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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Director JONATHAN HARRIS and Ensemble Cast member and Dramaturge GEORGE DUTCH discuss the play with RABBI BULKA on “Sunday Night Live With Rabbi Bulka”, July 12, 2015 on 580 CFRA radio. LISTEN TO THE FULL DISCUSSION

Message from the Director JONATHAN HARRIS on the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s website about staging the play. READ THE BLOG

Review of the play by Rajka Stefanovska for the Capital Critics Circle. READ THE REVIEW

Ottawa Magazine’s article by Amy Allen and Matt Harrison about the play, featured in the Weekender of “6 things to do on the weekend”. READ THE ARTICLE

Ottawa Life Magazine’s article by Kate Tenenhouse about the play “9th Hour Brings Comedy and Conflict to the Stage” READ THE ARTICLE

Review of the play by Jennifer Hartley for Ottawa Life Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

Review of the play by Jennifer Cavanagh for Apartment 613. READ THE REVIEW

Review by Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for Herd Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

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