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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Ian Farthing – Artistic Advisor

We are pleased to announce that IAN FARTHING has been appointed as 9th Hour Theatre Company’s Artistic Advisor.

Ian is a freelance director, actor and writer. He served for 9 years as Artistic Director of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario. In 2014, he was honored with the Capital Critics Circle Audrey Ashley Award for “the excellence of his continuing contribution to theatre”. He is also an Associate Artist at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver.

In 2013, Ian starred in Jesus, My Boy by John Dowie in a St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival production presented by 9th Hour Theatre Company in Ottawa and Chesterville, Ontario. Ian also performed in 9th Hour’s Hear My Song fundraiser for street engaged youth in 2014. Ian Farthing

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