by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Adapted by Michael HealeyBased on a translation by Birgit Schreyer DuarteDirector and Dramaturge Miles Potter
Three inmates of an asylum are under investigation for murder – but who are they really? As funny as it is full of unexpected twists, this brilliant 1960s satire inhabits a space somewhere between Agatha Christie and Tom Stoppard.
This production contains some strong language. Smoking is depicted with e-cigarettes.
2015: Claudius, The Ghost in Hamlet and Johann Wilhelm Möbius in The Physicists. 12th season. Stratford (selected): Cook (Mother Courage), Antony, Duke Vincentio, Leicester, Cymbeline, Malachi Stack, King Arthur, Falstaff, Stephano, Dylan Thomas, Julius Caesar, Bottom, Polonius, Henry Higgins, Henry V, Bassanio, Tom Fashion, D'Artagnan, Richmond, Edward IV, Hortensio, Antipholus of Syracuse, Pericles. Elsewhere: New York: King Lear (Lincoln Center); Poetic License (The Directors Company); Do Not Go Gentle (Clurman Theatre); Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater). Canadian Stage's The Elephant Man; Shaw Festival, five seasons; Prospero, Richard III, Cyrano (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Love's Labour's Lost (RSC); Hamlet, Henry VIII (Chichester Festival); An Enemy of the People (Lyric Hammersmith, London); two seasons as Theatr Clwyd's artistic associate (Welsh National Company). Film/TV (selected): ReGenesis, Murdoch Mysteries, 24, Slings and Arrows, Black Harbour, Airwolf, Forever Knight, American Psycho II, Hypercube, One of the Hollywood Ten, Conspiracy of Fear.
2015: Herbert Georg Beutler (alias Newton) in The Physicists, understudy in The Alchemist and assistant director of The Alchemist. 16th season, Stratford: Philip the Bastard (King John), Count Johan Oxenstierna (Christina, The Girl King), Iago (Othello), Posthumus (Cymbeline), Henry V, Macbeth, Romeo, Henry VIII, Jaques, Prince Hal (Henry IV), D'Artagnan (The Three Musketeers), Petruchio (Shrew), Aufidius (Coriolanus), Berowne (Love's Labour's Lost), Algernon (Earnest), Hap Loman (Death of a Salesman). Elsewhere: Hamlet (Resurgence); Jeff Skilling (Enron) (Theatre Calgary); Sam Byck (Assassins) (Talk Is Free/Birdland); Charles (The School for Scandal), Valère (The Molière Comedies) (Chicago Shakespeare). TV: Series lead: The Border (CBC). Recurring: Degrassi, Murdoch Mysteries, Covert Affairs, Republic of Doyle. Guest star: Flashpoint, Lost Girl, Rookie Blue, Warehouse 13, Bomb Girls. Recent: Remedy (Global). Film: Take This Waltz, Casino Jack, 388 Arletta Avenue, Defendor, Stealing Paradise. Recent: First Response, Angels and Ornaments. Radio: Afghanada (CBC). Awards: Dora Award, Monte Carlo Television Festival nomination. Et cetera: Artistic director, Groundling Theatre (Groundlingtheatre.com).
2015: Coroner in The Physicists, Cerimon in The Adventures of Pericles and Lovewit in The Alchemist. Seventh season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Richard III (Rivers), Titus Andronicus, The Tempest (Francisco), Macbeth (Seyton), Romeo and Juliet (Apothecary), Caesar and Cleopatra (Theodotus). Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); The Taming of the Shrew (ShakespeareWorks); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Walls (VECC). Founding member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, The Firm, 11 Cameras, ReGenesis, Owning Mahowny, Shoot 'Em Up, The Incredible Hulk, MVP, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, The Listener, Rookie Blue, XIII, Stag. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.
2015: Irene Straub in The Physicists, Dame Pliant in The Alchemist and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ilona Szabo in The Play's the Thing and Petra in An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); various in Les Zinspirés 2.0 (Théâtre français de Toronto); Lena Horne in Joe Louis: An American Romance (Infinithéâtre); Holly in The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Zerbinette in Scapin and Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre); Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company); Jehanne in Jehanne of the Witches (Tableau d'Hôte); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (McGill University). Film/TV: 30 vies (Radio-Canada); The Jensen Project (Muse Entertainment); The Battle of Wills (Informaction). Recordings: Watch Dogs (Ubisoft). Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: www.jessicabhill.com. Et cetera: "Boundless gratitude to my parents, partner and pals for their love and support."
2015: Wilfried-Kaspar in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist (Stratford Northwestern Public School), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Avon Public School). Et cetera: "I am excited to participate in the Festival this year. I am eager to learn more about theatre and the trade. I live in Stratford with my parents and three cats. I hope you enjoy the productions this year."
2015: Angela-Lerche in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Gretl in The Sound of Music, children's ensemble in Anne of Green Gables (Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Productions); children's ensemble in Snow White, Orphan in Annie (Drayton Entertainment); Sally Brown in Snoopy! The Musical (Singer's Theatre). Training: In her sixth year of voice lessons, five of which have been with voice teacher Amanda Brunk. She is also learning the piano. Awards: Honourable mention at the Provincial Kiwanis Music Festival 2014 for musical theatre; honourable mention at the Provincial Kiwanis Music Festival 2013 for musical theatre. Et cetera: Cailyn is thrilled to be debuting at the Stratford Festival and would like to thank her mom, dad and sister for all their love and support. She'd also like to thank Amanda for her continued hard work in helping her to achieve her dreams.
2015: Adolf-Friedrich in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ted in The Wizard of Ozzington, Johnny Winston in Tween Idol, King Arthur in Those Camelot Days (The Singer's Theatre); Herbert Reginald VanDerBinkle III in The Bus Stop, Lear in King Lear (Stratford student workshop), (Park Manor Public School). Et cetera: Parker thanks his family for their support. "Thanks, Dad, for the awesome photos."
2015: Juan Murillo in The Physicists, Thaliard, Leonine in The Adventures of Pericles and appears inThe Alchemist. Fifth season. Stratford: Eilif (Mother Courage), Melun (King John), Alexas (Antony and Cleopatra), Bellievre (Mary Stuart), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), Guiderius (Cymbeline), Pylades (Elektra), Dorset (Richard III), Alarbus (Titus Andronicus). Elsewhere: Big Sam (Gone With the Wind) (RMTC); Seyton (Macbeth), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet) (Chicago Shakespeare); Macduff (Macbeth) (First Folio Theatre); King (King Hedley II,Cleveland Scene Best Production of 2007) (Karamu); Moustique (Dream on Monkey Mountain); Junior (Before It Hits Home). Other credits: Cleveland Play House; Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Theater Wit, Chicago; two seasons at The Great Lakes Theater Festival. Film/TV: The Beast (Sony), Ask Gilby, Maybe By Then, Thunder Bay (PBS). Training: Ohio University, Birmingham Conservatory. Et cetera: E.B. would like to dedicate his work to his parents and grandmother, and to the memory of his Papa, who will always be in the front row.
2015: Guhl in The Physicists, Lysimachus in The Adventures of Pericles and Dapper in The Alchemist. Third season. Stratford: Lewis, the Dauphin (King John), Swiss Cheese (Mother Courage and Her Children), Mardian (Antony and Cleopatra), Prince of Aragon (The Merchant of Venice), Planchet (The Three Musketeers), Paris (Romeo and Juliet). Elsewhere: Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Touchstone (As You Like It) and Stefano (The Tempest) (Repercussion Theatre); Fox (Pinocchio), Goat and Soldier (Alice Through the Looking-Glass) (Geordie Productions); Justin (Jesus Jello) (Sheep in Fog); Galoshin (Provincial Anecdotes) (Concordia University). Film/TV: Boucherie Halal (Babek Aliassa), Open (Tom Abray). Recordings: Kojiro Sasaki, Samurai Warriors 2 (KOEI). Training: Dawson College, Concordia University, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: 2014 Michael Mawson Award, 2013 Peter Donaldson Award, 2010 Elsa Bolam Award. Et cetera: Antoine would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support as well as all the mentors, teachers and coaches who have helped him along the way.
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