Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Nov 17 - Dec 9, 2018

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

A witty, fun, “sequel” to the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice. The story focuses on Mary, the bookish, often over-looked middle child, as she navigates a potential romance with Mr. Darcy’s smart but awkward cousin, Arthur.

By LAUREN GUNDERSON and MARGOT MELCON

Directed by NANCY McALEAR
Set & Costume Design by DANA OSBORNE
Lighting Design by OZ WEAVER
Composition & Sound Design by JONATHAN LEWIS

VENUE
Shoctor Theatre
Recommended for ages 6+
Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Utterly charming comedy ...
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Cast & Creative Team

  • Umed Amin
    Arthur de Bourgh
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    Umed Amin
    Arthur de Bourgh

    This is a play about hope and change and love and new traditions. I think it’s an important piece of theatre given the current political climate. To any children reading this, I implore you to follow your dreams. I feel so blessed to make money doing what I’ve wanted to do since I was 8 years old. I took a leap of faith after reading an actor’s bio telling me what I’m now telling you, and here I am years later flourishing in an environment I chose for myself. You can do it too. I believe in you. Thanks for being here.

  • Mikaela Davies
    Mary Bennet
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    Mikaela Davies
    Mary Bennet

    Mikaela Davies has worked extensively as an actor, director and creator in Toronto. Having spent a few years at Soulpepper Theatre, (Spoon River, The Crucible, Marat/Sade, Idiot’s Delight, The Dybbuk) Mikaela moved to The Stratford Festival (Breath of Kings, Madwoman of Chaillot, Timon of Athens) where in her second season, she performed the leading role of Beatrice-Joanna in The Changeling. She also assistant directed Robert Lepage on his lauded production of Coriolanus at Stratford, and is currently developing a musical.

  • Allison Edwards-Crewe
    Elizabeth Darcy
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    Allison Edwards-Crewe
    Elizabeth Darcy

    Allison is thrilled to make her Citadel debut with such talented artists. TRAINING: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance. SELECTED CREDITS: Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre); Da’ Kink in My Hair (Theatre Calgary, National Arts Centre); How Black Mothers Say I Love You (Factory Theatre); All Shook Up (Globe Theatre, Stage West Calgary); Othella (Make Art Theatre); Hairspray (Rainbow Stage); Binti’s Journey (Theatre Direct); and Dreamgirls (Grand Theatre). UPCOMING: School Girls (Obsidian & Nightwood Theatre). Endless love to my family and friends.

  • Emma Houghton
    Lydia Wickham
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    Emma Houghton
    Lydia Wickham

    Emma is a born and bred Edmonton artist who is delighted to be performing on the Shoctor stage! Recent credits include The Virgin Trial, The Last Wife (Alberta Theatre Projects); Last Chance Leduc (FTA/Snowflake Prod.); Cleave (FTA/Tiny Bear Jaws); You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Parade, The Gondoliers (Opera Nuova); and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Citadel Theatre). Catch her on Telus Optik's The Abracadavers and The Psyborgs and see her next in Miss Teen at Shadow Theatre!

  • Mathew Hulshof
    Fitzwilliam Darcy
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    Mathew Hulshof
    Fitzwilliam Darcy

    An Edmonton based actor, Mathew’s most recent credits include A Lesson in Brio, I Heard About Your Murder, Hey Countess (Teatro la Quindicina); Our Man in Havana (Bright Young Things); Witch Hunt at the Strand, Kill Me Now (Workshop West); What Gives, That Men May Fly  (Lunchbox Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Tribes, Eurydice (Studio Theatre); Deathtrap (Mayfield Theatre); East of Berlin (East/West Collective); and Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre). Mathew is a three-time Sterling Award nominee and winner for Smokescreen (Concrete Theatre).

  • Cameron Kneteman
    Charles Bingley
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    Cameron Kneteman
    Charles Bingley

    Cameron is thrilled to be back in his hometown of Edmonton, and to be returning to the Citadel after nine years. He last performed as Peter Cratchit in the 2009 and 2010 A Christmas Carol companies. Other credits include Gilbert in Anne and Gilbert at the Guild Theatre, as well as Fiddler on the Roof and The Little Mermaid at the Port Hope Capitol Theatre. He would like to thank his Mom and Dad, and send his love and admiration to his incredible wife Cynthia. 

  • Emma Laishram
    Jane Bingley
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    Emma Laishram
    Jane Bingley

    Emma is a Toronto based, mixed theatre artist who graduated from the National Theatre School, and the Dalhousie Acting Program. Recent credits: Displaced (Ground Cover Theatre); and In Care by Kenneth Williams (Gordon Tootoosis Nῑkᾱnᾱwin Theatre). She is thrilled to debut at the Citadel doing her most favorite things: living in a Pride and Prejudice fantasy and speaking in a British accent! She is so grateful to Nancy, the cast and crew, her family and friends, and to be a settler on this beautiful land.

  • Gianna Vacirca
    Anne de Bourgh
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    Gianna Vacirca
    Anne de Bourgh

    Gianna is an actor, dancer, and choreographer from the prairies. This is Gianna’s Citadel debut! She has performed with Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Thou Art Here theatre, The Maggie Tree, L'UniThéâtre, Madfandango Theatre Collective, Punctuate! Theatre, Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts, Brian Webb Dance Company, Theatre Yes, Northern Light Theatre, Downstage Theatre, The Cultch, and The Theatre Center. This winter, Gianna is heading to Factory Theatre and The Belfry Theatre with Punctuate! Theatre and AAPA’s show Bears. Love to all her families and Oscar, and to all of you for coming! Enjoy!

  • Nancy McAlear
    Director
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    Nancy McAlear
    Director

    This is Nancy’s Citadel directing debut, but not her first time working here. She’s been seen in a number of shows here over the years, including A Christmas Carol, Hello Dolly, Taming of the Shrew, Da, and Ghosts. Recent directing credits include Billy (Les Jours de Hurlement) (L’Unithéâtre); The Romeo Initiative (SkirtsAfire); The Believers (MadFandango Theatre Collective); Talk to Me Like the Rain, and Hello from Bertha (Shaw Festival). Next up, Nancy will be playing Emily Carr for Handsome Alice Theatre in Calgary.

  • Dana Osborne
    Set & Costume Designer
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    Dana Osborne
    Set & Costume Designer

    Raised on Vancouver Island and now based in Stratford, Ontario, Dana is pleased to be making her Citadel/Albertan debut! She is an award-winning designer who has designed for theatres across Canada including the Stratford Festival (19 seasons), Shaw Festival, Pacific Opera, Globe Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Grand Theatre, Soulpepper, and Centaur. Recent designs include set and costumes for The Hound of the Baskervilles (Shaw), as well as costumes for The Music Man and Rocky Horror Show (Stratford).

  • Oz Weaver
    Lighting Designer
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    Oz Weaver
    Lighting Designer

    For the Citadel: Freedom Singer and Craigslist Cantata. Lighting Designer: Selfie (YPT); Maggie & Pierre (Various); BANG BANG (Factory Theatre); Hamlet and All's Well That Ends Well (Canadian Stage); LULU v.7, Its All Tru, and Rhubarb Festival 2016 (Buddies in Bad Times). Production Manager: IMPACT Festival (MT Space); The Watershed (TD for Crow’s Theatre); The Cage is the Stage at The PowerBall (Power Plant). Producer: The Dietrich Group; Le Grand Continental, and Until the Lions & Bearing (LUMINATO). www.ozweaver.ca

  • Jonathan Lewis
    Composer/Sound Designer
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    Jonathan Lewis
    Composer/Sound Designer

    Since 1997, Jonathan has appeared as a musician in numerous shows at the Citadel, but this is his first time as a designer and composer. Elsewhere, Jonathan has composed for productions at Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, One Yellow Rabbit, Western Canada Theatre, Quest Theatre, Vertigo, and others. He is also a versatile freelance musician, performing on violin and viola, in styles ranging from classical to jazz, Greek to klezmer, and beyond.

  • Andrew G. Cooper
    Assistant Director
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    Andrew G. Cooper
    Assistant Director

    Andrew holds his Bachelor of Arts from Thompson Rivers University and is the recipient of the Kamloops Mayor’s Emerging Artist Award. Previous directing credits include The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm, One Day, Mockus, Frankenstein (Chimera Theatre); The Disordered Mind, The Witness, Crossroads (Tranquille Tunnel Theatre); The Three Munsch-keteers (Project X Theatre); and The Grind (Western Canada Theatre’s High-wire Festival). Next, Andrew is creating a new puppet show called The Robber Bridegroom with Chimera Theatre in Kamloops and Calgary.

  • Doug Mertz
    Dialect Coach
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    Doug Mertz
    Dialect Coach

    Doug has coached dialects for numerous shows here (A Christmas Carol– 10 years!, RedpatchShakespeare in LoveMillion Dollar Quartet)and elsewhere: Vigilante – National Tour (Catalyst Theatre), Pirates of PenzanceThe GondoliersParade (Opera Nuova), and many others. Doug has taught dialects for the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program, Theatre Alberta’s Drama Works and Workshops by Request, Rapid Fire Theatre, Foote Theatre School and several local high schools. He is the Director of Education and Outreach here at the Citadel.

  • Dawn Sadoway
    Vocal Coach
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    Dawn Sadoway
    Vocal Coach

    Dawn is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice in the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University.  She is also an active performer, vocal coach and director.  Her most recent creative work includes: Last Light Above the World: A War Litany – Actor (RES) and Carmen – Assistant Director (Mercury Opera).  Dawn has thoroughly enjoyed working as a Voice and Singing Coach with this exciting group of young actors and would like to thank the very talented Nancy McAlear whose direction continues to inspire actors and creative teams alike.

  • Andrea Schurman
    Stage Manager
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    Andrea Schurman
    Stage Manager

    Citadel credits include The Humans,Million Dollar Quartet, Red, and Intimate Apparel. Recent credits include The Orchard (after Chekhov) (Shaw). PSM of the Charlottetown Festival (Anne of Green Gables, and A Misfortune), and 2 Pianos 4 Hands (Marquis). Andrea has worked from coast to coast with companies including YPT, Canadian Stage, Obsidian,  The Grand, Soulpepper, TPM, Factory, The Globe, Persephone, Mirvish, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Cahoots, Nightwood, Studio 180, Vancouver Playhouse, Neptune, TNB, Tapestry New Opera, and the Stratford Festival.  Upcoming: SM Victory and ASM The Glass Menagerie for the Shaw Festival.

  • Al Gadowsky
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Al Gadowsky
    Assistant Stage Manager

    Previously at the Citadel, Al has assistant stage managed The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage), Crazy For You (Citadel/Theatre Calgary), The Silver Arrow, West Side Story, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and apprentice stage managed Avenue QVenus in Fur, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other credits include Anne of Green Gables, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Road With Dutch Mason, Million Dollar QuartetMamma Mia!, and Glenda’s Kitchen (Charlottetown Festival); La Traviata, Les Feluettes, Turandot and The Merry Widow (Edmonton Opera). Al thanks his family and friends for their continuing love and support.


Tickets & Times for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Runs Nov 17 - Dec 9, 2018
Venue Shoctor Theatre
Ticket Prices Tickets start at $30 plus fees & GST
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