Thirteen Hands

“We couldn’t see into the future, of course we couldn’t. The future was too far away. But we could see as far as Tuesday night. And that was enough.”

This new Canadian play with music is a funny, affectionate and inventive examination of the lives of the ordinary women of the weekly bridge game; their relations with each other, their hopes, dreams and fears, the details and rituals of their lives. The play follows the path of a long running – 73 years – bridge quartet, the original players dubbed the Martha Circle. Across the decades, the four actors portray the successive generations of card-playing women: mothers, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

Playwright: Carol Shields
Director: Ben Henderson
Cast: Roberta Mauer Phillips, Bonnie Green, Colleen Tillotson and Patricia Casey Production Designer: Robert Shannon Composer: Paul Morgan Donald Stage Manager: Gina Moe Assistant Stage Manager: Allan Bassil