2020-2021 Season

We Had a Girl Before You

WE HAD A GIRL BEFORE YOU

by Trevor Schmidt (Edmonton)

WORLD PREMIERE

November 5-21, 2020
Studio Theatre inside Fringe Theatre Adventures

"The house loomed above me, towering over the cliff, leaning as though it meant to hurl itself to the crashing sea below. Whisham Manor. Now called...Desolation."

A candle-lit recounting of a Gothic tale of suspense and spine-tingling terror...

1880's Victorian London. Orphan spinster Edwina "Weenie" Trout accepts a position as a lady's companion on the remote island that houses Whisham Manor – known by the locals as 'Desolation'. She finds herself to be the latest in a long line of 'girls' who have mysteriously disappeared while in service to the mysterious Whisham family. Will she discover the family's secrets? Or will she simply vanish - like all the girls before her?

Featuring: Kristin Johnston
Director Set & Costumes: Trevor Schmidt
Music Direction and Sound Design: Dave Clarke
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Allison

Performance Dates

Thursday November 5, 2020, 7:30PM Preview (All tickets 20.00)
Friday November 6, 2020, 7:30PM Opening 
Saturday November 7, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Sunday November 8, 2020, 2:00PM Matinee (All tickets 20.00)
Sunday November 8, 2020, 7:30PM Performance

Tuesday November 10, 2020, 7:30PM Performance (All tickets 20.00)
Wednesday November 11, 2020, 7:30PM Performance 
Thursday November 12, 2020, 7:30PM Performance 
Friday November 13, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Saturday November 14, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Sunday November 15, 2020, 2:00PM Matinee  (All tickets 20.00)
Sunday November 15, 2020, 7:30PM Performance

Tuesday November 17, 2020, 7:30PM Performance (All tickets 20.00)
Wednesday November 18, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Thursday November 19, 2020, 7:30PM Performance 
Friday November 20, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Saturday November 21, 2020, 7:30PM Closing

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Single Tickets for WE HAD A GIRL BEFORE YOU will go on sale Sept 1, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 NLT's all Opening Night Reception will be suspended for the 2020-2021 Season. Our Salon Events Director's Circle, Guest Speaker Salon and Actor's Talk Back, are also suspended until further notice.


CAST & COMPANY

Trevor Schmidt - Playwright

Trevor SchmidtTrevor has been the Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre for the past 18 years, and involved with NLT for the past 27 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) and 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. 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 award for Outstanding New Work. He was honored to be awarded for Outstanding Choreography for 6.0: HOW HEAP AND PEBBLE TOOK ON THE WORLD AND WON at the Betty Mitchell Theatre Awards in Calgary, and the DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction as part of the Mayor's Evening for the Arts in Edmonton. He is an Artistic Associate of GUYS IN DISGUISE theatre company.

More cast & company bios coming soon

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