2015-2016 Season

The Good Wife

THE GOOD BRIDE

BY ROSEMARY ROWE

Every night from 3 pm to midnight, fifteen year old Maranatha Graham puts on her homemade wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her groom Pete picks her up from the Pullmans' house, where Daddy has sent her to wait. Pete could arrive at any moment. But as her wait wears on, Maranatha has an increasingly difficult time ignoring Satan's whisperings…

PREVIEWS & REVIEWS

Performance Dates: Friday, October 16 - Saturday, October 24, 2015
Preview: 7:30pm, Thursday, October 15 (Pay What You Can & Free for Students with Student I.D)
Opening: 7:30pm, Friday, October 16, $28
Weekdays: 7:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday, $23/$26
Weekends:
7:30pm, Friday & Saturday, $25/$27
Late Night Booty Call Performance: 11:30pm, Friday, October 23, $18
Tuesday 2 for 1: 7:30pm, Tuesday, October 20
Location: PCL Studio, ATB Financial Arts Barns: 10330-84 Ave.
Tickets: At the door, or www.nothernlighttheatre.com, 780-471-1586


CAST

Rosemary Rowe - Playwright

AN INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY Rosemary Rowe

Rosemary Rowe is playwright, essayist, blogger and performer whose plays, cabaret pieces and occasional donut performance art have been produced on stages across Canada. Most recently, her play Camp Victoria received its world premiere at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary, where it was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play. One of her oldest plays, No One Showed Up for the Anarchist Rally, was staged as part of Theatre Network's Nextfest 20th Anniversary Showcase. Her short play Anne and Diana were TOTALLY DOING IT was published in Queering the Way: The Loud and Queer Anthology and her essay Aspiring Lesbian Aunt was published in the LAMBDA Literary Award nominated anthology A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Rose is currently collaborating with composer and lyricist Cameron Northey on a musical version of her 1995 Fringe hit Alice Didn't Have Those Mondo Ears. She's pretty sure they'll change that title.  Rose's personal blog, CreampuffRevolution.com, landed her a spot as national finalist on CBC Radio's inaugural Canada Writes – on the same day as her wedding. She didn't win the contest, but she did win at love.  Rose and her wife Kate live in Vancouver.  The playwright acknowledges the assistance of Vancouver's Wet Ink Collective in the development of THE GOOD BRIDE.

Trevor Schmidt - Director

Trevor SchmidtTrevor Schmidt has been the Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre for the past 13 years, and involved with NLT for the past 18 years as a performer, director, designer, and playwright, as well as being a multiple Sterling award winner. He has been awarded three times for playwrighting (THE WATERMELON GIRLS, CHANGE ROOM, and FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP!), twice for directing (the Canadian premieres of THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE and Carol Anne Duffy's THE WORLD'S WIFE). He received the Outstanding Fringe Performance award for the one-man show COFFEE DAD, CHICKEN MOM, AND THE FABULOUS BUDDHA BOI, penned by Nick Green which toured to New York as part of the FRIGID FESTIVAL. As an actor, he has been seen in ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 1: Millennium Approaches, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!, WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED (Outstanding Male Lead Actor nomination) and created the role of Bette Davis in the international touring success BITCHSLAP!.  His plays have been produced across Canada and far away as Australia (MABEL STARK!). He has created and choreographed a one-woman dance piece entitled MARKED for the Expanse Dance Festival that was extended and nominated for a Sterling for Outstanding New Work. Recently, Trevor completed filming the first season of DELMER AND MARTA which will be seen on APTN in 2016.  Trevor was honored to be awarded with the DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction as part of the Mayor's Evening for the Arts. He sits on the advisory boards of the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts and Red Deer College Theatre Performance and Creation programme and is an Artistic Associate of GUYS IN DISGUISE Theatre company.

Arielle Rombough - Maranatha Graham

Arielle Rombough

Arielle Rombough is elated to be making her Northern Light Theatre debut in such an extraordinary show. Selected theatre: The Haunting, Gaslight, Rebecca (VertigoTheatre), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Theatre Calgary, MTC), A Christmas Carol (Citadel), Fiddler On The Roof (Stage West), Peter Pan, August (ATP), Writer's Block (Ground Zero Theatre), The Alan Parkinson's Project (Ghost RiverTheatre), Othello (Shakespeare in the Park). Selected Film: Burn Your Maps (Cinelou Films), Hug-O-Gram (Flat Four Productions), Ally Was Screaming (Telefilm), Crowd Pleaser (Eric Becker Films), Fargo (Working Title Films), Klondike (Discovery Channel), The Right Kind of Wrong (Magnolia Pictures). Arielle is an award winning burlesque performer who has toured her solo work in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto and Vancouver. You can see her next in Bookclub at Lunchbox Theatre. 

"Loyalty can only be demonstrated in adversity." - Michelle Duggar

Sydney Gross - Production Designer

Sydney Gross

Sydney Gross is a theatre technician. Hailing from Regina, SK, and living in Edmonton, AB, she holds a BFA in Technical Theatre Production from the University of Alberta. She has worked a myriad of positions for many companies in Edmonton, including (but not limited to) set, costume, and sound designer, wardrobe runner, props builder, and scenic painter. Select design credits include: Sound Designer for ‘Full Frontal Diva’ (Blarney Productions; February 2015); Costume Designer for ‘Bears’ (Pyretic Productions; February 2015);  Production Designer for Souris Valley Theatre’s Summer 2014 Season (Estevan, SK, July 2014); Set Designer for ‘Dirt’ (Punctuate! Theatre; February 2014); Costume Designer for ‘Sartre’s Shorts’ (Surreal SoReal Theatre; December 2013).

Elizabeth Allison - Stage Manager

Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth Allison This is Liz's 8th time Stage Managing for Northern Light and she is thrilled to be back.  A former board President of NLT and a longtime fan and friend of Trevor and his work, NLT is a company whose vision she loves and supports. Liz also stage manages regularly with Plain Jane Theatre another company and artistic director who she truly believes in. When not Stage Managing she also designs and builds costume for The Mayfield Dinner Theatre and is the Volunteer Manager for the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.  She will celebrate 20 years of marriage during this show and she loves her Bus Driver/Actor husband more each day, they are the proud parents of two grown children who are awesome humans almost all the time. Enjoy the show!

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