by Greg Nelson

February 17– March 21, 1993

There's much to enjoy in this impressive debut. Nelson clearly knows how to sculpt a scene. - Edmonton Journal

“I don’t think fear is the rational response to evil. I think it’s the rational response to being alive.”

A young minister, haunted by the memory of psychological abuse at the hands of a domineering father and the abandonment by his only brother, finds solace in his attacks on the perceived hypocrisy of his church’s stance on homosexuality. An impassioned new play that tackles theological, moral and social issues head on. Presented in repertory with Pavement Narrows as part of the NeWrites Festival. In conjunction with the performance, Theatre Network held open forums for discussion about sexuality based discrimination and religious politics .

Playwright: Greg Nelson
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: James MacDonald, Greg Lawson, Jan Alexandra Smith and Wendell Smith Set/Props Designer: Judith Bowden Lighting Designer: Ruth Lysak Martynkiw Costume Designer: Nola Augustson Stage Manager: Betty Hushlak Assistant Stage Manager: Nancy Yuen Production Manager: Stephen Roy


February 17– March 21, 1993

Opening February 17




James is pleased to return to Theatre Network for the first time since appearing in The Stone Angel in 1996. His recent appearances include Omnium Gatherum (CanStage), Amadeus (CanStage/Citadel Theatre), Measure for Measure (Citadel Theatre) and the title role in Henry V (River City Shakespeare Festival). As a director, his recent credits include Much Ado about Nothing and As You Like It (CanStage), The Myth of Summer (Alberta Theatre Projects), and Stones in his Pockets (Citadel Theatre). James is the former artistic director of the Free Will Players/River City Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program. In January, he will direct I Am My Own Wife at the Citadel Theatre.



Betty is very pleased to be part of the company of WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW. Betty has stage managed Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre’s production of CAFE DAUGHTER in Belgrade, Serbia, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, at the sPARK Festival/ Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC, the National Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, and at CANADA SCENE at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON.  Other credits include: producer; WiLDLIFE — a video installation at River Valley Crossing in Edmonton, assistant stage manager; DON GIOVANNI, Edmonton Opera, stage manager for the Alberta Ballet.  She goes onto co-produce and stage manage Conni Massing’s, OH! CHRISTMAS TREE, as part of the Roxy Performance Series this December.