The Big Sell confronts us with the fictional tale of Fort McMurray in the year 2006 – when all of the oil has run out. The brand new Conservative government wants to keep it all hush-hush and has appointed a secret task force to look into the situation. Their problem – what to do with a city that no longer has any reason to exist? Their solution – hire Franklin Bigelow, a big PR director from the East to sell the entire city to the highest bidder. A co-production with Keyano College Theatre.
Playwright: Lyle Victor Albert, with Music and Lyrics by Bev Ross
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: Earl Klein, Diana Kuzyk, Wendell Smith, Rhonda Trodd and Alison Wells Musicians: Jim Ross, Ian Birse and Bev Ross Musical Director: Bev Ross Set/Lighting Designer: Daniel Van Heyst Costume Designer: Kerry Hackett Stage Manager: Terri Gillis Technical Director: Alastair Elliot Seamstress: Carmen Los Production Assistant: Geoffrey Jackson
October 3-11, 1986, Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray
October 16 – November 2, 1986, Theatre Network, Edmonton