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The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

By W.O. Mitchell
Directed by Alan Dilworth

Sep 28, 2011 – Oct 16, 2011
90 minutes, plus one 20 minute intermission

The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon is a classic Canadian comedy by one of Saskatchewan's most beloved writers. Wullie is a small-town prairie shoemaker and avid curler who makes a deal with the Devil in order to win the Brier. The play culminates in a riotous curling match between Wullie MacCrimmon's rink and the Devil's team. See actors land their rocks on cue live on stage!
 

More about the show:

 Theatre Insider: Building The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

 Directing The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon: An interview with Alan Dilworth


Read reviews:

 "Bringing to Life" preview article by Joe Couture, Regina Leader-Post September 22, 2011

 "Globe's Black Bonspiel on the button" review article by Joe Couture, Regina Leader-Post September 30, 2011

 "Review: The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon" review article by Aidan Morgan, prairie dog magazine October 3, 2011

Lee Boyes Macbeth
Mark Claxton Guy Fawkes
Cavan Cunningham Malleable Charlie Brown
Duncan Fisher Judas Iscariot
Neil Foster Pipe-Fitting Charlie Brown
Jerry Franken Wullie MacCrimmon
Maggie Huculak Annie Brown
Christopher Hunt Clock Charlie Brown
Joey Tremblay O. Cloutie
Rylan Wilkie Reverend Pringle
   
Alan Dilworth Director
Robin Fisher Set/Costume Designer
Robert Thomson Lighting Designer
Kim Bujaczek Stage Manager
Stephanie Link Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica McLeod Apprentice Stage Manager


LEE BOYES | Macbeth 
Globe Theatre:
 Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Deadlee (creator, performer) 
Other Theatre: The Pillowman, Zastrozzi (Hectik Theatre) 
Other: Black Bonspiel marks Lee’s debut on the Globe Theatre Main Stage, and he couldn’t be more thrilled. An avid improviser, Lee also performs regularly in his one-man show Leegion, or as an ensemble member with Regina’s Combat Improv. You may also recognize him as the hapless Rider fan who keeps having his keys confiscated by a certain gopher.
 
MARK DAVID CLAXTON | Guy Fawkes 
Globe Theatre:
 Acting: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Assistant Directing: MetamorphosesA Doll's House
Film & Television: Vampire Dog, InSecurity, Grace, Corner Gas 
Upcoming: Robin Hood, this November at the Globe, and Kaleidocycle, June 2012, on the Globe's Shumiatcher Sandbox Stage. 
Other: Mark is a graduate of the 2008 Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory Training Program.
 
CAVAN CUNNINGHAM | Malleable Charlie Brown 
Globe Theatre: 
Amadeus (Orsini-Rosenberg), The Importance of Being Earnest, On The Line
Other Theatre: Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon), The Arts Club Theatre (Vancouver), Theatre Northwest (Prince George), Hoarse Raven Theatre (Vancouver), Pink Ink (Vancouver). 
Film and Television: Cavan has enjoyed a long career in film & television including X-FilesWiseguyThe Englishman's BoyJust FriendsLittle Mosque on the PrairieHungry Hills and most notably as "Mayor Fitzy" for six seasons on Corner Gas
Other: Cavan is pleased to be back on the Globe Theatre’s main stage. He currently lives in Regina with actor/director Kathryn Bracht, and their kids Lina and Jian.
 
DUNCAN FISHER | Judas Iscariot
Globe Theatre:
 A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Jake and the Kid, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan, The Story of Mr. Wright 
Other Theatre: Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). 
Film and Television: Stubblejumper (Da Vid Films); Hybrid (Mind’s Eye);Close to Here (Trilight Ent.); Hard Core Logo II (Foundation Feat.);InSecurity (CBC); Gunderson (Redenbach Ent.) 
Other: Duncan is a graduate of the U of R acting program as well as Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory Training Program.
 
NEIL FOSTER | Pipe- Fitting Charlie Brown 
Globe Theatre:
 A Man For All Seasons, Twelfth Night, The Clean House, Death And The Maiden
Other Theatre: Underneath The Lintel (Vaughan City Playhouse); For This Moment Alone, Seussical, The Last Resort (Theatre Aquarius); The Sound Of Music (Princess Of Wales Theatre); Stuff Happens (Studio 180); The Beard Of Avon, Amadeus, Habeas Corpus (Canadian Stage Co.); Beauty And The Beast, The Foursome (Grand Theatre); Present Laughter (Soulpepper Theatre). 
Film & Television: Dan 4 Mayor, Being Erica, Living In Your Car, Politics Is Cruel, Hello October, Sir John A. The Rivals, This Is Wonderland. 
Other: Neil will be appearing in the upcoming movie The Secrets of Edenand in the upcoming Canadian Premiere of Warhorse at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
 
JERRY FRANKEN | Wullie MacCrimmon 
Globe Theatre: A Christmas Carol, Over the River and Through the Wood, A Doll’s House, Having Hope at Home, Jake and the Kid
Other Theatre: Buck Mitchell in Old Love, JD Blacknell in Fire(Lighthouse Festival); The Man in Scorched (The Tarragon Theatre and subsequent tour); Patric in Half Life (Theatre Aquarius); Vonnegut in And So It Goes (Factory Theatre); The Artist in Homage (2b theatre); three seasons with Stratford Shakespeare Festival. 
Other: Jerry has been an actor and director in Canadian theatre for more than 40 years. He is happy to be back in Regina, working for the wonderful Globe Theatre. 
 
MAGGIE HUCULAK | Annie Brown 
Globe Theatre: 
The Clean House, The Glass Menagerie, Elizabeth Rex
Other Theatre: Maggie is honoured to have premiered many Canadian plays: Divisidero (Michael Ondaatje); Half Life, The Little Years, Body and Soul (John Mighton); Beating Heart Cadaver, The Piper (Colleen Murphy);Age of Arousal (Linda Griffiths); The Woman in White (Bev Cooper);Tamara (John Krizanc); Lion in the Streets (Judith Thompson); Dr. Dapertutto (Martha Ross); Play Murder (Sky Gilbert). 
Other Recent Theatre: Antigone, Travesties, A Christmas Carol, The Wild Duck (Soulpepper); 4:48 Psychosis (Summerworks); Tout Comme Elle (Necessary Angel). 
Other: Six-time Dora Award nominee, co-creator of Mein (Dora Award),The Betrayal (Chalmers Award); sole narrator of CBC’s epic documentaryCanada: A People’s History
 
CHRISTOPHER HUNT | Clock Charlie Brown 
Globe Theatre: Debut with The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Other Theatre: Blithe Spirit (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, Victoria);Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Calgary); The 39 Steps (Vertigo Theatre); Goodness (Downstage); Mesa (Ghost River Theatre U.K. tour);7 Stories (Canadian Stage, Toronto); Beyond Eden (Vancouver Playhouse); Humble Boy (Citadel Theatre, Edmonton); Stones In His Pockets (Grand Theatre, London); Homeward Bound (Manitoba Theatre Centre). 
Film & Television: Heartland (CBC), Little House On The Prairie (2005),You Know My NameShanghai NoonUpcoming: Dad's Piano (Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary), When That I Was... (The Shakespeare Company, Calgary).
 
JOEY TREMBLAY | O. Cloutie
Globe Theatre:
 Acting: Elephant Wake, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Just So, Twelfth Night, A Man for All Seasons. Directing: The Alice Nocturne, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, O George, Strawberries in January, The Red Priest 
Other Theatre: Saint Carmen of The Main (National Arts Centre and Canadian Stage); Nativity, Romeo & Juliet (National Arts Centre); Plan B(Alberta Theatre Projects); Hamlet, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew(Rivercity Shakespeare Festival); Carmen Angel, The Blue Orphan, The House of Pootsie Plunket, Boy in My Perfect Heaven (Catalyst Theatre); title role in Macbeth (Chinook Theatre); title role in Don Juan (Persephone Theatre). 
Upcoming: Fagan in Oliver!Creation (The National Arts Centre)
 
RYLAN WILKIE | Reverend Pringle 
Globe Theatre: A Doll's House 
Other Theatre: Shakespeare's Dog, East of Berlin, The December Man, Vincent in Brixton, The Blue Light, The Shape of Things, Proof (Alberta Theatre Projects); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary);Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Vertigo Theatre); Nix (The Only Animal); The Edible Woman (PTE); Three Tall Women (MTC); Othello (Shakespeare in the Park).
Film & Television: Secret of the Nutcracker, Blue Smoke, See This Movie, Luster 
Upcoming: Canadian Premiere of ENRON (Theatre Calgary).
 
ALAN DILWORTH | Director 
Globe Theatre:
 Debut with The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Other Theatre: After Akhmatova (Tarragon); The Middle Place(CanStage, Belfry, GCTC, Passe Muraille); The Great Mountain (Red Sky); Iphigenia at Aulis (SummerWorks); If We Were Birds (Tarragon);The Gladstone Variations, Autoshow (Convergence); The Unforgetting, ma jolie (Belltower Theatre); Measure For Measure, Cymbeline, The Bundle, Phedre (Theatre@York).
Upcoming: The Bundle (Ryerson); Thinking of Yu (ATP); The Great Mountain (YPT); Crash (Passe Muraille); The Edward Bond Festival.
Other: Alan is thrilled to be working at the Globe Theatre with this extraordinary cast and creative team. Alan is co-artistic director of Sheep No Wool and co-founder of Belltower Theatre.
 
ROBIN FISHER | Set & Costume Designer 
Globe Theatre:
 Debut with The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon 
Other Theatre: Set & Costume Design: A Year with Frog and Toad(Young Peoples Theatre); Cinderella (Canadian Opera Company); The Syringa Tree (Great Canadian Theatre Company); The Little Prince (The Grand Theatre); The Tempest (The Canadian Stage Company); The Ends of the Earth (The Belfry Theatre); I, Claudia (Theatre & Co./Segal Centre). Set Design: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (YPT); The Danish Play(Nightwood/Aveny-T Denmark). Costume Design: The Cherry Orchard(Soulpepper). 
Upcoming: Robin will be costume designer for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Western Canada Theatre) and The Rez Sisters(Factory Theatre). 
Other: Robin is the recipient of a Dora Mavor Moore award for best costumes for 36 Views (Actors Repertory Company).
 
ROBERT THOMSON | Lighting Designer 
Globe Theatre: 
Debut with The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Most Recently: The Homecoming, Dangerous Liaison (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Krapp’s Last Tape, Hughie (Goodman Theatre-Chicago); Fernando Krapp Wrote Me This Letter, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message…(Canadian Stage); August: Osage County (Citadel Theatre);Bluebeard’s Castle, Erwartung (Seattle Opera) 
Other Theatre: 10 seasons designing, Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Resident Lighting Designer for 12 seasons, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet (National Ballet of Canada); 24 seasons designing, 10 years as Head of Lighting Design, Picnic, St. Joan, Cavalcade (Shaw Festival). 
Other: Sterling Award: Robert Lepage’s Bluebeard's Castle; four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. 
 
KIM BUJACZEK | Stage Manager 
Globe Theatre: 
A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Jake and the Kid, Honk!, The Syringa Tree, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, The Clean House, George Dandin, Cinderella 
Other Theatre: Wingfield Lost and Found, The Wizard of Oz (Citadel Theatre); Onegin, An Italian Straw Hat, Cinderella, The Nutcracker (The National Ballet of Canada); John Gabriel Borkman (Soulpepper Theatre Company); Leo (Great Canadian Theatre Company). 
Other: Kim is a graduate of the University of Regina’s Stage Management and Technical Theatre program. 
Upcoming: The 39 Steps, Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily (Globe Theatre)
 
STEPHANIE LINK | Assistant Stage Manager 
Globe Theatre:
 Debut with The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon 
Other Theatre: Schwartz’s: The Musical, Paradise by the River, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged, The Madonna Painter, Michel & ti-Jean, Death and the Maiden, With Bated Breath, Doubt: A Parable (Centaur Theatre Co.);The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Mending Fences (E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts); As You Like It (Repercussion Theatre Co.); Willy Wonka Jr. (Broadway North Theatre Co.) 
Other: Steph is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. 
 
JESSICA MCLEOD | Apprentice Stage Manager 
Globe Theatre: 
Debut with The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Other Theatre: Stage Manager: Z-Day: The Anthem for the Post Zombie Apocalypse (Victoria Pick of the Fringe 2010); Wreckage, The Unusual Case of Senor Morton (Phoenix Theatre @ UVic); Assistant Stage Manager: A Streetcar Named Desire (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Apprentice Stage Manager: Vanessa, Cenerentola (Pacific Opera Victoria)
Upcoming: Carmen (Pacific Opera Victoria), Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily(Globe Theatre) 
Other: Jessica received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Theatre Department at the University of Victoria, 2010. She has studied at the Banff Centre, and recently became part farmer.

 

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