This is the story of a small town girl with big time dreams, of the boy who wants to take care of her and of the music that envelopes them all. The year is 1958, the Beatles and the Space Race are a decade away, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline are the idols of rural North America, particularly for Ruby who dreams of stardom and escape from the claustrophobic world of a small town where everybody knows everybody else – and what is good for them. Joint production with Red Deer College’s Centre Stage, featuring the then unknown k.d. lang (Kathy Lang).
Playwright: Raymond Storey
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: (at various times) Nola Augustson, Murray McCune, Wendell Smith, Stuart Beach, Robert Clinton, Joyce Seely, Kathy Lang, Debby Knapp, Michele Fleiger, Dave McDougall, KC Pavlick, Audrey Graham, Eddy Arthur, John Gray and Wally McDonald Musical Director: John Roby Production Designer: Daniel van Heyst Stage Manager: Linda Graham Technical Director: Mel Geary Assistant Stage Manager: KC Pavlick
March 23 – April 4, 1982, Theatre Network, Edmonton
April 7-18, 1982, Red Deer College Theatre, Red Deer
January 26 – February 23, 1983, Alberta tour