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The Anniversary

The Ellice Theatre, February 4 to 8, 2014
Artwork for The Anniversary

WITH OPENING ACT: "On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco"!

What could possibly go wrong at the bank's jubilee celebration, with the board of directors due to arrive?

Our master playwright takes Murphy's Law to the heights of comic disaster with a pompous, self-absorbed chairman named Shipuchin, one crotchety book-keeper who must finish massaging the numbers in time, and two meddling wives who unwittingly plunge "The Anniversary" into total slapstick chaos!

Don't miss this seldom-staged gem of Chekhovian one-act comedies (also published as "The Celebration", "The Festivities", and "A Jubilee")!

Part of the ChekhovFest 2014 Master Playwright Festival.

"That's a fact – as true as my name is Shipuchin!"
— Andrey Andreyevitch Shipuchin



PRODUCTION CAST

On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, by Anton Chekhov

IVAN IVANOVITCH NYUKHIN –   Tim Webster

The Anniversary, by Anton Chekhov

ANDREY ANDREYEVITCH SHIPUCHIN –   Dean Duncan
TATIANA ALEXEYEVNA –   Rachel Hiebert
KUSMA NICOLAIEVITCH KHIRIN –   Tim Beaudry
NASTASYA FYODOROVNA MERCHUTKINA –   Ardyth Johnson
DIRECTOR OF THE DEPUTATION –   John G. Hansen
DIRECTOR OF THE BANK –   Helmut Friedrich
 –   Tim Sayeau
EMPLOYEE OF THE BANK –   Tom Young

STAFF AND CREW

Company Staff

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR –   John Chase
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR –   T.B.A.
WARDROBE MISTRESS –   Jenn Harder

Production Staff

DIRECTOR –   John Chase
STAGE MANAGER –   Heather Forgie
SCENIC DESIGNER –   Kevin Hamill
COSTUME DESIGNER –   Jenn Harder
PROPERTY MISTRESS –   Heather Forgie

Production Crew

SCENIC CARPENTER –   Brian Dougherty
SCENIC PAINTER –   Kelsey Tuma
USHERS –   Friends of Merlyn Productions

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

In Memoriam: TONY FROST (1939 - 2013)The Ellice TheatreThe Master Playwright FestivalTom Dercola / CJNU 107.9 FMBroose Tulloch / UMFM 101.5Winnipeg Arts CouncilKris Diaz / Lord Selkirk R.C. Secondary SchoolDarrell Miller / Phoenix ProductionsLeila MarstonAshley ToevsBess TapallaThe Hrynkiw FamilyNancy Curnew


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