Friday, January 28, 2005

TNB Invites You to Mary’s Wedding

Award Winning Play Kicks off 2005
All of New Brunswick is invited to Mary’s Wedding, TNB’s first production of 2005.  This multi-award winning play by Alberta playwright Stephen Massicotte opens January 28th and tours the province until February 13th.


“Mary’s Wedding is a perfect gem of a play,” said Artistic Director Scott Burke, “Stephen Massicotte splashed onto the Canadian Theatre scene with this work that has enjoyed productions across Canada, in the United States and in Great Britain.”

Mary’s Wedding is a gorgeous love story set against the tumultuous events of WWI; an intimate, haunting journey through the dreams of a young girl who must deal with the past before she can look to the future.  In an evocative dreamscape of narrative and dramatic episodes, Mary Chalmers recounts her emigration from England to Canada; her chance meeting with farm-boy Charlie Edwards in a barn during a violent thunderstorm; their burgeoning love in the face of Mary’s mother’s opposition, and the unforgiving interruption of the Great War.

Mary’s Wedding won the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2001 Betty Award for Best New Play and the TNB production is a remount of The Ship’s Company Theatre’s 2001 production which won Best Production, Best Director, and Best Lighting Design Theatre Nova Scotia Robert E. Merritt Awards.

Raquel Duffy takes on the title role in Mary’s Wedding.  Raquel was last seen at TNB in 2001 in Anne.  Most recently, she appeared at Neptune Theatre as Grace in Annie and in The Fighting Days at Eastern Front Theatre. 

Andrew Bigelow will portray Charlie Edwards, the object of Mary’s affection.  Andrew makes his TNB debut with this production, in which he has starred on two previous occasions. Most recently Andrew toured with Two Planks and a Passion theare in Westray, The Long Way Home, and The Parrsboro Boxing Club at Ship’s Company Theatre.

Mary’s Wedding features a projected image, surround set design that makes use of cutting edge technology to create a fluid dreamscape.  The stunning visual theatricality of the production will transport the audience on a truly surreal journey. 

The production is under the Direction of Artistic Director Scott Burke.  Denyse Karn is the Set and Projection Designer.  Jeff Logue takes on Lighting Design based on the original Design by Bruce MacLennan.  The lush Sound Design is by John M. Scott, and Costumes are designed by Krista Levy.  Sally Crate is the Stage Manager.

To Purchase tickets call: 

Theatre New Brunswick 506-460-1381, The Playhouse 1-800-442-9779, Imperial Theatre 1-800-323-7469, Capitol Theatre 1-800-567-1922 Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Visit our website www.tnb.nb.ca

Theatre New Brunswick is generously funded by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Province of New Brunswick.  Our Season Partner is Atlantic SuperStore, Education Partner is McCain Foods Canada Limited, Media Sponsors ATV and Unipress.  Also, thanks to IBM our Production Sponsor and our Artistic Scenic Partner CGI Information Systems.  Thanks to the Theatre New Brunswick Foundation and the Tecolote Foundation for all their support.

ABOUT THEATRE NEW BRUNSWICK—Theatre New Brunswick was founded in 1969 by Artistic Director Walter Learning with a mandate to bring professional theatre to the people of New Brunswick.  As a regional theatre company, TNB’s role is to encourage the people of New Brunswick to develop a life-long passion for live theatre; to develop a province-wide audience for entertaining and challenging theatre including works from the Canadian repertoire; to foster the development of the region’s artists; and to train artists and technicians in the interpretation and realization of theatrical works. Theatre New Brunswick is the only theatre company in Canada that tours all of its Mainstage productions. We currently tour to the following locations: Fredericton, Sussex, Miramichi, Moncton, Bathurst, Campbellton, Grand Falls, St. Stephen, Saint John, Woodstock and Dalhousie. 

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