Corrupt mayoral candidate, Norm Begotch has come up with the ultimate win/win/win scheme to solve the city’s landfill crisis. The plan includes such features as cross-border shopping, tearing down historic sites and the routine spying on the poor, the needy and the elderly. With a cast of colorful characters and several brand new satirical songs, Once Upon a Landfill takes us on a whirlwind adventure of mistaken identities, incredible coincidences and physical buffoonery.
Playwrights: Conni Massing (Scenario), Bev Ross (Songs), Canadia Dell-Arte Comedy Troupe (Improv)
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: James MacDonald, John B. Lowe, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Alyson Connolly, Michael Spencer-Davis and Raul Tome Set Designer: Daniel van Heyst Lighting Designer: Ruth Lysak-Martynkiw Musical Direction: Binaifer Kapadia Costume Designer: Judith Bowden Stage Manager: Jill Cross Assistant Stage Manager: Nancy Yuen Seamstress: Teresa Hiemstra
“Just for tonight we’re choosing comedy
The very nexus of our craft
We’ll be most careful not to bomb, mes amis
If you will just consent to laugh!”
CAST & CREW
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.