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december 2015 – august 2016


ALBERT SCHULTZ  Artistic Director

photo: si a n r ich a r ds


A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Dear Friends, We are so pleased to share our latest season of Soulpepper performances. You will notice that we are offering a brochure of tremendous range and variety. This year, for the first time, you will be able to bundle your very own mix of offerings into your subscription package, including our December Family Festival lineup, our concert and studio series, and our mainstage productions. You have complete flexibility, and I encourage you to experience as much as you can. We are so proud of what we have been able to accomplish with the support of our audience, and we are particularly excited about the next five years, during which it will be our mission to establish Soulpepper as a National Civic Theatre. As such, Soulpepper will continue to be this city’s largest employer of Canadian theatre artists, we will continue to develop the next generation through our Soulpepper Academy, and we will share our work with the nation and the world through touring and broadcasting. At the same time we will make an unrivaled commitment to the creation of original Canadian works even as we are focusing on the great works of our collective cultural inheritance. These are exciting times at Soulpepper and we hope to see you often! Best, Al b e r t S c h u l t z , Artistic Director

20 16 r e s iden t a r t i s t s Colleen Allen Derek Boyes Leah Cherniak* Ins Choi * Oliver Dennis

Alan Dilworth *

(DRUMMOND-DORRANCE FELLOW)

Raquel Duffy Stuart Hughes Ravi Jain *

(BAILLIE ARTISTIC FELLOW)

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster * Ken MacKenzie

Diego Matamoros*

(DRUMMOND-DORRANCE FELLOW)

Kelly McEvenue Weyni Mengesha Gregory Prest* Mike Ross*

Lorenzo Savoini *

(YOUNG FAMILY DIRECTOR OF DESIGN)

Gregory j. Sinclair

(WERNHAM-WEST DIRECTOR OF AUDIO PROGramming)

(SLAIGHT FAMILY DIRECTOR OF MUSIC)

Guillermo Verdecchia William Webster * Paula Wing

Diego Matamoros Nancy Palk Albert Schultz

Robyn Stevan William Webster Joseph Ziegler

soulp epp er founding member s Martha Burns Susan Coyne  Ted Dykstra

Michael Hanrahan Stuart Hughes Diana Leblanc

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*Member of the Artistic Director’s Cabinet

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december 2015 Celebrate the season with six great shows perfect for all ages, including holiday favourites, concerts, interactive magic, and free family programming. p r e s e n t e d by :

s u p p o r t e d by :

 ca  harles   christmas carol dickens. adap ted by Michael Shamata Soulpepper’s beloved production of Michael Shamata’s A Christmas Carol has become a Toronto holiday tradition. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season. ON STAGE DECEMBER 3  Recommended for ages 8+ 

location: Young Centre for the performing arts joseph zi egler, K ev i n Gor don (2014). photo: n at h a n kelly.

 Pa  oems lligator pie by Dennis Lee. Created by Ins Choi, Raquel Duff y, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest and Mike Ross

Alligator Pie, an original Soulpepper production and Dora Awardwinner brings the celebrated children’s poems of Canada’s Father Goose, Dennis Lee, to vibrant theatrical life. ON STAGE DECEMBER 16  Recommended for ages 3+ 

location: Young Centre for the performing arts a lligator pi e cr eators ensemble (2013), photo: cylla von t i edem a n n.

 Tricks  Magicana in association with Soulpepper

Gen erously su pport ed by

 David Ben and Patrick Watson

In Tricks, David Ben – Soulpepper’s resident trickster – presents a concert of magic showcasing some of the most challenging and rarely seen magic tricks. ON STAGE DECEMBER 5  Recommended for ages 8+ 

location: Young Centre for the performing arts dav i d ben. photo: cylla von t i edem a n n.

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Pm  iklÓs arfumerie l ÁszlÓ. adapted by adam pe t tle and brenda robins Two shop clerks kindle a tender love affair through anonymous letters while they unwittingly squabble with one another in person. See the holiday classic that inspired You’ve Got Mail and The Shop Around the Corner. ON STAGE DECEMBER 10   Recommended for ages 8+

location: ST. LAWRENCE CENTRE for the arts gr egory pr est, m ich elle mon t ei t h. photo: n at h a n kelly.

 k im’s convenience  i ns choi

The Kim family returns for the holidays. Ins Choi’s hilarious and touching debut play set in a Regent Park convenience store has resonated with audiences across the country. The journey of a fractured but loving family is a Canadian classic in the making. ON STAGE DECEMBER 6  Recommended for ages 12+

location: ST. LAWRENCE CENTRE for the arts ch a n t elle h a n, paul su n-h yu ng lee. photo: Bruce Mon k.

a  very soulpepper christmas Guests of all ages are invited to a family concert full of stories and music, celebrating classic sounds of the season with a Soulpepper twist. Featuring Mike Ross and members of the Soulpepper family. ON STAGE december 19  Recommended for ages 6+ 

location: Young Centre for the performing arts

m i ke ross. photo: n at h a n kelly.

 WINTER WAVES Two days of free family programming will transform the Young Centre through music, theatre and interactive experiences. Visit soulpepper.ca/family for more details. Open January 2 –  3   Recommended for ages 3+ 

location: Young Centre for the performing arts

w i n t er wav es pa rt ici pa n ts. photo: JASON H U DSON

Soulpepper at t he St. Law r ence Cent r e is support ed by t he You ng/Schultz Vent ur e Fu nd  5]


“A gripping revival” –The Globe and Mail

“A spellbinder… physically and psychologically thrilling” –National Post

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JANUARY – FEBRUARY

Twelve Angry Men Reginald Rose }{

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he fate of a young man accused of murder lies in the hands of 12 strangers crowded into an

Byron Abalos

Derek Boyes

Kevin Bundy

Tim Campbell

Tony DeSantis

Stuart Hughes

Cyrus Lane

Robert Nasmith

Jordan Pettle

Andre Sills

Michael Simpson

William Webster

oppressively hot, claustrophobic deliberation room. A single dissenting voice rings out “not guilty”

planting the seed of reasonable doubt and unraveling what was seemingly an open-and-shut case. Tempers flare and human nature is tested in this classic jury-room drama.

2015 DORA AWARD-WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE di r e c t e d by

Joseph Ziegler Alan Dilworth

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WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION

MARCH

THE JUST ALBERT CAMUS

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error stalks the Russian elite, while insurgents craft their bombs and plan for revolution.

Raquel Duffy

Peter Fernandes

Gregory Prest

Brendan Wall

The Just, based on the true story of the assassination explores the moral intersect of religion, socialism, and terrorism in a gripping new translation by Bobby Theodore.        

Frank Cox-O’Connell

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Katherine Gauthier

Diego Matamoros


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WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION

MARCH – APRIL

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couple’s engagement rekindles buried passions

Anna Atkinson

Diane D’Aquila

Mikaela Davies

Oliver Dennis

Deborah Drakeford

Caroline Gillis

Hailey Gillis

Gordon Hecht

Richard Lam

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

Colin Palangio

Andrew Penner

and threatens a deep-seated blood feud in a small rural town. Newly translated by GovernorGeneral’s Award-winning playwright Guillermo Verdecchia, and reset with the rhythms of rural Ontario, this story of primal and prophetic violence between families retains its dramatic urgency.

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Erin Brandenburg

Sophia Walker

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 “A comedic masterpiece” –Toronto Star

“I laughed until I cried. And then I laughed some more” –Montreal Gazette

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MARCh – APRIL

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ed Dykstra’s celebrated production of David French’s hilarious comedy about life

Kevin Bundy

Diane D’Aquila

Oliver Dennis

Mike Ross

Sophia Walker

Sarah Wilson

Jordan Pettle

in the theatre returns to Soulpepper. Inspired by the nerves and mishaps of the playwright’s own opening night experiences, Jitters has been hailed as one of theatre’s funniest backstage comedies.

di r e c t e d by

Ted Dykstra

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 “Magic! A bases-loaded homer of a hit” –Toronto Star

“Razor-sharp! A lot of laughs!” –CBC Radio

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MAY – JUNE

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eil Simon’s legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and

Derek Boyes

Kevin Bundy

Oliver Dennis

Raquel Duffy

John Jarvis

Diego Matamoros

Albert Schultz

Sarah Wilson

his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

di r e c t e d by

Stuart Hughes

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MAY – JUNE

The Heidi Chronicles Wendy Wasserstein }{

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endy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning comedy follows one woman

Damien Atkins

Laura Condlln

Raquel Duffy

Michelle Monteith

Jordan Pettle

Paolo Santalucia

Sophia Walker

Sarah Wilson

from a 1960’s teen to 1980’s career woman, with all of the touching and heartbreaking moments in between. A sharp-eyed and personal look at feminism, friendship, and social change, The Heidi Chronicles explores the notion of “having it all.”

di r e c t e d by

Gregory Prest

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may  –  june

Incident at Vichy Arthur Miller }{

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n this taut historical drama by American master Arthur Miller, eight men are sequestered in a

Kawa Ada

Derek Boyes

Kevin Bundy

Oliver Dennis

Meegwun Fairbrother

Peter Fernandes

Gordon Hecht

Stuart Hughes

John Jarvis

Richard Lam

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

Diego Matamoros

Alex Poch-Goldin

Brendan Wall

William Webster

room in Vichy France, 1940, by local authorities in aid of the Nazis. None are told why they are held, or when they can leave. As each man is removed for interrogation, some are set free, some are never heard from again, and the stakes rise for those who remain.

di r e c t e d by

Alan Dilworth

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JULY – AUGUST

A DOLL’S HOUSE HENRIK IBSEN

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ecrets and lies haunt Nora on the eve of her

Damien Atkins

husband’s big promotion in Ibsen’s prescient drama about family, friendship, and the private lives of women. Widely considered one of Western drama’s masterpieces, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House powerfully captures one woman’s journey in the face of an oppressive society.        

Lázsló Marton

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Katherine Gauthier

Diego Matamoros

Oyin Oladejo


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CANADIAN PREMIERE

JULY – AUGUST

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ith her astounding Father Comes Home From the Wars Suzan-Lori Parks has created

Akosua Amo-Adem

Lisa Berry

Walter Borden

Divine Brown

Oliver Dennis

Peter Fernandes

Kevin Hanchard

Daren A. Herbert

a new American Odyssey that examines America’s ongoing and turbulent relationship with race. Performed together as one evening, these three parts tell a poignant tale of homecoming, family and heroism set against the US Civil War.

WINNER OF THE 2015 EDWARD M. KENNEDY PRIZE FOR DRAMA AND THE 2015 OBIE AWARD FOR PLAYWRITING.

Gregory Prest

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Weyni Mengesha

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JULY – AUGUST

THE 39 STEPS

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is a two-time Tony and Drama

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Ravi Jain

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Raquel Duffy


studio series

studio series sponsor

january – february

Cowboy Versus Samurai Michael Golamco }{

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nspired by Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Cowboy Versus Samurai is a romantic comedy about love,

race, and sexual dynamics set in the American midwest. When Travis Park, a high school teacher and the only Korean American man in town, falls for his new colleague, it triggers a hilarious love triangle of letters, confessions, and soul-searching moments.

di r e c t e d by

Ins Choi

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TJ Riley

Miquelon Rodriguez

Rosie Simon


studio series

january – february

The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine Leah Cherniak, Robert Morgan, Martha Ross

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eople fall in love all the time; what could go wrong? When Ernest and Ernestine move in

together, their wildly different approaches to life in a small apartment make for hilariously ugly confrontations in this classic Canadian comedy.

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Leah Cherniak

Raquel Duffy

Gregory Prest

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studio series

may – june

the Testament of Mary Colm Tóibín }{

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n this challenging and imaginative solo play, acclaimed author Colm Tóibín paints a breath-

takingly intimate, raw and humanizing depiction of one of the most beloved figures in history. Riveting and lyrical, The Testament of Mary reimagines the last days of Jesus as only a mother can. Featuring Soulpepper Founding Member Nancy Palk.

di r e c t e d by

Aaron Willis

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Nancy Palk


partner presentation

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april – may

the great war The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1914 – 1918  VideoCabaret

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n 1914, many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a

well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret’s awardwinning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare.

DORA AWARD-WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY di r e c t e d by

Michael Hollingsworth V I DE O C A B A R E T S E A SON S P ON SOR

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oulpepper’s music programming is enriched with story, design and inter-disciplinary

taking the a train Downtown Manhattan – the Melting Pot

combustion. From concerts to cabarets to original

Writer and Host Albert Schultz, Music Director Mike

musicals, Soulpepper is the place to be for one-of-

Ross, and company create an original concert

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that explores the history and culture of the original neighbourhoods of New York. Immigration,

Each original Soulpepper Concert revolves around

innovation, vaudeville, organized crime and the

a time, place, or artist, crafted by a team of incom-

birth of American song.

parable performers. The Concert Series is led by Slaight Family Director of Music Mike Ross, feat-

The Voyager Golden Records

uring the Soulpepper ensemble and special guests.

In 1977, NASA sent the Voyager spacecraft deep into

Tickets $25 – $ 60

space in the hopes of connecting with other beings. On board were recordings that attempted to explain the story of humans on Earth through music, sound and speech. Music Director Mike Ross takes us on an extra-terrestrial journey inspired by the original Voyager Golden Records.

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HAILEY GILLIS MIKE ROSS

COLLEEN ALLEN

The Canadian Pacific Railway

Soulpepper Cabaret Series

Host and narrator Tom Allen and Music Director

Every weekend, these intimate musical showcases

Mike Ross lead a company of stellar artists through

feature fresh and exciting talent, as well as intimate

a historical and musical ride along the ribbon of

groupings of artists from Toronto’s diverse musical

steel that tied our country together. A rich Canadian

community.

journey with a whole nation of musical stops along the way.

Tickets are only $25 ($20 for students).

taking the a train Uptown Manhattan – Harlem

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Beginning in 1905 with the Great Migration, into

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throughout the year and check out Soulpepper’s

the Harlem Renaissance, and right up to the present day, Harlem has been one of America’s most vibrant and culturally rich neighbourhoods.  This concert takes you on a tour of the music, words and ideas that have made Harlem great. Written and hosted by Albert Schultz, with Music Direction by Mike Ross. p hoto: b ruc e z i nge r

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odd (1:30 G /7:30) G war (2:00/8:00) mary (8:00) G

2

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9

war (8:00)

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war (8:00)

10

odd (7:30) mary (8:00) G war (8:00)

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war (8:00)

odd (1:30 ¸ /7:30) war (2:00/8:00) mary (8:00) G

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heidi (7:30) G heidi (7:30) G vichy (8:00) G heidi (7:30) vichy (8:00)

heidi (7:30) G mary (8:00) < heidi (7:30) < vichy (8:00) G

war (1:00 G /8:00)

odd (1:30 G /7:30) mary (2:00 G /8:00) odd (1:30) G mary (2:00 G /8:00) heidi (7:30)

mary (8:00) G war (8:00) heidi (7:30) G vichy (8:00) G vichy (8:00) <

heidi (7:30) G vichy (8:00) G odd (7:30) mary (8:00)

14

odd (1:30/7:30) mary (2:00/8:00) heidi (1:30 ¸ /7:30) vichy (2:00 ¸ /8:00)

odd (7:30) mary (8:00) ¸

e nr i c h y o u r e x p e r ie n c e Pre-Performance Chats: Artists host informal conversations one-hour before select performances. Open to all audience members.

talk-back tuesdays: Enjoy a post-performance talk-back following each non-Earlybird Tuesday performance. Open to all audience members.

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programming calendar 2015  – 2016 J UNE 2 0 16 sunday

MONDAY

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heidi (1:30 G /7:30) heidi (7:30) vichy (2:00 G /8:00) vichy (8:00)

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odd (7:30) mary (8:00)

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heidi (7:30) vichy (8:00) ¸

15

heidi (1:30) G cpr (7:30) vichy (2:00 G /8:00) mary (8:00) vygr (7:30)

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THURSDAY

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father (7:30) G steps (8:00) G

father (7:30) G steps (8:00) <

father (7:30) <

doll (7:30)

doll (1:30) father (7:30) steps (8:00)

12

odd (7:30) mary (8:00)

mary (8:00)

heidi (7:30) ¸ vichy (8:00)

odd (1:30) G mary (2:00) G heidi (7:30) vichy (8:00)

vygr (7:30) vichy (8:00)

cpr (7:30)

vygr (7:30) vichy (8:00)

heidi (7:30) vichy (8:00)

odd (1:30/7:30) mary (2:00/8:00)

mary (2:00) heidi (7:30) vichy (8:00)

25

cpr (7:30)

30

J U LY 2 0 16

24

doll (7:30) G father (7:30) G

doll (7:30) G

doll (7:30) G

doll (7:30) < steps (2:00) G

doll (7:30) G steps (8:00) G father (7:30) G steps (8:00) G

FRIDAY

father (7:30) G

SATURDAY 2 9 16 23

doll (7:30) G steps (8:00) G doll (1:30/7:30) steps (8:00) G

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AUGUST 2 0 16 sunday

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se p t 1

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doll (7:30)

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14

21

28

father (7:30) steps (8:00) doll (7:30)

father (7:30) steps (8:00)

doll (7:30) ¸

father (7:30) ¸ steps (8:00) ¸ doll (7:30)

family festival: carol – A Christmas Carol pie – Alligator Pie tricks – Tricks spxmas – A Very Soulpepper Christmas parf – Parfumerie kims – Kim’s Convenience mainstage series: angry – Twelve Angry Men just – The Just

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3

4

father (1:30 G /7:30) doll (7:30) steps (2:00 G /8:00) doll (1:30 G /7:30)

father (7:30) steps (8:00)

father (1:30 G /7:30) doll (7:30) steps (2:00 G /8:00)

blood – Blood Wedding jitt – Jitters odd – The Odd Couple heidi – The Heidi Chronicles vichy – Incident at Vichy doll – A Doll’s House father – Father Comes Home From the Wars Steps – The 39 Steps studio series: cowboy – Cowboy versus Samurai

5

doll (7:30)

father (7:30) steps (8:00) harlem (7:30)

harlem (7:30)

6

doll (1:30) ¸ father (7:30) steps (8:00) father (1:30) ¸ steps (2:00) ¸ doll (7:30) doll (1:30) father (7:30) steps (8:00) harlem (1:30)

ernest – The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine mary – The Testament of Mary partner presentation: war – The Great War concert series: melt – Manhattan: The Melting Pot vygr – The Voyager Golden Records cpr – The Canadian Pacific Railway harlem – Manhattan: Harlem


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