Main Stage

The Last Wife - The contemporary retelling of the only surviving wife of King Henry VIII.

By Kate Hennig
Directed by Anita Rochon

Mar 1, 2017 – Mar 19, 2017
2 hours and 20 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission

A contemporary take on the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, politics, and women’s rights. Kate Parr is a rising star in a world of intense competition but her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and could send her to an early grave. Does Kate follow her heart and risk her life to stand for her convictions? And what kind of future is there for her children if she makes a crucial mistake?

 

Recommended for patrons 14 years of age and up.

CAST  
Oliver Becker Henry
Jaire Olmos Eddie
Donny Ready Thom
Sabryn Rock Kate
Robyn Sanderson Bess
Anna Seibel Mary
   
CREATIVE  
Anita Rochon Director
Laura Gardner Set Designer
Mara Gottler Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Jeremy Sauer Composer and Sound Designer
Ryland Alexander Fight Director
Devon Bonneau Assistant Lighting Designer
Liz Campbell Stage Manager
Liz King Assistant Stage Manager

 

CAST  

Oliver Becker | Henry

Globe Theatre: The Secret Mask, Private Lives.

Other Theatre: The Last Wife (Belfry Theatre/Great Canadian Theatre Company); Red (Belfry Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); God of Carnage (Vancouver Playhouse/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Hosanna, Zastrozzi, Cyrano de Bergerac, Macbeth (Stratford Festival); The Pillowman, Frozen, Twelfth Night (Citadel Theatre); The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Flood Thereafter, The Weir (Canadian Stage); Macbeth (The Grand Theatre); Hamlet, La Ronde, The Bear (Soulpepper Theatre); A Whistle in the Dark (Company Theatre); Sideman, Soldier’s Heart (Tarragon Theatre); The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum (Factory Theatre); Playboy of the Western World (Shaw Festival).

Film and Television: The Girlfriend Experience, Bitten, Reign, Man Seeking Woman, Rookie Blue, Rent A Goalie, The Line, X- Files, MacGyver.

Other: Studied French in Katimavik, pastry making in Montreal and theatre in Vancouver. Wonderful to be back at Globe! To theatre lovers!

Jaire Olmos | Eddie

Globe Theatre: Michael Banks in Mary Poppins

Other Theatre: The Little Drummer Boy (Conexus Art Centre; Catholic High School Christmas Concert); Wooing Wed Widing Hood (St. Dominic Savio Elementary School); Numerous Broadway recitals and choir concerts with the Halcyon Chamber Choir, Per Sonatori, Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus.

Film and Television: Chokeslam

Other: Jaire attends Broadway singing and piano lessons with Hart Godden, as well as dances with Youth Ballet and Class Act Studios. Jaire also enjoys any kind of sport, a good adventure and learning new things.

Donny Ready | Thom

Globe Theatre: Root, Hog, or Die, COPE (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Beirut (Hectik Theatre); The Odd Couple, Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre); Re/Measure (University of Regina).

Other: Donny holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the 2016 Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory. Love to my friends, family, University professors, Conservatory instructors, Dawn, Chancz, and the rest of the Globe team. Special thanks to Ruth for her guidance and support during this incredible journey, what a year it has been.

Sabryn Rock | Kate

Globe Theatre: Just So, Honk!

Other Theatre: Passing Strange, Once On This Island, Caroline, or Change for which she received a Dora nomination (Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre); Waiting for the Parade (Alberta Theatre Projects); Love Songs: a Diatribe (The Golden Apple Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, The Merchant of Venice (Stratford Festival); Ruined (Obsidian Theatre/Nightwood Theatre).

Film and Television: Black Mirror, The Strain, Saving Hope; recurring role on the acclaimed Starz series The Girlfriend Experience produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Other: Sabryn is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre in Stratford and the Actors’ Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre. Thank you so much to my ever supportive family and my wonderful fiancé Paul. To Kate for writing this play, Anita for your solid guidance and to strong women throughout history. Mom, this one’s for you.

Robyn Sanderson | Bess

Globe Theatre: Debut (Main Stage); The Fusion Project 2011 (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other Theatre: Snowbirds (Menagerie Productions); Philistines, The Actor’s Nightmare, Audience, Backstory, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Much Ado About Nothing, Schoolhouse (University of Regina); As You Like It, Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).

Upcoming: Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Regina Fringe Festival 2017).

Other: Robyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the 2016 Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory. She is thrilled to be making her Main Stage debut and hopes you enjoy the show!

Anna Seibel | Mary

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Hedda Gabler, Strawberries in January (Persephone Theatre); Chickens (Station Arts Centre); Two Corpses Go Dancing (Live Five/Two Unruly Gentlemen); Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).

Film and Television: Patient 62, The Tinwife.

Upcoming: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Live Five/Theatre Naught); Theatre in the Park (Sum Theatre).

Other: Anna is a graduate of the 2016 Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan.

   
CREATIVE  

Anita Rochon | Director

Globe Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

Other Theatre: In Like a Lion, Little Brother, Little Sister (Caravan Farm Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Studio 58); Cymbeline (Bard on the Beach); East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood (Theatre Replacement); Initiation Trilogy (Electric Company Theatre); Éxtra-Céleste (Théâtre la Seizième); KISMET one to one hundred (The Chop Theatre).

Upcoming: Alice Munro Stories (Belfry Theatre).

Other: Anita is the Artistic Co-Director of The Chop Theatre in Vancouver. She is a graduate of Studio 58 (Acting) and the National Theatre School of Canada (Directing). Anita was awarded the Ray Michal Prize for an Outstanding Body of Work by a New Director, the Siminovitch Protégé prize (nominated by Kim Collier) and a Mayor’s Arts Award.

Laura Gardner | Set Designer

Globe Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: Peter and the Starcatcher

Other Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre); Lady Windermere’s Fan, Mad About Munsch, An Ideal Husband (George Brown College); Les Zinspirées 3D (Théâtre Français de Toronto); Parade (Theatre Sheridan); Cunning Little Vixen (Glenn Gould School); Set Designer: Alcina (Glenn Gould School); Kitchen Radio (Blyth Festival); Jesus Christ Superstar (Hart House Theatre); Costume Designer: Emily’s Piano (Young People’s Theatre); Chess (Theatre Sheridan); Canada 3000 (Watermark Theatre); New Jerusalem (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); Stylist: Second City Toronto; Life, Death and the Blues (Theatre Passe Muraille).

Other: www.lauragardnerdesign.ca

Mara Gottler | Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

Other Theatre: Artistic Associate, founding member and resident costume designer for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, with seventy design credits there; La Tempête (Ex Machina/la nation Huronne-Wendat) and Le Rossignol (Ex Machina/Canadian Opera Company/Aix en Provence/ Nederlands Opera), both with Robert Lepage; The King of the Yees (National Arts Centre/Gateway Theatre); Baskerville (Arts Club Theatre Company); Kosmic Mambo (Studio 58); Big Bad (Boca del Lupo); The Duchess (Ruby Slippers Theatre).

Other: Mara has received numerous Jessie Richardson and Dora Mavor Moore Awards and has been twice shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize. Her work has also been featured in two World Stage Design exhibitions and catalogues.

Louise Guinand | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher, Million Dollar Quartet, The Secret Mask, The Drowning Girls, Much Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, Pride and Prejudice, The 39 Steps, Honk! (2010, 2002), Marion Bridge, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, A Christmas Carol, Just So, Cinderella, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Proof.

Other Theatre: Louise has created lighting designs for over five hundred shows. Some recent credits include All My Sons (Stratford Festival); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Her Search For God, The Dance of Death (Shaw Festival); The Wizard of Oz (Young People’s Theatre); The Lion in Winter (The Grand Theatre); The Comedy of Errors (Western Canada Theatre).

Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (Stratford Festival); Dancing at Lughnasa (Shaw Festival).

Other: Louise is a graduate of Queen’s University and the National Theatre School and a recipient of the Dora Award for Aspects of Love.

Jeremy Sauer | Composer, Sound Designer

Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Composer and Sound Designer: Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Salt-Water Moon, Sleeping Beauty; Sound Designer: Becky’s New Car, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, A Doll’s House, The Alice Nocturne, Doubt, a Parable, Girl in The Goldfish Bowl, Death and the Maiden; Musician: Mesa; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Musician, Composer: Fusion III; Composer, Sound Designer: A Soldier’s War, A Thirst Undone, Hot Little Hands; Musician, Arranger: Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Marg Szkaluba - Pissy’s Wife; Co-creator, Performer: The Unforeseen Journey of Nathaniel Dunbar.

Other: Jeremy is a pianist and composer, who spends much of his time playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.

Ryland Alexander | Fight Director

Globe Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty.

Other Theatre: Fight Direction: August: Osage County (Citadel Theatre); Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park); Selected Directing Credits: Kafka’s Monkey (The Golden Apple Theatre); Jack and Jill: Deconstruct (The System Theatre); Monster (The Greenwich Playhouse); RENT: Highschool Edition (Teens at the Turn Festival); Baby Britain (Working Titles Festival); Selected Acting Credits: As You Like It, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Billy Bishop Goes to War (The Golden Apple Theatre); Keeping Peace (Surreal SoReal Theatre).

Film and Television: The Adventure Club, Chokeslam, Big Muddy, Wolfcop, Step Dogs, Stranded, 13 Eerie, Hemorrhage, Blood in the Water, The Englishman’s Boy, Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.

Upcoming: Fight Direction for Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre).

Liz Campbell | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Grand Hotel, Sweet Charity, A Man of No Importance, A Doll’s House, Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan); There’s a Burglar in my Bed, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Touch and Go, Stag and Doe, Lights, Camera…Christmas!, Lend Me a Tenor, A Bedfull of Foreigners, A Christmas Carol, The Cemetery Club, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Hotbed Hotel, Not Now Darling, Wife Begins at Forty, The Sensuous Senator, The Odd Couple and The Long Weekend (Upper Canada Playhouse); Clybourne Park, Our Class, Parade, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish Productions); The 39 Steps (Thousand Islands Playhouse); as well as various credits at Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, SilverMist Productions and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.

Other: Liz is excited to be joining Globe Theatre and would like to thank her husband for all his love and support.

Liz King | Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing.

Other Theatre: Selected credits include A Christmas Story, Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Trout Stanley (Persephone Theatre); Pericles, The Physicists (Stratford Festival); Richard II (YXE Shakespeare Lab); Othello (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Oliver! (Drayton Entertainment); King Lear (Theatre Naught).

Upcoming: Key Change (Globe Theatre); Hand to God (Arts Club Theatre Company).

Other: Outside of the theatre Liz is an avid cross-stitcher and London Fog connoisseur. For Nathan and for Riley for always.

 

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