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
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
|ARTISTIC DIRECTOR||– John Chase|
|TECHNICAL DIRECTOR||– T.B.A.|
|WARDROBE MISTRESS||– Jenn Harder|
|DIRECTOR||– John Chase|
|STAGE MANAGER||– Heather Forgie|
|SCENIC DESIGNER||– Kevin Hamill|
|COSTUME DESIGNER||– Jenn Harder|
|PROPERTY MISTRESS||– Heather Forgie|
|SCENIC CARPENTER||– Brian Dougherty|
|SCENIC PAINTER||– Kelsey Tuma|
|USHERS||– Friends of Merlyn Productions|
In Memoriam: TONY FROST (1939 - 2013), The Ellice Theatre, The Master Playwright Festival, Tom Dercola / CJNU 107.9 FM, Broose Tulloch / UMFM 101.5, Winnipeg Arts Council, Kris Diaz / Lord Selkirk R.C. Secondary School, Darrell Miller / Phoenix Productions, Leila Marston, Ashley Toevs, Bess Tapalla, The Hrynkiw Family, Nancy Curnew
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