The Last Bus is the story of people trapped within their own lives. Robert is a teacher who escaped the small town that he grew up in and now must return to deal with the suicide of his childhood friend Marty. He returns to his mother Eileen and his brother Gary, a demoralized man of thirty – unemployed and uninspired. He also returns to Blair, Marty’s girlfriend, and an unusual love triangle. Part of Plays in Progress.
Playwright: Raymond Storey
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: Jeff Haslam, Ian Ferguson, Judy Mahbey and Jane Spidell Production Designer: Daniel van Heyst Stage Manager: Terri Gillis Assistant Director: Greg Coltman Technical Director: Alastair Elliot Sound Designer: Ed Little Seamstress: Rhonda van Heyst Production Assistant: Geoffrey Jackson
February 5-22, 1987, Theatre Network, Edmonton
February 26 – March 15, 1987, 25th Street Theatre, Saskatoon
CAST & CREW
Jeff last appeared with Theatre Network in HABITAT in 2006. Among his previous credits with the company are THE LAST BUS, UNCLE JOE AGAIN, and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POLE. He’s just completed his second years as Artistic Director of Teatro La Quindicina, where in addition to recent onstage appearances in THE OCULIST’S HOLIDAY, MOTHER OF THE YEAR, CONNIE IN EGYPT, HAPPY TOES, and A ROCKY NIGHT FOR HIS NIBS, he also directed THRUBWELL’S PIES, and produced the hit musical EVERYBODY GOES TO MITZI’S. Jeff’s other recent projects include appearing in HMS PINAFORE for the Edmonton Opera, and writing and performing for CBC Radio’s THE IRRELEVANT SHOW. He’s a four-time Sterling Award winner, for performances in BURN THIS, 2-2-TANGO, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and CITIZEN PLATE. He’s also a core company member of the live improvised soap opera DIE-NASTY, and last February, he improvised for 50 straight hours in the SOAPATHON in London, England. Jeff continues to appear as Eros, god of Love on the monthly variety show OH SUSANNA at the Varscona. In December, he’ll once again appear as George Bailey in Teatro’s holiday presentation of the live radio version of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and in the New Year he’ll be in DIAL M FOR MURDER at the The Mayfield Dinner Theatre.