Scraping the Surface

Scraping the Surface

by Lyle Victor Albert

March 12–31, 1996

It stands to reason that at some point in our lives we become ‘the goof’ is somebody else’s story. Some of us, however, are in more stories than others.
Scraping the Surface

The first shave is a rite of passage for every man… but not every man gets the passage right. Scraping the Surface is a whimsical look at coming to terms with facial hair… and the ongoing desire to save face. Albert’s one-man tour de force is a bold, funny and touching exploration of one man’s quest for anything in a world where even shaving is a blood sport. A Co-Production with Fringe Theatre Adventures.

Playwright: Lyle Victor Albert
Director: Ron Jenkins
Cast: Lyle Victor Albert Set and Prop Designer: Robert Shannon Sound Designer: Paul Morgan Donald Lighting Designer: Ben Henderson Stage Manager: Marian Brant


March 12–31, 1996

Opening March 12




Ron Jenkins is an Edmonton based freelance director and playwright. Ron is thrilled to be working on Metis Mutt here at Theatre Network. Selected Credit include: THE 39 STEPS, JULIUS CAESAR (TSC) RICHARD III (TSC), SUCKER (HAT) TURN OF THE SCREW (Vertigo) ROMEO AND JULIET (TSC) CHASING CHAMPIONS (Ship’s), PLAYING WITH FIRE (Citadel/PTE) OTHELLO (TSC) HIGH LIFE (GZT) ENRON (NAC) THE MOTHERF#$#ER WITH THE HAT (ATP) GOOD NIGHT DESDEMONA, GOOD MORNING JULIET (Belfry Theatre) 1984 (Saint John Theatre Company). NEXT TO NORMAL (Theatre Calgary/Citadel) PLAYING WITH FIRE: THE THEO FLEURY STORY (ATP), CHICAGO (Mayfield Dinner Theatre) THE FORBIDDEN PHOENIX (Citadel Theatre), EXTINCTION SONG (Citadel Theatre) THE TRESPASSERS (Belfry/Vancouver Playhouse) BASH’D (Off Broadway), MARY’S WEDDING (Workshop West), MESA (Workshop West), and RESPCTABLE, CONFESSIONS OF A PAPER BOY (Ghost River Theatre), THE BLACK RIDER (November Theatre Co.), THE RED PREIST (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) and THE BLUE LIGHT (Alberta Theatre Projects), STEEL KISS, EUREKA, and THE HORROR, THE HORROR (Skid). Ron has won ten Sterling Awards as a director and playwright and two Betty Mitchell Awards for Direction for THE BLACK RIDER and PLAYING WITH FIRE. In 2013 he was honored with a CCA Award in Ottawa for his direction of ENRON. Ron is also the winner of the 2004 Syncrude Award for Artistic Innovation and a Critter Award Winner for Playing With Fire. Ron was shortlisted for the 2007 and 2010 Siminovitch Prize in theatre for Direction.