In The Playhouse March 16- April 14

Might As well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Adapted by Joseph Goodrich, from the novel by Rex Stout

In The Playhouse March 16- April 14

Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking for one last chance to make amends...only to find he's been accused of murder! Mrs. Herold needs help, the kind that only detective Nero Wolfe and his stalwart assistant, Archie Goodwin, can provide. But the deeper that Wolfe and Archie go, the more tangled the web gets. Playwright Joseph Goodrich-writer of the immensely popular CALAMITY TOWN- returns to Vertigo with his new adaptation of Rex Stout's beloved character, the inimitable Nero Wolfe!

Performance Times

Tuesday- SAturday Evenings at 7:30 pm*

Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm*

*Some exceptions apply.

Cast List

NEro Wolfe

Grant Linneberg


Mrs. Herrold

Karen Johnson- Diamond


Rita/ Delia

Arielle Rombough

Archie Goodwin

Stafford Perry


Suki Molloy/Doll Bonner

Sarah Wheeldon


Fritz/Tom Irwin

Andy Curtis

Inspector Cramer

David LeReany


Peter Hays/ Ralph Arkoff

Alex Cherovsky


Pat Degan/Johnny

Devon Dubnyk


Creative Team


Adapted by Joseph Goodrich

from the novel by Rex Stout


COStume Designer

April Viczko


Stage Manager

Johanne Deleeuw







Haysam Kadri




Narda McCarroll


ASSISTANT Stage Manager

Catherine Rouleau







Narda McCarroll



Voice and DIALect COACH

Jane Macfarlane



Millie Winzinowich



"Audiences across the country and beyond know Christenson's Catalyst work for its distinctively theatrical, category-resistant esthetic; bold physicality and movement, poetic text, unusual marriage with music, inseparable from imaginative design."

-Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

The Invisible- Agents of UNgentlemanly Warfare

A Catalyst Theatre Production.

Book Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Christenson Directed by Jonathan Christenson Designed by Bretta Gerecke Choreographed by Laura Krewski Sound & Music Production by Matthew Skopyk                                       

Europe, 1939. Adolf Hitler's armies are conquering nation after nation, and in the face of the Nazi threat, Canadian millionaire William Stephenson convinces Churchill and Roosevelt to combine forces in a joint covert effort. Stephenson assembles an elite team of spies, including the unlikeliest of agents: six irrepressible young women. THE INVISIBLE- AGENTS OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE  is their story, a "spy noir musical" that seeks to answer: just who were these bold women and why would they sacrifice their very lives for a war that refused to accept them or recognize them? Catalyst Theatre, creators of the hit musical NEVERMORE, brings another dazzling world premiere to Vertigo Theatre.

Performance Times

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm*

Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm*

*Some exceptions apply.

Cast List

Hayley Gillis


Melissa Macpherson


Amanda Trapp

Kristi Hansen


Melanie Piatocha

Jamie Konchak


Kaitlyn Semple

Creative Team


Jonathan Christenson


Sound & Music Production

Matthew Skopyk






PRoduction Designer

Bretta Gerecke


Stage Manager

John Raymond





Laura Krewski


In The Playhouse

Hamlet: A Ghost Story

Rediscover the spirit of Shakepeare's most famous play, HAMLET, as the titular Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance for the murder of his father at the hands of his Uncle Claudius. Prince Hamlet's suspicious mind and haunted nights will hold deep resonance for audiences of Vertigo Theatre. This tale is a ghost story, detective story and revenge story all rolled into one classic plot. Following the smash hit success of MACBETH, we once again present The Shakespeare Company for another macabre reimagining of one of the Bard's greatest works.

Cast List


Creative Team


William Shakespeare

Adapted by Anna Cummer








voice/dialect coach





Projection DESIGNER











Assistant directoR






FIGHT Director