Shumiatcher Sandbox Series
Midsummer [a play with songs]
By David Greig
Music By Gordon McIntyre
Directed by Michael Scholar, Jr.
Starring Amy Matysio and Clinton Carew
Globe Theatre acknowledges Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher for their generous donation, which enables the bold, imaginative traditions of the series to grow and develop.
A Midsummer's weekend in Edinburgh. It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld. Helena's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's totally out of his league; he's not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Which is, of course, why they do.
Midsummer is the story of a great lost weekend of bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and self-loathing hangovers. This unique production is a collaboration between two renowned Scottish artists: indie rocker Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy fame, and playwright David Greig whose work has been commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company to name a few.
“The most ambitious play writing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe” - The New York Times
**** [4 Stars] “With its gently poignant pop songs and honest humour, it's rough, ready - but still romantic.” - The Globe and Mail
*Warning: this production contains mature content not suitable for persons 18 and under. Please contact the Box Office if you have any questions.
|Michael Scholar, Jr.||Director|
|Jeremy Sauer||Musical Director|
|Crystal L. Spicer||Set Designer|
|Patrick James||Lighting Designer|
|Emma Williams||Costume Designer|
|Paul DeJong||Dialect Coach|
|Amanda Smart||Stage Manager|
|Amy Matysio | Helena
Based in Saskatchewan, Amy has a long history as an artist with the Globe Theatre. She is thrilled to be making her return in Midsummer, having been away since her celebrated performance in The Syringa Tree. Among her numerous theatre, television and film credits, Amy co-starred in the original Showcase comedy Single White Spenny, which recently garnered her a sixth Canadian Comedy Award nomination. She can also be seen in the hit web comedy inSAYSHAble, which she created, wrote and stars as the title character “Saysha”.
|Clinton Carew | Bob
Clinton Carew is an award winning artist who works in and across the fields of theatre, music and media arts. Midsummer marks his debut at the Globe and his first appearance on stage in the Queen City. Previously in Saskatchewan, he played the old Persephone stage for The Black Rider with November Theatre. After Midsummer, he is off to Calgary to play murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in Ghost River Theatre's Christmas show, Everything is Terribly Nice Here.
|Michael Scholar, Jr. | Director
Born and raised in Regina, Michael attended the University of Regina before graduating from the University of Alberta. He is the Founding Artistic Producer of Vancouver’s November Theatre: starring in the acclaimed tour of The Black Rider; writing and performing in the punk extravaganza Hard Core Logo: Live; and writing and directing both Ana for “Hive 3” (2010 Cultural Olympiad) and a chapter of Caravan Farm Theatre’s collective morality project, Everyone. Other directing credits include Fat Pig (Performance Works/Jessie Award Nomination); Humanity and No (Persephone Theatre); I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Arts Club Theatre/Gateway Theatre); 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress (Presentation House); and the Fringe hit Barbie Screams.
|Jeremy Sauer | Musical Director
Jeremy has been playing piano and composing for years. His time at Globe Theatre includes working as their Head of Sound (a role he currently fills), along with numerous sound design and musical credits both on the Main Stage and in the Sandbox Series. Jeremy also freelances as a musician and technician, spending as much time as possible playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.
|Crystal L. Spicer | Set Designer
Crystal L. Spicer is a graduate of the Theatre Production Program at Grant MacEwan College. Design credit highlights include set and lighting design for The Secret Garden and Viva Las Vegas. She has also worked in the areas of stage management, technical direction and production management at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Manitoba Theatre Centre and is currently the Director of Production at Globe Theatre.
|Patrick James | Lighting Designer
This is Patrick James’ first lighting design with the Globe Theatre. Patrick is also the Globe’s production assistant and studio technician for the season. Patrick has previously worked as lighting designer on Two Rooms (Persephone Theatre) and Medea and Transit of Venus (University of Regina). He will also be headed to Theatre Northwest to light their version of Henry and Alice: Into the Wild later on in the season.
|Emma Williams | Costume Designer
Emma has joined the Globe Theatre as the resident costume designer for the 12|13 Season. Hailing from the U.K, she brings with her numerous theatre credits (from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, several touring shows, and world premieres in Canada) as well as a long list of television and film credits. She was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Costume Design (2009) for Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V (RSC).
|Amanda Smart | Stage Manager
Amanda has been a Stage Manager and Designer for over 10 years working across Canada and in Europe. She is an Assistant Director in film and has written, produced and directed a series of shorts in which she was nominated Best New Talent and Outstanding Mentorship at a variety of festivals. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in Art History, as well as a visual artist. She is happy to soon be a new resident of Regina.
Link to the Globe Theatre Blog and read the preview article for Midsummer [a play with songs]
Gold coloured squares represent days with performances. Click on the date to see show times for that date.