This new Canadian play with music is a funny, affectionate and inventive examination of the lives of the ordinary women of the weekly bridge game; their relations with each other, their hopes, dreams and fears, the details and rituals of their lives. The play follows the path of a long running – 73 years – bridge quartet, the original players dubbed the Martha Circle. Across the decades, the four actors portray the successive generations of card-playing women: mothers, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
Playwright: Carol Shields
Director: Ben Henderson
Cast: Roberta Mauer Phillips, Bonnie Green, Colleen Tillotson and Patricia Casey Production Designer: Robert Shannon Composer: Paul Morgan Donald Stage Manager: Gina Moe Assistant Stage Manager: Allan Bassil
October 26– November 14, 1993
CAST & CREW
Recent Stage Management credits include: THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER and THE LAST FIVE YEARS for Theatre Network; OH CHRISTMAS TREE for the Roxy Series; THE COLOR PURPLE for The Citadel Theatre; THE BAD SEED, SHOCKER’S DELIGHT and THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK for Teatro La Quindicina; and WITCH HUNT AT THE STRAND for Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.