Anniversary Event – Summer of My Amazing Luck

Anniversary Event – Summer of My Amazing Luck

by Chris Craddock

March 6–7, 2015

Funny, entertaining and heartfelt, this is an amazing summer indeed. - Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun
Anniversary Event – Summer of My Amazing Luck


Come celebrate our 40th birthday! Be part of the studio audience as Bradley Moss, Chris Craddock and a cast of local celebrities hit the Backstage Theatre for a radio-style reading of this 2005 hit. Experience the hilarious characters and heart-warming story for two nights only.

Each show will be followed by a reception with food from Duchess Bake Shop and Under the High Wheel.

Summer of My Amazing Luck synopsis:
Some very unlucky things happened to Lucy when she was younger. She lost her mom, she took some risks and ended up pregnant. Lucky for her, she wound up at the Have a Life Welfare House, where she met her eccentric best friend Lish. Leaving behind the torrential floods of Winnipeg, Lucy and Lish take their kids in a beat-up-van on a hilarious and heartwarming journey. Lucy discovers the joy of being a mother, of having a father, and of having a life that is full of amazing luck.

The star studded cast includes: Eva Foote (actor, musician), Kristi Hansen (actor with The Maggie Tree), Chris Craddock (actor/writer for Tiny Plastic Men, Sterling Award Winning writer), Bridget Ryan (CityTV Breakfast Television Host), Mark Connolly (CBC Edmonton AM host), Alyson Connolly (Voice coach, actor), James DeFelice (director, actor, playwright), Tom Peacocke (actor, Order of Canada recipient), Anne Ferguson Switzer (lawyer, actor & friend of TN), Sheldon Elter (actor, musician with the Be Arthurs), Shaun Johnston (Gemini award nominated actor on Heartland) with live sound from Dave Clarke (actor, musician for many TN projects) and directed by Bradley Moss (Theatre Network artistic director).


March 6–7, 2015

Opening March 6





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.



Chris is a friendly bon vivant with a penchant for weightlifting and a large Incredible Hulk action figure collection. He was born to a religious home in Kitchener, Ontario, and has been a writer ever since. His background is in the theatre, where he has penned over thirty plays, including musicals, solo shows and plays for young audiences. A highlight was BASH’D! A GAY RAP MUSICAL, which played Off Broadway and won a GLAAD media award.  He has since added TV and Film to his pursuits, co-creating TINY PLASTIC MEN with Mosaic Entertainment for SuperChannel. It’s now in its fourth season. It’s been nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy three times in a row, so it can longer be attributed to clerical error. He continues his work with Mosaic Entertainment, as series director on Season 4 of CAUTION MAY CONTAIN NUTS. Chris is also the writer/director of IT’S NOT MY FAULT AND I DON’T CARE ANYWAY, starring Alan Thicke and Quentin Aaron, based on his play PUBLIC SPEAKING. He has recently created his first VR project, and it has zombies.