A new musical comedy that affectionately pays tribute to backstage musicals and manages to spoof everything from superstitions and the spirit world to method acting and musical theatre traditions. Part of 1987 Plays in Progress.
Playwrights: Marianne Copithorne and Murray McCune
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: Nola Augustson, James Downing, Murray McCune, Marianne Copithorne and Emily Osteo (Bruce – the skeleton) Set and Lighting Designer: Daniel van Heyst Choreographer: Greg Coltman Musical Director/Keyboards: Allison Russell Costume Designer: Kerry Hackett Stage Manager: Terri Gillis Technical Director: Geoffrey Jackson
“Just ask any shaman, any exorcist, any sorcerer you happen to meet! There ain’t an evil apparition can resist…
The Ooga Booga Beat!”
CAST & CREW
Marianne is delighted to be able to return to Theatre Network and collaborate with this fabulous team of creative artists on Hannah Moscovitch’s WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW. Previous directing credits with Theatre Network include COMMUNION by Daniel MacIvor, CHOKE by Cathleen Rootsaert, THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Stephen Mallatratt, and PERFECT PIE, PALACE OF THE END and HABITAT by Judith Thompson. Marianne is currently Artistic Director of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and will celebrate her eleventh year in that position this coming summer. She is a graduate of the BFA Acting and MFA Directing programs at the University of Alberta, and teaches Theatre Arts students acting at Grant MacEwan University. Much love and thanks to Bradley Moss.