The Astonished Heart
Discover the love life and untimely death of psychiatrist Christian Faber: a role originally performed by NoŽl Coward in London, New York, and a 1950 feature film!
In Chris Faber's drawing room sit his wife and assistants, awaiting the siren Leonora in answer to his death-bed call.
Four flashbacks unravel the love triangle between doctor, wife, and mistress – a woman who set out to capture her best friend's husband, and was herself ensnared. Returning to the present, we witness the play's final, shocking conclusion.
A gripping drama, from the producer of "Augustus Does His Bit" (ShawFest 2012), "A Marriage Proposal" and "The Anniversary" (ChekhovFest 2014).
Part of the CowardFest 2015 Master Playwright Festival.
"The basis of everything I've ever learned is not being sure – not being sure of anyone or anything in the world – myself least of all..."
— Dr Christian Faber
The Astonished Heart, by NoŽl Coward
|CHRISTIAN FABER||– Mitch Krohn|
|BARBARA FABER||– Nancy Slater|
|LEONORA VAIL||– Kalyn Bomback|
|TIM VERNEY||– Nicholas Curry|
|SUSAN BIRCH||– Reba Terlson|
|SIR REGINALD FRENCH||– Tim Beaudry|
|ERNEST||– Helmut Friedrich|
STAFF AND CREW
|ARTISTIC DIRECTOR||– John Chase|
|TECHNICAL DIRECTOR||– T.B.A.|
|WARDROBE MISTRESS||– T.B.A.|
|EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT||– Leila Marston|
|DIRECTOR||– John Chase|
|STAGE MANAGER||– Erica Wilson|
|SCENIC DESIGNER||– John Chase|
|COSTUME DESIGNER||– Leila Marston|
|PROPERTY MISTRESS||– Heather Forgie|
|VENUE TECHNICIAN||– Madison Bouwman|
|LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR||– Madison Bouwman|
|SOUND OPERATOR||– Erica Wilson|
|SCENIC CARPENTER||– Brian Dougherty|
|SET DRESSER||– Heather Forgie|
|SCENIC CREW||– Helmut Friedrich|
|FRONT OF HOUSE||– Friends of Merlyn Productions|
285 Pembina Inc., The Master Playwright Festival, Tom Dercola / CJNU 93.7 FM, The Sou'wester / Canstar Community News, ChrisD.ca, Energy 106, Winnipeg Arts Council, Bess Tapalla, Kris Diaz / L.S.R.C.S.S.
"The Astonished Heart" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
See Also: Cast Bios & Headshots