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Dashiell Hammett's THE THIN MAN
Adapted by Lucia Frangione

A World Premiere Production with Persephone Theatre

Retired detective Nick Charles has the perfect Christmas planned with his heiress wife Nora, their pet terrier Asta, and a case of good Scotch. But a missing inventor and a bullet riddles secretary jump-start Nick and Nora's quiet holiday into a madcap mystery filled with intrigue, outrageous character's and murder. Lucia Frangione's adaptation of THE THIN MAN offers up a new take on Dashiell Hammett's most famous characters in this unabashedly romantic romp.

Cast List


Nick Charles

Curt McKinstry

 

Dorothy Wynant/Marion

Anna Mazurik

 

Lieutenant Guild/Studsy

Kent Allen

Nora Charles

Nadien Chu

 

Gilbert Wynant/ Arthur Nunheim

Chris Duthie

 

Mac/ Sparrow

Graham Percy

Mimi Jorgenson

Kathrine Fadum

 

Shep Morelli/ Christien

Aaron Hursh

 

Creative Team


PLAYWRIGHT

Lucia Frangione

 

SET DESIGNER

Scott Reid

 

COMPOSER/ SOUND DESIGNER

Gilles Zolty

 

Apprentice Stage manager

Kate Pallesen

 

 

 

DIRECTOR

Courtenay Dobbie

 

CosTume DESIGNER

Deitra Kalyn

 

STage Manager

Sara Turner

 

VOice/Dialect Coach

Jane Macfarlane

 

 

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Anton De Groot

 

Assistant STAGE MANAGER

Kennedy Greene

 

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DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH

By LE Navet Bete & JOHN NICholson
 

Professor Abraham Van Helsing leaps off the pages of Dracula and onto the stage to tell you, dear theatre-goer: Bram Stoker's novel had it all wrong! At last, Van Helsing hopes to set the record straight and bring the 'truth' of the legendary vampire and his terrifying story to light...even if he only has three amateur actors to help him do it! Van Helsing and his troupe dive into 40 different characters on a breakneck journey from the Transylvanian mountains to the seaside town of Whitby. This North American premiere will be a farcical side-splitter for family audiences and vampire lovers alike.

Cast List


ACTOR 1

Chris Hunt

 

Actor 4

Natascha Girgis
 

Actor 2

Stafford Perry

 

Actor 3

Julie Orton

 
 

Creative Team


PLAYWRIGHT

Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson

 

SET DESIGNER

Scott Reid

 

Composer/Sound Designer

Andrew Blizzard

 

Stage Manager

Michael Howard

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR

Craig Hall

 

Costume Designer

Hanne Loosen

 

Fight Director

 

 

Assistant Stage Manager

Justin Born

 

 

 

LIghting DESIGNER

Anton De Groot

 

Voice/Dialect Coach

Jane Macfarlane

 

Apprentice Stage Manager

Claire Bolton

 

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Deathtrap

By Ira Levin
 

Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer's block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. but the answer may have just arrived when Sidney receives a fantastic script written by his former student, Clifford Anderson. Anderson just wants his old mentor's opinion, but Sidney will do whatever it takes to get back on Broadway. The DEATHTRAP has been set...but who will come out on top in this spine-chilling thriller?

Cast List


Sidney Bruhl

Mark Bellamy

 

Helga Ten Dorp

Karen-Johnson Diamond

Myra Bruhl

Barbara Gates Wilson

 

Porter Milgrim

Kevin Corey

Clifford Anderson

Tyrell Crews

 
 

Creative Team


PLAYWRIGHT

Ira Levin

 

SET DESIGNER

David Fraser

 

Composer/SOund Designer

Andrew Blizzard

 

ASsistant Stage Manager

Catherine Rouleau

 

 

 

DIRECTOR

Jamie Dunsdon

 

CosTUME DESIGNER

Hanne Loosen

 

FIGHT DIRECTOR

 

 

Apprentice STAGE MANAGER

Chandler Ontkean

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

David Fraser

 

STAGE MANAGER

Patti Neice

 

 

 

 

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Might As well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Adapted by Joseph Goodrich, from the novel by Rex Stout

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!

Cast List


TBA

 
 
 
 

Creative Team


PLAYWRIGHT

Adapted by Joseph Goodrich

from the novel by Rex Stout

 

SET DESIGNER

Narda McCarroll

 

Voice/Dialect Coach

Jane Macfarlane

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR

Haysam Kadri

 

 

Costume DESIGNER

April Viczko

 

Stage Manager

Johanne Deleeuw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting Designer

Narda McCarroll

 

Apprentice STAGE MANAGER

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

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Catalyst Theatre's

The Invisible- Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Book, lyrics & music by Jonathan Christenson                                          World Premiere                                                                                                    May 11- June 9, 2019

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. AGENTS OF INFLUENCE 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.

Cast List


TBA

 
 
 
 

Creative Team


DIRECTOR

 

Costume DESIGNER

 

 

CREATIVE CONSULTANT

 

 

aSSistant stage manager

set designer

 

 

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER

 

 

STAGE MANAGER

 

 

Apprentice Stage Manager

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

 

 

DRAMATURGE

 

 

 STAGE MANAGER

 

 

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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


PLAYWRIGHT

William Shakespeare

Adapted by Anna Cummer

 

SET DESIGNER

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

 

 

voice/dialect coach

 

DIRECTOR

 

 

Projection DESIGNER

 

 

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant directoR

 

 

COSTUME DESIGNER

 

 

FIGHT Director