Every autumn Mick Dowd digs up the dead, but in this twisted and turbulent Irish comedy, he finds himself digging up a lot more than he bargained for. As he unearths suspicions, buried secrets, surprising twists, and outrageously funny situations, Mick is faced with the task of exhuming the remains of his departed wife.
Starring: Daniel Arnold, Julien Arnold, Patricia Benedict and John Wright
Director: Bradley Moss
Set, Lighting, and Costume Designer: Roger Schultz
Sound Designer: Dave Clarke
Stage Manager: Gina Moe
CAST & CREW
Julien has been acting, directing, and teaching professionally here in Edmonton for about 20 years. He has worked with many of city’s theatres, including The Citadel Theatre, Teatro La Quindicina, Workshop West, Theatre Network, Leave It To Jane, and Northern Light Theatre. His recent acting credits include Happy Toes at this year’s fringe, as well as As You Like It and Richard III with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival in July. His last two shows at Network (as an actor) were Closer and Closer Apart, and the popular Irish comedy A Skull in Connemara. Julien also directed the sequel to that play The Lonesome West as a part of last season’s Roxy Performance Series, featuring two of his present classmates, Collin and James. Look for Julien later this season in the Citadel’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, as well as The Wizard of Oz. Julien would like to thank Brad Moss for his great generosity of spirit, and for all his great advice and encouragement over the last several years.
A 35 year Veteran of the Canadian Stage, John has appeared across the country from Halifax’s Neptune Theatre to the Vancouver Playhouse.
2006-2009 theatrical engagements include TITUS ANDRONICUS and A COMEDY OF ERRORS for the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival, PALACE OF THE END for Theatre Network, FIRE for CanStage and The Citadel, YHE MIGHTY CARLINS for Workshop West, STILL DESIRE YOU for WCTC and Alberta Theatre Projects. THE WINTERS TALE and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA for the RiverCity Shakespeare Festival, THE FLYFISHER’S COMPANION for Shadow Theatre, OLIVER and A CHRISTMAS CAROL for The Citadel Theatre and OF MICE AND MEN for Theatre Calgary and CanStage.
He is also a regular TV and Film performer whose credits include CBC OPENING NIGHT, CHASING THE CHAMELEON, MENTORS, MACGYVER, THE BEACHCOMERS, DANGER BAY, RAY BRADBURY THEATRE, SMALL SACRIFICES and the features DEADLY ARRANGEMENT, WALLS and THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES.
A four time Sterling Award winner, John is delighted to be back with the TN Team.
Bradley is an MFA graduate in directing from the University Alberta. He joined Theatre Network in 1996 to create the multidisciplinary emerging artist festival – Nextfest. In 2014 Bradley accepted the dual role of Artistic & Executive Director for Theatre Network. Some recent productions include: BED AND BREAKFAST, THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, MINERVA – QUEEN OF THE HANDCUFFS, INFINITY, The Sterling Award Winning Production IRMA VOTH, BUST, GORDON, RED, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ARMSTRONG’S WAR, the Governor General Nominated THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BERNICE TRIMBLE, the Sterling Award Winning LITTLE ONE, DRIVING MISS DAISY, the Governor General Award Winning PIG GIRL, the Sterling Award Winning LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH, WHERE THE BLOOD MIXES, IN ON IT, MOVING ALONG, TWELFTH NIGHT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, DOG, THUNDERSTICK, BUDDY, ALIAS GODOT, MISERY, CLOSER AND CLOSER APART, the Sterling Award Winning SUMMER OF MY AMAZING LUCK, TRUE WEST, GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL, HOSANNA, MARION BRIDGE, A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, the Sterling Award Winning glam rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and HIGH LIFE.
Roger is thrilled to be back at Network re-inhabiting his own little habitat, the costume sweatshop he sets up in the corner of the Roxy’s lobby. He has won Sterling awards for his work on Network’s productions of THE LEISURE SOCIETY (outstanding set), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (outstanding costumes) and A SKULL IN CONNEMARA (outstanding set) as well as receiving numerous Sterling nominations for his design work on HOSANNA (outstanding set, costume and lighting). He is a busy Edmonton designer having worked for The Citadel, Teatro La Quindicina, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Workshop West Theatre, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, Keyano Theatre and L’Uni Theatre, as well as Prairie Theatre Exchange and Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg. Recent designs include: FOOTLOOSE, DRIVING MISS DAISY, DOGBARKED and COMEDY OF ERRORS. Up coming will be a trip to Fort McMurray for TREASURE ISLAND and then back to the U of A to inspire a flock of young theatre designers as they create art under his tutelage.
Dave is a musician, actor and writer. He has composed music and produced sound designs for theatre, film, dance and multi-media for three decades. Recent designs include MOVING ALONG (Theatre Network), 6.0 HEAP & PEBBLE (Northern Light Theatre) and EVIE’S WALTZ (Shadow Theatre). Other projects include THE MISSIONARY POSITION (University of Alberta), a soundtrack for the feature film THE PHARMACIST and a family musical about a profoundly deaf mother with a hearing son based on his own experience entitled SONGS MY MOTHER NEVER SUNG ME. Dave is the co-writer and composer for the animated cartoons at Rantdog.com. He is also the sound guy for CBC Radio’s THE IRRELEVANT SHOW. Dave has won several awards for his work, including Sterling Awards for Outstanding Score (DOG, Surreal SoReal Theatre), Musical Direction (ILSA, QUEEN OF THE NAZI LOVE CAMP) and Sound (SHAKESPEARE’S WILL, VIMY, THE ECSTATICS).
Recent Stage Management credits include: THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER and THE LAST FIVE YEARS for Theatre Network; OH CHRISTMAS TREE for the Roxy Series; THE COLOR PURPLE for The Citadel Theatre; THE BAD SEED, SHOCKER’S DELIGHT and THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK for Teatro La Quindicina; and WITCH HUNT AT THE STRAND for Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.