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  charles A christmas carol dickens adapted by michael shamata

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book & lyrics by tom jones music by harvey schmidt

a midsummer night’s dream William Shakespeare

the time of your life william Saroyan

our town

thornton wilder

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(re)birth: e.e. cummings in song & window on toronto

fronteras americanas

guillermo verdecchia

billy bishop goes to war john gray with eric peterson

the glass menagerie

tennessee williams

exit the king


white biting dog

the aleph

eugÈne ionesco

judith thompson

the price arthur miller

the odd couple neil simon


henrik ibsen, adapted by morris panych

miklÓs lÁszlÓ adapted by adam pettle & brenda robins diego matamoros & daniel brooks

the kreutzer sonata

leo tolstoy, adapted by ted dykstra

welcome A Christmas Carol Dear Friends, Welcome to Soulpepper’s production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol adapted by Michael Shamata! This is the fifth time we have presented this wonderful adaptation of the greatest of Victorian holiday ghost stories. As well as telling us a delightful story, Dickens sends us a message of redemption, forgiveness, and compassion. His structure is simple, and comes in three parts (so many great things come in threes). As we travel with Scrooge through the past, present and future we are reminded of the intrinsic connection between these three temporal realities. We are where we are as a result of our past actions and our future will be determined by the choices we make today. As a new year approaches each of us has the opportunity to think profoundly about how we live our lives and how our actions may benefit the community in which we live. May we all, like Ebenezer Scrooge, be blessed with the insight that leads us to living our lives to the fullest and may we all, each day, help our troubled world to mend. From all of us at Soulpepper to all of you, blessings for a warm and happy holiday season and may the new year bring you peace and joy and goodness. Yours, on behalf of the company,

Albert Schultz, Artistic Director p.s. At the end of the performance, we will collect donations for Second Harvest this year. We hope you will consider a donation, and thank you in advance for your generosity.

I would like to dedicate this season’s production of A Christmas Carol to the late Douglas Campbell. “Sir Douglas” played Ebenezer Scrooge in the first three incarnations of this version of Dickens’ masterpiece. There is much of the great man in this adaptation, and I am deeply indebted to him. He shared his passion, wisdom and talent with many in this cast, and they, like me, loved him dearly. We miss you, Dougie. douglas campbell 1922 – 2009 Michael Shamata, Director & Adaptor of A Christmas Carol soulpepper founding members

Martha Burns Susan Coyne Ted Dykstra

Michael Hanrahan Stuart Hughes Diana Leblanc

Diego Matamoros Nancy Palk Albert Schultz

soulpepper associate artists

Derek Boyes Diego Matamoros Kelly McEvenue Weyni Mengesha

Nancy Palk Mike Ross Lorenzo Savoini Guillermo Verdecchia

William Webster Paula Wing Daniel Brooks, Baillie Artistic Fellow

Leslie Lester, Executive Director

Robyn Stevan William Webster Joseph Ziegler

photo courtesy of theatre new brunswick

artist note: Michael Shamata

aCharles Christmas carol dickens

photo: sandy nicholson

  england 1843

adapted by michael shamata

cast production Michael Shamata director & adaptor John Ferguson original set & costume designer Julie Fox ghost costume designer Alan Brodie lighting designer Geordie Haley original composition Lyon Smith Sound Coordinator & Designer Tim French Fezziwig Choreographer Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Costume coordination & execution Alan Dilworth assistant director Arwen MacDonell stage manager

ebenezer scrooge jacob marley harlequin harlequin bob cratchit mr. fred a charitable gentleman mrs. dilber

Joseph Ziegler John Jarvis Daniel Chapman-Smith Tangara Jones Oliver Dennis Matthew Edison Kevin Bundy Maggie Huculak

ghost of christmas past ebenezer as a boy fan mrs. bingley miss hurst ali baba

John Jarvis Owen Cumming Alyson MacFarlane Maggie Huculak Deborah Drakeford Daniel Chapman-Smith

ebenezer as a young man dick wilkins mr. fezziwig mrs. fezziwig flora belle fiddler

Matthew Edison Oliver Dennis Kevin Bundy Maggie Huculak Deborah Drakeford Sarah Wilson Stephen Guy-McGrath

ghost of christmas present mrs. cratchit belinda peter martha tiny tim mr. fred’s wife mr. clenham miss jane topper agnes belle's husband

Deborah Drakeford Stephen Guy-McGrath Maggie Huculak Kevin Bundy Sarah Wilson Stephen Guy-McGrath

ghost of christmas yet to come businessman businessman joe debtor debtor’s wife boy brigit

John Jarvis Matthew Edison Oliver Dennis Stephen Guy-McGrath Matthew Edison Sarah Wilson Elliot Waugh Maggie Huculak

Jessica Severin assistant stage manager Sarah Miller apprentice stage manager Jason Hand Assistant Lighting Designer Erin Birkenbergs chaperone Kelly McEvenue alexander coach Diane Pitblado dialect coach

First produced by Theatre New Brunswick December 1990. There will be one 15 minute intermission. Approximate running time 2 hours. 4

John Jarvis Deborah Drakeford Alyson MacFarlane Elliot Waugh Charlotte Dennis Owen Cumming

background notes By the time he was thirty, Charles Dickens was a household name in the English-speaking world. His reputation rested on a solid foundation of four novels, each published as a serial: The Pickwick Papers (1836 – 37), Oliver Twist (1837 – 38), Nicholas Nickleby (1838 – 39), and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840). While working on his next novel, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dickens read a government report describing the conditions of child labour in Britain. He was particularly sensitive to the plight of children: he himself had been sent to work twelve-hour days in a shoe polish factory only a few days after his twelfth birthday. Dickens initially intended to respond to the report with a pamphlet; he later changed his mind and instead composed A Christmas Carol, which was published in December of 1843. The public’s response was swift and unequivocal. Reprints were ordered by Christmas Eve; by February 1844, at least eight theatrical productions had seen the light of day. “It seems to me a national benefit,” William Thackeray wrote, “and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness.” Why does A Christmas Carol consistently strike a chord with its audience? An inkling may be found in G.K. Chesterton’s assertion that the literary description of happiness as a state has been, by and large, a failure; he singles out Dickens’s Christmas tales as one of the few exceptions. “The beauty and the real blessing [of A Christmas Carol] lie in the great furnace of real happiness that glows through Scrooge and everything around him; that great furnace, the heart of Dickens.” The “heart” of Dickens permeates A Christmas Carol. During its composition, Dickens said that he “wept, and laughed, and wept again, and excited himself in a most extraordinary manner.” When Scrooge’s nephew describes Christmas as “the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys,” we have a beautiful and perfect summation of Dickens’s thought as a humanist and gift as a writer. If this statement sounds naïve to us, to the Victorians it must have been radical. A Christmas Carol would become one of the cornerstones of Dickens’s oeuvre, a potent hymn to humanism, the hope of redemption, and the power of the imagination; it is also one of the most compelling memento mori in the canon of literature. As for Dickens, his career never slowed down. He continued to produce work at an astonishing rate, including David Copperfield (1849 – 50), Bleak House (1852 – 53), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1860 – 61). Starting in 1853, Dickens began touring extensively as a reader; A Christmas Carol was among his favourite (and most frequently used) pieces. On June 9, 1870, Dickens succumbed to a stroke. His influence on future artists was enormous; George Santayana put it most succinctly: “I think Dickens is one of the best friends mankind has ever had.”

Background Notes by Nicolas Billon, playwright and graduate of the inaugural Soulpepper Academy 5

artists’ biographies Alan Brodie — sOULPEPPER 2010: Lighting Designer: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: A Christmas Carol (2006, 2008). OTHER THEATRE: Brief Encounter (Playhouse / MTC); Tear the Curtain (Arts Club / Electric Company); Vigil (American Conservatory Theatre); 7 Stories, Frost/Nixon, Little Shop of Horrors, The Overcoat (Canadian Stage); Cyrano de Bergerac, Moby Dick, Oklahoma (Stratford Festival); The Doctor’s Dilemma, Age of Arousal (Shaw Festival); Emergence (National Ballet of Canada). OTHER: Dora nomination for The Overcoat; 6 Jessie Richardson Awards (Vancouver). Instructor: National Theatre School. Member: Associated Designers of Canada. Upcoming: La Boheme (Pacific Opera Victoria); Camelot (Stratford Festival); The Admirable Crichton (Shaw Festival). Kevin Bundy — sOULPEPPER 2010: Glengarry Glen Ross, Jitters, A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Travesties, Glengarry Glen Ross, Parfumerie, As You Like It, Our Town, The Time of Your Life, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Chairs, King Lear, Fool for Love, A Christmas Carol (2001, 2002, 2006 & 2008). OTHER THEATRE: The Clockmaker (Tarragon Theatre), Talk (Harold Green Theatre), Scratch (Factory); The Constant Wife (Citadell Theatre); The Innocent Eye Test (MTC/Mirvish Productions); Shaw Festival (six seasons); Stratford Festival (three seasons). OTHER: Dora Award Winner; graduate of NTS. Film & Television: Recently: Living in Your Car, Murdoch Mysteries, and The Bridge. Daniel Chapman-Smith — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: A Christmas Carol (2006, 2008). OTHER THEATRE: Belladonna (Burning Passions); Romeo & Juliet, Hamlette (Studio BLR); Daniel is a co-founder of Project: Humanity, a company raising social awareness through the arts. Owen Cumming — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: James and the Giant Peach (Crescent School). Also several Zodiactors musical theatre productions. OTHER: Owen is a grade 5 student at Crescent. He sang with his school choir at Expo 2010 Shanghai. He has performed in a few television commercials. Owen is a keen interclub competitor in sailing, skiing and squash. Charlotte Dennis — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: The Winter’s Tale (George Brown Theatre School, directed by Joseph Ziegler); More (Tarragon Spring Arts Fair). OTHER: Charlotte has also performed in many school productions. She is a grade 10 student at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, studying theatre, dance and photography. Oliver Dennis — sOULPEPPER 2010: Oh What a Lovely War, Jitters, What the Butler Saw, A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: 40 shows in 11 seasons. OTHER THEATRE: The Drawer Boy (Grand Theatre); Last House (Dorothy Said Theatre); Kite (Kite Co-Op); Great Expectations, Dracula, The Wind in the Willows (Grand Theatre); Vigil (NAC/Grand Theatre); The Tempest (Canadian Stage); The Tempest, As You Like It (Festival of Classics); Side Man (Tarragon); Art (Theatre Aquarius); Gynty, Lonely Nights, The Betrayal, The Cherry Orchard, 1492, Twelfth Night, Dr. Dappertutto, Porch People (Theatre Columbus). FILM & TELEVISION: Slings & Arrows (seasons 2 & 3). OTHER: Dora nominations for Parfumerie, Waiting for Godot, Gynty, The Mirror Game and Oh What a Lovely War (ensemble). Deborah Drakeford — sOULPEPPER 2010: Waiting for the Parade, A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: A Christmas Carol (2001, 2002, 2006, 2008). OTHER THEATRE: The City (Actors Repertory Company); The Dining Room (Down’n Out); Pobby and Dingan (LKTYP); Rabbit Hole (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Same Time Next Year (Showboat Festival); A Kind of Alaska (Actors Repertory Company); Dial M for Murder (Drayton Entertainment); The Laramie Project (Studio 180/Buddies in Bad Times); Number One and Jamie (LKTYP); Zadies’s Shoes (Mirvish Prod.); Skylight (Persephone Theatre); Sibs (Marquis Entertainment); The Importance of Being Earnest, Great Expectations, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Grand Theatre). FILM & Television: A History of Violence and her voice can be heard on animated shows.


Matthew Edison — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. foR SOULPEPPER: Loot, Awake and Sing!, The School for Wives, The Real Thing, The Caretaker. OTHER THEATRE: The 39 Steps (Theatre Aquarius); Pride and Prejudice (MTC); Amadeus, Proof, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Canadian Stage, MTC); The Winter’s Tale, The Real Thing (NAC); Midnight Sun (Tarragon, NAC); Fanny’s First Play, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Shaw Festival). Matthew has been nominated for 2 Dora Awards for his role in Proof, and for his play The Domino Heart. John Ferguson — sOULPEPPER 2010: Set & Costume Designer: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: A Christmas Carol (2001, 2002, 2006, 2008). OTHER THEATRE: Resident designer for Theatre Calgary, Neptune Theatre, The National Arts Centre and The Canadian Stage Company. Design for Mirvish Productions, The Canadian Opera Company, Pacific Opera Victoria, the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival (twenty productions). OTHER: Recipient of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Montreal’s la Soirée des Masques Award, Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Award and a Tyrone Guthrie Award. Upcoming: La Bohème (Pacific Opera Victoria). Julie Fox — sOULPEPPER 2010: Ghost Costume Designer: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: A Christmas Carol (2001, 2002, 2006, 2008), The Long Valley, The Play’s the Thing, Endgame. OTHER THEATRE: Breakfast (The Independent Aunties); I Claudia, Faust, The Designated Mourner (co-design with Michael Levine); The Cryptogram (Tarragon); Frozen (Citadel); The Eco Show, Insomnia (Necessary Angel); Little Red River (Theatre Junction); Possible Worlds (Theatre Passe Muraille); Wit (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Grand). Dance: Bas-Reliefs (Chartier Dance); Three Women, Small Midnight (MoonHorse Dance Theatre); C’est Beau Ça, La Vie (co-design with Michael Levine) (DanceMakers). OTHER: Dora Awards: Insomnia and Possible Worlds, 6 Dora nominations, 1 Sterling nomination. Tim French — sOULPEPPER 2010: Choreographer: A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: Director & Choreographer: Altar Boyz (Angelwalk); Dreamgirls, Evita (MTC/Calgary/Citadel); Dreamgirls, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Grand); Me and My Girl, Carousel, The Boyfriend, Damn Yankees (Drayton ); The Wedding Singer (Stage West). Choreographer for The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Shaw); Gypsy (Neptune); Cabaret, A Little Night Music,Guys & Dolls, Camelot, Lady Be Good, The Music Man (Grand/Canstage/MTC/Calgary/Citadel). OTHER: Book for the musical One Step Forward (talkisfreetheatre/AMTP, Northwestern). Resident Director for Dirty Dancing, The Producers (Mirvish). Dora, Betty Mitchell and Stirling nominations. Maggie Huculak — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Travesties, Antigone, A Christmas Carol, The Wild Duck. OTHER THEATRE: Maggie has a long and cherished artistic relationship with Theatre Columbus: Lonely Nights and Other Stories, The Betrayal, Dr. Dapertutto, The Knee Plays, Twelfth Night. Necessary Angel: Half Life, Tamara, The Piper, Beating Heart Cadaver, King Lear, Seven Lears and the upcoming Divisidero and Tout Comme Elle. Age of Arousal (Nightwood); 4:48 Psychosis (Summerworks); Faust (Tarragon); and The Clean House, The Glass Menagerie, Elizabeth Rex (Globe). OTHER: CBC’s Canada: A People’s History (narrator). Chalmers Award for The Betrayal. Dora Award for Mein. Six-time Dora nominee. John Jarvis — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: The Way of the World, Ring Round the Moon, Mary Stuart, The Time of Your Life, The Government Inspector, Our Town,A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: The Drawer Boy (Theatre Passe Muraille); Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Tarragon); And Up They Flew, Happy Days (Theatre Columbus); Half Life (Theatre Aquarious); Innocence Lost (Blyth Festival). FILM & Television: Zombie Dearest voted best feature at the Flicks Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival (Scream Clock). OTHER: Director: Leaving Home and Salt-Water Moon (Blyth Festival). Dora nominations for The Drawer Boy (TPM), Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Tarragon), 1492 (Theatre Columbus); Sterling nomination for Later Life (Citadel); graduate of NTS.


Tangara Jones — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: The Lion King (Mirvish); i think i can (LKTYP); Regal Cruises ( Jean Ann Ryan); Thrive! (Thrive Entertainment); INRI (RAPA). FILM & TELEVISION: Dan For Mayor (CTV); KICK*SS (Marv Films); Degrassi: TNG (CTV); Beautiful People (ABC Family); Repo: The Genetic Opera (Repo Opera Prod.); Gangster Exchange (Aquila Pictures); Bull (GCC Prod. Inc.); St.Roz (Lamport-Sheppard). OTHER: Toured as a dancer with R&B singer Divine Brown for her Canadian tour and for the Backstreet Boys Canadian Tour. Stephen Guy-McGrath — sOULPEPPER 2010: Glengarry Glen Ross, A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Glengarry Glen Ross (2009), BLiNK, As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Time of Your Life, Three Sisters. OTHER THEATRE: No Great Mischief (Tarragon/GCTC/Vancouver Playhouse, Neptune); Pelegie (Can Stage/ NAC); Bully (Strange/Momentum/Artistic Fraud); The Complete Wrks. Will. Shakesp. (YPT); Much Ado About Nothing (Resurgence Theatre); Fire, Tent Meeting (Blue Water Summer Playhouse); Race Day, Small Time, The Edible Woman, Culture Shock (Theatre on the Grand); A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Dear Santa, The Perils of Persephone (Theatre Orangeville). OTHER: Awards from Canada Council, OAC, TAC for playwriting; Playwright in Residence at Theatre Orangeville; author of two plays: Spinning Yarns and Bully. Arwen MacDonell — sOULPEPPER 2010: Stage Manager: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Stage Manager: Parfumerie, Ring Round the Moon, Salt-Water Moon, Mary Stuart, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Chairs, Phèdre. PSM: Loot, Awake and Sing! OTHER THEATRE: Stage Manager: I Claudia (Crow’s Theatre/ Edinburgh Fringe); The Africa Trilogy (Volcano/Luminato); Idomeneo, The Magic Flute, Orfeo, Don Giovanni, The Coronation of Poppea, The Resurrection (Opera Atelier), The Dishwashers, Fishwrap, Rune Arlidge, The Domino Heart, Side Man, The Good Life, Midnight Sun (Tarragon); The Triumph of Love, Cymbeline, The Fellini Radio Plays (Stratford Festival); Vida!, The Drowsy Chaperone (Mirvish Productions); Dido and Aeneas/Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Opera Atelier/Singapore Arts Festival). OTHER: European and Asian tours with Opera Atelier. Alyson MacFarlane — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: The Wiz (Milton Youth Theatre Productions); Beauty and The Beast (Milton Youth Theatre Productions). Jessica Severin — sOULPEPPER 2010: Stage Manager: Window on Toronto. Assistant Stage Manager: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Loot, Awake and Sing! Parfumerie, A Christmas Carol (2008), Ring Round the Moon, Uncle Vanya, Mary Stuart, Top Girls, The Caretaker, Our Town (2006), The Government Inspector. OTHER THEATRE: GrimmToo (Theatre Smith Gilmour); The Africa Trilogy (Volcano); The Marriage of Figaro, The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Return of Ulysses (Opera Atelier); The Apolog y Project (Nuit Blanche); The Patient Hour (Tarragon); Nigredo Hotel (Tapestry); Bear with Me (Nightwood); Oklahoma!, The Mikado (Drayton); Two Can Play (Obsidian); A Couple of Blaguards, Hairspray, The Lion King (Mirvish). Michael Shamata — sOULPEPPER 2010: Adaptor & Director: A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Adaptor & Director: A Christmas Carol (2001, 2002, 2006, 2008). OTHER THEATRE: Anything That Moves (Belfry Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing (Bard on the Beach); I Am My Own Wife, Fiddler on the Roof (Vancouver Playhouse); Pélagie, The Tempest, A Little Night Music (CanStage); Walk Right Up (Stratford Festival); The Real Thing, Hosanna, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Offensive Shadows (Summerworks); Art, Unity 1918 (Theatre Aquarius); Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Macbeth (Festival of Classics); Kilt (GCTC). OTHER: Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award from the Stratford Festival; 3 Jessie nominations. Artistic Director of the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, and former Artistic Director of the Grand Theatre in London and Theatre New Brunswick.


Lyon Smith — sOULPEPPER 2010: Sound Coordinator &Designer: A Christmas Carol. Sound Designer: Window on Toronto. FOR SOULPEPPER: A Christmas Carol (2008, 2006). OTHER THEATRE: Selected Credits: Sound Design & Composition: Fernando Krapp Wrote me this Letter (Canadian Stage); The Cure for Everything (TPM); Little Dragon (Know Theatre); Return: The Sarajevo Project (Theatrefront); Generous (Tarragon); Dead Ahead (LKTYP/Topilogical); The Drawer Boy (TPM); Agokwe (Buddies in Bad Times). OTHER: Dora Award for Outstanding Sound Design and Composition (Little Dragon). Sarah Wilson — sOULPEPPER 2010: Jitters, A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Travesties, Awake and Sing!, Black Comedy/The Real Inspector Hound, As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Time of Your Life, Three Sisters, The Winter’s Tale, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Beggar’s Opera (in concert), BLiNK, A Christmas Carol (2008). OTHER THEATRE: Till It Hurts (TIP); The Dining Room (Down ’n Out); Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Swanne: Part III (Stratford); As You Like It (Stratford Conservatory); The Donnellys (Stratford/NAC); Death of a Salesman (Theatre Aquarius); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Measure for Measure (Resurgence). OTHER: Mary Savidge Award (Stratford); graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Elliot Waugh — sOULPEPPER 2010: A Christmas Carol. OTHER THEATRE: Alice in Wonderland, Alladin, Mad Hatter, Jafar, Hawthorne II Bilingual and Acting Out (Stratford, ON). Joseph Ziegler — founding member, sOULPEPPER 2010: Director: Waiting for the Parade. Actor: A Month in the Country, Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol. FOR SOULPEPPER: Actor: Parfumerie, A Christmas Carol, Uncle Vanya, The Time of Your Life, The Wild Duck, Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, The School for Wives, Absolutely Chekov. Director: Travesties, Ring Round the Moon, Mary Stuart, Our Town, King Lear, Hamlet, Winter’s Tale. OTHER THEATRE: Director: Shaw Festival; Stratford Festival; Canadian Stage; Grand Theatre in London; Citadel in Edmonton; Theatre New Brunswick; Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Actor in theatres across the country, on television, film and radio. OTHER: Graduate of the National Theatre School. Recently: Director: Harvey (Shaw Festival). Actor: The Trespassers (Stratford).

soulpepper at play – An event to remember On October 27th, 2010 Soulpepper held its annual gala fundraiser – Soulpepper at Play – in its home at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Over 300 guests joined Host Albert Schultz and Event Chair Donna Slaight for an evening that included a wonderful champagne reception (sponsored by Prevedello & Mathews), sumptuous gala dinners prepared by Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan’s team from North 44 and a fabulous Live Auction Cabaret that followed in the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre with Artistic Director Albert Schultz as auctioneer and original performances by Soulpepper Founding Members, Associate Artists and the Soulpepper Academy. Soulpepper at Play netted $400,000 in much needed operational funds!

The most we’ve ever raised from an annual fundraiser! As a not for profit organization, Soulpepper relies on donors and sponsors for over 40% of its operating revenues – events like this have a tremendous impact on what Soulpepper can deliver to audiences and to its artist training and community outreach programs. Soulpepper gratefully thanks event sponsors TELUS, Scotiabank Group, Cadillac Fairview and The Woodbridge Company. Further thanks to our in-kind sponsors Mill Street Brew Pub and The Sweet Escape Pâtisserie, as well as teh many artitsts who volunteered their time and talentl. A special thank you to all who attended and supported Soulpepper at Play on October 27th, to view more pictures and details on the event please visit See you next year.

Top (left to right): Joe Natale, Leslie Lester, Margaret MacLellan, Ken Mackenzie, Beth Curtin, Anne and Sandy Sanderson, Albert Schultz, Donna Slaight and Gail Drummond.

Bottom (left to right): Linda Haynes, Martin Connell, Nancy Holland, Jane Humphreys, Robin Young, Matt Holland, Ron Lalonde, Tatjana Cornji, Gregory Prest and Mike Ross.

oh what a lovely war Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop and Charles Chilton

waiting for the parade John Murrell

faith healer Brian Friel

death of a salesman Arthur Miller

what the butler saw Joe Orton

a raisin in the sun Lorraine Hansberry

a month in the country Ivan Turgenev adapted by Susan Coyne & László Marton

a christmas carol Charles Dickens adapted by Michael Shamata

Telling history’s great stories

billy bishop goes to war John Gray with Eric Peterson

doc Sharon Pollock

jitters David French glengarry glen ross David Mamet

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Jill & Geoff Matus David & Sheila McCracken Rick Mercer Gilles & Julia Ouellette Susan & Tony Pigott Margaret Riggin Sylvia Soyka Carl & Francyne Steiss George & Mary Stratis Annette Verschuren & Stan Shibinsky benefactor $1000–$2499 Robert & Susan Allair Richard J. Balfour Walter M. & Lisa Balfour Bowen Carol A. Beaven Kathleen Bell Derek & Margaret Brown Joan D. Clayton Noble C. Chummar Katherine & Murray Corlett Alison Crosthwait John & Ruth Crow Michael & Honor de Pencier Peter & Deborah Doyle Penny Fine & Hugh Furneaux In honour of Roger Garland Rebecca Goldfarb & Paul Deegan Mindy Gordon & Greg Moran Dr. Noëlle Grace & the Shohet Family Tony & Helen Graham John & Judith Grant Mike Grey Tim & Darka Griffin Wendy Hannam Wanda Ho & Tom Pladsen Don Johnson & Anna McCowan Johnson Elaine Kierans & Shawn McReynolds Mary & Spiro Koutsoubos Dr. Aaron Malkin James McPhedran Kit & Barbara Moore Noel Mowat John & Sarah Nagel Derek G. Phillips Robin B. Pitcher Wanda Plachta Anna Porter Donald Raymond & Jennifer Keenan Scott Reid & Sayla Nordin Lionel & Carol Schipper Robert Shortly Marisa & Edward Sorbara

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Casey Mahood & Laura Fric Wil & Judy Matthews Paul & Jean McGrath Micheline McKay Martin & Deborah McKneally Esther & John McNeil Sean Morrison David & Joan Moore Richard & Judith Nunn Brian O’Leary Emile Oliana & Alvin Iu Ruth Ostrower Lillian & Rae Perigoe Sondra B. Phillips Terry & Nina Picton Christina Poddubiuk & Scott McKowen Alice Poole Paul Rainsberry & Margaret McCaffery Beth Richmond Elaine Rowe Cairine & Glenn Scott Nicholas & Jane Seed Colleen Sexsmith Sheila & Edward Sharp Francoise Sutton Prof. Paul Thompson & Jennifer McShane Joanne Thring John & Elizabeth Tory Mark & Bettie Tullis Sandra Shaul & Christopher Varley Rick & Virginia Walker Donald Wallace Irene & Hastings Withers WorkAround Software Inc. 6 Friends of Soulpepper member $150–$499 Mrs. Ann Abouchar Ted Addie & Hillary Arnold Shelley Ambrose Doug Anderson Karen & Alan Anderson Ellen Anderson Barbara Angier Sarah Atkinson Carolyn & Denis Bailey Peggy Baker Lucita Balbin Jean Ballinger Laurie Barrett & Giles Meikle Gillian & Kenneth Bartlette 16

Judy Beamish Thomas Beechy Pierre & Merlyn Beeckmans Dr. Estera Berkier Roberta Belfry Paul Bennett Mike Beltzner & Dawn Robertson Dr. Estera Berkier David K. Bernhardt Rob Berry & Tanit Mendes Gayatri Bharadwaj Alan & Helen Billing Ron & Lynn Binding David & Jane Binmore Josephine Bird Anne Biringer Margaret Blakely Cheryl Blakey Elspeth Bowler Patricia Boyle Theresa M Boyle Christopher Bredt & Jamie Cameron Virginia Brisbin & Marshall Goldstein Arden & Bill Broadhurst Ann & Bud Brown Clare Brown David & Marion Brown Douglas & Linda Bryant In Memory of Ronald Bryden Libby Bullock Barbara & John Burbidge H. Burt Gordon & Patricia Cameron Geraldine Cameron Brian & Jennifer Canham Joanna Carlberg Betty Carlyle Brian & Ellen Carr Don Caunter & Sandra Homer Wendy M. Cecil Clive Chamberlain Margaret Chambers Helen Chang Jim & Barb Cheatley Mark Cheatley John & Mary Chipman David Clarry Sharon & Stanley Clavir Gotham Clements John Clinton Bernard Cocchiola Elizabeth & Tom Cohen Freda Colbourne Dorothy & Bramwell Coles

Catherine Cornell & Declan Lane Jane Coryell Mr & Mrs WG Coulton Ninalee Craig Joan Cranston Missy & Allan Crosbie Diane Cross Ralph Cunningham Gordon Currie Carol Dalgado Mark & Rita Daniel Lydia Danylciw Mary Davidson Rita Davies Rosemary Davis Frank Deme Lawrence & Maureen Dennis Walter & Pamela Dew Brian & Rosemary Donaldson Steven D. Donohoe Bill Douglas IIze Dreimanis Ron Durand Mr. & Mrs. H. Dynna Walter & Anne Eadie Norman & Judith Edmondson Stuart & Susanne Egier Dr. Ivan Elkan In Memory of Gordin Elkin Patricia A. Elliot Henry Elliott Glenna Fair Dr. Marcus Feak Cecil Fennell Russell & Carol Finch Barbara Fingerote Joanne Fleming Alexandra Fokine Carol & Peter Foster Ann Foster Ruth Franks Ian Fraser Mike & Stacy Frislev George Galt & Alyse Frampton Michie Garland I. Garrigan Peter Garstang Sally & Alan Gayer Miriam Gelbloom Helen & Barry Goldlist Susan Girard & Neil Dobbs Maxing & George Goldberg Drs. Fay Goldstep & George Freedman John M. Goodings

Myrna & Irwin Gopnik Brenda Graham Lynn Gran George Grant Robert & Janina Gray John Gray ThĂŠa Gray Lyndsay Green Charles Greiner Marsha & Cameron Grout Arthur & Doreen Gryfe Brigita & Val Gulens A. L. Guthrie Benjamin Hadar Andrea Halperin Scott & Ellen Hand Beverly Harris Joanne Harrop & Marc Gabel Michael Harding Mary P. Harlan Michael Harmer Mark Henkelman Isabel Henninger Richard Hayles Jean & Bill Heaslip Joyce & Grahame Henry Lawrence & Beatrice Herman Peter Herrndorf Thea Herman & Gregory King Marcia & Edward Hill Donalda & David Hilton Frances & Peter Hogg Susan & Richard Horner Sandy & Naomi Horodezky George & Jennifer Howse Elizabeth Howson Donald Hughes Jill Humphries Fiona Hunter David Inman Linda Intaschi & David P. Silcox Blake & Wendy Jarrett Robert & Joan Jarvis M.B. Jennings W & P Johnsen Brian D. Johnson Donald & Susan Johnston Mary Ellen & Bob Johnston Rayna Jolley Russ & Sylvia Jones Tom Jones Valerie Jones & Bruce King Elizabeth Julian Marge Kelley Bill & Margo Kennedy

Marge Kelley Sandra Kenzie William Kervin & Linda Huestis Charles Ketchabaw Judith Kidd Ireyna & Michael Kimberley Mark Kingwell Laurie Kochen & Vanna Milan E. Rob Koppel Mr. & Mrs. Kostuik Henry J.D Labatte David & Antje Laidler John & Ann Lang Janine Langan Gabor & Anita Lantos Leon & Anita Lapidus Andreas Laupacis Mary Laurence John B. Lawson Barbara & Ted Lea Deborah & Jim Lecuyer Alexander & Anna Leggatt Dr. Gertrud Jaron Lewis Eve Leyerle & Hubert Lum Deborah Lightstone Lisa Liani Margaret Limacher Anthony Lisanti John & Areta Lloyd David & Ann Love Irene & Archie Loberto Oliver & Gillian Long Karl Loszak & Joanne Chmara Douglas Loweth Larry Lubin Mary & Kenneth Lund Maureen Lukie Mary & Kenneth Lund Edward R. Lyons Duncan & Marie MacDonald Sean Mace & Susan Done John Macfarlane Alexandra MacLennan John Macfarlane Frances Mahil Alison Mahon Luba Maisterrena Maria Maksymiw Mel Manley Barbara Mann Rosario Martinez Margaret Marwood Marlene Matson Rona Maynard Michael & Pat Mayr

Don McCreary McDorman Family Lois & Ken McFarquhar Dr. Janet E. McIntosh Julia McNally Laurie McPhail Laurel S. McVean Duggan Melhuish Rev. Wallace Metcalf Tanit Mendes Gordon Meyer Kathy Mile Janina Milisiewicz Michael Millgate Leslie Milligan Frank & Patricia Mills Orietta Minatel Faye Minuk Stan Mocarski Tilla Moffat Phil Moller & Carol McLafferty Siobhan Monaghan & Colin Arnold Murray Moore Reid Morden Paul & Janet Morrison Joanne Morrow Mary Jane Mossman Ingrid Mueller N H Nares Marie T. Natanson Bernice & Steve Neal Linda Neilly Terri Neville & John Alston Eric Nicolson & Candace Tidy Ed Nowina Stephen O’Brien Peter Odell Toshi Oikawaw James O'Neill Louisa O'Reilly Marietta Orlov Louise O'Rourke Martha Osler Frances Owen & Michael Cord Katherine Paterson Graham & Ann Peters Christina Peterson Don Piafsky Mr. Paul & Marilyn Pieper Gordon & Elaine Pitts John Pitts & Mary Graham Pitts Richard & Eine Pogson Harold Povilaitis Barbara & David Quinlan Marsha & Jed Rabinovitch 17

Dr, Mark J. Rapoport Christopher Reed & Valerie Schweitzer Judy Rennie Keren Rice Christine & John Richards Don & Betty Richmond Joan Ridout Erica & Christopher Riggs Clara Robert C. Robertson-Burd Rosemary Robertson Jason Roberts Dr. Trevor Robinson Norma Rowen Harold & Marta Rubin Peter H. Russell Gabriel Safdie John & Elfi Salvendy Jane Sanderson Cookie Sandler Michael Saron Susan Savage Kathleen & Roger Savory Nina Sawka Ron Schlumpf Cornelia Schuh Henry Schultz & Jennifer Pepall Douglas S. Scott Helen Scott J Kenneth Scott Valerie Scott Walter & Eileen Shankman Dr. Judith Shapiro Kevin Sheppard A.K. Sigur Jonsson Brenda & Phillip Silver Ivor & Renee Simons Mavis Simons Lucie & George Simons Janice Simpson & Adrian Horwood Yvonne & Robert Simpson David & Elizabeth Sisam Ray & Cathy Smallwood Judy & Hume Smith Lee Smith & Lyle Burton Jack & Cynthia Smith McLeod Dr. Harley Smyth & Carolyn McIntire Smyth Rita Spanndauer Robert Stairs Julia Stavreff Cecily Stone Patricia & David Stone Mary Stuart 18

Betty & Brendan Sweeney Andrew Szende Jacqueline Taggart Marianne Teminski Bruce Tempest, CMA Jan & Ken Thompson Kristine Thompson Maija & Christopher Thompson Cathy & Howard Tile Judith Tobin Michael Travis Margaret Trow Sandra Upjohn Lydia Vale M. Fainer Vaile Beverly & Doug Valentine Brent Vickar & Don De Boer Pat Vickers Bill Waite Lenore Walters Gordon Warme Trudy Warner Loraine Inez Warren Ruth Watts-Gransden Susan Watt The Wayne Family Dr. Joe & Florence Weinstock Douglas & Pamela Weir Dr. R. James Wheler Dr. Laurie White Anda Whiting René & Winifred Widner Myra & Neil Wiener Christina & Wendell Wigle Jack Wilkie Colm Wilkinson Corinne Wilks Norman & Nancy Williams Patricia Williams William Wood Jeff & Gitta Wyndowe Morden Yolles Hersh Zeifman Allan Zener 20 Friends of Soulpepper soulpepper Legacy Circle The following people have generously arranged planned gifts to Soulpepper: Roger Garland Ken Gingerich & Michael Oakes Eve & Crawford Gordon Jenny Tan 1 Friend of Soulpepper

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soulpepper administration Directors

Albert Schultz artistic director

Leslie Lester executive director

Claire Sakaki producer

T.J. Tasker director of communications

Tracy Stewart director of finance

Vladimir Vukovic director of production


Nick Tracey administrative manager & asst. to the artistic director

Liza Paul associate producer

Gianna Ceci administrative assistant


Sarah Mackie publicist

Michael Murphy marketing & new media coordinator

Jacob Robert Whibley graphic designer

Nathan Kelly communications assistant

Leon Suo programmer/analyst

Crystal Daniel corporate giving manager

Sally Lee government relations & foundations manager

Shannon Boeckner development events coordinator

Christine Pellerin development assistant


Julie Miller education manager

Farwah Gheewala education coordinator


Corinna Lee accounting manager

WeiLi Wu payroll coordinator

Kesily Li finance coordinator

Greg Poulin production manager

Mike Ledermueller technical director

Kelly Reade associate technical director

Mary-Jo Carter Dodd head of wardrobe

Andy DeVries head carpenter

Lisa Nighswander head of properties

Sarah Elizabeth Noyes wardrobe assistant

Shannon Lintott production assitant

Brian Stauffer 2010 illustrator

Sandy Nicholson Sian Richards Cylla Von Tiedemann Bruce Zinger season photographers


Mary Koutsoubos director of development

Annie Tu development officer

Lily Hou accounting coordinator Production

Chris Silas Neal 2011 illustrator

Anthony Swaneveld design director (sandwich creative)

Soulpepper Theatre Company is an active member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (pact), the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (tapa) and Theatre Ontario, and engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’Equity Association.

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soulpepper production Phil Atfield, Joanne Lamberton cutters

Barbara Cassidy, Geoff Hughes, Lisa Farinaccio sewers

Laura Bolton wig mistress

Greg Chambers, Vanesa Janiszewski, Jane Kline props

Jacqueline Robertson-Cull head of hair & makeup

Janet Pym, Natalie Swiercz dressers

Katarzyna Chopican millinery

David Rayfield head scenic artist

Daniel McCarthy Joe Natale Susan Pigott Sarah Powell Donald Ross Sandy Sanderson

David Sculthorpe (v. chair) Donna Slaight Eli Taylor Brian Toda Paul R. Weiss (chair) Robin Young

soulpepper Board of Directors David Fleck Charles Baillie Roger Garland (founding chair) Deborah Barrett Cathal O’Connor Crawford Gordon Ajay Chadha Barbara MacDonald Shawn Cooper Sheena Macdonald Gail Drummond Bob Mansbridge

soulpepper thanks: Meagan Cumming , Patrick Galligan, David Hoekstra, Mike Ross.

young centre for the performing arts Kareen Lalicon manager of patron & operations services

Fernando Arriola i.t. manager

Mike Souliere building operations manager

Noora Sagarwala program coordinator

Jeffrey Day patron services coordinator

Katie Erickson operations services coordinator

Solomon Whitman concierge

Lisa Li program assistant

Qasim Khan patron services assistant

Jason Browning, Sean JP Pederson, Sarah Gillis house technicians

Oscar Pessole building operator

Kevin Shea senior patron services representative

Kim Ingram, Adam Orr, Ali Wylie floor captains

Kelly Barnes, Timna Ben-Air, Dustin Churchill, Vanya Garraway, Douglas Kwan, Darwin Lyons, Lisa Li, Erin Vandenberg, Ali Wylie patron services representatives

Kelly Barnes, Adam Cole, Susan Bond, Ian Brodland, Vanya Garraway, Leslie McBay, Robert Rainville, Tanya Rintoul, Andrea Tomonko senior ushers

front & back cover photos: sandy nicholson

young centre thanks: Our wonderful legion of volunteers for their continued support. Stage technicians employed by the Young Centre for the Performing Arts are represented by Local 58 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Young Centre Board of Directors: Young Centre for the Performing Arts 55 Mill Street, Building 49  Toronto ON M5A 3C4 Box Office Hours  Tuesday to Saturday  1pm–8pm

Roger Garland, Eugene Harrigan, John D. McKellar (Chair), Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Jan Rush, Albert Schultz, Paul R. Weiss (President).


government support Soulpepper Theatre Company acknowledges the support of:

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $22.2 million in theatre throughout Canada.

Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 22,2 millions de dollars l’an dernier dans le théâtre à travers le Canada.

The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

Starring Brian Linehan: A Life Behind the Scenes

is a behind-the-curtain look at the life and times of Canadian celebrity interviewer Brian Linehan. Brian was a superb and unique journalist who exercised his craft in the entertainment industry and, unusual for his times, treated talented Canadians — on stage, on screen, in front or behind the camera — with the respect and deference generally shown only to international ‘stars’. Brian has left his entire estate to The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation to support the creation of a Canadian star system through financial support of advanced training programs, such as the Soulpepper Academy, and an aggressive promotion of talent. Starring Brian Linehan: A Life Behind the Scenes by George Anthony is available at bookstores across Canada, or visit



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Playbill: A Christmas Carol  
Playbill: A Christmas Carol  

Playbill for Soulpepper's A Christmas Carol.