by Michel Tremblay

January 18– February 6, 2005

The writing is pure Tremblay­ musical, breathtakingly beautiful and layered with emotion and resonance. - The Toronto Star

A ground-breaking play by one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights returns to the stage, in a 30th Anniversary presentation by Theatre Network.

Award-winning director Bradley Moss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Edmonton’s pre-eminent drag queen Darrin Hagen (Guys in Disguise, author of The Edmonton Queen) team up to re-create the tragic, timeless, and transcendent story of Hosanna.

For Hosanna, life is a drag. Her biker-stud lover and jewel-studded friends have betrayed her, and their devastating act of cruelty threatens to destroy her completely.

Her glory, her dignity, and her very identity are at stake. It is a crisis of sexuality and self that will strip away her illusions, and leave her to face the naked truth.

Director: Bradley Moss

Starring: Darrin Hagen and Jeff Page

Production Designer: Roger Schultz
Sound Designer: Dave Clarke
Stage Manager: Gina Moe
Production Manager: Scott Peters

READ: Director’s Note


January 18– February 6, 2005

Opening January 18

Cast & Crew

Darrin Hagen


Darrin Hagen is the Artistic Director of Guys In Disguise, which is celebrating over three decades of creating drag comedies that have toured across North America. He has received 7 Sterling awards for his work in the Edmonton theatre scene, and over 40 Sterling nominations. His writing debut in 1996 was the award-winning THE EDMONTON …


Jeff Page

Jeff returns to Theatre Network for his seventh collaboration with Bradley Moss. They have previously worked together on HOSANNA, EXCAVATIONS, FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN, PILEDRIVER, and A GUIDE TO MOURNING. For the past three seasons, Jeff has worked at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, where he played Torvald Helmer …


Bradley Moss

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 …


Michel Tremblay

A dominant figure of Quebec’s theatre scene since the end of the ’60s, Michel Tremblay has created works of an impressive quantity and quality, as a dramatist, novelist, translator, adapter and screenwriter: 26 plays, 3 musicals, 12 novels, 1 collection of tales, 4 collections of short stories, 7 screenplays, 23 translations or adaptations of foreign …

Elizabeth Ludwig

Production Dramaturg

Elizabeth is thrilled to be back at Theatre Network for her second experience as a production dramaturg after last season’s HOSANNA. Recent theatrical credits include directing APOCALYPSO! (Nextfest 2005), and acting in THE TEMPEST (University of Alberta), THE CHRONOLOGUES (Edmonton Fringe), and ART SHOW (Mostly Water). She recently made her film debut in FRAN CHEWS …