2008-2009 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
Forever Plaid (musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Dean Peel, Kyle Bentley, Rob Vankleef, Todd Appleton
Production Team: Reese Brunelle, Linda Lyons, Bluthe George, Marla Boychuk, Barbara Cooper, Laura Anderson, Khiran Carlton, Danielle Cooper, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Kevin Arbour, Glen Perrott, Ingrid Sellers, Emma Sellers, Rob Lyons
Synopsis: Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony 'guy groups' that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. This quartet of high-school chums and their earnest dreams of recording an album ended (symbolically, and even literally) in death when their cherry red '54 Mercury collided with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The girls were fine. The play begins with the wondrous and wondering Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.
Produced by Judy Farrell and Claude Lavoie
Cast: Janne Hickey, Ray Sandfoehr, Cathy Partridge, Boyd Tattrie, Marcia Doucette, Michael Roth, Julia Guthrie, Jonathan Aiken, Brian Stevenson, Janet Phillips
Production Team: Rick Kerr, Judy Farrell, Claude Lavoie, Laura Anderson, Mieke Allen, Becky Mason, Valerie Skinner, Sandra Mammone, Diane Anderson, Kevin Arbour, Ron Wannacott, Debra Smith, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Doreen Duchesne, Cassandra Kouri, Beaily Coyle, Maureen Howard, Beverley Canden
Synopsis: Four couples go to the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary, but the party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (he's suffered a flesh wound) and his wife is missing. His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more strained as the other guests arrive, but nobody remembers who said what about whom.
The Curious Savage (drama)
Produced by Garvin Farr
Cast: Mireille Awad-Arnberg, Doug Cathcart, Melissa Mottola, Ted Sellers, Sharon Lundy-Ling, Heather Sessions, Christina Aceto, Garvin Farr, Paul Nadeau, Maureen Green, John Green
Production Team: Debra McCarten, Taylor Keshaw, Thomas Soboki, Peggy Cicci, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Jay McCarten,Colin Hughes, Nicky MacDonald, Ingrid Sellers, Emma Sellers, Barb Cooper, Myra Whyte
Synopsis: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it. Her grown-up stepchildren, trying to get their hands on the fortune, commit the widow to a sanatorium hoping to "bring her to her senses." Here, Mrs. Savage and her newfound friends conspire to dispose of the stepchildren. The finale is a delightful fantasy where each sanatorium "guest" realizes, at last, some hopeless dream, and the audience sees kindness and affection triumph over greed and dishonesty.
The Adventures of Treasure Island(Youth Group musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Emily Andrews, Tiara Beaton, Samantha Busch, Victoria Butler, Keeley Coyle, Bailey Coyle, Meaghan Doyle, Anisa Hajizadeh, Liam Inman, Jennie Long, Jordan Lyons, Samantha Lyons, Mitchell Lyons, Nicholas Mammone, Callum McNeill, Natasha Monk, Tillie Morgan, Calder Morton-Ferguson, Elizabeth O'Prey, Derrick Ouma, Harry Potvin, Jennifer Ramsey, Laura Seale, Alexandra Timal, Nicole Vezeau, Courtney Wilkinson, Mark Williams-Blue, Shannon Winters
Production Team: Linda Lyons, Reese Brunelle, Ryan Coons, Daryl Marks, Nicole Vezeau, Rachel Phillips, Sandra Mommone, Lisa Amiroo, Susan Long, Marylin Seale, Janet Phillips, Tammy Andrews, Colleen Grey-McNeill, Rosie Mammone, Sharion Elliott, Diane Anderson, Cassandra Kouri, Paul Inman, Shawn Brunelle, Barb Cooper, Ambert Vibert, Danielle Cooper, Rob Lyons, Andrew Libbey, Josh George, Daniel Timal, Bev Canden
Synopsis: This is a story about pirates. Those swashbuckling scoundrels, who are the scrounge of the seven seas. They were rogues and villains, whose only loves were gold, diamonds, and jewels. But most of all the buried treasures! Our tale begins on a pirate ship, out on the dark stormy seas.
2007-2008 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
The Wizard of Oz (musical)
Produced by Liz Pask
Cast: Melissa Sparacino, Lacey (the dog), Paula McIsaac, Ted Sellers, Lance Pask, Duane Rowsell, Ross Libbey, Marcia Doucette, Phil Pizak, Emilie Sparacino, Keeley Coyle, Liam Inman, Joshua George, Andrew Libbey, Mitchell Lyons, Victoria Butler, Aidan Coleman, Julia Posteraro, Mark Williams-Blue, Derrick Ouma, Jack Sparacino, Courtney Wilkinson, Jennifer Long, Ahlyssa Mundy, Linda Lyons, Stephannie Cunningham, Jenna Dove, Serena Kinsley, Roselle Uhlig
Band: Blythe George, Eric Brydges, Rob Thierren, Heather McKeown, Andi Kelcey, Fred Cory
Production Team: Liz Pask, Vivian Tattrie, Monique Essegern, Yolanda Van Grootel, Blythe George, Vic Blackman, Kelly Curran, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbor, Tasha Dizazzo, Paula McIsaac, Gaetane Ollesh, Glen Perrot, Phyllis Allison, Ann Farqhuar, John George, Ted Sellers, Ingrid Sellers, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Caroline Jover, Erin Windrim, Laura Anderson, Joanne Szpajda, Kaylin Matthew, Barb Cooper, Thomas Uhlig, Joe Szekeres, Keith McGinty, David Rabjohn, Lorrie Byrne, Colleen Leonard, Danya Sellers, Emma Sellers, Tristan Misura, Chelsea Parker, Michael Baxter
Synopsis: Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams frequently of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away. At the end of the rainbow, she finds herself in picturesque Munchkinland home of the fascinating people, the Munchkins. In this famous land of Oz, Dorothy meets her first fairyland figure: the Good Witch of the North. On her journey to get back home to Kansas, Dorothy teams up with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion to battle the Wicked Witch of the West on their way to the Emerald City.
The Unexpected Guest (drama)
Produced by Linda Lyons and Reese Brunelle
Cast: Mark Slattery, Heidi Affolter, Daryl Marks, Erin Jones, Ryan Coons, Sandy Lloyd, Dave Drennan, Patrick Gillespie, Ross Libbey, Brad Shultz
Production Team: Robert Calvert, Linda Lyons, Reese Brunelle, Marcia Doucette, Laura Anderson, Kyle Vespasiani, Marla Boychuk, Kelly Curran, Hans Affolter, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Kevin Arbour, Diane Anderson, Cassandra Coyle, Barb Cooper, Ingrid Sellers
Synopsis: On a foggy night, Michael Starkwedder enters the home of the Warwicks through a window in the study. He finds the dead body of Richard Warwick, and finds Warwick's wife, Laura, holding a gun that supposedly killed him. Despite the murder being obvious, and overwhelming evidence pointing towards it, Starkwedder does not believe she killed him, and she soon tells him she's innocent. The two decide to place the blame on an enemy from the past, MacGregor, a man whose son was run over by Richard while he was drunk. As the story progresses, the two fake the fact that they were just finding out about the murder, and others in the house were introduced. It is revealed Laura was having an affair due to Richard's cruel nature and was vouching for the man she was cheating with when she claimed to have killed Richard. But there are other suspects as well – Warwick's mother, his simple half-brother, the sinister Angell or the apparent goody-goody Miss Bennett.
The Foursome (comedy)
Produced by John George
Cast: Chad Beamish, Ray Sandfoehr, Angelo Volpini, Peter Bou-Ghannam
Production Team: Michael Roantree, John George, Kevin Arbour, Ramona Abraham, Kathy Ennis, Kelly Curran, Marla Boychuk, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Leah Humphreys, Zachary Sandfoehr, Joe Beveridge
Synopsis: Four old friendsmeet at the fifteenth reunion of their university class, and decide to play a round of golf. They haven't seen each other much since university, but they all say they remember being best buddies, though they don't seem to recall many details. After seventeen holes, during which the betting stakes steadily rise, Cam, the one for whom we may have started to develop some liking -- he seems desperate to rediscover the friendship of the others, and to be the most vulnerable and threatened of the four -- announces that, two weeks ago, he'd been fired from his job as an ad salesman for a TV station, and hasn't told his wife. But, he says, he'll have to own up soon, because she'll wonder where the mortgage money is. "You were really fired?" "Yep," he says, "I was really fired." It's an affecting moment.
A Sentimental Journey (musical revue)
Directed by Garvin Farr
Cast: Mike Audit, Carol Bushuk, Garvin Farr, Jonh Gonzales, Ray Jickey, Georgia Higgins, Mariah Horner, David Laing, Donna Lajeunesse, Like Lomagno, Eric Longbotham, Jake MacInness, David MacInness, Caitlin McKay, Lance Pask, Amanda Paisley-Kirk, Matt Pinkerton, Ted Sellers, Bernadette Simms, Jasmine Stuckless, Mayra Whyte
Production Team: Colin Hughes, Jonathan Farr, Kevin Arbour, Ray Hickey, Myra Whyte, John Gonzales
Synopsis: A musical review fundraiser.
Annie Jr. (Youth Group musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons and Christine Winters
Cast: Victoria Butler, Carly Campigotto, Aidan Coleman, Keeley Coyle, Bailey Coyle, LIam Inman, Kathleen Lacy, Jennie Long, Michell Lyons, Nicholas Mammone, Rosie Mammone, Natasha Monk, Tillie Morgan, Ahlyssa Mundy, Derrick Ouma, Rachel Phillips, Julia Posteraro, Laura Seale, Mackenzie Shenker, Nicole Vezeau, Courtney Wilkinson, Mark Williams-Blue, Shannon Winters
Production Team: Heather Johnson, Kathy Knight, Linda Lyons, Christine Winters, Heather Mundy, Carol Lewis, Lanie Anderson, Genevieve Hebert, Sandra Mammone, Susan Long, Lisa Amiro, Janet Phillips, Diane Anderson, Cassandra Kouri, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Spencer Jones, Taavia Pereira, Kevin Arbour, Sean Inman, Cory Knight, Ingrid Sellers, Emma Sellers
Synopsis: As an infant, Annie had been abandoned on the front steps of The New York City Municipal Orphanage with a note from her parents promising to return for her someday. Life in the orphanage had been rough under the strict hand of Miss Hannigan, but Annie’s life was about to change. Billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to spend Christmas with him in his mansion, and together, they each discover new happiness. Warbucks soon decides he wants to adopt Annie, but when he learns about her dream of finding her parents and the secret of the half-locket she has treasured for so long, he sets his own feelings aside and orders an exhaustive search for Annie’s parents.
2006-2007 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
Brighton Beach Memoirs (comedy)
Produced by Diane Anderson
Cast: Alex Hanson, Lanie Anderson, Kathy Knight, Bailey Coyle, Megan Svajlenko, Graeme Robinson, Tim Westhead
Production Team: Donald Langley, Diane Anderson, Tobert Folkes Hanson, Chrissy Tetlock, JoAnne Black, Kathleen Langley, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Cassandra Kouri, Diane Tuckwood, Val Skinner, Candice Sheppard, Kevin Arbour, Thomas Soboki, Mile Ball, Paul Dobbs, Becca Clancy, CoryKnight, Caitlyn Burleigh, Channel Prior, Ashley Brooker, Carolyn Blank, Samantha Blakey
Synopsis: Brighton Beach Memoirs opens in September, 1937, in the Jerome household. The Jeromes live in a lower middle class neighborhood in Brighton Beach, New York. It is about 6:30 in the evening and fourteen-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome is playing a semi-imaginary game of baseball outside. As his ball hits the house, Eugene’s aunt, Blanche Morton, gets a headache. Eugene’s mother Kate yells at her son to stop the game and come inside. Eugene reluctantly comes inside. He tells the audience that he wants to play professional baseball or be a writer. He is sent upstairs, and he begins writing in his journal.
Produced by Paul Dobbs
Cast: Anthony Ward, John Fitzgerald, Brian Stevenson
Production Team: Paul Dobbs, Joe Szekeres, Ramona Abraham, Mignonne Sorlie, Mary Mignonne, Clayton Ward, Stephen Neving, Boyd Tattrie, Colin Hughes, Conaully Russell, DonDavis, Elizabeth Lovell, Jordan Orr, Katrina Rssell, Lillian Russell, Peter Thrasher, Robert Folkes Hanson, Tavia Pereira, Robin Schaufler, Allison Dalby, Crystal Forde, Kevin Arbor, Dave Rabjohn, Caroline Jover, Sebastian Lelasseux, Mark Spisic, Kruno Spisic
Synopsis: Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends,Serge, Marc and Yvan,who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Serge is proud of his 200,000 franc acquisition fully expecting the approval of his friends. Marc scornfully describes it as "a piece of white shit," but is it the painting that offends him, or the uncharacteristic independence-of-thought that the purchase reveals in Serge? For the insecure Yvan, burdened by the problems of his impending doom (wedding) and his dissatisfaction at his job as a stationery salesman, their friendship is his sanctuary...but his attempts at peace-making backfire. Eager to please he laughs about the painting with Marc but tells Serge he likes it. Pulled into the disagreement, his vacillations fuel the blazing row. Lines are drawn and they square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendship.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical)
Produced by Boyd Tattrie
Cast: David Cardinal, Ray Sandfiehr, Joe Szekeres, Paul Dobbs, Tom Callow, Kathy Knight, Graeme Robinson, Todd Appleton, Phil Pizak, Tasha DiZazzo, Melanie Marler, Heidi Affolter, Tavia Pereira, Deirdre Brooks, Carolyn Jover, Melissa Sparacino, Anthony Ward, Lance Pask
Production Team: Boyd Tattrie, Monique Essegern, Andi Kelcey, Yolanda Van Grootel, Tasha DiZazzo, Kelly Curran, Steven Neving, Bob Kowalski, Maueen Howard, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Caroline Jover, Doug Wylie, Blythe George, Paul Dobbs, Bernadette Simms, Tom Callow, Clayton Ward, Alex Callow, Cory Knight, Conaully Russell, Katrina Russell, Kathy Knight, Donne Langley, Melissa Sparacino, Helena Turner, Laura Anderson, Krintin Cranshaw, Shaniece Walker
Synopsis: The setting for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a street in ancient Rome, in front of three adjacent houses. First is the brothel of Lycus, who takes his profession ofa peddler of fresh very seriously. Next is the house of Senex, his wife Domina, and their son Hero. Last is the house of Erronius who continually bemoans the unsolved kidnapping long ago of his son and daughter. Pseudolus is the laziest slave in Rome and has but one wish, to purchase his freedom. When his master and mistress leave for the day he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the house of Lycus, a slave dealer specializing in beautiful women. Pseudolus concocts a deal in which he will be freed if he can procure the girl for young Hero. Of course, it can't be that simple as everything begins to go wrong.
50 Years in the Spotlight (musical revue)
Produced by Garvin Farr
Cast: Benjamin Head, Mike Lomagno, Myra Whyte, Ted Sellers, Heather Sesions, Shelley Kowalski, Chelse Campbell, Laura Laing, Carol Laing, David Laing, Janice Kerr, Donna Ljeunesse, Mariah Horner, Lance Pask, Garvin Farr, Georgia Higgins, Sonia Gravendick-Haudegand, Carolyn Bushik, Amanda Paisley-Kirk, Ray Hickey Jr., Susan Farr, Jonathan Farr
Synopsis: A Musical Revue dedicated to the memory of Bert Heaver, who produced and directed many Musical Variety Shows over the last 50 years to support the theatre. Hs work, along wit the many volunteers in the pase and present, is appreciated beyond measure.
The Nifty Fifties (Youth Group musical)
Produced by Christine Winters
Cast: Alex Hanson, Shannon Winters, Liam Inman, Jennie Long, Rosie Mammone, Nicole Svanjlenko, Sapphire Currie, Leanne Goodlet, Tavia Pereira, Rachel Phillips, Carly Campigotto, Victoria McConnell, Mackenzie Shenker, Kez Hanson, Nicole Vezeay, Laura Seale, Ahlyssa Mundy, Julia Posteraro, Natasha Monk, Mark Willians-Blue, Shea Wineck, Nicholas Mammone, Courtney Wilkinson, Tillie Morgan, Kathleen Lacy, Mitchell Lyons
Production Team: Tracy Folkes Hanson, Catherine Pavlik, Heather Johnson, Phylls Allison, Christine Winters, Claude Lavoie, Lanie Anderson, Spencer Jones, Robert Hanson, Steve Lavoie, John Monk, Cassandra Kouri, Diane Anderson, Cayda Rubin, James Allison, Mark Currie, Elizabeth Lovell, Raymod Vezeau, Morgan Wood, Sandra Mammone, Val Skinner, Peter Thrasher, Nick Alipanopoulos, Paul Inman, Nicole McConnell, Mary Lacy, Cassandra Kouri, Susan Long, Marilyn Seale, Heather Munday, Maura Morgan, Janet Phillips, Marg Lacy, Rose Marie, Meg Shenker, John Blue, Jackie Goodlet, Coleen Campigotto, Linda Lyons, Tim Morgan, Debbie Williams
Synopsis: Gracie Stanley has gotten herself in hot water by promising to deliver her distant cousin, rock star Ziggy Springer, for the high school Hippity Hop at Louise’s Luncheonette. Ziggy’s manager doesn’t want his client performing anywhere without pay, so Gracie and her friends have to produce a double — and fast! They use a singing soda jerk and plan to have him perform in the dark! It won’t be easy for Gracie to get away with this one with her rival, snooty Muffin Mansfield, waiting for her to flop. Meanwhile, Louise has her own problems. The building’s owner forbids the dance and plans to turn the eatery into a dry cleaner.
2005-2006 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile (comedy)
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Cast: Dave Rabjohn, Mark Slattery, Jessica Outram, Lincoln Trudeau, Melissa Sparacino, Brian Stevenson, Paul Dobbs, Joe Szekeres, Trisha Trudeau, Ian McMullen
Production Team: Monique Essegern, Claude Lavoie, Yolanda VanGrootel, Stephen Neving, Kevin Arbour, Jim Ferr, Diane Anderson, Phyllis Allison, Sandy Lloyd, Eve Heaver, Maureen Howard, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Debra Smith, Thomas Sobocki, Rob Hanson
Synopsis: Picasso at the Lapin Agile begins by introducing us to two of the main characters of the play, Gaston, and Freddy. As the play progresses a young Einstein enters and the barmen begin talking about women. As the men continue their conversation Freddy's girlfriend, Germaine enters late and apologizes for her late arrival by craftily avoiding an argument that could have arisen from her tardiness. The bar people continue on the subject of women when a gorgeous woman, Suzanne walks in looking for Picasso, who had been rumored to visit the Lapin Agile. The conversation switches over to sex and Picasso. Freddy, who seems uninterested in the conversation uses Einstein's genius to figure his bills. The conversation then switches to talk about the future where Germaine's explanation is ironically accurate and the men's explanations are incredibly off. Sagot, the art dealer enters and begins to boast of Matisse's talent and of a new painting he had just received from the painter himself. They then begin to talk about the absent Picasso who has a considerable amount of talent himself. Just as they are about to toast Picasso when he himself walks in. Picasso seems not to remember Suzanne though they had clearly spent time together, this ruins all of the high regards she had once had for Picasso. Picasso and Einstein form a friendship on the basis that they are both artists in their own unique ways. At first, Picasso argues that Einstein cannot be an artist because all he deals with is numbers, but Einstein helps Picasso realize that they are in fact similar in their designs. While they continue to debate this point another artist from the future enters, who surprisingly looks and acts like Elvis Presley. The visitor acts as a sign of things to come for Picasso. He shows Picasso that he will one day create a masterpiece that all people will admire. The play ends with the men standing in awe, thinking of what great things are to come. They all toast the new century that is about to begin.
Homeward Bound (drama)
Produced by Kevin Arbour and Claude Lavoie
Cast: Bryan Stanish, Carol Doughty, Jeff Bower, Annette Stokes-Harris, Randy Finlay, Jamie Sloboda
Production Team: Paul Dobbs, Joe Szekeres, Ramona Abraham, Mignonne Sorlie, Mary Mignonne, Clayton Ward, Stephen Neving, Boyd Tattrie, Colin Hughes, Connolly Russell, DonDavis, Elizabeth Lovell, Jordan Orr, Katrina Russell, Lillian Russell, Peter Thrasher, Robert Folkes Hanson, Tavia Pereira, Robin Schaufler, Allison Dalby, Crystal Forde, Kevin Arbor, Dave Rabjohn, Caroline Jover, Sebastian Lelasseux, Mark Spisic, Kruno Spisic
Synopsis: It is said that once you are born, life owes you nothing. The circumstances that determine whether we live long or short, happy or sad, for richer or poorer are much more haphazard than any of us like to think. The distance from the top tor the brightest mountain to the bottom of the darkest valley is much shorter than any of us want to believe. More important than the life we live, is how we choose to live the life we have. We can rarely control events, only how we react to them. Allow us to present a family that has experienced many life's highs and lows and in the process left wondering about the meaning of it all.
Leader of the Pack (musical)
Produced by Paul Dobbs and Bernadette Simms
Cast: Jacqueline Mitchell, Amanda Moorehead, Donna Lajeunesse, Melanie Marler, Heather Johnson, Lanie Anderson, Nathan Pidgeon, Anthony Ward, Julia Gifford, Michael Bentley, David Laing, Kyle Bentley, Donald Langley, Julia Hanes, Melanie Marler, Laura Harrington, Dustin Lafreniere, Victoria Gibson, Emma Nicholls, Sarah Alhage, Kathrina Waclawek
Production Team: Peter Bocking, Monica Cotton, Michelle Odle, Chrissy Tetlock, Joanna Black, Holly Campbell, Shanice Walker, Margot Frayne, Aaron Ward, Katie Brailsford, Paul Dobbs, Rob Hanson, Bernadette Simms, Colin Hughes, Joanne Drumm, Barbara Dixon, Cherie Weaver, Helena Turner, Mary Parulski, Stacey Friedrich, Paige Howsam, Ashley Goodine, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Jacqueline Mitchell, Kevin Arbour
Band: Monica Cotton, Andi Kelcey, Eric Brydges, Rob Therein, Mike Flynn
Synopsis: As a teenage member of the Jivettes during the late 1950s, Ellie dreams of hearing her songs played on the radio, but her plans are put on the back burner by a mother who insists she finish high school and pursue a degree in education so she'll have a means of supporting herself. While attending Queens College, she finds work in the music industry's temple, Manhattan's Brill Building, where she meets Gus Sharkey (a thinly-veiled caricature of Phil Spector) and fellow aspiring songwriter Jeff Barry. After a whirlwind courtship, the two wed and begin to churn out hits for the Ronettes, the Crystals, the Shangri-Las, Darlene Love, Connie Francis, and Lesley Gore, among others. In 1965, at the pinnacle of their partnership, Jeff wants to start a family, whereas Ellie would rather keep working than settle down as a housewife/mother, so he divorces her. They remain professional partners for another year, but when her ex-husband remarries, Ellie falls into a downward spiral of depression and eventually suffers a nervous breakdown. The show then fast-forwards to the mid-1980s, showing off a self-confident and successful Ellie who is in control of her life.
Guys and Dolls Jr. (Youth Group musical)
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Cast: Tracy D'Couho, Nicholas Mammone, Tim Redmond, Tavia Pereira, Jenna Knaggs, Sapphire Currie, Laura Sale, Mitchell Lyons, Seana Baker, Shannon Winters, Mary-Kate MacDonald, Alex Hanson, Tara Sarre, Spencer Jones, Rosie Mammone, Carly Campigotto, Tillie Morgan, Chandler Platt, Nicole Vezeau, Madison Busch-Anderson, Jennie Long, Leanne Goodlet, Kenz Hanson, Victoria McConnell, Mark Williams-Blue, Jessica Chorney, Brier Kaake, Cassidy Platt, Robert Hanson.
Production Team: Tracy Folkes Hanson, Phyllis Allison, Irene Poole, Claude Lavoie, Bernadette Simms, Sara Jamjekian, Chantal Lachapelle, Robert Hanson, Kathleen Lacy, Kevin Arbour, Nick Coleman, Lisa Sciannella, Jim Allison, Sandra Mammone, Valerie Skinner, Rosie Mammone, Eve Heaver, Maura Morgan, Rosemary McCanny, Darcy Morgan, Marg Lacy, Maria Jones, Mackenzie Jones, Jennifer Redmond.
Synopsis: Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls, Jr. introduces us to colourful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,”; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for is infamous floating dice game.
2004-2005 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
Produced by Peter Bocking
Cast: Angela Cain, Kathy Knight, Lanie Anderson, Heather Johnson, Heather Sessions
Production Team: Peter Bocking, Jennie Ottaway, Genviève Hébert, Monica Cotton, Michelle Odle, Paul Spencer, Don Davis, Louie Hebert, Peter Thrasher, Jennifer Russell, Lanie Anderson, Heather Johnson, Cherie Weaver, Vivian Tattrie, Kevin Arbour, Brad Hornsby, Glenn Ottaway, Rob Therrien, Dave MacInnis, Eric Brydges, Eric Annan
Synopsis: Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials. The greeting cards were an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought a VCR and camcorder for the convent, leaving her with no money in the kitty to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium to raise the necessary amount. Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer who can not resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival, second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert; Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is determined to be the world's first ballerina nun; and wacky, childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. The entertainment that they present includes solo star turns, madcap dance routines, and an audience quiz.
After Magritte and The Real Inspector Hound (comedy)
Produced by Lamie Rosen
Cast: Glenn Rabjohn, Laura Lawton, Betty Dubeau, Gord Cawsey, Anthony Ward, Ryan Harlock, Ross Libbey, Kathy Ennis, Steve Foote, Cathy Partridge, Kathy Rocchio, Boyd Tattrie, Eric Annan
Production Team: Paul Dobbs, Joe Szekeres, Ramona Abraham, Mignonne Sorlie, Mary Mignonne, Clayton Ward, Stephen Neving, Boyd Tattrie, Colin Hughes, Connolly Russell, Don Davis, Elizabeth Lovell, Jordan Orr, Katrina Russell, Lillian Russell, Peter Thrasher, Robert Folkes Hanson, Tavia Pereira, Robin Schaufler, Allison Dalby, Crystal Forde, Kevin Arbor, Dave Rabjohn, Caroline Jover, Sebastian Lelasseux, Mark Spisic, Kruno Spisic
Synopsis: The play begins with an astonished policeman looking through the window of a house where a group of people is posed in a bizarre, surreal tableau reminiscent of the paintings of René Magritte. Finding this suspicious, he calls in his inspector.
Inside the room, a rational explanation for the tableau gradually becomes apparent. Two ballroom dancers, a man and a woman named Reginald and Thelma Harris, are hurriedly getting ready for an event. A lampshade which had used bullets as a counterweight has broken and a woman crawls on the floor to look for them. The mother plays the tuba.
The inspector arrives and asks about the family's memories of a man they had seen outside of the Tate Gallery where a René Magritte exhibit is being held. He invents an entirely false story, accusing the family of complicity in a crime known as the Crippled Minstrel Caper. As he continues, the stage picture becomes increasingly ridiculous. For instance, the couple offers the inspector a banana as the male dancer stands on one foot. One scene is even performed in total darkness. By the end of the play, the characters are posted in another Magritte-like tableau.
"The Real Inspector Hound" - While the story is set in a theatre, the play within the play is set in Muldoon Manor, a lavish manor surrounded by "desolate marshes" and "treacherous swamps" and paradoxically also located near a cliff. It is a direct parody of Agatha Christie’s "closed" settings in which no one can enter or leave, so the characters know that the murderer must be one of them.
Marvin's Room (drama)
Produced by Garvin Farr
Cast: Kathy Knight, Lanie Anderson, Jordan Mechano, Barb Farrow, Alex Hanson, Jim Ferr, Sharon Lundy-Ling, Susan Farr, John Gordon
Production Team: Alan Goodley, Garvin Farr, Debra McCarten, John Gordon, Jay McCarten, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, D'Arcy Smyth, Cherie Weaver, Peggy Cici, Catherine Kallo, Mike Audet, Kevin Arbour, Heather Durkee, Kate Sellik, Jessica Wilding, Susan Farr, June Lewis, Date Golovin, Mary McGregor
Synopsis: It concerns two sisters, Bessie, their father's saintly caretaker who has leukemia, and Lee, a wisecracking, psychologically unstable free spirit who has not helped with the caretaking. It is based upon McPherson's experiences with older relatives who lived in Florida. McPherson cared for his partner, cartoonist and activist Daniel Sotomayor, who died from AIDS. His experiences living in the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic influenced his writing. McPherson himself died in 1992 of AIDS at age 33.
2003-2004 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
Blithe Spirit (comedy)
Produced by Paul Spencer and Bernadette Simms
Cast: Sharon Lochan, Jill Frazer, Glenn Rabjohn, Dan Karpenchuk, Sandy Lloyd, Judith Edmondson, Vanessa Taylor
Production Team: Garvin Farr, Karin Pezzarello, Kate Golovin, Kevin Arbour, Jonathan Farr, Chris Gaudet, Crystal Davis, Betty Dubeau, Sean Drumm, Claude Lavoie, Irene Poole, Peggy Cicci, Mike Conroy, Susan Baker, Susan Farr, Jay McCarten, Paul Spencer, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Marion Dennis-Brown, Jeannine Butler, Bernadette Simms
Synopsis: Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, wishes to learn about the occult for a novel he is writing, and he arranges for an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. At the séance, she inadvertently summons Charles's first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. Madame Arcati leaves after the séance, unaware that she has summoned Elvira. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and his second wife, Ruth, does not believe that Elvira exists until a floating vase is handed to her out of thin air. The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles's current marriage. She finally sabotages his car in the hope of killing him so that he will join her in the spirit world, but it is Ruth rather than Charles who drives off and is killed. Ruth's ghost immediately comes back for revenge on Elvira, and though Charles cannot at first see Ruth, he can see that Elvira is being chased and tormented, and his house is in an uproar. He calls Madame Arcati back to exorcise both of the spirits, but instead of banishing them, she materializes Ruth. With both his dead wives now fully visible, and neither of them in the best of tempers, Charles, together with Madame Arcati, goes through séance after séance and spell after spell to try to exorcise them, and at last Madame Arcati succeeds. Charles is left seemingly in peace, but Madame Arcati, hinting that the ghosts may still be around unseen, warns him that he should go far away as soon as possible. Charles leaves at once, and the unseen ghosts throw things and destroy the room as soon as he has gone.
Crimes of the Heart (comedy)
Produced by Lamie Rosen
Cast: Carol Smith, Debra Smith, Mike Trites, Melissa Gibson, Lanie Anderson, David Yarwood
Production Team: Lamie Rosen, D'Arcy Smyth, Crystal McIntyre, Inese R.B. Krastins, Rein Boshart, Brenda Jackson, Katherine Ennis, Del Holliday, Diane Anderson, Paul Spencer, Jeff Jefferson, Don Davis, Kevin Arbour, Boyd Tattrie, Debra Smith, Vivian Tattrie, Claude Lavoie, Irene Poole
Synopsis: Lenny, Meg, and Babe gather at Lenny's deep-South home for her birthday. Lenny, the oldest, can't seem to sustain a relationship with a man. Meg is an aspiring actress who hasn't progressed beyond commercial voice-overs. And Babe is released on bond from jail after shooting her senator husband. Add to this information the fact that the girls' mother killed herself in Lenny's house, and that when Meg offhandedly expresses the wish that grouchy grandfather would slip into a coma, he does, whereupon the sisters, despite every effort to treat the situation with proper sobriety, burst into helpless laughter over her "psychic" powers.
Night Mother (drama)
Produced by Vivian Tattrie
Cast: Heather Sessions, Georgina Spencer
Production Team: Jennifer Rutherford, Vivian Tattrie, Linda Harlock, Sandy Philpot, Deb Smith, Diane Anderson, Kevin Arbour, Paul Spencer, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Kay-Ann Calbert, Andrea Florence, Jessica Sherren, Erik Grindlay, Lesley Woodcock, Bob Nelson
Synopsis: The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; she is epileptic and unemployable, her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last two jobs failed and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first, her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.
Masquers: A Renaissance Frolic (comedy)
Produced by Genviève Hébert
Cast: Bridgit Bowskill, Shandra Adamek, Mike Johns, Teal Adamek, Morgaine Craven, Meredith Murphy, Spencer Jones, Alex Hanson, Rein Barclay, Madison Busch-Anderson, Brynn Jobb, Rosie Mammone, Nicholas Mammone, Keegan Adamek, John Gregg, Katie Munroe, Melissa Haslam, Rein Hodgins, Megan O'Connor, Rebecca Haslam, Chandra Cripps, Jeff Martin, Seana Baker, Hilary Miles, Mike Trites, Maggie Hodgins, Ron Hodgins, Carolina Michelussi, Eric Annan
Production Team: Douglas Craven, Teal Adamek, Genviève Hébert, Louis Hebert, Marie-Claude Hebert, Etienne Hebert, Diane Bourque, Ron Hodgins, Maggie Hodgins, Tom Brown, Paul Spencer, Neil Archambault, Karli Smith, Dana Smith, Eric Annan, Trudy Adamek, Sandra Mammone, Tracy Hanson, Michelle Carlson, Kristen Etter, Christine Nicolak, Danielle Croft
Synopsis: Masques were popular in the court of James I, the successor of Queen Elizabeth I, during the early 16th Century. Masques became more opulent and extravagant under Charles I, who enjoyed them right up until the point where he had his head cut off.
2002-2003 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
2001-2002 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
Office Hours (comedy)
Produced by Judy Farrell
Cast: Phil Pizak, Trisha Kirby, Claude Lavoie, John Fitzgerald, Monique Essegern, Ed Daigle, Trevor Blackman, Carole Moran, James Gilbert, Carole MacNeil, Paul Spencer, Boyd Tattrie, Michael Leblanc, Nancy Gleed, Dave Ellis, Scott Clark
Production Team: Rick Kerr, Judy Farrell, Andrea Kent, Glenn Rabjojn, Jim Ferr, Cherie Weaver, Paul Spencer, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Florence Cormier, Par Robbins, Fay Montgomery, Mark Slattery, Bert Heaver, Bernadette Simms, Bob Nelson
Synopsis: Office Hours is a biting look at how people get by in the modern world. On a Friday afternoon we follow six different story lines set in six different offices in a big city, each unrelated to the next yet somehow connected by small details. This diabolically clever work is divided into six individually titled segments: "The Reporter," "The Pitch," "The Agent," "The Visit," "The Dismissal," and "The Analyst." The play's 16 characters are all intent on holding their lives together by keeping reality at bay, and the denials are achingly funny. A strong-willed female boss and a demoted TV news reporter; a slimeball agent caught cheating red handed by his wife; an insecure producer rejects the idea that his "original" script about a young Englishman raised by apes to become lord of the jungle just might have been done before; an entertainment lawyer has an eventful lunch with his parents and his domineering mother insists that she is not authoritarian; a 200-pound jockey refuses to admit the obvious; a psychiatrist is dealing with the jumper on the ledge outside her office window and she is eager to get him inside so she can leave on a much anticipated vacation.
The Imaginary Invalid (comedy/ballet)
Produced by John Frauts
Cast: Bryan Stanish, Andrea Burck, Mandy Baker, Jennifer Rutherford, Fletcher Johnston, Hugh Hamilton, Daryl Marks, John Frauts, Shandra Adamek, Scott Clark, Raymond Ablack
Production Team: Karen Rickers, Denise Huibers, John Frauts, Noreen Hayden, Elizabeth Campbell, Kevin Arbour, Sandy Martin, Myra Whyte, Mark Slattery, Trudy Adamek, Cherie Weaver, Ava Tomlinson, Jennifer Rutherford, Paul Spencer, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Johanna Ciszewski, Isabel Burns, Adam Pashka, Jackie Quinn, Darren Aubin, Linda MacAdam, Eve Heaver, Harry McKew, Eva Anderson, Bert Heaver, Bernadette Simms
Synopsis: This play follows Argan: he hates to spend money and is a hypochondriac. He is seeking a doctor for his daughter to marry so that he can get free treatment. The cast of characters tries to cure Argan of his obsession with doctors. Part of the plan involves him pretending to be dead to find out who cares about him.
2000-2001 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
The Foreigner (drama)
Produced by Paul Spencer
Cast: Jim Renshaw, Jim Neilly, Carole MacNeil, Glenn Rabjohn, Kerrilyn Parker, Garvin Farr, Dough Cathcart
Production Team: Susan Farr, Myra Whyte, Paul Spencer, Heather Grossman, Dave Edwards, Del Holliday, Boyd Tattrie, Mark Slattery, Catherine Prevedel, Kate Archer, Jillian Barry, Fletcher Johnson, Krystie Pereira, Marie-Claude Hebert, Katie Palooza, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Paul Spencer, Keith McGinty, Del Holliday, Jillian Barry, Bernadette Simms, Sean Drumm, Craig Kamcke, Bob Nelson, Stephanie MacNeill
Synopsis: In a resort-style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests, Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur. Naturally shy, Charlie is also depressed because his beloved wife may be dying. He tells Froggy, "I should have stayed with Mary, at the hospital. When a man's wife is dying, he belongs with her, not - not in Georgia." He begs Froggy, "Please. Try to understand. I can't—talk to anyone now."
My Darling Judith (comedy)
Produced by Craig KamcKe and Jennifer Rutherford
Cast: Jill Frazer, Matt Walsh, Richard Marten, Kim Harrington
Production Team: Harvey Levkoe, Craig Kamcke, Jennifer Rutherford, Johanna Ciszewski, Elizabeth Barratt, Mark Slattery, Kevin Arbour, Catherine Prevedel, Isabel Burns, Rebecca Kay, Peter Thrasher, Paul Spencer Don Davis, Eve Heaver, John Frauts, Bert Heaver, Claude Lavoie, Sidney Anne Lang, Jim Neely, Marlene Wilson, Bernadette Simms
Synopsis: David wants to marry Anna but there's a hitch – David's eccentric wife, Judith. He hatches a plan for her to be seduced by a co-worker, but the scheme falls hilariously apart.
Pack of Lies (drama)
Produced by Paul Spencer and Peter Thrasher
Cast: Jim Renshaw, Judith Edmondson, Catherine Prevedel, Nancy Gleed, Joe Lang, Brian Stevenson, Suzette Kearns, Arlene Kalmbach-Pashka
Production Team: Mark Nathanieslz, Paul Spencer, Peter Thrasher, Noreen Hayden, Elizabeth Barrett, Darleen Dempsey, Boyd Tattrie, Sandy Martin, Mark Slattery, Cherie Weaver, Don Davis, Marlene Wilson, Eve Heaver, Bert Heaver, Bernadette Simms, Bob Nelson
Synopsis: Based on a true story, the plot centres on Bob and Barbara Jackson (in real life Bill and Ruth Search) and their teenage daughter Julie (in real life Gay Search, later a television reporter and newspaper journalist in the UK). The Jacksons are friendly with their neighbours, Peter and Helen Kroger, until the couple is arrested and charged with espionage in 1961. It is revealed the Krogers actually are Morris and Lona Cohen, who during the 1950s and 1960s worked with fellow spy Gordon Lonsdale photographing and encoding as microdots various pieces of material which they then sent to their colleagues in Russia, as part of a Soviet espionage network known as the Portland Spy Ring that had penetrated Britain's Royal Navy.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Youth Group production)
Produced by Laura Rutherford assisted by Sherry Cockburn
Cast: Katie Paolozza, Aman Basi, Marie-Claude Hebert, Oliver Fitzgerald, Justin Rousseau, Christina Stecyk, Fletcher Johnson, Sierra Marsh, Chloe McPherson, Bronwyn Walker, Erin Weaver, Teal Adamek, Kristen Merrett, Keith Gummer, Haileigh Pascoe, Natalie Simms, Erin Lackie, Colleen Bain, Hilary Miles, Theresa Robertson, Claire Baker, Haley McPherson, Danielle Bazinet, Joyce Baker. Jen Johnston, Karen Millage, Amanda Weatherdon, Annie Fitzgerald, Carolyn Jeffs, Ashley Zacarias, Caitlin Busch-Anderson
Production Team: Jennifer Rutherford, Sherry Cockburn, Laura Rutherford, Paul Basi, Cherie Weaver, Hilary McPherson, Bernadette Simms, Linda MacAdam, Cyndie Weaver, Elizabeth Campbell, Johanna Ciszewski, Paul Weaver, Lynn Jeffs, Susan Johnston, Trudy Adamek, Shandra Adamek Janet Lloyst, Fran Stecyk, Valerie Skinner, Lindsay Cockburn, Kerri Kimoto, Sara Koonar, Rebecca Kay, Brenda Lackie, Scott Baker, Ryn Harlock, Rahlin Sullaphen, Eric Cockburn, Kevin Arbour, Jordan Rousseau
Synopsis: The play features three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta, which is set simultaneously in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon.
1999-2000 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)
This Year, Next Year (drama)
Produced by Peter Thrasher
Cast: Alexandria Grindlay, Jill Hightower, Jane Hickey, Margaret Hughes, Alan Kerr, Linda C. Race
Production Team: Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Peter Thrasher, Linda MacAdam, Sandy Philpot, Vivian Tattrie, Jim Renshaw, Paul Spencer, Letitia Collins, Jim Ferr, Boyd Tattrie, Crystal Davis, Cherie Weaver, Jean Renshaw, Eve Heaver, Carol Doughty, Richard Kerr, Joseph's Hair Styling
Synopsis: Set in Bournemouth, England, in 1944, a moving story that will evoke both laughter and tears, of a mother and her three daughters living and loving during the last month of WWII.
You Can't Take It With You (comedy)
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Cast: Monique Essegern, Christa Hunt, Laura Lawton, Brian Stevenson, Glenn Rabjohn, Gary Lee, Fletcher Johnson, Bryan Stanish, Eryn McWhirter, Bill Hyde, Rosario Russo, Phil Pizak, Linda Chapman, Craig Kamcke, Jennifer Rutherford, Joe Drumm, John Frauts, Mark Slattery, Linda Green
Production Team: Irene Poole, Claude Lavoie, Bernadette Simms, John Frauts, Mark Slattery, Marlene Wilson, Deb Smith, Kevin Arbour, Catherine Prevedel, Cherie Weaver, Jeanette Cherry, Karen McGinty, Retta Reilly, Vivian Tattrie, Heather Cherry, Dave Fernihough, Sarah Power, Dan Davis, Paul Spencer, Mike Trites, Tara Stolar, Lauren Vincent, Glenn Rabjohn, Maureen Howard, Eve Heaver, Kylie Payne, Diane Lafontaine, Bob Nelson
Synopsis: At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore house on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores find it hard to understand Alice's view Tony knows the Sycamores live the right way with love and care for each other, while his own family is the one that's crazy In the end, Mr Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores after he happens in during a visit by the ex-Grand Duchess of Russia, Olga Katrina, who is currently earning her living as a waitress.
Guest Room (drama)
Produced by John Frauts
Cast: Matt Walsh, Catherine MacLean, Gary Lee, Francis Hugh Hamilton, Angela Day, Jill Hightower, Carole MacNeil, Gary King, Chris Tyravolas
Production Team: Ray Porrill, John Frauts, Marlene Wilson, Paul Spencer, Catherine Prevedel, Darlene Dempsey, Claude Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Eve Heaver, Kevin Arbour, Sandy Martin, Mark Slattery, Carol Doughty, Crystal Davis, Ava Tomlinson, Andrea Kent
Blood Brothers (musical)
Produced by Eve Heaver and Craig Kamcke
Cast: Garvin Farr, Lorie Easton, Peter Bocking, Steve Miles Berry, Douglas Cathcart, Sarah Mitchell, Mike LoMagno, Kerrilyn Parker, Charles Davidson, Andrea Davidson, Emily Breau, Dave Edwards, Carol Hatton, Dave McGinness
Band: Andrea Kenny, Mike Flynn, Gerry Bruford, Rob Therrian
Synopsis: Deserted by her husband, Mrs. Johnstone already has five children and is expecting twins. She cleans house for childless Mrs. Lyons who offers unofficially to adopt one of the babies Mrs. Johnstone reluctantly agrees; she knows that the child will be well brought up in a prosperous household. But, there is a prophesy that twins parted at birth will die when they discover the truth, and both mothers do their best to keep the twins, Mickey Johnstone and Edward Lyons, well separated.