"Anyone who has followed Northan’s ascendant career as an improv comic and playwright…knows she has a storyteller’s gift.”

—Stephen Hunt, The Calgary Herald

In The Playhouse

Undercover
(A Spontaneous Theatre Creation)
By Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak
Directed by Rebecca Northan
A World Premiere production with Tarragon Theatre

Bring your inner investigator to the theatre and get ready to go UNDERCOVER.  Rebecca Northan, creator of international sensation BLIND DATE, and her partners in improvisational crime are looking to recruit one intrepid audience member for an undercover ride into the criminal mind.  When everyone is a suspect, will our rookie detective be able to discern clues and see that justice is served?  Join the adventure as the audience gets embroiled in a mystery they will never forget.

Cast List


Rebecca Northan

 

Christie Bruce

 

Bruce Horak

 

Dennis Cahill

Terra Hazelton

 

Damien Atkins

Creative Team


DIRECTOR

Rebecca Northan

 

Costume DESIGNER

Brandon Kleiman

 

CREATIVE CONSULTANT

Mark Bellamy

 

apprentice stage manager

Chandler Ontkean

set designer

Glenn Davidson

 

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER

Mike Rinaldi

 

STAGE MANAGER

Marcie Januska

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Glenn Davidson

 

DRAMATURGE

Craig Hall

 

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Meredith Johnson

 

Vertigo THeatre and One Yellow Rabbit Presents the castleton maSSIVE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CROW'S THEATRE

TRUE CRIME

CREATED BY THE TORQUIL CAMPBELL AND CHRIS ABRAHAM IN COLLABORation with Julian Brown by the Banff centre theatre arts residency program

As part of the 32nd High Performance Rodeo

In The Playhouse

 

Clark Rockefeller is a real life conman of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California State prison, and iconic musician and provocateur Torquil Campbell wants to try him on for size.  What does it mean for an excellent fabulator to embody an excellent fabulator?  And in the end, does an intricate con differ that much from a successful work of art?  Entirely scripted or absolutely extemporaneous, TRUE CRIME is a mind-twisting encounter with an artist obsessed with how we all fake it, one way or another.

Cast List


ClARK ROckefeller

Torquil Campbell

Chris Abraham

 

 

Creative Team

Co-Creator & Performer

Torquil Campbell

 

Production Manager and Design Consultant

Remington North

Co-Creator

Chris Abraham

 

 

 

Composer and Performer

Julian Brown

 

“…the story has more twists than a strand of spaghetti on a fork. The play combines thrilling dramatic tension with abundant humour.”

The Waterloo Record

In The Playhouse

The Lonely Diner
By Beverley Cooper
Directed by Kelli Fox

In a quiet little rural Canadian diner, Lucy yearns for the glitz, glamour and excitement of America’s roaring cities. Prohibition has just been lifted in Ontario, but across the border mob bosses battle for the illicit trade of alcohol. Lucy’s husband, Ron, and her daughter, Sylvia, seem content to live their quiet life, but an infamous gangster - and his stolen whiskey - is about to bring Lucy’s far-off dreams into sharp, dangerous focus at THE LONELY DINER.

Production Sponsor

Production Sponsor

 

Cast List


lucy

Shawna Burnett

 

mr. mascarpone

Stafford Perry

 

Ron

Declan O'Reilly

 

Snorky

Curt McKinstry

Sylvia

Lara Schmitz

 

Creative Team


PLAYWRIGHT

Beverley Cooper

 

set designer

Scott Reid

 

composer/sound DESIGNER

TBA

 

apprentice STAGE MANAGER

Chandler Ontkean

DIRECTOR

Kelli Fox

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Alison Yanota

 

Stage Manager

Ailsa Birnie

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

TBA

 

costume designer

TBA

 

Assistant STAGE MANAGER

Justin Born

Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine as Holmes and Watson…proved their mettle and easy rapport with The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Louis Hobson, The Calgary Herald  

–twisitheatreblog.com

In The Playhouse

Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem
(Canadian Premiere)

By R. Hamilton Wright
Directed by Mark Bellamy

The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, and American performer Anne Moses (a.k.a. Annie Oakley) needs the help of the World’s Greatest Detective.  But the simple case of a missing brother quickly leads to extraordinary inventions, robbery, and murder.  Directed by former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy, Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this Canadian Premiere.

Production Sponsor

 

Set Sponsor

 

Cast List


sherlock holmes

Braden Griffiths

 

the pinkerton

Graham Percy

 

mycroft holmes/solomon moses

Nathan Schmidt

john watson

Karl Sine

 

charlotte lichter/maggie malloy

Arielle Rombough

 

major ramsey/dubby conroy

Kevin Rothery

MRS. HUDSON

Kathryn Kerbes

 

phoebe anne moses

Charlie Gould

 

arnold crofters/american ambassador/red hook boyle/captain fleming/ensemble

Devon Dubnyk

Creative Team


PLAYWRIGHT

R. Hamilton Wright

 

set & lighting DESIGNER

David Fraser

 

fight director

Karl Sine

 

DIRECTOR

Mark Bellamy

 

costume DESIGNER

Deitra Kalyn

 

STAGE MANAGER

Ruby Dawn Eustaquio

 

Assistant director

TBA

 

composer/sound designer

Andrew Blizzard

 

assistant STAGE MANAGER

Catherine Rouleau