist Paula Wing

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Andre Sills in Kim’s Convenience. PHOTO BY CYLLA VON TIEDEMANN


KIM’S CONVENIENCE Ins Choi as Jung in Kim’s Convenience. PHOTO BY CYLLA VON TIEDEMANN

Playwright’s Notes by Ins Choi My father grew up in North Korea. Since his birth, until the end of the Second World War, it was “occupied” by the Japanese. Soon after WWII, the Korean civil war broke out. During that time, he and his family walked south, across the mountainous Korean peninsula with thousands of others in search of freedom. My mother grew up in an orphanage in war-torn South Korea, raising her younger brother from the age of five. After graduating high school, she was working as a secretary for the government when she met my father. They set foot in Canada in 1975 with $200, three kids and hope. My father worked at

my uncle’s convenience store by day and went to ESL classes by night while my mother took care of me and my two older sisters. We lived with my uncle’s family in the apartment above their convenience store on Weston Road and Black Creek Drive. After a performance of Kim’s Convenience at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival, my parents came up to me, hugged me and said, “We are very proud of you. Thank you.” Kim’s Convenience is my love letter to them and to all first generation immigrants who call Canada their home. I am deeply honoured and thrilled that you are here as part of the Kim’s Convenience tour. Mari, you had more faith in me than I had in myself. Love you… you too, Poem… you too, River.

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CURTAIN CALLS From Fringe to Centre Stage

The cast of The Drowsy Chaperone, John Hirsch Mainstage 2009/10. PHOTO BY BRUCE MONK

by Jason Neufeld As you’re probably aware by now, Kim’s Convenience came to prominence at the Fringe in 2011. Playwright Ins Choi won the Best New Play Award at the Toronto Fringe Festival that summer before the play was remounted by Soulpepper Theatre in 2012. It’s a success story that speaks to the power and importance of the Fringe movement in North America. While many theatre artists take a more conventional route to success in the industry – undergrad, theatre school, endless auditions – the Fringe circuit has become a valuable breeding ground for artists who perhaps don’t fit the mould, or find themselves on the outside looking in. What is unique about the Fringe model is that artists have the freedom to create their work without restrictions. Fringe Festivals are unjuried and uncensored as a rule, meaning anyone can mount a show as long as they get a slot through the lottery, and have the courage and the drive to do so. This freedom often leads to incredible theatre: either deeply personal works that expose the pure heart of an artist, or wildly imaginative work that can only be produced when an artist is unshackled and given the opportunity to fully realize their personal vision. And Choi’s success is far from unprecedented. The Fringe has given birth to a multitude of 10

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celebrated artists and productions. The Drowsy Chaperone, which debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival in the late ‘90s, has had a successful Broadway run and numerous subsequent productions. Ronnie Burkett and his marionettes came to prominence during the Fringe’s early days. Some of you might remember Fool’s Edge, which played at the Cauldron during Winnipeg’s very first Fringe Festival. Burkett has gone on to worldwide renown in the years since, including acclaimed productions at MTC like Tinka’s New Dress. Rick Miller had one of the quintessential Fringe hits in the ‘90s with MacHomer and has since experienced incredible success, including his production of Bigger Than Jesus, which was well-received at MTC’s Warehouse in 2003. And it’s not just Toronto artists; local success stories include Joseph Aragon, whose musical Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare debuted in Toronto as Theatre 20’s inaugural production. Alix Sobler, whose show The Secret Annex just wrapped up a successful run at the Warehouse, cut her teeth on the Fringe circuit with shows like The Cloud Factory and She’s Not There. The list goes on and on. These success stories don’t just live in mainstream theatres either. For example, Charlie Ross has been touring his One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings shows non-stop for years, and The Pajama Men, masters of absurdist narrative sketch comedy (Fringers may remember


KIM’S CONVENIENCE

PHOTO BY CYLLA VON TIEDEMANN

PHOTO BY TIM MATHESON

Left: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in Kim’s Convenience. Right: Julia Mackey in Jake’s Gift (Tom Hendry Warehouse 2010/11).

them as Sabotage) have graduated from the North American Fringe circuit to selling out houses all across the globe with their new show Just the Two of Each of Us. TJ Dawe and Michael Rinaldi penned a comedy called Toothpaste and Cigars that toured the circuit in the early 2000s. That play was recently adapted as a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and renamed The F Word. But the Fringe isn’t just about its successes. It’s about unfettered imagination and easy access to theatre for both artists and the audience. Many

shows live a quick and vibrant life over the course of a couple of weeks in the summer and yet never again see the light of day. And this too, is beautiful. Many Fringe-goers have their favourite shows they shared with but a handful of other lucky audience members – perfect moments in time with shows that seemed to speak directly to them. But every once in a while, they are treated to a show that is destined for something bigger. Audience members in Winnipeg will never forget being among the lucky few to snag tickets to Jake’s Gift when it first played at the Fringe in 2009 at MTC Up the Alley with its limited seating capacity. Or they felt part of the groundswell that was last year’s runaway hit show 6 Guitars by Chase Padgett and Jay Hopkins. Theatre producers in Canada will continue to mine the Fringe circuit for shows destined for bigger stages, because these shows speak directly to the heart of what we’re all looking for – something honest and pure.

Jason Neufeld is the Festival Manager for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and has written and performed in the Fringe shows Confessions of a Repressed Mennonite, Kentucky Waterfall and the award-winning The Rise and Fall of Bloody Redemption.

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PRESENTS

BY

INS CHOI

MARCH 13 – APRIL 5, 2014 PREVIEW | MARCH 12

Director Remount Director Set & Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Fight Director/Dialect Coach Dialect Coach Alexander Coach Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager

Weyni Mengesha Albert Schultz Ken MacKenzie Lorenzo Savoini Thomas Ryder Payne Sean Baek Liza Paul Kelly McEvenue Kat Chin Neha Ross

THE CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Jung Janet Appa Umma Rich/Mr. Lee/Mike/Alex

Ins Choi Chantelle Han Paul Sun-Hyung Lee Jane Luk Andre Sills

SETTING

Kim’s Convenience store, Regent Park, Toronto.

Kim’s Convenience is performed without an intermission.

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ARTISTS

Ins Choi

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Jung/Playwright

Appa

MTC First appearance.

MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Alligator Pie, Death of a Salesman, A

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Kim’s Convenience, La Ronde

Midsummer Night’s Dream (Soulpepper); lady in a red dress, Banana Boys (fu-GEN); The Odyssey, Hamlet (Stratford); The Big Picture, 2000 Candles (Brookstone Performing Arts). TRAINING York University BFA in Acting,

Soulpepper Academy. ET CETERA Soulpepper Resident Artist. Ins will be

performing his solo show, Subway Stations of the Cross, on Sunday, March 23 at 8pm at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg in support of Agape Table. www.inschoi.com

Chantelle Han

(Soulpepper); Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings (Neworld Theatre/Cahoots Theatre); The Monster Under the Bed, The Hobbit (YPT); Godzilla (Crow’s Theatre); 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt (Theatre Passe Muraille). FILM/TV Selected: The End of Days at Godfrey Global Inventory, RoboCop (2014), The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, Ice Princess, The Echo, P2, Warehouse 13, XIII: The Series, Almost Heroes, Alphas, Covert Affairs, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Train 48. ET CETERA 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Association

Award for Best Actor (Kim’s Convenience); Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role 2012 (Kim’s Convenience) and 2010 (The Monster Under the Bed).

Janet

Jane Luk Umma MTC First appearance. INS CHOI & PAUL SUN-HYUNG LEE PHOTOS BY SANDY NICHOLSON

OTHER THEATRE Best Interests (Urban Stories Theatre);

Kung Fu Panties (Loose Moose Theatre); Everything is Awful (Ignite! Festival 2012); Offensive Fouls (Concrete Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mount Royal University). FILM/TV The Dorm, Crawlspace, Docudramaromcom,

The Tower, Cody Fitz, Dog Mask. TRAINING Attended Mount Royal University for

Theatre Performance Arts, Loose Moose Theatre for improvisation and extensive stage combat training with Adrian Young. ET CETERA Chantelle is so honoured to be a part

of this story and would like to acknowledge Logan, Nina and her loving parents for their presence and support.

MTC First appearance. OTHER THEATRE Ching Chong Chinaman (fu-GEN);

Tout Comme Elle (Necessary Angel); Jewtopia (Diesel Playhouse); Hongbu and Nolbu (YPT); Mother Tongue (Cahoots Theatre). FILM/TV The Ron James Show, Saw III, Dan for Mayor, Perfect Strangers, John Q, Dead Ringers, Stolen Miracle, World Improv Championship, How to Be More Chinese. TRAINING/TEACHING Improv instructor for Bad Dog, Asiansploitation, Second City. ET CETERA Four-time Canadian Comedy Award

nominee, recipient of Dora Mavor Moore Award and Chalmers Award. Founder of “The Wrecking Crew” improv troupe and Kittens of Comedy. So very excited and honoured to be part of this cast at MTC!

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ARTISTS

Andre Sills

Albert Schultz

Rich/Mr. Lee/Mike/Alex

Remount Director

MTC First appearance.

MTC Actor: The Real Thing (1985).

OTHER THEATRE Shakespeare’s Nigga, Ruined

OTHER THEATRE (Soulpepper, selected) Actor: The

FILM/TV Baby Brain, Sensitivity Training I and II, Battlers, Till Dawn, I Kill Monsters, A Kindness, Unlucky, Suits, Karma’s a Bitch, XIII: The Series, Rookie Blue, Insecurity, Good Dog, Dan for Mayor. TRAINING Graduate of George Brown Theatre School

2004, Stratford Birmingham Conservatory 2005/06. ET CETERA Best Supporting Actor nomination, Betty

Awards (Calgary) for Intimate Apparel; Best Actor nomination, BroadwayWorld.com for Richard III.

Norman Conquests, The Fantasticks, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, Uncle Vanya, The Threepenny Opera, Our Town (Dora nomination), Three Sisters, Hamlet, Platonov, Betrayal. Director: Angels in America, Home, The Crucible (Dora nomination), Death of a Salesman, Civil Elegies, As You Like It, The Time of Your Life, The Caretaker, Olympia, Waiting for Godot, A Chorus of Disapproval (Dora nomination). FILM/TV Shades of Black, Street Legal, Side Effects (Gemini nomination), Young at Heart, Under My Skin, Going Home (Gemini nomination). ET CETERA Founding Artistic Director, Soulpepper

Theatre Company. Member of the Order of Canada; Gemini Award; Joan Chalmers National Award for Artistic Direction; Honorary Degrees from Queen’s and Bishop’s universities.

Weyni Mengesha

Ken MacKenzie

Director

MTC First engagement. OTHER THEATRE Director: Kim’s Convenience, A Raisin

in the Sun, BLiNK (Soulpepper); Lungs, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs (Tarragon); Hosanna (Stratford); Yellowman (Nightwood Theatre/Obsidian Theatre Company); blood.claat (Theatre Passe Muraille/GCTC); ‘da kink in my hair (Theatre Passe Muraille/Mirvish/Hackney Empire London); The Taxi Project (Pen Canada). Assistant Director: As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Time of Your Life, Three Sisters (Soulpepper). Dramaturge: Another Africa (Volcano Theatre/CS).

MTC First engagement. OTHER THEATRE Soulpepper: Kim’s Convenience, The

Gigli Concert, Home, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Set & Costume Designer); Double Bill (Production Designer); Oh What a Lovely War (Set & Video Designer); The Barber of Seville, The Norman Conquests (Set Designer); Alligator Pie (Lighting Designer/Actor); The Cherry Orchard (Set & Lighting Design Collaborator); Death of a Salesman (Costume Designer). Set and Costume Designer: Lungs (Tarragon). TRAINING Soulpepper Academy graduate; California

TRAINING Soulpepper Academy graduate.

Institute of the Arts graduate.

ET CETERA Toronto Arts Council Foundation Emerging

ET CETERA Soulpepper Resident Artist.

Artist of the Year 2008; Harry Jerome Award; Harold Award. Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for ‘da kink in my hair, blood.claat and A Raisin in the Sun. Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award: Best Director for The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs.

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Set & Costume Designer

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ANDRE SILLS AND WEYNI MENGESHA PHOTOS BY SANDY NICHOLSON. ALBERT SCHULTZ PHOTO BY SIAN RICHARDS. KEN MACKENZIE PHOTO BY BRUCE ZINGER.

(Obsidian Theatre Company); Intimate Apparel (ATP); You Can’t Take It with You, Home, Window on Toronto (Soulpepper); Cruel and Tender (CS); Courageous (New Stages); Out at Sea (Actors Repertory Company); Richard III (Hart House Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It (Theatre by the Bay); The Overwhelming (Studio 180).


LORENZO SAVOINI PHOTO BY SANDY NICHOLSON

ARTISTS

Lorenzo Savoini

Thomas Ryder Payne

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

MTC First engagement.

MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Soulpepper: Idiot’s Delight, Angels

OTHER THEATRE Kim’s Convenience, Ghosts,

in America, High Life, The Crucible, Exit the King, The Threepenny Opera (Set and Costume Designer); Kim’s Convenience, The Norman Conquests, Home, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Glass Menagerie (Lighting Designer); La Ronde (Set, Costume & Video Designer); Of Human Bondage, Antigone (Set & Lighting Designer); The Royal Comedians, Death of a Salesman, The Time of Your Life, The Odd Couple, Of the Fields, Lately, Three Sisters, The Caretaker (Set Designer). Stratford Festival, COC, Tarragon, Canadian Stage, Theatre Calgary, Neptune Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, NAC.

La Ronde (Soulpepper). Designs for Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Aluna Theatre, Modern Times and many others. ET CETERA Starting as a songwriter with a four-track

recorder, Thomas has followed a varied musical career, including studying with composer James Tenney, recording and touring for six years with the Juno Award-nominated band Joydrop and producing numerous records. Winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and recipient of six nominations.

TRAINING Soulpepper Academy graduate. ET CETERA Soulpepper Resident Designer.

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ARTISTS TRAINING Graduate of York University’s Theatre

Sean Baek Fight Director/Dialect Coach

Program and the Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory (Acting). ET CETERA Sean mainly works as an actor, with

an upcoming appearance in Paper Song (Concrete Theatre) at Young People’s Theatre.

MTC First engagement.

Kat Chin

OTHER THEATRE Selected acting credits: Brown Balls

Stage Manager

(fu-GEN Theatre); Nisei Blue (ATP); three seasons (eight productions) at the Stratford Festival; Bird Brain, Juliet [& Romeo], New Canadian Kid (YPT); Peter Pan (Grand); The Hobbit (Carousel Players); Head à Tête (Roseneath Theatre – international tour); Mother Tongue (Cahoots Theatre).

MTC First engagement.

FILM/TV The Ron James Show, Lost Girl, Republic of

OTHER THEATRE Kim’s Convenience (Toronto Fringe,

Doyle, Flashpoint, along with extensive film and voice (CBC radio dramas and video games) credits.

Soulpepper and national tour); Death of a Salesman, The Sunshine Boys, (re)Birth: E.E. Cummings in Song and Window on Toronto, The Aleph, Glengarry Glen Ross (Soulpepper); The Magic Flute, Der Freischutz, Don Giovanni, Iphigenie en Tauride (Opera Atelier); The Invisible Girl, The Monster Under the Bed (YPT); over a decade stage managing productions at the Toronto Fringe Festival, SummerWorks Performance Festival and Next Stage Theatre Festival, including Rifles, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, The Sicilian, The Safe Word and Iphigenia at Aulis (all by Nicolas Billon). TRAINING Ryerson Theatre School 2003 graduate. ET CETERA Toronto International Film Festival since

2004, National Ballet of Canada, Stratford Festival.

Neha Ross Assistant Stage Manager

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OTHER THEATRE Kim’s Convenience (national tour).

Stage Manager: Iceland (Factory; Wildside Festival, Montreal; Magnetic North, Halifax); Fare Game: A Life in Toronto’s Taxis (Theatre Passe Muraille); Brown Balls, lady in the red dress (fu-GEN); People Power (Carlos Bulosan Theatre). Apprentice Stage Manager: Brothel #9 (Factory); who knew grannie: a dub aria (Obsidian Theatre Company); Hallaj (Modern Times Stage); The Taste of Empire, The Madness of the Square (Cahoots Theatre). TRAINING Graduated from Theatre Arts – Technical

Production, Sheridan College. ET CETERA Various theatre/event productions in

Mumbai, India (2007-2011).

KAT CHIN PHOTO BY NATHAN KELLY. NEHA ROSS PHOTO BY JAYDEEP SARKAR.

MTC First engagement.

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oulpepper, Canada’s largest urban theatre, is an artist-centred company that celebrates the stories that move us and the artists who tell them. Soulpepper presents vital Canadian interpretations of the classics and commissions, translates, and develops new work, creating a home for a diverse array of artistic expression across disciplines. We share our work through a variety of platforms, engaging audiences, inspiring youth in our city, and training the next generation of theatre artists. Tonight’s playwright, director, and designers are all graduates of the Soulpepper Academy.

dynamic programming, we are excited about coming to meet you where you live. Our “On the Road” mission represents an opportunity to give a broader showcase of our talented ensemble, strengthen partnerships with great companies, and build new relationships with audiences. Kim’s Convenience is a wonderful example of the types of original works and signature Soulpepper pieces that you will hopefully be able to experience on a more regular basis. We hope you enjoy this introduction to Soulpepper and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Do Good People Have All the Luck? “You got lucky. One hiccup, and it could’ve been YOU looking for work instead of me.” – MARGIE APR. 16 – MAY 10

In his subversively funny Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire hits us where we live. For Margie, played by Frances McDormand on Broadway, this is a working-class neighbourhood in Boston. When Margie loses her job at the Dollar Store, she turns to an old flame for help. Mike has become a successful doctor and has escaped the old neighbourhood. If we’ve learned anything from Boston boys Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting, The Departed, The Town), it’s how tricky it can be to cut the ties forged in a hardnosed neighbourhood. We can move on, but do we really get to leave the past behind? If we work hard and move to an upscale neighbourhood, does this mean we’ve succeeded where others have failed? As Margie and Mike interact, we see how circumstances have played a pivotal role in each of their lives. Does Mike deserve his good life or was he just lucky? As Margie says to Mike, “You made some wise choices. But you’re wrong if you think everyone has ‘em.”

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Our family’s legacy Mr. Kim works hard in his convenience store. As a Korean immigrant to Canada, he has carved out a good living. But what will the future bring? Neither of his children is interested in taking over the store when he retires. He thought he was building a legacy for them, but they are both following their own path in life. For Mr. Kim, his convenience store was his family’s legacy. When we consider our own life, we may wonder how we will be remembered. We may wonder how we have touched the lives of others. We may wonder what kind of legacy we will leave behind. For theatre lovers, a planned gift to the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is a significant way to pass on a family legacy and to be remembered as a patron of the arts. Making a planned gift is easy and can take several forms: • A bequest in your will could be a percentage of your estate or a fixed sum of cash, securities or property. • Life insurance is another option. There are a few choices in contributing a life insurance policy to MTC: > an up-to-date policy > an existing policy on which premiums are still owing > a new policy naming MTC as owner and beneficiary > a policy naming MTC as primary beneficiary

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You may realize considerable tax benefits from your planned gift. Your legal and financial advisor can assist you with the options above and share detailed information regarding possible tax savings. When you make a planned gift to MTC, you become a member of the Founders’ Circle, named for MTC’s co-founders John Hirsch and Tom Hendry. The legacy you leave will make a significant difference. If MTC has been important in your lifetime, your legacy can be to make it important to the lives of so many more in the future. Through a planned gift, you can celebrate your life; you can ensure MTC’s future and you can impact others for generations to come.

More information about making a planned gift is available from our Development Department. Donate by mail, phone or online at www.mtc.mb.ca. For more information, contact the Development Office at 204-956-1340, ext 240.

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For 16 years, Investors Group has generously supported MTC’s Wordplay program; they have been a corporate supporter since 1972. Their visionary leadership has been a critical factor in the success of our new play development. Since Steven Schipper took the helm of MTC, he has premiered an average of one new play each season, an exciting accomplishment for the company, for the artists who created the work and for the corporation who funded the artistic exploration. Wordplay is MTC’s vitally important “R&D” wing, where we can foster new work and invest in the creation and development of plays for our stages, and for the Canadian theatre canon. We review and analyze script submissions, commission new plays, provide dramaturgical support, and program readings and workshops. In the current season, support from Wordplay had a significant impact on our Tom Hendry Warehouse productions of Hirsch and The Secret Annex. Canadian playwrights Paul Thompson, Alon Nashman and Alix Sobler were given the resources to finesse characters, hone dialogue, and fine-tune narrative, before the pressures of rehearsal and an audience were introduced. Wordplay readings – with artists gathering to perform a play in MTC’s library – also help us select plays at the John Hirsch Mainstage. For example, hearing actors read Julie Beckman’s adaptation of Jane Eyre convinced Steven Schipper that the play could take MTC audiences on a magical journey into the heart of the Charlotte Brontë novel. 24

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Above: Actors Cory Wojcik and Alicia Johnston animate Collin Doyle’s Let the Light of Day Through for an audience in MTC’s 150th Wordplay reading (September 2013). Left: Alon Nashman in Hirsch. Below: Tal Gottfried as Anne Frank in The Secret Annex.

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Richard Irish, Investors Group’s Vice-President of Community Affairs & Marketing Support, has received invitations to 155 such readings over the past 17 years. Now, Richard has announced his retirement and, while we know that Investors’ commitment to our theatre transcends one single man, we must recognize his contribution. Richard’s personal and professional commitment to our theatre has extended beyond the merely financial: he believes in great plays, in telling our own stories, and in nurturing local artists. Our artists and audiences owe him a debt of gratitude, and we’re sure they join us in wishing him much joy as he enters this new phase of his life, and many more free hours to spend at the theatre.


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ANNUAL GIVING

Each year, hundreds of loyal individuals and corporate supporters return to MTC with a generous annual gift that helps pay for many of the essentials of great theatre. These donors are part of every story we tell and help us open our doors wide with affordable ticket prices. Many thanks to our donors who gave a gift between January 1, 2013 and February 21, 2014.

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Gail Asper, OC, OM, LLDt & Michael Paterson The Albert D. Cohen Family Ted & Ruth Northam

BENEFACTOR $2,000 – $5,999 Davet & Barb Christie Kerry Dangerfieldt John F. (Jack) Frasert Sylvia Guertin-Riley Rita Gunnt & Greg Mason Gary Hannafordt & Cathy Rushton Ms. Maureen E. Jay Andrew & Wendy Jensen Derek & Mary Johannson John Kearseyt Terry Klassen Dr. P. Kmet & Mr. B. Roslycky In memory of Liam Murphy – Leigh Murphy Cam & Carole Osler Donna & Bill Parrish Hartley & Heather Richardson Sanford & Deborah Riley The Winnipeg Foundation – Triple A Fund Anonymous LEADER $1,500 – $1,999 Morleyt & Marjorie Blankstein, CM Gust & Diane Campbell Cheryl Dyck & Carl Duerksen Robertt & Florence Eastwood Susan Glass & Arni Thorsteinson Camilla Holland† & Colin Viebrock Margaret Houston Robert B. & the late S. June Jackson Dave & Diane Johnston Kevin & Els Kavanagh Laurie Lam† & Larry Desrochers Rick Lee & Laurie Shapiro Bill & Shirley Loewen Mr. & Mrs. Lawrie & Fran Pollard Derek Riley Steven Schipper, CM† & Terri Cherniack Maitland & Pat Sundmark Sonya & Scott Wright Darcy & Brenda Zaporzant

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MEMBER $1,000 – $1,499 Archie & Jo-Anne Arnott Dr. Jerry Baluta & Olga Kandia Leah Bjarnarson & Robert Malech Sheldon & Penny Bowles Donetat & Harry Brotchie Davidt & Lianne Carefoot Brenlee Carrington Trepel & Brent Trepel Dr. Bonnie Cham & Dr. Lorne Bellan David Christianson & Vera Steinberger Heather Clarket Gerryt & Chris Couture Tonyt & Jennifer Fletcher James R. Gibbs Sandy Gousseaut Shayla Harapiak-Green & Patrick Greent Johnt & Nicola Guttormson Dr. Linda Hamilton & Cst. Grange Morrow Shawn Hughest & Bruno Koehn Katie Inverarity† Richard Irish Gordon Keatcht Ian Kirk† Brendat & Trevor Kriss Evant & Susan Kuz Jefft & Jillian Lamothe Shannon Lawton & Michael Long Reginald & Judy Low Dr. Douglas MacEwan Mark & Gloria Mancini Virginia & Robert Martin Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Terri McKerchar Jimt & Penny McLandress Bob McNamara & Dorothy Hooper Jeffreyt & Mary Morton Drs. Ken & Sharon Mould Dr. & Mrs. Kieran O’Keeffe M. Plett-Lyle Dr. Bill Pope & Dr. Elizabeth Tippett-Pope K. Heather Power & Harold Klause Lawrence Proutt & Lisa Gardewine Margaret Redmondt & Greg Gillis Mrs. Shirley Richardson Andreat & Michael Robertson Rosemary & Leonard Steingarten Shelley† & Mark Stroski Jim & Jan Tennant Martin & Michelle Weinbergt Mr. & Mrs. Rick & Claire Workman Joan Wright Richard L. Yaffet & John A. Statham Anonymous

ENTHUSIAST

$500 – $999

Judy & Jay Anderson Margaret & Jim Astwood Bruce & Shelley Bertrand-Meadows Ron Blicq Helga & Gerhard Bock Cathie & Brian Bowerman Ron Chapman Saul Cherniack & Myra Wolch Haderra & Mark Chisick Shannon Ernst Donald Fraser & Judy Little Gregg & Mary Hanson Dr. Ted & Gail Hechter Larry Herbert Hon. Justice William Johnston Fern Karlicki April & Diamond Kassum Pat & Jim Ludwig Peter & Maureen Macdonald Mr. G. Markham Elizabeth Marr & Nick Slonosky N. Marr Mr. Gerry Matte & Mrs. Lydia Surasky-Matte Richard & Bonnie Olfert Donna Plant Iris Reimer Charles & Naida Rubin Melanie Sexton† & Ian Walsh Alt & Virginia Snyder Debbie Spracklin Linda M. Tallin Melinda Tallin† & Glen Mitchell Carol & Hugo Unruh Gayle & Bernie Verwey Margaret Wikjord Dorothy Y. Young 2 Anonymous

SUPPORTER

$150 – $499

Pat & Bob Adamson Dawn Andersen Bernice Antoniuk Philip Ashdown Ken Ball & Karen Turner Dianne J. Beaven Joan Bender Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Bergbusch Mark Bernstein Tanys & Don Bjornson

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 Valerie Buchanan Timothy Burt Michael & Donna Byrne Kevin Cadloff & Susan Hunt Lawrence Campbell & Family Ken & Elizabeth Carroll Lawrie & Bea Cherniack Agnes & John Collins Joyce Cooper Martin & Gail Corne Mrs. Miriam Crawford J. Dale Dr. & Mrs. James Dalton Donna Daman Ms. Linda Daniels DGH Engineering Ltd. Pam Dixon Dr. Sheila Domke & Stephen Ross Thomas Dooley Sally R. Dowler John & Ada Ducas Sharron & Joel Dudeck Helene Dyck Roberta Dyck Mr. & Mrs. William Easton Dr. Micheal Eleff & Chana Thau Lawrence & Brenda Ellerby Mr. & Mrs. John & Martha Enns Selma Enns Linda Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Finnbogason Gayle Fischer Marcia Fleisher Colleen & Dan Furlan Mr. & Mrs. R. Gallant Lynne & Lindsay Gauld Dr. & Mrs. Ron & Denise George Rick & Patti Gilhuly Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Gomori Paul Goodman Jeremy & Maureen Gordon Dr. & Mrs. W. Gordon Shawn & Bill Gould Mintie Grienke Kari Hagness† Heather & David Hallatt Kathy Hallick Linda A. Harlos

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ANNUAL GIVING Sandra & Hans Hasenack Teresa A. Hay Ray Henjum Cathy Hobday Mr. Dennis Hodgkinson Jennie Hogan Frank & Donna Hruska Rudy & Gail Isaak Larry Isacoff David Jacobson Ian R. Thomson & Leah R. Janzen Rhea & Dave Jenkinson Lynne Jentsch Claire & Gerald Jewers Garth Johnson Lisa Johnston Dr. Leonard Kahane Dr. & Mrs. Philip Katz Donald & Sheila Keatch Calvin Kim Michael Kinnear Paul Kochan David & Denise Koss Holly Kotowich Carol Campbell & Andy Krentz Teena Laird Barbara Latocki Ellen & Stewart Leibl Tim & Kate Letkemann Carol & Clifford Levi Wendell & Eleanor Lind Catherine Logan Dr. Simon Lucy Israel & Maylene Ludwig Dr. Sora Ludwig & Dr. Brent Schacter Sofia Lukie Burton & Mary Lysecki Mr. & Mrs. E.R. MacDonald John MacDonald Sharon M. Macdonald Dennis MacKay, QC & Annette Stapenhorst Elaine & Neil Margolis Agatha Massey Bob & Betty McCamis Patrick & Daniella McDonald Julia & Don McInnes Mr. & Mrs. Campbell McIntyre Jim & Karren Middagh Irene & the late Claire Miller Rena & Reno Molinari Dr. Catherine Moltzan & Paul Brault Mr. Marc Monnin & Mrs. Donna Miller Vera Moroz Ken & Suzanne Munroe Edwin & Pat Nicholls Robert Nickel Vivienne Nickerson Chris Nielsen Deborah & George Nytepchuk Joanne Olchowecki Truus Oliver Cam Mackie & Doris Mae Oulton

Harry Panaschuk Linda & Wayne Paquin Myron Pawlowsky & Susan Boulter Ms. Jo-Anne Pelzer Maureen Prendiville & Paul Jensen Angeline Ramkissoon Dr. Martin Reed & Joy Cooper Pat & Bill Reid Naomi Stobbe & Paul Reimer Joyce Rich Dr. & Mrs. J. Richtik Ricou-Manfreda Tony Robbins Mrs. Linda Robinson John S. Russell Elizabeth & Laurence Russin Michael T. Ruta Morley & Shirley Rypp Gordon Siemens & Cheryl Samson-Siemens Shona Scappaticci Barbara Scheuneman Hans & Gabriele Schneider Dr. Meir Serfaty & Bonnie Talbot Dr. & Mrs. A.M. Shojania Dr. Paul & Melanie Shuckett Shayna & Merrill Shulman Larry Beeston & Anna Sikora Jeff Sisler & Cathy Rippin-Sisler Jennifer Skelly† & Family Mrs. Lorraine Smith Patrick Smith Frits & Joan Stevens Barb & Ken Stevens Richard Swain Robert Sweetland Shayne & Kathryn Taback Ross & B.J. Taylor Marilyn Thompson Bruce & Anne Thomson Phyllis A.C. Thomson Mitchell D Timmerman Malcolm & Shirley Tinsley W. Tretiak & B. Baydock Terry Tully Susan Turley Grant Tweed Suzanne Ullyot Patricia Van Doninck Fran & Bob Vannevel L. Joy Viberg Irv & Toby Vinsky Cynthia & Stirling Walkes Vanessa Warne Peter & Joan Washchyshyn Deanna M Waters Al & Pat Wherrett Florence & Donald Whitmore Trevor Wiens Peter & Elizabeth Wijtkamp Arthur Williams Murray Wilson & Ivy Namaka Winfield Developments Canada Mr. C. Winstone Harry & Evelyn Wray Jessie Zacharias 18 Anonymous

FRIEND

$50 – $149

Kirsten Albo Bob & Catherine A. Alridge Ian & Debra Anderson Jacqueline Anderson Jeffrey Anderson Ms. Leslie E. Anderson & Mr. Ken MacLeod Michael Ansah Bonnie & Joel Antel A. Robert Antenbring Helen & Ignatius Anyadike Helen Arkos Scott Armstrong Lynne Arnason Phyllis Arnold-Luedtke Amy Arsenault & Jeremy Guenette Debra Arsenault Mr. Aubrey & Dr. Linda Asper Michael & Reesa Averbach Gary Babiuk Donald A. Bailey C. Baker Richard Ball Ms. June Bari T.I. Bartman Kathrine Basarab Doris & Burton Bass Brenda Batzel Wilma Beasley Sheila Beauchemin Byrnes Benoit Bruce & Joyce Berry Donald & Edith Besant Pamela Bidewell Brenda Binda Dick Bloemheuvel Mavis Bollman John Bond Oksana Bondarchuk Lilian Bonin Denise Bonner L. Bookbinder Frances Booth Donald & Bonnie Borg Todd Bourcier Helen F. Bowen Garth & Judy Bradley Gill Bramwell Brandt Consultants Robert B. Brennan Robert & Phyllis Briercliffe Robert Briercliffe Darrel & Marianne Thom The Broda-Milian Family Mr. & Mrs. Greg & Sylvia Brodsky Miriam Bronstein Dennis Brown Derrick Brown Eldon Brown Gerald R. Brown Irene Brown Jodie Brown Shelley Buchan Carol Budnick Sean & Melanie Bueckert

Giles Bugailiskis & Margo Foxford In memory of James Burke – Ruth Burke Dwili L. Burns Robert & Cheryl Butler Enid & Con Butler Vera Butterworth Linda & Ed Calnitsky Pauline Campbell Pierre Campeau Donna Carruthers T. & J. Carter Mary & Allan Cartlidge Jeanetta Casselman Cole & Carla Castelane Kelly & Judy Caughlin Rosemary Chapman Irma Charney Tom & Edith Checkley Duane Cheskey Steve Chipman Mr. Jaydeep Chipalkatti Shelley Chochinov Ed Choptuik Glen & Lorna Clark Mrs. Krystyn Clouston Katherine Cobor & Gordon Steindel Melissa Colquhoun Christine H. Coltart Bob Conarroe Diane M. Connelly Kevin Convery Pamela & Andrew Cooke Joan E. Coombe Mr. & Mrs. Marek & Karen Corbett Paul Corby Alfred Cornies Edward & Brenda Cotton Anna Coulter James & Gwen Court Daniel Cowan Sandra & Michael Cox Ray & Brenda Crabbe Marie & Roy Craig R. Lynn Craton Bill Crawford Gysbert & Marlene Crielaard Holly Cumming Jo-Ann Cumming Bradley J. Curran Sheila Curry Nadia Cymbaluk Georges Damphousse Karen Dana & Harry Havey Werner & Judy Danchura Lorraine Daniel Mrs. Maureen Danzinger Bob & Alison Darling Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Darlington Karen David Ms. D. Davidson Richard & Louise Davis Shelley Day Diane de Rocquigny David de Tremaudan

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FRIEND

$50 – $149

CONTINUED Chloe Del Bigio Kirk Dellebuur Karla Deonaraine Bob & Nancy Desmarais Ben & Shari Diamond Faye Dixon Heather Dixon & Tony Harwood-Jones Lynn Doerksen Mary Donohue Adams Terry Dorge Margaret Drawson Rob Dryden Donna Dupuis 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 Jennifer Elliott Leslie & Craig English Mr. & Mrs. H. Enns Ernest Epp Lilianne Erickson Kim M. Esopenko Euroway Industrial Michael & Brenda Evans Mary & Craig Fardoe Margaret V. Fast Louise & Brian Faurschou Tracy Fehr Michele Feierstein Mrs. Ernestine Fenny Catherine Ferguson 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 Marc Fournier Donna Frame Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Francen Chris Freeman Janice French Mrs. Gitta Fricke M. Fricke Annika Friesen Doug Friesen Jennifer Friesen Marie Friesen Felicia & Trevor Frost Monica Furer Ron Gaffray Daniel Gagnon

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Cindy Gallagher William S. Gardner Linda Garwood-Filbert Michelle Georgi Judy Gerard Naomi Gerrard Sandra Giercke Christa Giesbrecht Susan Gilbert Ms. Heather Gillander Jack Gillespie Barbara & David Goldenberg Alicyn Goodman Roberta Goodman Dean Pritchard Burton Goodwin Robert & Colette Gordon Elisabeth Gordon Kayla Gordon & Art Maister Jim & Beverly Gowler Donald Graham John & Linda Graham Ms. Linda Graham Rosa Graveline Ms. Mavis E. Gray Gilles & Yvette Gregoire Tracey Groening Darci Gueret Rodger & Marion Guinn Jonathan Gunn Laurie Gyde Mr. & Mrs. S. Hackbart Joanne & David Haines Roy Halstead Danielle Hamm Libby Hanna Allan & Evelyn Hardy Bryan & Pam Harmer Bruce & Judy Harris Kay Harvey William Harvey C. Haslewood Dr. James C. Haworth Jane Hayakawa Ken & Ruth Hayes Frank & Sue Hechter Mr. Kyle Hendin Judy Heppelle David & Mary Hickling John & Eva Hildebrand Mrs. Audrey Hilderman Marilyn Hill J. Hladiuk Tricia & Denis Hlynka John Hodge The Hollidays C. Houde Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Karen Howell Mr. Ian Hughes Sandy & Murray Hyman Joanne Instance Stu & Alice Iverson Heather D. Janik Sylvia Jansen Alan Janzen & Leona Sookram Margaret & Jim Jeffries

Brenda Jenkyns Dr.Chris Johnson Janet Johnson Bruce Johnston Meryle Johnston Neil Johnston A. Jones Glenn Joyal & Joanne Prejet Ijneb Joyal Marilyn Juvonen Elfrieda Kaethler Phyllis Kalinsky Rod & Joanne Kamins Tanice Kane Dr. & Mrs. A. Kati Mrs. Jean Keedwell Sandy Kellett Ms. Penny Kelly Ms. S. Kempa Arvella Kendel Janice Kenworthy In memory of Max Kettner – Ruth Kettner W.R. Kimpton M.J. King David Kinsley Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kisil Deb Kitching Alicia Kitt Paula Klan Ruth Klapman Eileen & George Klassen Richard & Karin Klassen Soody & Orah Kleiman Ken & Iris Kliewer Sharon Knazan John & Kathryn Knowles Brenda Kochan Ms. Julie Koehn Madeline Kohut Peter & Valerie Kohut E. Koop Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kostiuk Sheldon & Jacki Koven Serena Kraayeveld James & Teresa Kraemer D.M. Kristjanson Howard & Jane Kroeger Dr. & Mrs. Israel Krongold Ken & Glenys Krotch Walter Kukurudz & Glenys Norman-Kukurudz Katarina Kupca James Kurchak Rosie Labossiere Bees & William Bees Mr. Kevin Lacey Gene & Janet Lacroix Brenda & Glenn Lange Cheryl Langer Elizabeth Lansard Ms. Nancy Latocki Carol Latter & Michael Herba

Dorothy Lauder Mr. Frank Lavitt Mr. Don Lawrence Dora Lawrie Lawton Partners Financial Planning Services Ltd Joe & Lauren Laxdal Robert E Leask Patricia Leathers Mrs. I. Lee Sheila Lee Bob Leggett Lehigh Inland Cement Ltd. – Mike Smith Diane Leitold Gloria Lemke Richard Lemmon Sherrill & David Levene Jack & Yetta Levit David & Olwyn Lewis John & Roberta Lewis Kelly Lewis Daniel Lindsay Gordon P. Linney Danica Lister Mr. & Mrs. Eric Lister Charles & Diane Littman Betty Loedeman Wayne Loeppky Mr. David Loewen Linda Loewen Paul Loewen Nick Logan Donna & William Lovatt Tom Lussier Robert & Shirley Lynch Kenneth MacKendrick Heather Mackenzie Mrs. Susan L. MacKinnon Al & Patricia Mackling Robert MacLellan & Bev Morton Mr. Jim MacNair Tracy MacNair Linda Magne Darlene Malazdrewich Allan & Joanne Malenko Sherril Malkoske Beverley Manishen Lori-Jean Manness Tamara Mares Mrs. Vera Marchuk Laurie Mark Carol Markiewich Ms. Grace Martel Carry Martens-Barnes Liz Martin John & Kay Maslechko Nicola Matthews Donald McCarthy Marie McCarthy J. McCleary Lynne McClelland Grant McCulloch

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ANNUAL GIVING Dr. Michael & Sharon Moffatt Dr. & Mrs. M. Mollot M. Jean Moniuk Valerie Moon Jean Moor Linda Moore Cathie Morgan Matula Charlene Morrow Marlene Mortimer Cathy Moser Ms. Velma Motheral Kenneth Mount Maren Mueller Bill Muir Don Munro John & Bev Murray Charlotte Murrell Beverly Nagamori Nancy & Harold Nagy Annette & Mark Neskar Edith Neumann Lesley Newsham Merna Niblock Leslie Nichol Glenn & Neva Nicholls April Nicklen Valerie Nordin Helen Norrie Sheila Norrie Sheila & Joel Novek Tom Nowicki

Betty & Kevin McGarry Diane & Al McGregor Elizabeth McGuire Katherine D. McIntosh Gordon McKee Bradley McKenzie Dr. Liz McKenzie Greg & Gloria McLaren Pat McLaughlin Samuel McLaughlin Marilyn McMullan Donald G. McNabb Donna McNamara Anthony & Joyce McWha Jeff Medwick Ramesh & Lynn Mehta Eleanor Menzies Estelle Meyers Susie Miclash Andrew & Pat Miles Penny Miller Mr. David Cheyne & Mrs. Audrey Miller-Cheyne Marion Mills Mrs. M.V. Mills Annette & Harry Minuk Bill & Nancy Mitchell Grant Mitchell & Catherine Lambeth Jack & Marilyn Mitchell Ron Moffat

Michael Nozick & Cheryl Ashley Hon. & Mrs. Nathan Nurgitz Lorraine O’Leary Risa Olekshy & P.J. Marchyshyn Paula Olko R. Ooto Alicja Opyrchal Helen Orestes Theresa Oye Kristen H. Pachet Jack Palmer Mr. James Parker Barbara Parnell-Best Bev Passey Robert Patrick Wayne & Sandee Pauls Beverly Pavlek Rolanda Peacock Christopher Pearce Lesia Peet Leanne Peleck Christine & Robert Penner Doris Penner Carol Penner Nettie Peters Bev Phillips Barbara Phillpott Patricia Pidlaski Wayne Piett Rick Pinchin Donna Platt

Irvin & Sandra Plosker Carla Sue Plummer Larry & Gladys Pokrant Alan Pollard & Morva Bowman Jim & Jeanette Popplow Brett Porth Wes Postma Laurie Potovsky-Beachell E.M.L. Poulter Shelagh & Bill Powell Ms. Karen Dawn Power Keith Powls Donald & Connie Price Lorraine Prokopchuk Mr. & Mrs. Pryhitko Gail L. Purcell Ms. Judith Putter Tamara Rabkin Vivian Rachlis Rudy Ramchandar Carole Rankin Ms. Linda Ratynski Rosa Rawlings Margaret Rayter Audrey & Curtis Rebizant Louise J. Redekop Rosella & Karl Redekop Vance Rehill Mr. & Mrs. M. Reich Cheryl Reid Doreen Reimer

ROYAL MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE and the MANITOBA BAR ASSOCIATION present the 2014 LAWYERS PLAY FRANK LOESSER AND ABE BURROWS'

HOW TO

APRIL 30 - MAY 3, 2014 (APRIL 29) preview

BOOK BY Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock AND Willie Gilbert

IN BUSINESS

REALLY

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BASED UPON THE BOOK BY

DIRECTED BY

Frank Loesser

Robb Paterson

Shepherd Mead

Originally presented by CY Feuer and Ernest H. Martin in Association with Frank Productions

TICKETS $100 ON SALE JAN 23

(includes wine, post-show reception & a $70 tax receipt)

204-942-6537 | www.mtc.mb.ca/lawyersplay PRESENTING SPONSOR

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RECEPTION SPONSORS

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Proceeds from this fundraising play benefit the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and its programs. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Tel.: (212) 541-4686 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

Doowah Design Inc. Client: MTC Job no: 3796

Insertion: Ovation


ANNUAL GIVING

FRIEND

$50 – $149

CONTINUED Jake & Patricia Reimer Mr. Ryan Rempel Nancy Renwick Bill Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. William Reynolds Judith Richardson Sheila & Henry Riendeau J. Riley Patrick & Deborah Riley Marc & Sherri Rittinger Mr. & Mrs. Wayne & Cheryl Rivers Arthur Roberts Peter & Glenda Rogers Mr. Robert Rogers Walter & Rozalia Rohalsky Gail MacAulay & Kevin Rollason Harold & Vera Romanychyn Jane Romio Darlene Ronald Renee Roseman Mrs. Valerie Ross Deborah & Neil Rostkowski Kat & Nat Pat & Michelle Rowan Brian & Aileen Rumbolt David Rusen Rasa T. Rutkauskas Beverly Ryman Robyn Rypp & Arnie Usiskin Sandra Sadler Paul Samyn Grant & Janet Saunders Lynda Sawkins Carolyn Schellenberg Donna Schick Ms. Velma Schmidt Sandra & Len Schultz Adolph & Diane Schurek Hartley C. Schwark Dr. Bernard & Mrs. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Scott Ms. Faye Scott David & Lorie Scrapneck Janet Sealey Janina Seidel Keith Mayoh Marvin & Emily Shane Jim & Susan Shaw Louise Shaw Philip & Patricia Shaw Sharon Shaydak Cal Shell Shirley E. Sherwood Ms. Pat Shklanka Debra Shnider Dr. Maurice Shnider & Sandy Whan Izzy Shore Mr. & Mrs. Henry Shyka Debbie Shymko Miss Edna Siemens Heida Sigfusson Roslyn Silver Margaret Silverthorne

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Jonelle Simms Vern & Ann Simonsen Cheryl Simpson Grant Sims Alora Sinclair Paula Sitarik Marlene Skuba Connie Smith Norman D. Smith Val Snyder Maureen Southam Peter & Geri Spencer Deanne Spiegel Robert Spielman Kelly Spiring Mrs. J. Sprange Jean Springett Jacqueline St. Hill Percy & Elizabeth Stapley Linda & Les Stechesen Eleanor Steeg Mr. & Mrs. Jim Steep Maury Steindel Marlene Stern Elva Stevens Amy Stewart Billie Stewart Herb Stewart Yvonne Stier Fred Stock Kerrith Storey Dr. V. Marie Storrie Robert A. Stout Tom & Shirley Strutt Tim & Andrea Stuart Alvin Suderman Ron & Lorraine Surcon Jennifer Sveinson & Tom Passey Mr. & Mrs. Paul Swart Alicja Szarkiewicz Sophie Szukiewicz Maria Szymanska Heather & Donald Talocka Carolin Taubensee Colleen Taylor Ruth Taylor Karen Tereck Tammy Tervoort Deborah Thompson June Thompson Lesley Thomson Helen Tomlinson Gordon & Mary Toombs Gillian & Christopher Torpey James & Louise Townsend Ms. Marilyn Trepel Ruby Tretiak Betty Trevenen & Jay Buchanan Trudy Tuhkanen S. Tunstead Eric Turner Gerald & Diane Turner Ray Turner F.M. Tye Les Ullyot Jackie Van Winkle†

Mr. Charles R. Vandekerkhove Linda Ritchie & Philip Veness Brenda Venuto M.W. Vint Dr. & Mrs. M.B. Vodrey Jesse I. Vorst C. & J. Vukelic Wade Kastes Gloria & Doug Waldron Ann & Richard Walker Stephen & Michele B. Walker Cathy Walters Sherry & Bob Ward Veralyn R. Warkentin Mrs. Iona Warner Marita Watson Donna Webb Joel & Cathie Weinstein Dorothy & Allan Westad Allan & Mavis Whicker Linda L. Wickstrom Hedy Wiebe Linda L. Wiebe Marlon C Wiebe Harold & Caroline Wiens John T. & Justina Wiens K. Wightman Theresa Wiktorski Timothy Wildman & Kathleen Gough Ms. Lynda Will Debbie Williams Leslie Wilson Tom & Norma Wilson Sheila Wilson-Kowal Dennis & Gustine Wilton Dorcas & Kirk Windsor Dr. David Wiseman & Merilyn Kraut Sharilyn Wittman Diane Wittmier E. Jane Woelk M. & S. Wong Karin Woods Grant & Sheila Woods S.M. Woods Mrs. Lorraine Woods-Bavasah George Wright Margaret & Paul Wright H.G. Wylie Ivy & Norval Young Becky Zacharias Diane Zack Ken & Pat Zealand Harvey & Marilyn Zimberg Dr. & Mrs. A. Zimmer H. Zwanzig In memory of Edward Zwartz, who loved attending MTC – Elizabeth Zwartz 49 Anonymous

TRIBUTES In honour of Steven Schipper & the cast of Gone With the Wind – Marina Plett-Lyle, Unitarian Church Theatre Discussion Group

In honour of Bryan Klein’s special birthday – Terri Cherniack & Steven Schipper, CM In Memory of Sybil Shack for the benefit of MTC – Jewish Foundation of Manitoba In honour of Hayley Main, who performed in Legally Blonde: The Musical – Dr. & Mrs. Hugh R. Taylor In memory of our dear daughter, Kristin Dawn Hanson – Brian R. & Dawn E. Hanson In memory of Margaret Larcombe – Rodney McDonald & Lisa Hardess Kerry Dangerfield & Family – With our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother – Fondly, Richard Yaffe & John Statham Steven & Terri, with our congratulations and best wishes on the recent marriage of your son, Nathanial – With our love & best wishes, Richard Yaffe & John Statham In memory of Donald McKinnon – Unitarian Church Theatre Discussion Group Elizabeth B. Armytage Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation In honour of Mrs. Evelyne Anderson Lamont – The Winnipeg Foundation – Triple A Fund Shelagh Sinclair Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation The Winnipeg Foundation – Leslie John Taylor Fund In honor of Doreen Brownstone’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award (Winnipeg Arts Council) – Sam, Sarah & Joanie Sheps Steven Schipper, CM & Terri Cherniack and Susie Schipper: Mazel Tov on the marriage of Nathanial & Elizabeth – Gail & Rueben Thau In memory of Marie Dangerfield – Sandy & Murray Hyman In memory of Ruth Paul, a longtime MTC subscriber – Bev Venn In honour of Peggy Barker & Ron McKinnon – Wendy Barker & Frank Murrell In honour of the wonderful staff at MTC – Ari Weinberg


ANNUAL GIVING

GUARANTOR

$5,000 +

Johnston Group Inc. Qualico

BENEFACTOR $3,000 – $4,999 Cambrian Credit Union Gendis Inc. & Associated Corporations Maple Leaf Construction Ltd., Blake Fitzpatrick Melet Plastics Inc., Edward Shinewald Terracon Development Ltd.

PATRON

$1,200 – $2,999

Accutech Engineering Inc. Bison Transport, Don Strueber Blufish Japanese Restaurant Bockstael Construction (1979) Ltd. George Wakefield Foods Inc., Judy Wakefieldt Maxim Truck & Trailer Number TEN Architectural Group, Robert Eastwoodt Ruth & Ted Northam PRA Inc. Ranger Insurance Brokers Ltd. Royal Canadian Properties Limited Safeway Sofa Logic, Suzi Bonkt

SPONSOR Air Canada Gail Asper, OC, OM, LLDt & Michael Paterson The Asper Foundation BMO Financial Group, John McAuley Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Tim Burt The Chipman Family Foundation CN De Luca Fine Wines, Scott & Kate Holden Delta Winnipeg, Helen Halliday Doowah Design, Steven Rosenberg & Terry Gallagher Dycom Direct Mail Services, Bob Thiessen Esdale Printing Co. Ltd., Dale Hughesman Freeman Audio Visual Canada, Noah Baird Friesens Corporation GRAJEWSKI FOTOGRAPH INC. Debbie Gray

The Great-West Life Assurance Company, Raymond & Lynne-Anne McFeetors Investors Group, Richard Irish Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Lawton Partners Financial Planning Services Ltd. MacDon Industries Ltd., Allan MacDonald Manitoba Hydro, Scott Thomson Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Winston Hodgins McDiarmid Flowers National Leasing, Tom Pundyk Planned Perfectly PwC RBC Royal Bank, Grant Simons Richardson Foundation Stantec Consulting Ltd. Subway Franchise World Headquarters, Alexis Teeple Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Donald G. Douglas Wawanesa Insurance, Ken McCrea The Winnipeg Foundation, Rick Frost Winnipeg Free Press, Bob Cox

CONTRIBUTOR

DONOR

$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 Laurie Lam† & Larry Desrochers Gary Hannafordt & Cathy Rushton Maureen E. Jay Andrew & Wendy Jensen Dr. Leonard & Hope Kahane Gordon C. Keatcht Leona J. MacDonald Barb Melnychuk Jeffrey Mortont Heather Power & Harold Klause Steven Schipper, CM† & Terri Cherniack

$900 – $1,199

Assiniboine Credit Union Deloitte & Touche Foundation Canada The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Mitchell Fabrics Ltd.

SUPPORTER

$600 – $899

Astroid Investments Ltd. Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. Fillmore Riley LLP First Avenue Office Furnishings Intergroup Consultants Ltd. Manitoba’s Credit Unions The North West Company Party Stuff/U-Rent-It Pollard Banknote Ltd. SMS Engineering Ltd. Winnipeg Building & Decorating Ltd.

ASSOCIATE

$300 – $599

Mid West Packaging Limited NAV CANADA Premier Printing Ltd.

t CURRENT MTC BOARD OF TRUSTEES/ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS † CURRENT MTC STAFF * IF YOU HAVE REMEMBERED MTC IN YOUR WILL, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

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ENDOWMENT FUND Jimt & Penny McLandress L. Blair Philpott & Tom Kynman Wearing Williams Limited – Don & Sheila Katz Many thanks to the generosity of our Endowment Fund donors who gave a gift or fulfilled a pledge payment between January 1, 2013 and February 21, 2014. 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

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

$25,000 – $49,999 J.K. May Investments Ltd. Donald K. Johnson, CM Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass

$10,000 – $24,999 Cam & Carole Osler Norma Anne Padilla George Sigurdson Terracon Development Ltd.

$5,000 – $9,999 Margaret Caie Dr. & Mrs. Farouk S. Chebib Ian Kirk† Garry Markham

$2,500 – $4,999 Mary Campbell Esther & Hy Dashevskyt Helene Dyck Dr. Ted & Gail Hechter Dr. & Mrs. F.C. Violago 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 Dick & Joan Dawson Michael & Lynn Evans David & Ewhenia Gnutel John & Margaret Graham Marilyn & Helios Hernandez Gary & Maureen Hunter Independent Jewellers Ltd. Jack & Yetta Levit Dr. G.H. Lawler Barbara Main Irene & the late Claire Miller Jean & Lisa Neron Myron Pawlowsky & Susan Boulter Marina Plett-Lyle Claude & Pat Precourt Ruth Simkin Frits & Joan Stevens Faye Warren Barbara & Ken Webb Dr. James & Mrs. Kim Zacharias

$500 – $999 Joan & Ed Alexander Peggy Bainard Acheson Ruth & Kris Breckman Margaret E. Clarke Katherine Cobor & Gordon Steindel Dorothy Davidson Chris Freeman Brent & Debbie Gilbert In memory of David Landy – Edith Landy Dr. Stan & Susan Lipnowski Gerry & Corinne McCallum Dr. & Mrs. Donald McInnes Vera Moroz John & Karen Ogden Bill & Norma Rennie Marc & Sherri Rittinger Michael T. Ruta Faye Scott Joyce Shead Howie & Sue Simpson Miss Debbie Spracklin Elaine Toms Unitarian Church Theatre Group 3 Anonymous UP TO $499 Margaret & Charles Avent Armand & Judy Baccus Ms. Jean Bissett Dr. John Bond H.F. Bowen G. Burge & K. England Betty & Bruce Catchpole Arthur & Donna Chow Beverley Clegg Sharon Eadie

Linda Ferguson Elizabeth Foster Susan Garfield E. George Carole Giesbrecht Dorothy Hodgson Jordan Janisse & Teresa Cooper Susan Ketchen Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kisil Deanne Lander Marilyn Lindquist Dr. Shelley Mahoney Sylvia L. Main Nick Martin & Dr. Evelyn Ferguson Patrick & Clarice Matthewst Keith Mayoh Marlene A. Mortimer Mr. & Mrs. V. & M. Nelson Tom Nowicki Pat & Sherry O’Connor Lesia Peet Carolyn Porhownik Myrna Protosavage Diana & Bryan Purdy Bill & Heather Quinn Linda Robinson Sandra Sadler Ivor & Lorna Schledewitz Jim & Susan Shaw Roslyn Silver Eleanor Suderman Peter & Sharon Taylor Gabor Vamos & Brenda Silver Walter & Shirley Watts 3 Anonymous

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BEHIND THE SCENES HONORARY MEMBERS

ACCOUNTING/FINANCE

MAINTENANCE

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

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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 Garrett Enquist, IT ASSISTANT Camilla Holland, GENERAL MANAGER Daphne MacMillan, ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY Debbie Neufeld, RECEPTIONIST Alan Waite, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

TRUSTEES

ARTISTIC

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

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

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 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

BOX OFFICE 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, Robyn Pooley, Victoria Popp, Jessica Ross

CARPENTRY Louis Gagné, LAYOUT CARPENTER Brent Letain, MASTER CARPENTER Chris Seida, SCENIC CARPENTER

COMMUNICATIONS Hayley Brigg, PUBLICITY & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Sue Caughlin, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Doowah Design, DESIGN Katie Inverarity, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Mark Saunders, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

DEVELOPMENT Michael Joyal, DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT Stephanie Lambert, SPECIAL & DONOR EVENTS COORDINATOR Shelly Smith-Hines, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE FRONT-OF-HOUSE Deborah Gay-de Vries, FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER ASSISTED BY: Sheena Baird

Jamie Chapman, Kim Cossette, Rylen de Vries, Caroline Graham, Jonny Hall, 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

PAINT Susan Groff, HEAD SCENIC ARTIST Lawrence Van Went, SCENIC ARTIST

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

PROPERTIES Larry Demedash, SENIOR PROPERTIES BUILDER Kari Hagness, HEAD OF PROPERTIES James Sutherland, PROPERTIES BUILDER

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

TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE Randy Zyla Harder, HEAD ELECTRICIAN Rick MacPherson, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Alison Nutt, HEAD CARPENTER Michael Wright, HEAD OF SOUND

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

WARDROBE Thora Lamont, CUTTER Lorraine O’Leary, DIRECTOR OF WARDROBE Lois Powne, FIRST HAND Jackie Van Winkle, BUYER/ACCESSORIES

WIGS Beverly Covert, WIGS & MAKEUP SUPERVISOR

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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