1988 was a tough year for many. Edmonton lost Gretzky, the anti-free traders lost the federal election and Max lost his father. In this moving drama which travels through time, from the prosperity of the early ‘60s through the jubilation of the centennial year into the sobering present, Max is forced to face the inevitable: that, like it or not, he has to grow up and get on with life. Performed as a part of the 1991 Repertory Festival.
Playwright: Ian Ferguson
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: Ian Ferguson, Klodyne Rodney, Jeff Haslam, Valerie Pearson and David Mann Set Designer: Daniel van Heyst Costume Designer: Heather Redfern Lighting Designer: Alastair Elliot Stage Manager: Heather Moore Sound Designer: Doug Blackley
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.