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The Astonished Heart

Forrest Nickerson Theatre, February 11 to 15, 2015
Artwork for 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


PRODUCTION CAST

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

Company Staff

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR –   John Chase
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR –   T.B.A.
WARDROBE MISTRESS –   T.B.A.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT –   Leila Marston

Production Staff

DIRECTOR –   John Chase
STAGE MANAGER –   Erica Wilson
SCENIC DESIGNER –   John Chase
COSTUME DESIGNER –   Leila Marston
PROPERTY MISTRESS –   Heather Forgie
VENUE TECHNICIAN –   Madison Bouwman

Production Crew

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

Acknowledgements

285 Pembina Inc.The Master Playwright FestivalTom Dercola / CJNU 93.7 FMThe Sou'wester / Canstar Community NewsChrisD.caEnergy 106Winnipeg Arts CouncilBess TapallaKris Diaz / L.S.R.C.S.S.

"The Astonished Heart" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


See Also:  Cast Bios & Headshots

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