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The Wraith of Wrath

The Ellice Theatre, October 17 to 20, 2012

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Jump To:  Tim BeaudryJudy ArnasonRachell HodginsIan PetersDean DuncanMylène ChicoineNicholas CurryDavid King

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Tim Beaudry

ALEXANDER BRAKESPEARE

Tim Beaudry is making his twelfth appearance with Merlyn Productions. He was recently seen as The Clerk in “Augustus Does His Bit” for ShawFest2012, and the Fisherman in “The World of The Brothers Grimm” at the Winnipeg Fringe.

Since his theatrical début as Warden Holt in the 2009 Winnipeg Fringe Festival production of “THE VALIANT”, Tim has performed regularly with the company. Previous roles include Uncle James in both the Ellice Theatre and Thaw Festival runs of “The Boy Comes Home”, and Robert Baldwin in “Confessional”, when the company presented its Morality Plays triple-feature last October. Both shows received critical acclaim on The Uniter's “Top Ten Theatre Productions of the 2010/2011 Season”.

Tim appeared with Chase & Hamill in “HEY ABBOTT! - Another Classic Comedy Tribute Show” at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and he recently performed with the BS Comedy Players at the PTE Mainstage in May 2012.

Offstage, Tim is an accomplished photographer, and has been part of the Winnipeg Folk Festival Photo Crew for 12 years. He enjoys paddling competitively with his dragon boat team, “Boogie’s Draggin Butt”, and has helped them win two Championship trophies, among others.

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Judy Arnason

MARION BRAKESPEARE

Judy Arnason is making her third appearance with Merlyn Productions. Last season, she appeared as Martha in “Confessional”, when the company presented its Morality Plays triple-feature in October, and was also seen playing Alice Liddell in “Through the Looking Glass” in December.

Judy's other theatre experience was with Fantasy Theatre for Children, where she played the Fairy Godmother in a 2011 production of “Cinderella”.

On the film and TV scene, she has worked on numerous productions – including “Less Than Kind”, “Men With Brooms”, “Cashing In”, “The Don Cherry Story”, “Faces In The Crowd”, “Capote”, “The Assassination of Jesse James”, “A Bear Named Winnie”, “Imperfect Justice”, “Home Alone 5”, and the biopic of Jack Layton – and also appeared in a couple of commercials.

Judy has trained at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE), as well as the Actors Training Centre of Manitoba (ATCMB).

May All Your Dreams Come True!”

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Rachell Hodgins

HILARY BRAKESPEARE

Rachell Hodgins is making her tenth appearance with Merlyn Productions. Last season, she starred as Alice in “Through The Looking Glass”, reprised the role of Mabel in “Suppressed Desires” at Gimli Summer Theatre in August, and also appeared as Berta in February's run of “Sunday Costs Five Pesos”.

Rachell's theatre beginnings were at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, which led to the Junior High drama program at John Pritchard School, followed by two years in the Kodiak Moments Theatre Ensemble at River East Collegiate.

Outside of Merlyn Productions, Rachell appeared with Chase & Hamill at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

When not acting, she can still be found onstage, having been a singer for various bands since age 16.

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Ian Peters

THEO DENNISON

Ian Peters is making his sixth appearance with Merlyn Productions. Last season, Ian appeared as John in “Confessional”, when the company presented its Morality Plays triple-feature in October, and was also seen playing the Red King in “Through The Looking Glass” in December.

Other appearances include performing at the Park Theatre in StrindbergFest 2011, and creating multiple characters with Chase & Hamill in “HEY ABBOTT! - Another Classic Comedy Tribute Show” at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe.

Since 2006, Ian has trained at the Actors Training Centre of Manitoba (ATCMB) with Jeff Skinner and Darcy Fehr.

Ian grew up in Steinbach, and moved to Winnipeg in 2001. He loves the creative process, and working with others to bring a story to life.

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Dean Duncan

DOCTOR FINDLAY

Dean Duncan is making his third appearance with Merlyn Productions. Last season, Dean appeared as Lestrande in “The Curtain”, when the company presented its Morality Plays triple-feature in October.

More recently, Dean made multiple character appearances in “Dramatic Showcase 2012”, and took on the position of Assistant Stage Manager for the Ellice Theatre re-mount of Chase & Hamill's “HEY ABBOTT! - Another Classic Comedy Tribute Show”.

Dean played Frank Gilbreth Jr in his high school's production of “Cheaper by the Dozen”. After years of unexpressed interest in theatre and a brief foray into stand-up comedy, he auditioned for Merlyn Productions in Autumn 2011.

Born in Winnipeg and growing up in Churchill, Dean returned almost a decade ago to explore broader horizons.

Offstage, Dean enjoys reading, cooking, and sarcastic observations on life, in general.

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Mylène Chicoine

LILITH MARNE

Mylène Chicoine is making her first appearance with Merlyn Productions.

Mylène also appeared in “The Plague Doctor's Daughter” with One Bird Walking Theatre at the 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

She currently holds an integrated education degree with a minor in theatre from the University of Winnipeg, and hopes one day to land a job as a high school drama teacher.

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Nicholas Curry

STEPHEN WADE

Nicholas Curry is making his second appearance with Merlyn Productions. He made his community theatre début with the company at the 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, playing the Servant and the Flounder in “The World of The Brothers Grimm” at the Kids Venue.

Nicholas has been involved in the performing arts since the age of 10, when he began taking classes at Manitoba Theatre for Young People. He later progressed to film-making courses at Prairie Theatre Exchange in 2007.

While in high school, Nicholas was part of the College Beliveau Improv Team for 2 years, and also played lead roles in two original College Beliveau musicals: “Choix Multiples” and “Au Canada”.

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David King

STAGE MANAGER

David King will be wearing his Stage Manager hat for “The Wraith of Wrath”, and has made four previous appearances with Merlyn Productions. He was most recently seen at the 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, playing the Shoemaker in “The World of The Brothers Grimm” at the Kids Venue.

For more than twenty years, David has been involved in both amateur and professional theatre, and has worn many hats, including acting, set construction, and stage management, with theatre companies in Toronto, Ontario and Cornwall, Ontario, as well as Wichita, Kansas.

On the film and television scene, David has been involved in several films and commercials shot locally in Winnipeg.


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