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December 15 - 23, 2021

Making Spirits Bright

A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King
and
A Voice For Christmas by W.O. Mitchell

Two short stories adapted for the stage in the tradition of live radio plays

Globe Theatre’s, Making Spirits Bright, will remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas. In the spirit of old-fashioned radio plays, we present the world premieres by this country’s beloved writers.

The show begins with a rendition of Thomas King’s popular story, A Coyote Solstice Tale. This sweet, heartfelt, and comedic journey follows Coyote as he learns that finding peace and goodwill during the holiday season always begins with family and friends.

As the reading transitions to A Voice for Christmas by beloved Canadian author, W.O. Mitchell, it continues the underlying message of the importance of family during the holiday season. Set in the 1940’s, a young boy has one Christmas wish – to talk to his father for the first time since he was sent off to war. This timeless Saskatchewan tale of family, love, and perseverance will remind us to never take connection for granted.

Making Spirits Bright will be Globe Theatre’s take on a live radio show, where we will get the opportunity to premier these classic stories for the first time ever on stage.

Patrons who choose to experience the live readings in person will find themselves at the cozy Artesian, where these beloved stories will come to life with the creativity of a company of actors, who together will create a full score of sound effects.

A story that will entertain children, parents, and grandparents – it is a fun holiday activity for the whole family.

Cast and
Creative Team

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Skyler Anderson

Moose, Cashier (Coyote) | Jake (Voice)

Kris Alvarez

Narrator (Coyote) | Ma (Voice)

Sarah Bergbusch

Otter (Coyote) | Kid (Voice)

Sierra Haynes

Kid/Reindeer (Coyote)

Ruaridh MacDonald

Coyote (Coyote) | Narrator (Voice)

Jennifer Brewin

Artistic Director, Director, Costume Designer

Megan Speakman

Stage Manager

Kenilee Kehler

Director of Production and Set Designer

Michael Wanless

Head of Sound and Sound Designer

Devon Bonneau

Technical Director and Lighting Designer

Mackenzy Vida

Headpiece Designer