Visualize waking up from a nightmarish car accident, a stranger to yourself. Your badly injured body now inhabits two alternating realities. Did it happen? Or was it just a figment of the imagination? Delve into the fragile world of the subconscious. Relationships, life death, and the life-after all neatly wrapped up in a genuinely bizarre theatre experience. Presented in repertory with Castrato as part of the NeWrites Festival.
Playwright: Gordon Portman
Director: Allen MacInnis
Cast: Greg Lawson, Gilbert J. Anderson, Richard Gishler, Valerie Pearson and Jan Alexandra Smith Set/Prop Designer: Judith Bowden Lighting Designer: Ruth Lysak-Martynkiw Sound Designer/Composer: Doug Blackley Costume Designer: Nola Augustson Stage Manager: Betty Hushlak Assistant Stage Manager: Nancy Yuen Production Manager: Stephen Roy
“The bottom line has always been exploration, finding something new in a world where everything old may seem new again, but it is really only a variation on a theme.” – Gordon Portman, Playwright’s Notes
CAST & CREW
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.