In a new version by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Antoni Cimolino
THE GOLD STANDARD FOR COMEDY
Siblings Eleanor and Charlie know that their widowed father, a paranoid old skinflint named Harper, won’t approve of their romantic choices – and
they’re worried about what that’ll mean to their inheritances. And their plights only get worse when Harper announces startling marital plans of his own. Can nothing be done, for love or money? Or is there some way to have both?
support is generously provided by Sylvia D. Chrominska, by Dr. Desta Leavine,
by Esther Sarick and by Dr. Robert & Roberta Sokol
Support for the 2020 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein & Claire Foerster
Colm Feore. Creative Direction by Punch & Judy Inc. Photography by David Cooper.
2020: Lady Anne in Richard III, Helen in All's Well That Ends Well and Marianne in The Miser. Sixth season. Stratford: Bess/Anne (Mother's Daughter), Ann Putnam (The Crucible), Antipholus of Syracuse (The Comedy of Errors), Emily (Brontë: The World Without), Gabriel/Beelzebub (Paradise Lost), Isabella (The Changeling), Lydia Lubey (All My Sons), Lola (Bunny), Dame Pliant (The Alchemist). Elsewhere: Mother's Daughter (Soulpepper); The Play's the Thing, An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); The Bacchae (Centaur Theatre); The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Scapin, Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre). Film/TV: What We Do in the Shadows; On the Basis of Sex; Slaxx; 19-2; Hero: The Life and Times of Ulric Cross; Assassin's Creed: Origins; 30 vies; The Battle of Wills.Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Mary Savidge Award (2016); Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: jessicabhill.com, @jessicabhill. Et cetera: Love and Gratitude.
2020: Mayor in Richard III, Lavatch in All's Well That Ends Well and Jack in The Miser. Ninth season. Stratford: Henry VIII, Nathan the Wise, Birds of a Kind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens, King John, King Lear, Brothers Karamazov, The Swanne, Agamemnon. Elsewhere: Lear (Groundling), The Boat (TNB/Neptune), Mr. New Year's Eve (Blyth), The Maids (Buddies in Bad Times), Mother Courage, St. Carmen of The Main (NAC), Death of the King, Macbeth, Aurash (Modern Times), Monsieur D'Eon Is a Woman (Pea Green), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Dr. Cabbie (writer), Reveille (writer, director), Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X, La Femme Nikita. Awards: Several Dora nominations - Best Actor, Ensemble; Harold Award, William Needles Award 2019. Et cetera: Video game credits include Far Cry Primal, Assassins Creed - Unity and Syndicate, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Starlink.
2020: Sir Richard Ratcliffe in Richard III, Younger Lord #1 in All's Well That Ends Well and Charlie in The Miser. Fourth season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, Henry VIII, The Crucible, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere: Paradise Lost (Centaur); Hamlet, All's Well…, Das Ding (Canadian Stage); Acha Bacha (TPM/Buddies); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt, Letters from the Great War (Soulpepper); Alligator Pie, A Craigslist Cantata (national tours); The Lion, the Witch… (TNB); Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct). Film/TV: Riftworld Chronicles, Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque. Training: Graduate of the Soulpepper Academy; University of Toronto/Sheridan. Awards: John Hirsch Memorial Award; Dora Award nominee/winner; MyTheatre/BroadwayWorld nominee. Et cetera: Big thanks to his family, friends; Robyn & Danny; Antoni, Scott, Beth; and, most of all, his incredible mum. Follow him @theqasimkhan.
2020: Mistress Shore in Richard III, Diana Capilet in All's Well That Ends Well and Eleanor in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria!, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: World premières: Anywhere But Here (Electric Company), Green Lake (Solo Collective), Good Day and Good Night (Carousel Theatre). Musicals: West Side Story (Theatre Under the Stars), El Jinete: A Mariachi Opera (Puente Theatre). Film/TV: Bella Ciao! (Commercial Drive Productions), Un Día de Sol (Códice Cinema). Training: Canadian College of Performing Arts, Studio 58, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Jessie Richardson Award (Best Actor in a Lead Role: Green Lake), Ovation Award nomination (Best Supporting Actor: Anita in West Side Story), Sidney J. Risk Foundation and Studio 58 Acting Award. Et cetera: Gracias a mi familia en Guatemala y a mi familia Latinx en Canada. Los amo.
2020: Amos Hart in Chicago and Detective in The Miser. 17th season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Music Man, Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Lion, the Witch…, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Tommy, Grapes of Wrath, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me, Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: Every Brilliant Thing, The Foursome, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (New Stages); Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity, 4th Graders (Tiny Room); London Road (Dora Award), Indian Ink, Into the Woods, Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (TIFT/Birdland); Frog and Toad (MTYP); Orson's Shadow (Pilot Group); A New Brain (Musical Stage Company); Shrek, A Christmas Story (Grand); The Producers (Mirvish/Neptune); Seussical, Sylvia (Aquarius); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Citadel); Three Sisters (ATF).
2020: Scrivener in Richard III, Fay in The Miser and understudy in Three Tall Women. 15th season. Stratford: During 14 seasons, Brigit has been involved in 39 productions and responsible for 57 roles. Personal favourites are Meg Page in last season's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Amalia in Napoli Milionaria! and Toinette in The Hypochondriac. Brigit has appeared in seven productions of Shakespeare's plays that were filmed here at the Festival and presented in movie theatres around the world and on CBC. They are available to purchase through the Festival's gift shop! Elsewhere: Agamemnon (Next Stage); Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); Come Back to the Five and Dime… (Grand/Five & Dime Productions - Dora nomination); Enron (Theatre Calgary); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Glorious, Man of La Mancha (TBTB); The Ballad of Stompin' Tom, Another Season's Harvest (Blyth); The Odd Couple (Segal). Online: Twitter @HOOPOOHEART.
2020: King Edward IV, Sir Christopher in Richard III, Lafew in All's Well That Ends Well and Mervin in The Miser. 25th season. Stratford: Suffolk (Henry VIII), Deputy Governor Danforth (The Crucible), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), The Prospector (The Madwoman of Chaillot), Antiochus, Simonides (Pericles), Surly (The Alchemist), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Axel Oxenstierna (Christina, The Girl King), Hubert (King John), Caliban (The Tempest), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Buckingham (Richard III), Macduff (Macbeth), Fluellen (Henry V), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice), Cornwall (King Lear), Leontes (The Winter's Tale), Grumio (The Taming of the Shrew), Agamemnon (Troilus and Cressida), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet). Elsewhere: Brutus (Julius Caesar), Antonio (The Tempest), Captain Keller, Karl (Heaven), Abbott (Inexpressible Island), Anderson (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme), Quinn (The Affections of May), Johnny (Balconville), Jacob Mercer (Salt-Water Moon), Taylor (K2), Billy (The Collected Works of Billy the Kid).
2020: George, Duke of Clarence in Richard III, Second Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well and Fletcher in The Miser. Ninth season. Stratford: Othello, Merry Wives, Front Page, Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, Tartuffe, Macbeth, All My Sons, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado, Henry V. Elsewhere: Lincoln, Topdog/Underdog (Arts Club); James, Superior Donuts (Coal Mine); Beast/Prince, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); MLK, Mountaintop (Theatre Kingston); Edmund, King Lear (Theatre Calgary/Bard on the Beach); Simba, The Lion King (Mirvish/Disney); Othello, Othello (Bard on the Beach); Clybourne Park (Citadel); Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet; Eilif, Mother Courage; Nativity, A Christmas Carol (NAC); Gratiano/Morocco, Merchant of Venice (SITR); Mitch, Spelling Bee (Belfry/Arts Club); Orlando, As You Like It (Soulpepper); Rock and Roll (Canadian Stage); Wilbur County Blues (Blyth). Film/TV: Expanse, Senior Trip, YTV Rocks, Degrassi. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Soulpepper Academy, St. Michael's Choir School.
2020: Stanley, Earl of Derby, in Richard III, Gentleman in All's Well That Ends Well and Sir Arthur Edgerton in The Miser. 12th season. Stratford: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Front Page, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, As You Like It, Pericles, The Alchemist, King Lear, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); Twelfth Night, Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Founding Member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Assassin's Creed Origins, Killjoys, Dark Matter, Watch Dogs 2, Jean of the Joneses, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, XIII. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.
2020: Princess Elizabeth in Richard III, C in Three Tall Women and Claudia in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Mary Warren in The Crucible, Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story, Miranda in The Tempest, Officer 1 in The Comedy of Errors and Teresa in Napoli Milionaria! Birmingham Conservatory: Arden of Faversham, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night.Elsewhere: The Neverending Story (NAC). Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (Chicago Fellow). Proud alumnus of the Young Adult Council at Steppenwolf. Awards: Dora Mavor Moore - Guthrie Award. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude to Mom and Dad.
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