The Importance of Being Earnest - Theatre Calgary house programme

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IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

2022 OCT 25 - NOV 19
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WELCOME

T hisOctober,OscarWildewouldhavecelebratedhis 168thbirthday.Celebratedpoet,W.B.Yeatsoncesaid ofOscarWilde “ThedinnertablewasWilde’seventand madehimthegreatesttalkerofhistime,andhisplays anddialogueshavewhatmerittheypossessfrombeingnow animitation,nowarecord,ofhistalk.” Forthosewhoare notfamiliarwithOscarWilde,heisconsideredoneof thegreatestplaywrightsofthelatenineteenthcentury. However,itwasOscar’spassionforself-publicityand witticismsthatkept(andkeeps)himintheconsciousness ofthepublic.Uponinvestigation,notonlyareWilde’s witticismshilarious,butdeeplytruthfulandresonateoveracentury-and-a-half sincehistriumphanteraofpopularity.Hereareahandfulthatcaughtmyattention:

“Alwaysforgive yourenemies;nothingannoysthemsomuch.”

“Everythinginmoderation,includingmoderation.”

“Beyourself;everyoneelseisalreadytaken.”

“Toloveoneselfisthebeginningofalifelongromance.”

“Onlydullpeoplearebrilliantatbreakfast.”

Perhapsit washisbirth name, Oscar FingalO’FlahertieWillsWildethat gavehim apassionfortheflamboyant?Hard to know wherehisrazor-sharp focusedwit camefrom, butit’s comfortingto knowthathis wordsare aliveandlivingwellon ourstagewiththehilariousplay TheImportanceofBeingEarnest.ThisisTheatre Calgary’sfourthproductionoftheplay.Wefirstproduceditin1970,againin1978, andonceagainin1995.Ihopeyou enjoy thisscrumptious productionofOscar Wilde’s mostpopular play,and the second-mostproducedshowinourhistory (the first being AChristmasCarol)!

-STAFFORD ARIMA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Inthespiritofreconciliation,TheatreCalgaryacknowledgesthatwelive,workand createonthetraditionalterritoriesoftheBlackfootConfederacy(Siksika,Kainai, Piikani),theTsuut’ina,theÎyâxeNakodaNations,theMétisNation(Region3), andallpeoplewhomaketheirhomesintheTreaty7regionofSouthernAlberta. Theyweretheoriginaloccupantsofthislandandcontinuetobeheretothisday. TheatreCalgaryisgratefultohavetheopportunitytopresentinthisterritory.

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES

When TheImportanceofBeingEarnest premieredin Londonin1895,OscarWildewasquotedinthe St.James’sGazette , explainingthattheplay was “exquisitelytrivial,adelicatebubbleoffancy” andthatphilosophyoftheplayis“thatweshouldtreat allthetrivialthingsoflifeseriously,andalltheserious thingsoflifewithasincereandstudiedtriviality.”

Thiswastheway Wildelived—aconstantcontrastof sincerityandtriviality.Shortlyafterthepremiereofhis play,hislife tookatragicturn.Hewasontrialfor“gross indecency”withinweeksandsentencedto two years imprisonmentwithhardlabouronlymonthslater.He hadbeenleadingadoublelife,justlikeJackandAlgernon,butluckilyhewasableto givehischaractersahappierending.

Sowhatisitabout The Importance of Being Earnest thatstillmakes us laugh out loud welloveracenturylater?Well,asLadyBracknellsays,“welive,Iregrettosay,inan ageofsurfaces.”Thisfeelsastruenowas itwasinOscarWilde’stime.Infact,despite thefactthathissatiretargetstheupperclassesofVictorianEngland,thejokesstill ringtrue.It’sjustasdelightfulnow(ifnotmoreso)tolaughoutloudatthepure absurdityofthesecharacters’artificeandsuperficiality.Infact,asIwasdivingback intotheworldofthisplay(thathasbeenoneofmypersonalfavouritesforyears),I keptthinkingofshowslike Bridgerton—setlongagoandfarawaybutwrittenwiththe sensibilitiesofhereandnow.Tome,OscarWildewassoaheadofhistimeinwriting thisscriptthatIimaginewecouldcomeacrossthesecharactersonscreentoday, althoughcertainlynotwithhisuniquewit.AsGwendolentellsus,“inmattersofgrave importance,style,notsincerity,isthevitalthing,”andveryfewauthorsliveupto Wilde’sstyle.

IamsogratefultothisincredibleteamofartistsandtheentireTheatreCalgarystaff forcomingtogethertohelpbringthesecharactersbacktolifeonceagain.It’satruejoy togather,toplayandto laugh. I hope that whether this is yourfirsttimeencountering Earnest orifyou’veseenitmanytimesbefore,youjoinusinthejoyofthissincere—and serious—triviality.

-BRONWYN STEINBERG DIRECTOR

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presents

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

BY OSCARWILDE

Director BRONWYN STEINBERG Set Design ANTON DE GROOT*

Costume Design RALAMY KNEESHAW

Lighting & Projection Design BETH KATES*

Sound Design & Composition ALIXANDRA COWMAN

Voice & Dialect Coach JANE MACFARLANE Stage Manager LAUREL ONEIL Assistant Stage Manager CLAIRE BOLTON Apprentice Stage Manager NAOMI ESAU

TC MENTORS PROGRAM

Assistant Director ANDRÉS MORENO

Lighting & Projection Design BRENDAN BRICELAND

Thevideooraudiorecordingofthisperformancebyanymeansisstrictlyprohibited.

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TheatreCalgaryisamemberoftheProfessionalAssociationofCanadian Theatres,andoperateswithinthejurisdictionoftheCanadianTheatre Agreement.TheatreCalgaryemploystechniciansunderacollective agreementwiththeI.A.T.S.E.TheatreCalgaryisaresidentcompanyof ArtsCommons,operatingout of ArtsCommonsMaxBell Theatre.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

CAST

Cecily Cardew

KATHLEEN FAITH BALLANGAN Algernon Moncrieff CHRISTOPHER DUTHIE Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax EMILY HOWARD Merriman DUVAL LANG Lady Bracknell VALERIE PLANCHE

John Worthing, J.P. MICHAEL ROLFE Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. KEVIN ROTHERY Lane, Footman DAVID SKLAR

Miss Prism SHARI WATTLING

SETTING London, 1895.

ACT I

Algernon Moncrieff’s flat in Half Moon Street, W.

ACT II

The garden at the Manor House, Woolton.

ACT III Morning-room of the Manor House, Woolton.

The Importance of Being Earnest has one 20-minute intermission.

Head of Sound

BRONWYN BOWLBY Head of Lighting CATHARINE CRUMB Head Stage Carpenter JOSH SEMOS Head Dresser RACHEL MICHELLE SHERIDAN

Video Programmer DANIEL PLUMBTREE Video Operator MICHAEL GESY Stage Hands MIKE BOOTH, MELISSA LABINE, HEATHER YOUNG Wig Runner MELISSA SAVINKOFF Dresser CHELSEA BREWER

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KATHLEENFAITHBALLANGAN

CecilyCardew

(she/her) TheatreCalgarydebut.KathleenisanemergingFilipinoCanadianartist,bornandraisedhereinMohkintsis.ThispastJuneshe graduatedwithaBFAinDramafromtheUniversityofCalgary,and performedoverthesummerwithTheatreCalgary’stouringShakespeare ontheGoproductionof TheMerryWivesofWindsor.Otherrecent performancecredits: LittleElves (ATPPlaywrightsProjects); Kisapmata (LunchboxTheatreStageOne); HorseGirls,TheTaooftheWorld,WeThe Same (UCalgarySCPA); TheMire,Lola,Nanay,Anak (JupiterTheatre). Asanartistofcolour,sheiseagertobringrepresentationofherheritageontothestage,andis gratefultobeworkingagainwithTheatreCalgaryasshecontinuesherfirststepsintotheworld asaprofessionalactor.Sheextendshugsandkissestohermom,herpartner,herfriends,her professors,andherpeersforhelpinghergetthisfar.“Ilove you,andthankyou!Mwah!”

CHRISTOPHERDUTHIE

AlgernonMoncrieff

(he/him) ChristopherDuthieisaCalgary-basedactorandplaywright.He hasbeenactingprofessionallyformorethanadecadeinproductions withTheatreCalgary,VertigoTheatre,OneYellowRabbit,GhostRiver Theatre,LunchboxTheatre,QuestTheatre,AlbertaTheatreProjects andothers.HeisrepresentedbyDetailsTalentforvoiceoverandfilm/ tv,recentlyappearingin UndertheBannerofHeaven,TiesThatBind and TheChildrenofAr.Hisplaysandcollaborativecreationsinclude ADinner Party (BadKnapsTheatre Collective–GwenPharisRingwoodAward forDramaShortlist); n00b (Y-Stage VertigoTheatre); SensoryBox/SensoryBoxTYA withEric Rose(GhostRiverTheatre/YoungPeople’sTheatre).Heiscurrentlydevelopinghisfirstrock opera, Identikit.HeholdsanMFAinCreative WritingfromtheUniversity of Guelph and a BFA inDramafromtheUniversityofCalgary.HelivesinCalgarywithhiswife,Alexandra,andtheir cat,Isabelle.

EMILYHOWARD Hon.GwendolenFairfax

(she/her) Emily is thrilled tobemakingherdebutontheMaxBell stagein TheImportanceofBeingEarnest!ShereceivedherBFAin ActingfromtheUniversityofAlbertaandstudiedNeoBouffonatthe ManitoulinConservatoryforCreationandPerformance,betterknown as“TheClownFarm.”Creditsinclude: Miss Teen (Shadow Theatre), AMidsummerNight’sDream,TheTwoGentlemenofVerona (Theatre Calgary/Shakespeare bytheBow), The30BelowShow (ChinookBlast), MyLifewiththeWalterBoys (Netflix),and JoePickett (Paramount+).In additiontoactingforthestageandscreen,Emilyworksasaproductionassistant,coordinator, andsetdecorator in the film and televisionindustryncluding PropertyBrothers:ForeverHome! Shewouldlike to thank her friends and familyfortheirunendingsupport,andNicoleandMom, forcarryingheralways.ForherownEarnest,Sam.@emilyjaynehoward

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DUVALLANG

Merriman

(he/him) Duvalhashadalong-standingrelationshipwithTheatre Calgarysincethemid1970s.HewaspartoftheStagecoachPlayers, thetouringarmofTheatreCalgaryforseveralseasonsandtookthat experiencetoco-foundQuestTheatrewhichheranfor25years.Hehas beenhappilyfreelancingasanactorordirector,andservingonTheatre Boardsforthepast15years.MemorableTheatreCalgaryproductions include NoisesOff,TheCrucible,ToKillAMockingBird,LiberationDays and RomeoandJuliet.Earlierthisyearhewasfeaturedin Cantata forSage Theatreand in2019heplayedPozzoin WaitingforGodot forBlackRadishTheatre,acompany heco-foundedwiththreeprominentCalgaryactorfriends.Staytunedforwhatwewilldonext!

VALERIEPLANCHE

LadyBracknell

(she/her) BasedinCalgaryAlberta,Valerieisanaward-winningactor, director,andartseducator,withover35years’experienceonStageandin FilmandTelevision,inclassical,contemporary,andnewplaydevelopment. Shehastaughtatvariouspost-secondaryinstitutions,studios,andcoaches privatelyfortheatreandfilm.Shegarneredagraduate teachingawardfrom theUniversityofAlbertain2014,theMichelleDiasAwardfromTheatre Alberta2018;theGinaWilkinsonPrizein2015fromtheShawFestival. ValeriewillnextbeseenatVertigoTheatrein Gaslight in2023.

MICHAELROLFE

JohnWorthing,J.P.

(he/him) TheatreCalgarydebut.Michaelisaperformer,writer,and improviserbasedoutofSouthernAlberta,andisbeyondthrilledtojoin TheatreCalgary’s2022-23seasoninthisiconicBritishclassicasJackor,as somepeopleknowhim,Earnest.Anavidworldtraveller,hemadeatimely visittoLondonbeforejoiningthecastof Importance.Withmoretravelon thehorizon,hewillbeworkingwithGwaandakTheatreandtheYukon HumanRight’sCommissioninJanuary2023totouranewproductionto schoolsacrosstheterritory.Itmayhavebeenawhilesincewe’veallsatin adarkroomtogetherandlaughed,buthecan’twaittoindulgeinthatfeelingwithalltheaudiences ofCalgary.SelectedCredits: TheTempest (TheShakespeare Company), BetweenUs (Handsome AliceTheatre), TheRessurrectionists (LarrikinTheatre), WynonnaEarp (Seven24Films/Syfy).

TheatreCalgarygratefullyacknowledgesthesupportprovidedbytheCityofCalgarythroughCalgaryArtsDevelopment,the GovernmentofAlbertathroughtheAlbertaFoundationfortheArts,theGovernmentofCanadathroughtheCanadaCouncil, CanadianHeritage,andallcorporateandprivatecontributors.

CAST
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KEVINROTHERY

Rev.CanonChasuble,D.D. (he/him) ForTheatreCalgary: OneMan,TwoGuvnors,Deathofa Salesman,AllMySons,Cabaret,aswellasmanyseasonsasChristmas Presentin AChristmasCarol.Audiencesmay recognize Kevinfromhis workonCalgary’smanyprofessionalstages,includingATP,Vertigo, Lunchbox Theatre,Sage Theatre,Stage West,ElipsisTreeCollective, QuestTheatre,andStageWest.HisworkhasalsotakenhimtoBritish Columbia,Ontario,mostofAtlanticCanada,andKualaLumpur, Malaysia.Hewasamemberofthe“Streetact”teamdoingPopular theatreworkfortheCalgaryBirthControlAssociation,engagingCalgaryyouthlivingonthe street,ingrouphomes,andindetention.Kevinisalsoapastmemberof “DirtyLaundry”Calgary’sonlylive,completelyimprovisedSoapOpera.HeisapastTheatreAlbertaBoard member,andmemberofCALGARY’sACTRAcouncil.Thispastyear,hehadthepleasureof workingonthe BillytheKid TVseriesfilmedintheCalgaryarea.

DAVIDSKLAR Lane,Footman

(he/him) Davidisanactor/playwrightwhodivideshistimebetween MontrealandCalgary.HeisagraduateoftheatrefromtheBristolOld VicandplaywritingfromConcordiaUniversity. CrazyLove,hisfirstplay, hasbeenpublishedinananthologyentitled OutonaLimb.Hewas artist-in-residenceattheJerusalemTheatre Company,Shakespeare-inthe-Rough,andassistantdirectedthe CanadianBadland’sPassionPlay in Drumheller.HehasactedwithTheatreCalgary,AlbertaTheatre Projects, Lunchbox,TheatreBSMT,AnnerinProductionsandTheatreNorthWest inB.C.HehastouredacrossNorthAmericawiththeDoraAwardnominatedandMETA Award winning,Jabber,byMarcusYoussefandwillbetouringwith ADinosaurTale acrossWestern Canadainthenewyear.Hislatestplay, Vial,wasrecentlyshortlistedfortheSharonPollockPrize.

SHARIWATTLING

MissPrism

(she/her) ShariisabsolutelydelightedtoreturntoTheatreCalgary whereshespenttenyearsaspartoftheartisticstafffrom2007-2017 asArtisticAssociate,thenAssociateArtisticDirector,andfinallyas InterimArtisticDirector.In2019-20shewastheArtisticProducer ofLunchbox Theatre.Asanactor,shehasappearedinproductions atVertigoTheatre,AlbertaTheatreProjects,TheatreCalgary,Quest Theatre,ForteMusicalTheatre,Lunchbox Theatre,Shadow Productions andtheimprovisedsoap-operaDirtyLaundry.Shehasalsoworkedas adramaturgfornumerousworkshopsandproductionsatTheatreCalgary,AlbertaTheatre Projects,QuestTheatre,Lunchbox Theatre,AlbertaPlaywrightsNetwork,VertigoTheatre, Swallow-A-Bicycle,andBardontheBeach.Recentdirectingcreditsinclude LastChristmas, BookClub and BookClubII:TheNextChapter atLunchboxTheatre,and HuckFinn forStorybook Theatre.ShewouldliketothankheramazinghusbandTrevorforalwaysbeingsuchahuge supportinallherendeavours.

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CREATIVE TEAM

BRONWYNSTEINBERG Director

(she/her) MakingherTheatreCalgarydirectingdebutwithoneofher favouriteplaysofalltimeinspiresBronwynwith“feelingsofunmixed delight.”Bronwynisatheatredirectorandcommunitybuilder;she’s passionateaboutmakingtheatreaninclusivegatheringspacewhere storiesaresharedthatcelebratethediversityofhumanexperience.She’s theArtisticDirectorofLunchbox TheatrehereinCalgary/Mohkinstsis, wherelastseasonshedirected AllIWantforChristmas by Rebecca Northan,andshehasworkshoppedmultipleplaysaspartofLunchbox’s StageOneFestivalofNewCanadianWork.SheisthefoundingArtisticDirectorofOttawa’sindie seriesTACTICS,andhercreditsasanaward-winningfreelancedirectorinclude TheDrowning Girls and BangBang (GreatCanadianTheatreCompany), TheRevolutionists and MissShakespeare (ThreeSistersTheatre)and TwelfthNight (A CompanyofFools).

ANTONDEGROOT SetDesign

(he/him) Anton is a set, light, and sound designer based in Calgary,and theProductionManagerforLunchboxTheatre.Selectedcreditsinclude: NoisesOff,TheShoplifters (TheatreCalgary); Bronte:TheworldWithout, HMSPinafore,TreasureIsland (Stratford Festival); MurderintheStudio, Clue,WhispersintheDark,Dracula:TheBloodyTruth,NineDragons, TravelswithMyAunt (VertigoTheatre); Giant (GhostRiver); Waitingfor theParade,TheCircle (ATP); All’s WellThatEndsWell,Macbeth,Goblin Macbeth,KingLear (TheShakespeare Company); Smoke,CrimeDoesNot Pay,IntheWake,GoodFences,Sequence (Downstage); Gentleman’sGuidetoLoveandMurder, JerseyBoys (Stage West).AntonreceivedtheBettyMitchellAward forOutstandingLight

Designfor Macbeth,All’s WellThatEndsWell,and NineDragons;andOutstandingSetDesignfor TravelswithMyAunt and CrimeDoesNotPay.Upnext: Struck withGhostRiverTheatre.

RALAMYKNEESHAW

CostumeDesign

(she/her) TheatreCalgarydesigndebut.Ralamyisdeeplygrateful fortheopportunity toworkwiththesecreativesouls,especiallythe extraordinaryTCcostumeteam.Whatyouseeonstagestemsfrom theincredibleskillanddedicationofthisteam.Itisagift tolearnfrom thebest!OneofthefirstprofessionalplaysRalamysawwasTC’s1978 productionof Earnest,whereshefellinlovewiththeatre.ShehasaBFA inDramaandaMaster’sdegreeinAnthropology.Recentdesigncredits: FreshHell (FireExitTheatre); ScrewballComedy (StageWest); The Importance of Being Earnest, Much AdoAboutNothing (CYPT); Hair,SweetCharity (BrownCow Collective); Annie,TheNeverendingStory (StorybookTheatre); WaitingforGodot (BlackRadish Theatre).Shethanksherbelovedfamily:Hugh(costumeillustratorextraordinaire),Avalon, Aidan,Maya&Junofortheirsupport.AspecialthankstoMr.Wildeforhisbeautifulwit.

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BETHKATES

Lighting&ProjectionDesign

(she/her) Bethisatheatre-makerandanaward-winninglighting,set, projection,andmixed-realitydesignerwhoseworkhasbeenseenon stagesaroundtheworldforover30years.ForTheatreCalgaryshe hasdesigned SteelMagnolias,Ragtime:AConcert Performance,andthis pastsummer’sShakespeareontheGo- TheMerryWivesofWindsor.A leaderinnewformsofperformance,sherecentlyledaVRPerformance residencyatCanadianStage,theBlythFestival’sYoungCompanyin VR,andco-createdanddirectedBuryTheWren,aVirtualReality/Live performancewhichwasrecentlypresentedatWorldStageDesign2022.Upcomingworkswill includeastopatthePragueQuadrennialin2023.Herfavouriteproductionisherson,Aaron. www.playgroundstudios.ca

ALIXANDRACOWMAN

SoundDesign&Composition

(she/her) TheatreCalgarydesigndebut.AlixandrawaspreviouslyaTC MenteeforSoundDesignfor TheScarletLetter.Elsewhere: AllIWant ForChristmas,ThePinkUnicorn (LunchboxTheatre); Grace&Glorie, Lilia! (RosebudTheatre); Kodachrome (FireExitTheatre); BrightLights (TheatreBSMT).Alixandraalsoworksasanactorandcomposer formusicaltheatre.Youmayhaveseenheronstagelastseasonin AlbertaKitchenParty atAlbertaTheatreProjects,whereshealsohad theprivilegeofcomposing,arranging,andplayingsomeofthemusic heardonstage. HomeForTheHolidays,amusicalco-writtenbyAlixandraCowmanandCayley Wreggitt,willreceiveitsworldpremiereatLunchbox TheatrethisChristmas.Sheisalsoin themidstofwritinganewmusicalwithKodieRollanentitled LittleElves,whichwasapartof AlbertaTheatre Projects’2021-22Playwright’sUnit.ManythankstoConradandherfamilyfor theboundlessloveandsupport!

JANEMACFARLANE

Voice&DialectCoach (she/her) ForTheatreCalgary:ResidentVoiceCoach–Morethan60 productionssince2000including MillionDollarQuartet,SteelMagnolias, Admissions,TheLouderWeGet,NoisesOff,BillyElliottheMusical,The ScarletLetter,MaryandMax–ANewMusical,HonourBeat,11seasons ofShakespeare bytheBowand15yearsof AChristmasCarol.Recently, Janeadaptedanddirectedthe2022ShakespeareontheGoproduction of TheMerryWivesofWindsor.ShehasalsoworkedforATP,istheVoice &DialectConsultantforVertigoTheatreandtheVoice&TextCoachfor TheShakespeare Company.JanealsocoachesVoiceandPresencethroughherbusinessVoice Activated.ShehastaughtVoice fortheActorandActingatsuchinstitutionsasYorkUniversity, HarvardUniversity,SouthernMethodistUniversity,MRU,UofA,andisonfacultyintheDrama DivisionintheSchoolofCreative&PerformingArtsattheUofC.JanelivesinMohkínstsis,with herhusbandanddaughter,andoursweetlab,Trixie.

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LAURELONEIL

StageManager

(she/her) ForTheatreCalgary: BOOM,BOOMX,BOOMYZ

.Elsewhere: BOOM (ThousandIslandsPlayhouse&Off-Broadway); BOOMX (Royal ManitobaTheatre Centre); MurderintheStudio (Vertigo); Floraand FawnaHaveBeaverFever (Lunchbox); TheWizardofOz and TheSound ofMusic (WesternCanadaTheatre); BuyingtheFarm,Annie,Fiddleron theLoose (DraytonEntertainment);60+productionsatStage West Calgary,including: JerseyBoys,LegallyBlonde,RockofAges,AvenueQ,The Producers,GameShow,39Steps,Chicago,Spamalot,YoungFrankenstein, Buddy:TheBuddyHollyStory.Laurelwouldlike todedicateherworktothelovingmemoryofher mom,whohelpedherfindherloveoftheatreatayoungage.Shewouldalsoliketothankher familyandfriendsfortheirunendingloveandsupport.

CLAIREBOLTON

AssistantStageManager

(she/her) TheatreCalgarydebut.Claireisthrilledtobejoiningthe TheatreCalgaryteam!SheisagraduateoftheUniversityofCalgary’s Dramadepartment(BFA’09),andhasmadehercareerasastage manager,performer,producer,andeducator.Upongraduatingshewas grantedaninternshipwithQuestTheatre,andhasremainedapartofthe companyasamemberoftheirArtistinResidencyProgramandCamp Coordinator.AlongwithbeingamemberoftheseprogramsClaireisa teacherforPuddleofMudProductions,amemberofCalgaryOpera’s Let’sCreateAnOperaProgram,andCo-ArtisticDirectorofFullCircleTheatre.PastStage Managementcreditsinclude: O’kosi;TimeStandsStill;Kaahsinnoniks (ASM)(MakingTreaty 7 CulturalSociety); GirlDiscovered;UNGANISHA (WoezoAfricaDance Theatre); SherlockHolmes andtheVanishingThimble;SherlockHolmesandtheRaven’sCurse (ASM)(VertigoTheatre); Hamlet:AGhostStory (VertigoTheatre/TheShakespeareCompany/Hit&MythProductions).

NAOMIESAU

ApprenticeStageManager (she/her) TheatreCalgarydebut.Naomiisthrilledtobeworkingwith TheatreCalgarythisseason!HerfavouriteStageManagementcredits include; Heaven (LunchboxTheatre); MuchAdoAboutNothing (CYPT); MenExpressTheirFeelings (Downstage); AChristmasStory,Sherlock HolmesandtheCaseoftheChristmasCarol,TheChristians (Rosebud Theatre); [titleofshow] (BirntonTheatricals);and JunieB.Jones;The Musical (StorybookTheatre).Sheisalsoanactor,musician,seamstress, part-timeprincess,andbakerofmanycupcakes.

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ANDRÉSMORENO

AssistantDirector-TCMentorsProgram (they/them) TheatreCalgarydebut.AndrésMorenoisaproud Colombianartist,creator,andasettlertoTurtleIsland.Storytelling forthemisatooltobuildcommunity connectionwhilecontinuing thetraditionofsharingwisdom.MostlyAndréshasbeenworkingto increaserepresentationandreflectivityintheirwork.Theirinterests includemulti-media,puppetry,film,playwriting,directing,creation work,design,andpiñacoladas.Previousdirectingcreditsinclude Like Orpheus (TheatreOutré); RayandCoraPlanaHeist (AzimuthTheatre); APuppet’sMidsummerNightsDream (FreewillFestival); PartyAnimal (ThousandfacesFestival); ADidiChristmasCarol (TheatreOutré);and BardintheBigTop (PrimestockTheatre).Andrés isforevergratefulfortheprivilegetoworkandlivewithinTreaty6andTreaty7territory,and holdsitaprioritytogivebacktothosecommunitieswhoselandtheyareresidingin.Ifyouwant tolearnmoreaboutwhoselandsyouareon,pleasevisitnative-land.ca.

BRENDANBRICELAND

AssistantLighting&ProjectionDesign-TCMentorsProgram (he/him) TheatreCalgarydebut.Brendanisbeyondthrilledtobejoining TheatreCalgaryinhisfirstproduction.Hehasbeeninvolvedinthetheatre /digitalmediacreationworldinvariouscapacitiesovertheyears.From performingoncruiseshipsandtheTorontoarea,receivinghisdiploma inVisualEffectstomostrecentlyactingastheHeadofProjectionatthe BanffCentreforArtsandCreativity,heisveryexcitedtobeassistingBeth andbringinghistalentstothetheatre.ThankyouMarkforalwaysbeing myguidinglight.brendanbriceland.comIG:@bsquaredcreative

GENERALINFORMATION

SAFETYANDCOMFORT

• At TheatreCalgary,we recognizeourresponsibility tohavepracticalguidelines inplacetoensureour performancesaresafeand enjoyableforeveryone.To learnmoreaboutourcurrent SafetyandComfortprotocols go to theatrecalgary.com/ comfort-and-safety or scanhere:

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• Camerasandaudio/visualrecordingdevicesarenot permittedinthetheatre. • Videoandaudiorecordingofthisproductionisstrictly prohibited. • Weaskthatyoupleaserefrainfromusingyourcellphone, smart watch,oranyotherdigitaldevice,inanycapacity,during theperformance. • Goodtheatreetiquettebenefitseveryone.Pleasedonottalkor unwrapcandiesduringtheperformance,remaininyourseat untilthecurtaincallisfinishedandthehouselightshavebeen turnedon. • Babiesarenotpermittedin thetheatre. • Wealsoofferrelaxedperformances.Formoreinformation,visit ourwebsite. • Assistedlisteningdevicesforthehardofhearingareavailable atthecoatcheck. • Forfirstaidassistance,seethehousemanager,ornearestusher.
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OSCAR WILDE

OscarWilde(1854–1900)wasborninDublin toSirWilliamWildeandhiswifeJane.While studyingatOxford,hewasfascinatedbythe aestheticmovementandeventuallybecame a proponent for L’artpourl’art (‘ArtforArt’s Sake’), andwrotetheaward-winningpoem Ravenna.Afterhe graduatedin1879,hemovedtoChelseainLondonto establishaliterarycareer.Upongraduatingin1879, hemovedtoLondontoreviewart,writepoetryand lectureintheUK,theUnitedStates,andCanada.In 1884,Mr. WildemarriedConstanceLloydand,inthe courseoftheirturbulentmarriage,hadtwosons.

Hisfirstandonlynovel, ThePictureofDorianGray, waspublishedin1891andhasbeenadaptedforthe stage.Mr.Wilde’sfirstsuccessfultheatricalendeavor, LadyWindermere’sFan,openedin1892.Hewentonto createthewonderfullypopularcomedies AWomanof NoImportance (1893), AnIdealHusband (1895),and theclassic TheImportanceofBeingEarnest (1895).

Notlongafterward,Mr.Wildewaspubliclyaccused ofhomosexualityandarrestedforgrossindecency. Duringhistimeinprisonhewrote DeProfundis, a dramaticmonologueandautobiography,whichwas addressedtohisloverBosie.Threeyearsafterhisreleasein1897,hediedofcerebral meningitisinarundownParishotel.Knownforhisphilosophicalwitandirreverentcharm, Mr. Wildeisfamouslyquotedassaying‘Lifeistooimportanttobetakenseriously.’

TheImportanceofBeingEarnestplaybill(1895).
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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THEATRE CALGARY SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS

CRAIGD.SENYK, CHAIR

President,MawerInvestmentManagementLtd.

JOYALFORD, VICECHAIR,GOVERNANCE &NOMINATINGCOMMITTEECO-CHAIR

CULTURALCOMMUNITY

THEATRE CALGARY ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION BOARDMEMBERS

EMILYHOULT, CHAIR

Partner,Rice&CompanyLLP

MARGORANDLES, VICECHAIR

KELLYBERNAKEVITCH, SECRETARY/TREASURER

CATHERINESAMUEL, VICECHAIR,GOVERNANCE &NOMINATINGCOMMITTEECO-CHAIR Partner,McCarthyTétraultLLP

STEPHENCURRAN, CORPORATESECRETARY

DirectorofFinance&Operations,DentonsCanadaLLP

BRIANGIANG,

AUDIT&FINANCECOMMITTEECHAIR

Director,Finance,VermilionEnergyInc.

KATEABBOTT

SeniorLegalCounselofCanada,Aveva

DAVIDBRADSHAW

VicePresident,ClientCare,ATB

TRICIALEADBEATER

Director,WealthManagement,RichardsonGMP

SADELALEYE

VicePresident,Financing&Consulting,BDC

DAVIDLUI, MARKETINGCOMMITTEECHAIR

CEO&President,KORITEInternational

CHERRYMA, ARTISTICCOMMITTEECHAIR

Principal&ManagerofInvestorReporting, AzimuthCapitalManagement

JOHNMACAULAY

RegionalPresident,BMOBankofMontreal

NAIRNNERLAND, DEVELOPMENTCOMMITTEECHAIR

CHADWICKNEWCOMBE

KahaneLawOffice

SHAHZIANOORALLY

ProgramManager,Diversity,Inclusion&Belonging, ENMAX

MARGORANDLES, PASTCHAIR

NORMANSCHACHAR,MD

ProfessorEmeritusofSurgery,UniversityofCalgary CummingSchoolofMedicine

MAGGIESCHOFIELD, FACILITYCOMMITTEECHAIR

KIRSTYSKLAR, HRCOMMITTEECHAIR Partner,NortonRoseFulbrightCanadaLLP

EDITHWENZEL

President,InternationalResultsGroup

ANDREWBATEMAN

Partner,MillerThomsonLLP

PAULBEITEL

ManagingDirector,ARC FinancialCorp.

ELLENCHIDLEY

TRICIALEADBEATER

Director,WealthManagement,RichardsonGMP

CHERRYMA

Principal&ManagerofInvestorReporting, AzimuthCapitalManagement

LEADERS
OUR ARTS AND
Celebrating our creative communities CanadaLifeand design aretrademarks ofTheCanadaLifeAssuranceCompany. Proudly supporting TheatreCalgary

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

MAYACHOLDIN

EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR

CLAREBIRKS,CPA

DIRECTOROFFINANCE&ADMINISTRATION

KRISTINEASTOP

SENIORMANAGEROFPATRONSERVICES

LISADILLON

CONTROLLEROFACCOUNTINGOPERATIONS

ANDREABRADLEY

PRODUCTIONFINANCEASSOCIATE

CARLEENBEDDOME

ADMINISTRATIVEOPERATIONSMANAGER

TODDPANNETT

HRADVISORYSERVICES-CENERA

ARTISTIC

STAFFORDARIMA

ARTISTICDIRECTOR

ALEXCURRIE

DIRECTOROFARTISTICOPERATIONS

ANDREABRADLEY COMPANYMANAGER

JANEMACFARLANE

RESIDENTVOICECOACH

BOX OFFICE

JENNIFERMCKENZIE

BOXOFFICEMANAGER

VIRGINIAREMPEL

ASSISTANTBOXOFFICEMANAGER

CATHERINEMYLES

BOXOFFICEASSOCIATE

CECILIAMCKAY BOXOFFICEASSOCIATE

HENRY FALLS

BOXOFFICEASSOCIATE

REECECOLLINS

BOXOFFICEASSOCIATE

FUND DEVELOPMENT

JASONDEMERS

DIRECTOROFDEVELOPMENT

AUDREYBESSEY

MANAGER,CORPORATESPONSORSHIP

JODYELLIOTT

DEVELOPMENTASSOCIATE-MEMBERSHIPS

ROSEMARYJOHNSTON

BINGOVOLUNTEERCOORDINATOR

MARKETING &COMMUNICATIONS

JAREDPITMAN-DAVIDSON

DIRECTOROFMARKETING&COMMUNICATIONS

CHRISTOPHERLOACH

DIRECTOROFMEDIARELATIONS

SHERILUNDE

SENIORMARKETINGCOORDINATOR MILLIEREEDER

DIGITALMARKETINGSPECIALIST

PRODUCTION

EMMABRAGER PRODUCTIONMANAGER

ADAMSCHRADER TECHNICALDIRECTOR LOUISBEAUDOIN HEADSCENICPAINTER

LAURAHILL

SENIORSCENICARTIST BRONWYNBOWLBY HEADOFSOUND MICHAELGESY ASSISTANTHEADOFSOUND CATHARINECRUMB HEADOFLIGHTING

MIKEBOOTH

ASSISTANTHEADOFLIGHTING MICHELLELATTA HEADOFWARDROBE KATIEKLINGVALL ASSISTANTHEADOFWARDROBE & WARDROBERENTALS

LILLIANMESSER HEADOFPROPS&PROPERTYRENTALS WESTONWOOD HEADSCENICCARPENTER ANDREWRAFUSE

HEADSCENICCARPENTER RACHELMICHELLESHERIDAN HEADDRESSER

FRONT OF HOUSE

NATASHABROCKS

FRONTOFHOUSEMANAGER

PETERSCHMALTZ

ASSISTANTFRONTOFHOUSEMANAGER AMYCOUCH,TYLERDIETRICH, GRACEFEDORCHUK,EMILYHOWARD, MIRANDALEAVITT,MACKENZIEMCDONALD, MITZIMETZGER,ASHLEYSOLES, DEBORAHSYDORCHUK

STAFF
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WARDROBE

MICHELLELATTA

PROPS

PAINTERS

ANNEBRUGMANS

SUSANMONTALBETTI

WIGS

3December(Relaxed)/2:30PM SoundsoftheSeason:OntheRoad SouthernAlbertaJubileeAuditorium Ticketsatcalgaryphil.com Rune’s Christmas 2December/7:30PM 3December/2:30PM (Relaxed) JackSingerConcertHall Traditional Christmas 13+ 14December/7:30PM Grace PresbyterianChurch Sounds of the Season:Onthe Road 6December/7:30PM YMCARockyRidge 7December/7:30PM YMCA Seton Saluteto Vienna New Year’s Concert 1January/2:30PM JackSingerConcertHall HomeAlone in Concert 9December/7:30PM 10December/2:30PM SouthernAlberta JubileeAuditorium THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST BUILDERS SET WESTONWOOD HEADSCENICCARPENTER KYRAMCLEOD LEADBUILDER LORELEEGODDEN BUILDER
LILLIANMESSER HEADOFPROPS GIEROBERTS BUILDER
LOUISBEAUDOIN HEADSCENICPAINTER LAURAHILL SENIORSCENICARTIST&SCULPTOR
HEADOFWARDROBE KATIEKLINGVALL ASSISTANTHEADOFWARDROBE KAELEAHSPALLIN HEADCUTTER ELIZABETHSUTHERLAND TAILOR MYRASLOAN LEADSTITCHER
STITCHER
DYER
BRENDABOUTET HEADOFWIGS

THANK YOU TO OUR ARTISTIC CHAMPIONS

2021 AND 2022-23 SEASONS

PRODUCER’SCIRCLE ($25,000+)

JoyAlford&DanMagyar

BuddyVictor & Al Osten

CraigD.&CaraSenyk

DIRECTOR’SCIRCLE ($10,000+)

Anonymous

Frank&DianeBabienko

MaxineLeverett&PeterEdwards

Nairn&CarolNerland

Margo&BrantRandles

Deborah&IvorRuste

Edith&CalWenzel

DESIGNER’SCIRCLE ($5,000+)

BrentAllardyce, AllardyceBowerConsulting

Michele&PaulBeitel

Brian&BarbaraHowes

Jill&ChadNewcombe

TriciaLeadbeater/RichardsonWealth

CathySamuel&ToddPringle

C.A.Siebens

WettsteinFamilyFoundation

ACTOR’SCIRCLE ($2,500+)

Annonymous

StaffordArima, inmemoryofDaisyArima

DaveBentley

George&ColleenBezaire

Dave&MarilynBradley

DanielHeng&ChrisBrooks

TisdallFamily

MayaCholdin&NickKourtides

LyndaDunfield

RobBanks,StandardGeneral

GreenfieldFamilyFoundation

JasonW.Hadley

EmilyHoult&KateAndrews

MichaelJ.HughesConsultingInc.

RayLimbert&Associates, BMONesbittBurns

RiazMamdani

Chaos2Clarity

AlexOsten

SaraPoldaas

GeorgeRogers &CathyChristensen

Norman&KathrynSchachar

KirstySklar&JoeCzirjak

ColinandBrandyZvaniga

DRESSCIRCLE ($1,000+)

Anonymous

Marguerite&ReneAmirault

JanetArnold&GayleHayes

JudyAtkinson

Robin&IanBeddis

ShaliniBhatty

BradBulger

BurnswestCorporation

Dale&StaceyBurstall

TomByttynen&JanetMcMaster

AlexS.L.&WendyJ.Campbell

TaraCassidy

RobertD.D.Cormack

DenisCouturier

JasonDemers&JuneFong

Patrick&CherylDoherty

LaurieEdwards

FestivalFamily

ElizabethGiammarino

Nancy&BrianGiang

GlobalTrainingCentre

KarenHall&DanielVera

Glen&NancyCharitableGiftFund

Richard&LoisHaskayne

ChrisHerman

Vern&LynnHult

TedJablonski&MoniqueCourcelles

MortgageConnection

Stephanie&AndrewJohnson

GlennaJones&MichaelSherman

Crystal&MarcKelly

Barb&YukioKitagawa

Tim&AlanaKitchen

John&VickiKortbeek

KTILogisticsLtd.

CameronLang,FlooringSuperstores

Rick&ValLautischer, A-WinInsurance

AmberLeeson

Andrew&EmilyLukacik

Cherry&HaitaoMa

JohnMacAulay&ShaunaRadke

Ray&BerniceMack

MaureenMannix

Jane&DonMarchand

Dr.Lloyd&TracyMaybaum

Mark&ReneMcManus

Brenda&MauroMeneghetti

Ursula&BobMergny

AndreaHopps&MichaelMezei

RobertMitchell&JamesPearson

Alan&GeriMoon

Stuart&CatherineMugford

JanaNeal

JohnOsler&MadgeBarr

Rob&PatPeabody Bill&ErisaPenner

QuentinPittman&JodyWood

AaronPotvin&NaomiMerkley

Ruth&GarryRamsden-Wood JackRapkowski

Ernest&MaryRewucki

Susan&RichardRoskey

Allan&DeniseRoss

Jan&JamesSanford

JoanneSchaefer

MaggieSchofield

K.A.DuncanSarjeant StephenSmith

AnnSmyth

Mike&CaronStewart

BobTaylor&MadeleineTaylorKing StellaThompson MichaelUllyot

Vijay&DesiraeViswanathan Rob&CandaceWaters

MelodyWilliamson WillisWinter

WoodPittmanFund Ward&DeniseZimmer

OscarWilde,1889.Photo:W.andD.Downey
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Embracethenew duringthischange inseasons. AsTheatreCalgary’s Accessibilitysponsor, CWBWealthrecognizes theimportanceofcontinuing toseekoutlearning opportunitiesandnew perspectivestohelpembrace ourentirecommunity. CWBWEALTH.COM Earnest. Acharacteristicnotoftenassociated withfun,until OscarWildesinkshis teeth intoit.We’reexcited tosupport TheImportance of BeingEarnest, anotherinspired productionchoice. PROUDTOBE A MARKETINGPARTNER ANDFANOF THEATRECALGARY. Printsolutionpartnerto TheatreCalgaryforover20years.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

SEASONS

Larry&KarenBenke

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

CASTCIRCLE ($500+)

Anonymous

Cindy&GarnetAmundson

RoyBarr

Nolan&CarolBlades

John&DianeBoyd

Joan&BarrieCameron

Bill&LaurieClay

StephenCurran

PaulWigginton&SusanDelahunt

Bill&ErisaPenner

DavidDzisiak&KellyCurliss

John&AudreyFry

RachelHolloway

Dean&SandraKoeller

RichardLeslie&BonnieRamsay

Robert&JoanMartin

TomMcCabe

Roger&LeslieMcMechan

BrianMills&SusanTyrrell

Barbara&MichaelMorin

David&KarenMorton

BrianL.O’Neill

PaulO’Shaughnessy&DavidLai

Mike&MargPerlette

CarolynS.Phillips

SylviePinard

CindyJohnsonRoyerFund

Alex&AlizaSarian

SierrasOfTuscany

H.Allen&ValerieSwanson

BarbaraBlack&MalcolmTurner

BACKSTAGECIRCLE

($100+)

Annonymous

TerryAbel

LarryAdorjan&PatriceSawyers

AngieAlbush

KevinAlderson

SusanW.Allen

Hal&MargaretAnderson

Shane&AbbyAnderson

SusanAnderson

Torben&NancyAngelo

Bill&CarolAnnArmstrong

DianeAuld

Don&CarolBaker

JaneBaxter

David&AnnBeattie

Bev&TomBenson

JeffreyBergeson

DonnaBlack

SandyBourlet

ChrisSargeant

RandyBrockway

A.J.Brown&R.B.Beaty

DavidBrown&SueWinstanley

Ken&PatBrown

HelgaBudwill

HazelBurns

SharonBurritt

Jennifer&FredButterworth

David&SebinaButts

Ted&MarlysCarruthers

MarjorieChalland

CharlieChen

CheresnuikFamily

CHIMPCharitableImpactFoundation

DonnaChmilar

Dr.MargaretChurcher MargaretChurchill

Al&MaryAnneClark CathyClayton

RichardClayton&EstherBakshi JoelCochrane JamesCole GregCoupal RuthCowan S.Craig ChaseCrandell JeanCrepin CatharineCrumb

Alex&SamanthaCurrie

KarolM.Dabbs

RhondaDahl ElaineDanelesko

LauraDaniels

JuliaDawson

Win&TomDay

Luigi&JoyceDeSomma WendyDean RiccardoDelGreco

BarbaraDelarue

Bill&BrendaDemcoe

Shawn&JudyDenstedt

ArvinderDhol

Colleen&NormDickson

JenniferDoepker

MaryDonaldson

Tara&GregDraper

Denis&PatDuke

Willa&DonDumka

ThuDuncan-Nguyen

KevinDunford&ShelleyTrigg

LeslieDunlop

ClaudetteMiller

JenniferEggermont RichardEpp

RickErvenErvenPlanningInc.

Len&FranEsler

Lindsay&MargaretEsson

Mike&LorieFlynn IanFraser

BeverleyFujino JamieFurtner PatrickGalts

TheGaudets RajeshGhosh

Barb&DanGiba Christine&KeithGingerick Jane&AlanGlover RoyGoodall

Ronald&HelenGoodman PatriciaGordon Pauline&DonGray Ron&BevGray MicheleGunn MattLaw&DanelleHames TrishDurkin

David&IreneHanley TimHarvie

LishaHassanali&SharanpalRuprai RandolphHauer JohnHeffer CatherineHeimbach GordonHeinsen

VoicePictures

Tammy&BrentHironaka Louis&PennyHogan KeithHopper ChristineHourd Gordon&LindaHoy JamesHughes

MargaretHughes

CarrolJaques&BobLoov

James&DebraJay LeeJenkins

AngelaJobs Barrie&JaniceJohnson JoanJohnston EvelynKeddie

Barry&LaurieKenley HildaKinakin

Phyllis&LarryKing

JoyceKneeland Helle&JuriKraav

MarionKrause

RobertKrogseth

JaniceKubitza

ValerieMacLeod&FrankKurucz TheresaLai

DavidLau

VictoriaLeVine

Roger&DianaLeach

Diane&RobertLeinweber

LindaLesoway

DonnaLessard

EmmaLoewen

2021 AND 2022-23
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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS 2021 AND 2022-23 SEASONS

Frank&DonnaLosoncy

Diane&LarryLozinski

Al&SandyLucas

MartinMundry&DonaldaMacBeath

DebbieMacDonald&JohnSojak

BrianMacIntosh&SandraMann

JeanMacnab

CynthiaMaier

CarolMathers

PaulMcCloy JaneMccruden

David&JennyMcDermid

James&DonnaMcDonald DouglasMcLean

JoanneMcNair

JeanineMcVicar

MedleyFamily

CherylAnnMerchant

AnnetteMesser

DanielleMeyer

KatharineMills

JLMitchell

MiriamMitchell-Banks

CharlesMoore

Peter&JackieMorgan

KelseyMurdoch

EdwardMurphy

ArleneNash

MaryEllenNeilson

Margaret&ForbesNewman

CarmenNicholls

LEGACY CIRCLE

Gerald&LorraineOliver

LorraineOliver

John&DianneO’Rourke

BeverlyPatry Mike & LoriePesowski

SloanPipella-Clark DianaPoirier

KevinPolan

RitaPopowich

Ronald&MarjoriePotts

Dr&MrsSamuelProskin

Wayne&SusanRamsden

KateReeves

BurdetteRichardson

IanRichmond

DixieRobbins

GayRobinson

DeborahRogowski

Howard&KarenRoppel

Robert&RosalieRudolf

CyndiRuff

DoreenSandercock WilliamScheidt

Monty&YolandeSchnieder BrookSellens

DavidSeverson

Patti&DannyShannon MaryShaw

Richard&MaryShaw KarenSheppard

Robert&CherylSheppard

DonSibbald

Jan&JamesSanford

AlisonSlusarchuk

Paulette&RickSmith

PennySmith GregorySomer

BettyJStein

Nola&TomStuckert

LynneThornton

William&ColleenTobman

Lynn&JaneTopp

TylerLewis&AshleyTownsLewis ClementTrenholm

Michael&DianneTrew

CarolTwasiuk

John&PeggyVanDePol John&ElizabethVarsek RuthannWatson

Nancy&MichaelWeedle

MarieWeingartshofer Norma&RonWestcott

CalWhibbs SteveWigglesworth ValerieWolfe

RobertWoodrow

Lora&TerryWyman ShirleyYurchi DongZao LilaZapasnik

DorisZellweger

Andy&Mary-AnneZnotins

Choosingtomakeagiftinyourwillisadeeplypersonal,inspiringand meaningfulwaytocreateyourownlegacyandcontinuetoensurethefutureof somethingyoulove–TheatreCalgary!Philanthropistslikeyouarevisionaryand arehelpingTheatreCalgarycontinuetoperform,whilebuildingyourlegacyand carryingusintoourfuture.

LEGACYLEADERS

MarthaCohenEstate

Jo-AnnDeRepentignyEstate

BarbaraPeddlesdenEstate

LEGACYVISIONARIES

Paul&MicheleBeitel

DenisCouturier

AlexOsten

Norm&KathySchachar

Allen&ValerieSwanson

SENATORS

WilliamR.Blain,Q.C.

DonBoyes

DerekBridges

JoyceDoolittle

KayGrieve

DavidHaigh HarryHartley

MargaretHess,Q.C.

LesKimber JanMcCaghren VictorMitchell

BarbaraMorin GerryNichol

FredScott

LynneJ.Thornton DerekWarren NomiWhalen

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