An Eye For An Eye

An Eye For An Eye

by Ghost River Theatre

February 6–16, 2003

An Eye for an Eye blinds with its brilliance. - The Edmonton Journal
An Eye For An Eye

What happens when you mix oil and fire?

What happens when you mix corporate oil, and holy fire?

A fundamentalist preacher is protesting injustice. The RCMP is compromising its role. The oil and gas industry is not responding to environment concerns. This is what happens when a community stops listening.

Featuring: Tony Eyamie, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Kate Pakarnyk and Duval Lang
Directed by: Doug Curtis
Music by: David Rhymer
Performed by: Corinne Kessel
Set Designer: Narda McCarroll
Costume Designer: Leona Brausen
Lighting Designer: Terry Gunvordahl
Stage Manager: Donna Sharpe
Production Manager: Gina Puntil Assistant Director: Jenny Repond
Lead and Lighting Technician: Kevin Humphery
Audio Technician: Adam Mitchell
Set Construction: Ron Lavoie
Scenic Painter: Angie Sotiropoulos


February 6–16, 2003

Previews February 4
Opening February 6




Duval has been very active in the dynamic growth of the Calgary theatre community for the past 35 years. He was a co-founder and Artistic Director of Quest Theatre, a prominent Canadian theatre for young audience company for 25 of those years. He is now busy as a freelance actor and director across the country. He was last seen in Halifax this January as Hitler and Disney in the much-acclaimed play, The Blue Light. Other favourite roles include an award winning Capulet in Theatre Calgary’s Romeo and Juliet, Sigmund Freud in Alberta Theatre Project’s Why Freud Fainted, Gustave in Heroes for Sage Theatre, Dressler in The Dishwashers for Downstage Theatre and the back in the news Wiebo Ludwig-like Reverend in Ghost River Theatre’s award winning musical An Eye For An Eye. Duval is also a recipient of the Harry and Martha Cohen Award for significant and long-term contribution to theatre in Calgary.



Corinne received her BMus and MA in Music from the University of Alberta. Corinne has worked as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musical director across Western Canada.  Favorite theatrical productions include The Black Rider (November Theatre), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theatre Network), An Eye for an Eye (Ghost River Theatre) and Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp (Workshop West). Outside of theatre, you can see Corinne rocking the trombone with the Vancouver ska/reggae band, Los Furios, which just came back from their second tour of Mexico and included TV appearances in over 50 Latin American countries.



Narda is very happy to be back working with the great Theatre Network team. Past designs for Network include: set design for GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL and EYE FOR AND EYE, lighting design for The Leisure Society, and set/costume design for FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, and LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN (Sterling award for set). Narda was the resident designer for Workshop West Theatre for six seasons where she designed MARY’S WEDDING, MY ONE AND ONLY, APPLE,17 DOGS, MESA, RESPECTABLE, and ILSA, QUEEN OF THE NAZI LOVE CAMP. Other recent design credits include: costume design for THE PILLOWMAN and production design for FULLY COMMITTED, THE SYRINGA TREE, and BLUE/ORANGE (Citadel Theatre), set/costumes for VINCENT IN BRIXTON and STONES IN HIS POCKETS (ATP, Calgary), and costume design for the past seven summers for The River City Shakespeare Festival in Edmonton.



In the past few seasons Leona has designed costumes for Theatre Network’s productions of EXCAVATIONS, PERFECT PIE and ALL CLEAR. Other recent credits include HONOUR, THE ODD COUPLE, THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST, THE GLACE BAY MINERS’ MUSEUM and THE LAST TRAIN, all for Shadow Theatre,The Citadel Theatre’s HOMEWARD BOUND; THE MARGIN OF THE SKY, SKIRTS ON FIRE, THE VILE GOVERNESS and PITH for Teatro la Quindicina; Leona recently returned from performing in Winnipeg and New York in PITH and she will design and perform in that companies upcoming production of FEVERLAND. Leona is a regular cast member of Edmonton’s on-going weekly soap opera DIE-NASTY.



This is Gina’s second season back out in the freelance world of stage management. She is delighted to be on familiar territory for her first official apprenticing gig – a full circle moment. Gina was Theatre Network’s production manager from 2000 to 2004 giving her some of her favorite productions under her belt (A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, VINCENT AND BRIXTON, FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN, …). She has also been the production manager for NEXTFEST for the past five years – a festival that takes place in June right where you are sitting. Other Select credits include BITCHSLAP! and the Tranny Trilogy, TRANNY GET YOUR GUN, L’IL ORPHAN TRANNY and TRANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Guys in Disguise) THE BLACK RIDER: THE CASTING OF THE MAGIC BULLETS (November Theatre), THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO (Concrete Theatre) and looks forward to THE ANGER OF ERNEST AND ERNESTINE with George and Sharla and DRUNKEN F*CKER (Ground Zero, April 2006).