The Great Divorce

ABOUT THE SHOW

An adaptation from the novel by C.S. Lewis, the story follows the journey of a soul from a desolate, dark, and ever expanding metropolis, to a magical bus ride then on to a country of transcendent appeal, terrifying spirits radiating with light, and harsh magnificent terrain. The assorted characters (fellow bus passengers along the journey) have difficulty adjusting to their surroundings and coming to terms with their condition, all with diverse experiences and perspectives shaping their varied reactions to such a mysterious place.

SHOW TIMES

The Great Divorce was part of the 2014 Season “Discussion Series”. All performances took place July 24 – August 9, 2014 in repertoire with The Screwtape Letters at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, located at 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario.

THE ADAPTATION

This world premiere original adaptation was developed by: JONATHAN HARRIS with help from NICHOLAS AMOTT, ELIZABETH CHANT, GEORGE DUTCH, ROBIN GUY, JEFF LEFEBVRE, ELLEN MANCHEE, PAUL WASHER, and with special thanks to LORI JEAN HODGE, MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU, & SARAH NIEMAN.

THE ARTISTIC TEAM

CAROLINE BALDWIN (Set & Properties Coordinator) JONATHAN HARRIS (Artistic Director) | TERI LORETTO-VALENTIK (Artistic Consultant) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Designer) | ANDREW PALANGIO (Sound Designer) | JESSICA ROUSSEAU (Costume Designer) | MARGARET SMITH (Composer) | JOHN SOLMAN (Lighting Designer) | MISHELLE STOTT (Hair & Make-up Designer)

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

FLO ALEXANDER (Production Assistant) | CHRYSTAL CANN (Associate Producer) | DALE COBURN (Set Builder) | DARREN EMERY (Rehearsal Assistant) | LIAM GOSSON (Costume Assistant) | VICTORIA SALTER (Production Photographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | BETSY JOHNSON (Front-of-House Manager) | EVELYN JOST (Hospitality Coordinator) | LOGAN MILLER (Publicity Manager) | SARAH NIEMAN (Stage Manager) | SARAH STAPLETON (Backstage Assistant) | MISHELLE STOTT (Reception Coordinator) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Manager)

THE ENSEMBLE CAST

NICHOLAS AMOTT | ELIZABETH CHANT | GEORGE DUTCH | ROBIN GUY | JEFF LEFEBVRE | ELLEN MANCHEE | PAUL WASHER

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Pre-Show Discussion

GODSPELL PRE-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Please join us before the performance for a 35 minute facilitated discussion with guest panelists about some of the show’s relevant themes.

March 9 at 6:30pm – Bad news, “fake news”, what’s the good news?

March 10 at 6:30pm – “Give to the poor!” But will the poor always be among us?

Guest panelist: MOIRA DAVIS (Ottawa Innercity Ministries)

March 13 at 6:30pm – “Love your enemies!” But how?

Guest panelist: RABBI BULKA (Congregation Machzikei Hadas)

March 14 at 6:30pm – “Love your enemies!” But how?

Guests panelist: Reverend Dr. Anthony Bailey (Parkdale United Church)

March 16 at 6:30pm – “Give to the poor!” But will the poor always be among us?

Guest panelist: MOIRA DAVIS (Ottawa Innercity Ministries)

March 17 at 6:30pm – Bad news, “fake news”, what’s the good news?

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