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Marshall Shoctor, Q.C. Chair Arliss Miller Past Chair J. G. Greenough, F.C.A. Treasurer Solomon Rolingher, Q.C. Secretary David D. Bentley, F.C.A. Frederick K. Campbell Jacqueline Charlesworth Marc de La Bruyère Anne Foote (Honourary) Ada Hole C. Ralph Loder Ralph B. MacMillan Sandy Mactaggart (Honourary) Jack McBain Barbara Poole Tom Redl Aroon Sequeira Ex Officio Chris Sheard Kayla Shoctor Ralph Young Dr. Robert Westbury

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2012/13 Season ...................... A FEW GOOD MEN By Aaron Sorkin September 15 - October 7, 2012

NEXT TO NORMAL Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt October 20 - November 11, 2012

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Tom Wood Based on the story by Charles Dickens November 30 - December 23, 2012

PRIVATE LIVES

Aroon Sequeira President Ralph Young Past President Catrin Owen Vice President Stuart Lee Treasurer Ken Bautista Guy Bridgeman Lesley Cormack Ted Hole Mike House Richard Kirby Al Maurer Lisa Miller Dave Mowat Rob Reynolds Guarav Singhmar Larry Staples

By Noël Coward February 2 - 24, 2013

HonoUrary Directors

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Jack N. Agrios, Jan Bentley, Joanne Berger, Christine Bishop, Dan Block, Frank Calder, Gary G. Campbell, Betty Carlson, Donald A. Carlson, Marilyn Cohen, Reg Copithorne, Len Dolgoy, Allison Edwards, Dennis Erker, Grant Fairley, John C. Forster, Frank Gibson, James Gillespie, Jean Hamilton, Brian Hetherington, Gary Killips, Beverlee Loat, Maureen McCaw, Eva McGregor, Susan Minsos, Terry Nistor, Bob Normand, Ted Power, Jerry Preston, Henry (Hank) Reid, Charlotte Robb, Barbara Shumsky, Esther Starkman, Marianne Takach, Merle Taylor, Mr. Justice Dennis R. Thomas, Brian Tod, John Tweddle, Brian Vaasjo, Chief Justice A.H. Wachowich, Bob Walker, Dr. Marvin Weisler, Bart West, Eve Willox, David Wilson, Doris Wilson, John Yerxa

BLIND DATE Created and performed by Rebecca Northan February 13 - 24, 2013

RIDE THE CYCLONE Written by Jacob Richmond Music by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond February 22 - March 10, 2013

Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini March 9 - 31, 2013

THE PENELOPIAD By Margaret Atwood March 30 - April 21, 2013

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Book & lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle April 20 - May 19, 2013


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PREMIER | SUPPORTERS We gratefully acknowledge the significant support of our donors who make it possible for the Citadel to present world-class theatre that is accessible, intelligent, passionate and relevant.

ANNUAL SUPPORT Artistic Director’s Circle ($5000 +)

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PREMIER | SUPPORTERS Lois Field Jean Fukushima Harry Gaede Frank Gibson W.L. Gibson Shirley Gifford Susan Gilmour Gaie Goin Gwen Gordon Joan Green Leslie & Lilian Green Sheila Gynane Neil & Carol Handelsman Leonard & Sonia Hawreliak Nancy Heule Dr. & Mrs. Hnatko Patsy Ho ensemble Bill & Jana Holden ($200 - $499) John C. Holmes Ray & Elaine Hook Shirley Allder Diana & Laurance Andriashek Mike & Kathy House Dr. Robert & Laurel Hudson Lorne & Anne Anfindsen Mary Hurlburt James Archibald & Heidi Christoph Elesavata Hymonyk Veronica Azizi Chris Jager & Jean Coutts Diana Bacon Norman & Evelyn Jensen Roderick E. Banks Peter Jochimsen William & Carol Barton Doris Kent Lola Baydala Loretta Klarenbach Walter & Stella Baydala Chris Klein Joan Bensted Norman & Valerie Kneteman Terri & Gary Biasini Liz Kohle Barbara Blackley James & Maggie Laing Beverley Boren Gordon E. Langford Norman & Anne Burgess Jack & Diane Latham Susan & James Burns Ruth & George Lauf Harold & Janet Clanachan Dr. Ed & Nikki Lazar Harold Climenhaga Mary Lister Professional Corporation Boris & Patricia Litwin Brent & Adele Collingwood Myron Liviniuk John Colter Nancy Lord Lesley Cormack John & Barbara Luckhurst David Cornish Mervyn & Teresita Lynch Marilyn Cree Neil & Pamela Martin Robert & Marlene Crosbie A.D. & Frances Maskell Marilyn Darwish Keith & Brenda McNicol Patricia Dawson Linda Medland Davis L.A. Dushenski Dr. A & Evelyn Meer Douglas Duval Earl Minogue R. N. Eidem Al Morrow Karen Farkas Paul Nahirney Gail Faulkner Fred & Helen Otto Tom & Judy Peacocke Fay Plomp Poster Tech Aline Pratch Curtis & Sandra Prosko Richard Remund Henry & Helen Resta Antoni & Lucyna Rojek Alan Rose Ken & Mary Skeith Bob & Eleanor Sugarman Neil & Merle D. Taylor Lorne Warneke Harry & Heather Zirk Leon & Vonnie Zupan

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Dr. Jack Young The Citadel Theatre would like to recognize all of those who kindly donated in memory of Dr. Jack Young who passed away on July 22, 2012. We received a heart-warming response from individuals across Canada who chose to commemorate Dr. Young and the full life he lived. Dr. Young was a great supporter of the arts in Edmonton and we at the Citadel are forever grateful for his support. He will be truly missed.

To learn more about our Supporter Program and levels of support and benefits, please visit www.citadeltheatre.com or call Sydney Stuart at (780) 428-2142. As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our donors & sponsors.

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PREMIER | SUPPORTERS We are proud to recognize our Premier Supporters, our partners in the creation of theatre at The Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy. The Hole Family • The John and Barbara Poole Family Fund the Eldon & Anne Foote Fund • The Robbins Foundation Canada The Joseph H. Shoctor fund

Government & Foundation Supporters

Dr. Joseph H. Shoctor, 1922 – 2001

executive producer and founder, the citadel theatre

Joe’s vision brought professional theatre to Edmonton Joe’s dream built The Citadel Theatre Joe’s spirit continues to inspire the theatre we create today Joe’s legacy lives on through a generous gift to The Citadel from his estate

HENRY HOLE, 1884 - 1954 On the Citadel’s 30th Anniversary, a gift was made by the Company of Harry Hole, James F. Hole, Ralph K. Hole and Robert W. Hole on behalf of the Hole family — in honour of their late father, Henry Hole. The Citadel Theatre is proud to honour Henry Hole’s integrity, compassion and leadership in the dedication of this complex to his memory.

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THE CITADEL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE ON

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C O U R T E S I E S

Dr. Ghalib Ahmed and the friendly staff at Coast Edmonton House, Master Corporal Mark Thomas, who was our military consultant

ELECTRONIC DEVICES No doubt we have all been distracted by a cell phone, pager or watch alarm ringing or lighting up when attending the theatre. For every performance which is unmarred by one of these distractions, we will donate $5 to the Actors’ Fund of Canada. ALLERGY ALERT For the safety of those with allergies, please refrain from the use of perfumes or scented products before coming to the theatre. H E A R I N G A D VA N C E M E N T H E A D S E T S We offer headsets to patrons with hearing difficulties. Ask the usher at the door of the theatre. These are provided free of charge. You will be asked to leave your driver’s license as a deposit until the headset is returned at the end of the performance.

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By AARON SORKIN Co-production with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Starring UNITED STATES NAVY JAG CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C.: Lt. J.G. Daniel A. Kaffee, USN............................... CHARLIE GALLANT Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway, USN.......................... LORA BROVOLD Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg, USN. . ............................... KEVIN COREY Capt. Isaac Whitaker, USN................................... ARNE MacPHERSON Lt. Jack Ross, USMC........................................... DAVID LEYSHON Col. Julius Alexander Randolph, USMC................. TOM PICKETT Dave/Sergeant-at-Arms........................................ TED SLOAN Lawyer #2............................................................ ANDREW CECON GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, CUBA: Col. Nathan Jessep, USMC.................................. PAUL ESSIEMBRE Capt. Matthew A. Markinson, USMC..................... DOUG MERTZ Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick, USMC.................... ASHLEY O’CONNELL Cmdr. Walter Stone, USN..................................... JOHN KIRKPATRICK Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson, USMC.. ................. JEFF STROME PFC Louden Downey, USMC................................ COLE HUMENY Cpl. Jeffery Owen Howard, USMC........................ ANDREW CECON PFC William T. Santiago, USMC.. .......................... BRENT HIROSE PFC Tom/Cpl. Hammaker..................................... COREY SCHMITT Cpl. Dunn.. ........................................................... TED SLOAN MPs, Marines, Lawyers, etc. are played by members of the company. Director................................................................ JAMES MacDONALD Set & Costume Designer. . ..................................... MICHAEL GIANFRANCESCO Lighting Designer................................................. NARDA McCARROLL Sound Designer................................................... JAMES MacDONALD Assistant Director................................................. JOHN KIRKPATRICK Dialect Coach...................................................... DOUG MERTZ Singing Coach.. .................................................... STEPHEN DELANO Assistant Sound Designer..................................... TRACEY POWER Stage Manager.. ................................................... MICHELLE CHAN Assistant Stage Manager...................................... MICHELLE LAGASSÉ Apprentice Stage Manager................................... TRENT CROSBY The play is approximately 2 ½ hours long with one intermission of 15 minutes. “A FEW GOOD MEN is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.” Broadway Production Presented by David Brown, Lewis Allen, Robert Whitehead, Roger L. Stevens, Kathy Levin, Suntory International Corporation, The Shubert Organization “The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited.” The Citadel engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Production personnel for the Citadel Theatre are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Sponsors

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playWRIGHT AARON SORKIN A

aron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theatre club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Sorkin spent much of the 1980s in New York as a struggling, sporadically employed actor. He found his passion in writing plays, and quickly established himself as a promising young playwright. His stage play, A Few Good Men caught the attention of Hollywood producer David Brown, who bought the film rights before the play even premiered. Castle Rock Entertainment hired Sorkin to adapt A Few Good Men for the big screen. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, became a box office success. In 1989, he received the prestigious Outer Critics Circle award as Outstanding American Playwright for the stage version of A Few Good Men (1992). He spent the early 1990s writing two other screenplays at Castle Rock, Malice and The American President. In the mid-1990s, he worked as a script doctor on films such as Bulworth. He was invited by Steven Spielberg to “polish” the script of Schindler’s List (1993). Sorkin has gone on to write for many movies and TV shows. Besides A Few Good Men (1992), he has written The Social Network, as well as cooperating on Enemy of the State (1998), The Rock (1996) and Excess Baggage (1997). Sorkin’s TV credits include the Golden Globe-nominated The West Wing (1999), Sports Night (1998), Studio 60 on Sunset Strip (2006) and currently, The Newsroom.

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adaptation, starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and others, but the play came first. Long before Moneyball, The Social Network and The Newsroom, even before The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin was a young actor working throughout the 80s in New York, occasionally writing plays. The inspiration for A Few Good Men came from Sorkin’s sister Deborah, who had just been assigned a 3-year stint with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She had been called to defend Marines at Guantanamo Bay, who had almost hazed a fellow officer to death on orders from a superior officer. This would quickly become the basis of a riveting courtroom drama. In 1988, Sorkin had already sold the rights for a film adaptation before it even premiered Off Broadway. Producer David Brown approached Sorkin after reading the first draft, showing an interest in a movie version. Sorkin sold him the rights, under the condition that Brown would produce the play first. The play ran at the Music Box Theatre for 497 performances. Sorkin quickly adapted the play, and the movie premiered in 1992. Since the film, A Few Good Men has been revived live on-stage across the United States and Europe, even translated into German and Hungarian. The version you are about to see is Sorkin’s latest rewrite, retaining some of the memorable quotes from the film.

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he Maclab Enterprises Students Club is a Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy program that offers a unique glimpse into the world of professional theatre to a wide range of junior and senior high school students from Edmonton and surrounding areas. On the first three Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the productions in our Landmark Group Mainstage series, Students Club members gather to enjoy a small reception before the show and then participate in a highly engaging, interactive presentation / demonstration involving one of the Citadel’s talented theatre artists. Following the performance, students are invited to stay for a lively talkback session with members of the production’s cast and crew. To kick off Students Club for the 2012/2013 Season, prior to performances of A Few Good Men, Students Club members will be treated to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of all that makes the Maclab Theatre unique. This will include exploration of the artistic and technical aspects of the stage, a visit to backstage dressing and Green room areas, and a look at the Stage Management, lighting and audio booths. This presentation will realize and emphasize the many steps required to bring each individual production to life. If you would like to participate in this unique opportunity, or for more information, please contact spowell@citadeltheatre.com.

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worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, love and loyalty. It’s pretty dark stuff but on the other hand, the music is so darn catchy, you might leave humming a lively tune. The often grumpy Ben Brantley wrote in the New York Times, “Next to Normal is something more than a feel good musical: it is a feel everything musical.” The Citadel has been fortunate to secure the services of Ron Jenkins as director. Jenkins directed the Sterling Award winning production of Chicago at the Mayfield Theatre earlier this year and will be fondly remembered by Citadel patrons for his superlative direction of this theatre’s award-winning production of Extinction Song starring Ron Pederson. Next to Normal opens on October 20, 2012. And, yes, let us establish right now that A Christmas Carol will return on November 30th. This will be its 13th year and the production, like the story itself, is timeless.

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The production of Noël Coward plays is something of an art form in itself. They are so delicate and brittle that the slightest whiff of condescension or faux-sophistication will blow them away. Bob Baker is a master of the art — as he has shown in his previous productions of Coward’s Blithe Spirit and Present Laughter. On February 2nd, 2013, Bob will unveil his latest foray into the chic poise of the Coward canon, Private Lives. The newly married Sibyl and Elyot are on a honeymoon in an upscale hotel in Deauville. Elyot takes a moment to himself on the balcony and discovers that in the next room is his ex-wife, Amanda, and her new husband. Hilarious complications ensue when Elyot and Amanda discover that the flame of their attraction has not died, despite their divorce. Expect sensuality, sass and screwball comedy (and the memorable Coward song “Someday I’ll Find You”) in Baker’s production of Private Lives when it opens on February 2nd, 2013. When Khaled Hosseini’s culture and continent-spanning novel, The Kite Runner, was published in 2003 it quickly became an international best seller. Epic in scope and inspirational in tone, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from Kabul. His closest friend is Hassan, his father’s young servant. The story is set against tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States and the rise of the Taliban regime. Considering the uplifting nature of the story when the book was published it still caused considerable controversy. The American Library Association reported in 2008 that The Kite Runner was one of its most challenged books with multiple

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attempts to remove it from libraries due to “offensive language, sexually explicit scenes unsuited to any age group.” The movie was banned in Afghanistan. Bob Baker, who had never read the book nor seen the movie, was sent the play, adapted by Matthew Spangler. “It was a page turner for me which is a good sign of an adaptation because sometimes they really rely on you knowing the source material,” he remembers. “I think the play will be of great interest to our audiences.” Critics have certainly embraced previous productions with open arms. The Canadian Premiere of The Kite Runner opens on March 9, 2013. The Penelopiad is Margaret Atwood’s take on Homer’s 8th century BC epic, The Odyssey. The story was originally composed in the oral tradition and was intended to be heard rather than read so Atwood returns the tale to its ancient roots. Her contemporary revision upends the classic tale by telling the story from the point of view of Penelope, Odysseus’ patient, faithful wife and what she had to endure during the 20 years it took him to return home. She

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didn’t battle any one-eyed monsters but it turns out her story is as gripping as her husband’s and a lot more human and heartrending. Atwood’s adaptation has been described as “witty, relevant and meant for the stage.” Says Baker, “There will be an all female cast and creative team, music and choral work and all the elements you’d expect from a Greek tragedy. And, of course, the genius of Margaret Atwood.” The Penelopiad opens on March 30, 2013. During the recent Olympic Closing Ceremonies, you may remember a surprised looking Eric Idle popping up through the floor and breaking into his “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. The upbeat, hummable anthem is most associated today with his runaway Broadway hit, Monty Python’s Spamalot, but true Python fans will tell you it was from another Python film, Life of Brian, which featured characters singing while strapped to crosses. On April 20, the Citadel chronicles “...something completely different” with its Bob Baker production of Spamalot - featuring Citadel favourite (Rocky Horror Show/Death of a Salesman), John Ullyatt. It may be based on the unique Monty Python brand of anarchistic humour but, in its silly little heart, it’s an old-fashioned good-time Broadway show with great tunes and lots of belly laughs. Ride The Cyclone comes from the little known (outside of British Columbia) theatre company called Atomic Vaudeville. They started in 2004 in their home town of Victoria producing monthly cabarets. The company became a cult hit and carried their shows all over that part of the world. And then came Ride the Cyclone and, as the Vancouver Sun trumpeted, “Victoria’s Secret is Out.” The mordant and moving story is of a six member high school choir who die in a rollercoaster accident. Each of the choir members gets a monologue in which they sum up their short, bittersweet lives. Well, the show premiered in Victoria, spilled over into Vancouver and Whitehorse and since has toured the country, playing to sell-out houses in Toronto – twice. Observed one commentator, “The show’s hilarious, slightly creepy ingenuity makes it unmissable.” A New York production is in the offing but it will open at the Citadel on February 22nd.

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LORA BROVOLD

Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway, USN Lora is thrilled to be working with such wonderful men and women on this production and to be returning to The Citadel Theatre, where she appeared last season as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other favourite theatre credits include Heroine, Mo and Jess Kill Susie, and Fat Pig for Northern Light Theatre; The Liars and Three Days of Rain for Shadow Theatre; Comedy of Errors and Titus Andronicus for Freewill Shakespeare Festival; My Name Is Rachel Corrie for Theatre Yes; Goodness for Downstage and The Death of Me for Lunchbox Theatre. In the spring she will appear in Theatre Network’s premiere production of Let the Light of Day Through. Lora is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program and The Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Lora would like to thank her family and her partner Collin for all their support.

ANDREW CECON

Lawyer #2/Cpl. Jeffery Owen Howard, USMC A Few Good Men is Andrew’s Citadel debut. Other theatre credits include Henry V and Henry IV for Shakespeare in the Ruins; Romeo and Juliet and Our Town for Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Three Sisters for Zone 41 T.P.M. His film and television credits include Silent Night, The Book of Vaudeville, Keep Your Head Up Kid and Less Than Kind. Andrew is a member of Shakespeare in the Ruins, a Winnipeg-based theatre company.

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KEVIN COREY

Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg, USN

Past Citadel productions Kevin has been involved with include Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol, A Prairie Boy’s Winter, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, Muncha Buncha Munsch, The Paper Bag Princess’s Favourite Stories and Hamlet. Other credits include 7 seasons with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival with productions including Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing; The Black Rider with November Theatre; The Blue Orphan with Catalyst Theatre; The Wizard of Oz, Seussical the Musical and Tyland with Alberta Theatre Projects; Much Ado About Nothing and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Betty Mitchell Award) with Theatre Calgary; Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde with Vertigo Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Caravan Farm Theatre; Choke with Theatre Network; Comrades, Fool For Love, Stop Kiss and Shakespeare’s R & J with Kill Your Televison Theatre; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with The Mayfield Theatre and George Dandin with The Globe Theatre.

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PAUL ESSIEMBRE Col. Nathan Jessep, USMC

A Few Good Men is Paul’s first appearance at The Citadel Theatre. Selected theatre credits include The Normal Heart, The Overwhelming and Stuff Happens for Studio 180; To Kill A Mockingbird, The Odyssey, The Duchess of Malfi, Don Juan and Macbeth for Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Don Juan for Théâtre du Nouveau Monde; L’Emmerdeur, Dîner de Cons, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Art for Théâtre Français de Toronto; Tillsonburg for Canadian Stage; Zadie’s Shoes and Oui for Factory Theatre; Sleuth for Saidye Bronfman; Othello for Atlantic Theatre Festival; Picasso at the Lapin Agile for Centaur Theatre; The Taming Of the Shrew for World Stage Festival and Goodnight Desdemona/Good Morning Juliet for Great Canadian Theatre Company. Paul’s film and television credits include Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story; Republic of Doyle; At the Hotel; The Newsroom for CBC; Less Than Kind for HBO Canada; The Christmas Heart for Hallmark; Suits for NBC; Nikita for The CW; Covert Affairs for USA Network; Warehouse 13 for SyFy; ReGenesis and Blue Murder for Global; Flashpoint and Degrassi for TNG; Plague City and Sue Thomas F.B. Eye for CTV and Queer as Folk and Coast to Coast for Showtime. Extensive work as a voice artist includes documentary narration (notably on Journey To The Edge Of The Universe and Earth: The Making Of A Planet for Discovery Canada), animated series (including Silver Surfer [FOX], My Dad The Rock Star [Nelvana], Rescue Heroes [WB]); and countless commercial voice-overs.

CHARLIE GALLANT Lt. J.G. Daniel A. Kaffee, USN

This is Charlie’s first show at The Citadel! He is honored and very thankful to be in the hands of such a wonderful theatre company. Selected theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Black Comedy and His Greatness for Arts Club; Snowman for Rumble; Merchant Of Venice, Henry V and Titus for Bard on the Beach; Brief Encounter for RMTC/Vancouver Playhouse; Dangerous Corner for Vancouver Playhouse; The Real Thing for Belfry/Arts Club; The December Man and Steel Kiss for Green Thumb and Rick: The Rick Hansen Story for MTYP. Film and television credits include Fairly Legal for USA; Percy Jackson and The Olympians for FOX 2000 Pictures and Brother for Blackspot Films. A grad of Studio 58, Charlie is the recipient of two Jessie’s, an Ovation nominee, the Sydney J. Risk Award for Acting, and the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame’s Star of Tomorrow scholarship.

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BRENT HIROSE

PFC William T. Santiago, USMC/Orderly Brent Hirose is an actor, writer, improviser, director, singer and voice-over artist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a frequent face on the Canadian Fringe circuit, having most recently performed his one man shows Lost and Left Behind and The Suckerpunch to rave reviews across the country. Past acting highlights include The Paperbag Princess & More for PTE; Habitat and Billy Bishop Goes to War for Theatre by the River; Neighbours and Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare for White Rabbit Productions; Arcadia for Theatre Incarnate; Miss Saigon for Rainbow Stage and Disconnections for Restorative Theatre Productions. His latest film project Yung Men will premiere at the 2012 San Diego Asian Film Festival. As a voice over artist, Brent has lent his voice to several projects, most notably the cartoon series Noonbory and the Super Seven, Kung Fu Dino Posse and Tayo, The Little Bus, currently airing on Disney Asia.

COLE HUMENY PFC Louden Downey, USMC

Cole is an Edmonton-based performer and is thrilled to be making his Citadel Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre debut with such a great play. Notable theatre credits include One with Ghost River Theatre at Toronto’s SummerWorks; The Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide and Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen with Northern Light Theatre; Offensive Fouls and Are We There Yet? with Concrete Theatre; Shatter with The Maggie Tree, Peter Pan with the Globe Theatre and ManDance, a co-created physical theatre piece performed for a number of theatre festivals in Alberta. Cole is a graduate of MacEwan’s Theatre Arts Program and the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program. Offstage Cole is an avid horticulturist and landscaper.

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JOHN KIRKPATRICK

Cmdr. Walter Stone, USN/Assistant Director John’s Citadel credits include As You Like It, Rock ‘n’ Roll (a co-production with Canadian Stage Company), Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol, Noises Off, Fully Committed, Stones in His Pockets, Measure for Measure and Servant of Two Masters. Selected other acting credits include Of Mice and Men for Canadian Stage; Othello, Twelfth Night and Hamlet for Freewill Shakespeare Festival; The Leisure Society for Theatre Network; The Gift of the Coat, that elusive spark and The Age of Arousal for Alberta Theatre Projects and Counsellor-at-Law for Theatre Calgary. John has had the good fortune to act for companies across Canada, including The Vancouver Playhouse, The Globe Theatre, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and The National Arts Centre. John has a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta.

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DAVID LEYSHON

Lt. Jack Ross, USMC

David was last seen at The Citadel in The Three Musketeers and Little Women as a proud participant in the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Other theatre credits include Perfect Wedding for Drayton; Rope for Vertigo Theatre; The 39 Steps for Globe Theatre; The Wizard of Oz for Alberta Theatre Projects; Shady Business for Stage West Calgary; Guys and Dolls for Chemainus Theatre; This Could Be Love for Lunchbox Theatre; Evelyn Strange for Vertigo Theatre; My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding for Mirvish; An Ideal Husband and The Fantasticks for Theatre Calgary; Little Shop of Horrors for Persephone Theatre; Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew and All’s Well That Ends Well for Stratford Festival; A Christmas Carol for The Grand Theatre; seven seasons with The Shaw Festival, including roles in The Importance of Being Earnest, The Cassilis Engagement, Major Barbara, Misalliance and High Society; Blood Brothers for Theatre Aquarius and Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V and Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in the Park. In the new year, David will head to Halifax to appear as Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest.

ARNE MacPHERSON Capt. Isaac Whitaker, USN

Arne MacPherson was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in Edmonton. He received his BFA (Acting) from the U. of A. in 1985, and moved to Winnipeg in 1991. For the past twenty years, he has made his living as a theatre artist almost exclusively in Winnipeg, working as an actor, director, and teacher. Among many other roles, he performed at The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre the title role in Shakespeare’s Dog, which also had a run at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Last season he appeared at MTC with Seana McKenna in Mrs. Warren’s Profession, and with Martha Henry in August: Osage County. In his time, he has played many parts for Shakespeare In the Ruins, including Hamlet, Richard III, Mercutio and Malvolio. His work has also been seen at Prairie Theatre Exchange, Theatre Projects Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. Recently he was a co-creator and performer in a devised dance/theatre piece with Canadian and Icelandic artists, which was shown in Reykjavik and Winnipeg. Arne’s last appearance in Edmonton was at the Fringe in 2005, in Candy From A Baby by his partner Deb Patterson, performed with his children Gislina and Solmund.

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DOUG MERTZ

Capt. Matthew A. Markinson, USMC/Dialect Coach Doug’s Citadel credits include Egeus and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sheriff Gilbeau in August: Osage County. Recent credits include Antonio in The Tempest and Flavius/Cinna/Volumnius/ Citizen 3 in Julius Caesar for Freewill Shakespeare; Doubt: a parable for Studio Theatre; Pervert for Northern Light Theatre and The Unseen, which won the first-ever Critics’ Choice Award, for Chorus Productions in the 2011 Edmonton Fringe. Next up for Doug is Evie’s Waltz for Shadow Theatre. Doug teaches part-time in the BFA Drama Program at the University of Alberta and is the Director of the Foote Theatre School and Young Companies here at the Citadel.

ASHLEY O’CONNELL Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick, USMC

Ashley is delighted to be performing in his first production at The Citadel Theatre. Ashley is from Dublin, Ireland but has lived and worked in Vancouver for the past nine years. He has been on stage and in film on his native island many times. Favourite Canadian credits include Of Mice and Men for Blue Bridge Theatre Festival in Victoria; Blood Brothers and The Graduate at the Arts Club; Richard II and All’s Well That Ends Well at Bard on the Beach and The Full Monty at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. Film & television credits include Watchmen; Stargate; Atlantis and Fair City. Ashley went into the steady, predictable world of theatre work because he wanted to rebel against the uncertain hours and sporadic income of the 9 to 5 working world. Ashley is also, in reality, an Army Officer with the BCR - Fas a Bealac!! He sends his love to the brat, the family and the rabbits.

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TOM PICKETT

Col. Julius Alexander Randolph, USMC Tom Pickett is a powerful vocal artist who can soothe the heart and arouse an audience with an eclectic repertoire of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, and Gospel. This Jessie Richardson Award-winning actor has toured the US and debuted in London, England’s West End with the Hal Prince production of Show Boat, lent his voice to many Arts Club Theatre productions most recently The Buddy Holly Story which is being remounted for a summer run at The Stanley Theatre in which Tom will reprise his role of the Apollo MC; the role of Horse in The Full Monty for Patrick Street Production (co-production with Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon, Sask.), and several Vancouver Moving Theatre productions, including East End Blues/All That Jazz, and Bah Humbug (co-production Simon Fraser University).

COREY SCHMITT PFC Tom/Cpl. Hammaker

Corey is thrilled to be part of A Few Good Men. Corey just graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England and is glad to be back in Canada. He last appeared at the Citadel in The Sound of Music in 2004. Other theatre credits include Ned Blunt in The Rover and Konstantin in The Seagull for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea in the 2011 Edmonton Fringe Festival and 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Festival; Peter in Company and Harold Hill in The Music Man, Mike Connor in High Society and Astrov in Uncle Vanya for Grant MacEwan University. Corey has a Theatre Arts Diploma from Grant MacEwan University. He would like to thank his parents for all their support. Enjoy the show!

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TED SLOAN

Dave/Sergeant-at-Arms/Cpl. Dunn

A Few Good Men is Ted’s first appearance at The Citadel Theatre. Other theatre credits include Tybalt/Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet for Theatre Prospero; Ralph Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby and Robert in Love and Human Remains for University of Alberta; The Nature Voice in The Survival of Pigeons and Chester MacDonald in Hoboheme for Edmonton Fringe and Teddy in Hockey Mom Hockey Dad for Stage North. Originally from Fort St. John, BC, Ted received his training at the University of Alberta where he was able to experience everything from swordplay to dance belts. He has appreciated his time at The Citadel Theatre and would like to thank his parents for their dedication to his dreams, his sisters for helping with his makeup, his friends for all their support and his dog for always listening.

JEFF STROME

Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson, USMC A Few Good Men is Jeff’s first appearance at The Citadel Theatre. Other theatre credits include The Tempest and The Wave for Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for Black Hole Theatre Company; Romance for BHTC and Caesar & Cleopatra for Nomadic Players. Jeff’s film and television credits include Goon for Alliance Films; The Good Lie; Less Than Kind and Cashing In. Jeff received his training at the University of Manitoba.

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JAMES MacDONALD Director/Sound Designer

James’ Citadel directing credits include God of Carnage, Billy Bishop Goes to War, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead, Fire, Shining City, Vimy (Sterling Award), Equus, I am My Own Wife and Stones in his Pockets. Elsewhere James’ directing credits include Julius Caesar for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; The Old Ladies for the Shaw Festival; Much Ado About Nothing, Fire (Dora Award) and As You Like It for Canadian Stage; With a Twist for Lunchbox Theatre; The Myth of Summer for Alberta Theatre Projects, and seven productions for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, where he was artistic director for five years. As an actor, James’ last appearance at The Citadel was as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Other Citadel credits include The Three Musketeers, Little Women: the Broadway Musical, Blackbird, Pride and Prejudice, Measure for Measure, Amadeus, Einstein’s Gift (Sterling Award), Wit, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Importance of Being Earnest, Noises Off, Othello and Of Mice and Men (Sterling Award). Elsewhere, his credits include the title roles in Macbeth and Henry V for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Born in Montreal and raised in Edmonton, James is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program. He is an Artistic Associate at the Citadel, and the Program Director of the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.

MICHAEL GIANFRANCESCO Set & Costume Designer

At The Citadel, Michael has designed Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead. Michael’s theatre, opera and dance credits include Trouble in Tahiti, In Good King Charles’s Golden Days and One Touch of Venus (costumes) for Shaw Festival; Caroline or Change (set) for Acting Up Stage/ Obsidian; Jack and the Giant Beanstalk for Young People’s Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, The 39 Steps, White Christmas (set) and Fiddler on the Roof (costumes) for Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre; The Drowsy Chaperone (set) for MTC/Theatre Calgary; Rodin/Claudel, Kaleidoscope (set) for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens; Parade for Studio 180/Acting Up Stage; Svadba and Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour for Queen of Puddings Music Theatre; In Colour for National Ballet of Canada; A View From the Bridge (set) for Segal Theatre; Stuff Happens for Studio 180 and It’s A Wonderful Life for Canadian Stage. Michael has spent nine seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and most recently designed the scenery for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. He was the 2008 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design from the Ontario Arts Foundation.

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NARDA McCARROLL

Lighting Designer

Last season, Narda designed costumes for God of Carnage. Narda’s other Citadel credits include set/lights for True Love Lies; lights for As You Like It, The Drowning Girls (cross Canada tour), The Forbidden Phoenix (also at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre and Manitoba Theatre for Young People) and The Goat; production design for Extinction Song, Shining City, Fully Committed, Blue Orange, The Syringa Tree and co-design for Vimy and costumes for Julius Caesar, The Pillowman and Einstein’s Gift. Other favourite design credits include set/lights for Sweeney Todd for Vertigo Theatre; production design for Mary’s Wedding and lights for The Wizard of Oz and Shakespeare’s Dog for Alberta Theatre Projects; set/lights for The 39 Steps for Vertigo/Mayfield Dinner Theatre/ Stage West; set/costumes for The Trespassers for Belfry Theatre/ Vancouver Playhouse and production design for The Last Tree of Rapa Nui for MTYP. Narda has designed costumes for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival for fourteen seasons. Later this season she will be designing costumes for The Penelopiad. She is the recipient of three Sterling Awards and two Betty Mitchell Awards.

MICHELLE CHAN

Stage Manager

Last season, Michelle was stage manager for The Sound of Music, God of Carnage and The Rocky Horror Show. Other Citadel stage manager credits are Little Women: the Musical, August: Osage County, A Christmas Carol, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol, Blackbird, The Wizard of Oz, The Forbidden Phoenix, Vimy, Wingfield’s Inferno, The Pillowman, Bird Brain, Fully Committed, Vanya, Shakespeare’s Will, Wingfield on Ice, Stones In His Pockets, Homeward Bound and The Sword in the Stone. Assistant stage manager credits at the Citadel include Oliver!, Peter Pan, Blithe Spirit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Grease, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet, Cabaret and Art. Other favourite stage manager credits include Mothership Down with Paper Tiger Productions; Afterplay for Blarney Productions; Evelyn Strange, Cocktails at Pam’s and Fever Land for Teatro la Quindicina and The 7th Circle for Fringe Theatre Adventures. Big thanks to Michelle and Trent.

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MICHELLE LAGASSÉ Assistant Stage Manager

Michelle is delighted to be again working at The Citadel Theatre and being reunited with Bob, James, Michelle, Michael, Cheryl and all the gang. Michelle’s Citadel assistant stage manager credits include Noises Off and The Constant Wife. Other selected credits include Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Romeo and Juliet, After Miss Julie, Jitters and Top Girls for Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre; Till it Hurts, Bingo and Glorious for Prairie Theatre Exchange; Lenin’s Embalmers and Cherry Docs for WJT; Il Travatore for Manitoba Opera and The Millionairess and Fanny’s First Play for Shaw Festival. Michelle’s next project will be stage managing The Dishwashers for PTE. She was the beer tent manager at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, has been the coordinator for PTE’s Carol Shield’s Festival of New Works for 6 years, and has worked on the last 4 federal elections. Michelle is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and has taught Stage Managing at Brock University.

TRENT CROSBY

Apprentice Stage Manager

Last season, Trent was an apprentice stage manager for Death of A Salesman. A recent graduate of Grant MacEwan’s Theatre Production Program, Trent spent this last summer studying Dance Stage Management at the Banff Centre. Select credits include Spring Awakening for Citadel Young Musical Company; Chapter Two for Capitol Theatre; La Chaise Perdue for L’uni Theatre; The Spiral Dive Trilogy for theatREpublic and Workshop West and the Nextfest Nite Clubs for Catch the Keys Productions and the Nextfest Arts Company. Enjoy.

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DIRECTOR’S

NOTES

When I was researching A Few Good Men, I entered into a world about

which I knew very little. I have always been a military history buff, but that knowledge and interest was largely confined to our own Canadian military traditions. Over the past several months, I have gained a new understanding of the arcane workings of the United States Marine Corps. And, I have to admit, a new appreciation. We expect soldiers to be fierce fighting, and sometimes killing machines. We expect, and require, soldiers to be ready to face the most deadly of situations with bravery and fearlessness. And yet war itself is a game played by ever-changing rules – particularly in today’s world, on fields of battle where the enemy itself is often uncertain. And there are a number of cases – the recent prosecution of Canadian Capt. Robert Semrau comes to mind – where the “truth” is difficult to detect, and impossible for civilians to conceive. The play continues to have relevance 25 years after it was written – if anything, its resonance and importance have increased. The post 9/11 world has drawn the role of the military, and actions of soldiers in a war zone, into sharp focus. At the same time, the murky areas of war are open to the glare of full-time media and internet coverage, exposing the tactics of the military to the opinions and judgment of civilians. We can justifiably expect those who are sent to defend the banner of “freedom” to uphold the values of the society which they are sent to protect…but can we ever fully understand the pressures under which these soldiers operate? The play poses a number of questions: about the relationship between soldiers and civilians, about the relationship between lawyers and their clients, about the conflict inherent in a “just” legal defense in the face of a heinous crime, and above all, about how we as a society handle the grey areas of “truth”.

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Andrea Steinwand

Head of Scenic Paint

Richard Stevens

Assistant Head of Scenic Paint

Jim Meers

Head of Props

Charlotte Hunt

Assistant Head of Props

Vincent Meseck Props

Angie Sotiropolous Props

Marc Anderson

Head Stage Carpenter

Andrew Hill

Assistant Head Stage Carpenter

Patsy Thomas

Head of Wardrobe

Kayla Fulton

Assistant Head of Wardrobe

Judith Darough Cutter

Morgan Mackintosh Cutter

Karen Beames

Boots & Shoes

Lorraine Price

Head of Wardrobe Running

Barb Becker

Wardrobe Maintenance

Samantha Rumball Head of Wigs

Chris Hayes

Assistant Head of Carpentry

Johanna Andreoff, Tracy Arnell, Nelda Arnst, Judith Babcock, Trinity Barrow, Connie Banigan, Donna Bell, Shelley Benson, Erika Beyer, Ursula Blumentrath, Jeanine Bonot, Florence Borch, Ken Borch, Shirley Boven, Loveth Bradley, Jon Brenda, Shirl Brown, Eileen Budlong, Dee Cartledge, Pat Caley, Paulette Cameron, Joyce Dahl, Carol Dreger, Shirley Dunn, Janet Fayjean, Lil Filewych, Brett Flesher, Jeanette Flesher, Matthew Fok, Brenda Fraser, Wendy Fraser, Gilberte Gagne, Irene Gagne, Doreen Gagnon, Jackie Genest, Glenda Goodwin, Gerry Gordon, Mervan Gorrie, Myrna Gosnell, Christine Hall, Tomoko Hayashi, Bradley Heller, Marilyn Hemsing, Linelle Henderson, Tomoko Hiyashi, Daniel High, Amelia Hihn, Maria Hollinshead, Ron Homenchuk, Laura Hughes, Judy Hume, Regan Kosior, Darlene Kowalchuk, Kim Lang, Clemence Lavoie, Nicole LeBlanc-Lamarre, Lowella Lee, Louise Leibel, Coral Levang, Ron Levang, Fran Linklater, Jennifer Liu, Mike Liu, Marlene Lukevich, Bozena Macek, Ross Machetchuk, Dawn Madill, Nicholas Mather, Thomas McLean, Karen Miller, Janice Minamide, Monica Molina-Ayala, Donna Molloy, Joan Murchie, Sulochana Muthia, Florence Nieberding, Dennis Nolan, Gina Nolet, Nicole Orlecki, Wendy Poirier, Joan Poletz, Anna Popowich, Gail Poston, Kevin Przyswitt, Renee Przyswitt, Doreen Pysar, Tracy Renz Augustin, Monica Robillard, Louise Rogucki, Audrey Ross, Ian Ross, Helen Rusich, Angela Seery, Phyllis Solsberg, Evelyn Stark, Shahna Tariq, Liz Tweddle, Rose Unguran, Mona Vandersluys, Jane Voloboeva, Brenda Voyce, Maureen Wagner, Allan Webb, Kay Willekes, Bonnie Woloschuk, Denise Woollard, Lil Yewchuk

CITADEL VOLUNTEERS

The Citadel is grateful for the kind generosity of its volunteers listed below. If you want to volunteer with the Citadel, please call Neil Le Grandeur at 780-428-2137 or e-mail foh@citadeltheatre.com.


CITADEL THEATRE ROB B I N S

THE CITADEL THEATRE INVITES YOU TO GO

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BEYOND THE STAGE Our RICE THEATRE is being transformed into an intimate cabaret venue offering informal seating with an unconventional flair. This new alternative venue, THE CLUB AT THE CITADEL provides a unique, versatile performance space to the downtown Arts District. MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR.

SUSAN GILMOUR Saturday, Sept 29 • 7:30 PM I Dreamed a Dream Friday, Oct 12 • 8 PM I Dreamed a Dream Saturday, Oct 13 • 8 PM I Dreamed a Dream Edmonton-born SUSAN GILMOUR is a singer-actress of international standing, having starred on Broadway, in Los Angeles, across the US and Canada, and around the world. Recently for the Citadel, Susan has shown her incredible voice and talent in The Three Musketeers, Little Women: The Broadway Musical andThe Sound of Music.

For times and prices of these events & for other performances, please check:

www.citadeltheatre. com/beyond-the-stage

CHRIS ANDREW TRIO Friday, September 28 • 10 PM AUDREY OCHOA AND THE CRASHERS Dance Party Saturday, September 29 • 10 PM CONVERSATION with The Edmonton Theatre Community Sunday, September 30 • 2 PM NEXT TO NORMAL BAND featuring Music Director DON HORSBURGH and members of the band and cast Fridays, Oct 26 & Nov 9 • 10:30 PM MASTER CLASS with Artistic Director BOB BAKER Sunday, October 28 • 2 PM PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM Sunday, November 4 • 2 PM PATRICIA ZENTILLI CABARET Friday, November 23 • 8 PM PATRICIA ZENTILLI CABARET Saturday, November 24 • 8 PM A CHRISTMAS CAROL cast Fun & festive evening of song Friday, December 7 • 10:30 pm


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A Few Good Men playbill  

A Few Good Men playbill for the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. Handed out at each performance.

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