Les Belles Soeurs PosterBy Michel Tremblay 

English Translation by:                 John Van Burek & Bill Glassco 

Directed by: Darlene Spencer

Performances: March 8-11, 1995

Venue: Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall

           

In 1968 when Les Belles Soeurs by Québecois playwright Micael Tremblay was first produced, it causes something ofa scandal. The realistic portrayal of a neighbourhood group of women much like those the young Tremblay would have known himself, outraged its first audiences. Who would dare to show the often crude and always poignant truths of these women's lives? The English translation, by Bill Glassco and John Van Burek, faithfully captures the tension between these delightful characters.

The play is about Germaine Lauzon, who, having won a million stamps (much lik Zeller's club Z points) invites her sisters and neighbours to help her glue the stamps into the books which she will turn in ti redeem her prizes. As the evening progresses, jealousies, loyalties, odes to bingo, and the occasional vulgar tet-a-tet climax in an all-out war.

 

 

         

Cast

Jennifer Anderson – Rhéauna Bibeau

Stephanie Argano – Lise Paquette

Kristen Burke – Marie-Agne Brouilletee

Kristy Campbell – Ginette Ménard

Shar Deaumude – Angéline Sauvé

Donna Marie DeLorey – Neighbour

Lesley Dowey - Gabrielle Jodoin

Shannon Harrigan - Pierette Guérin

Sharon Kelly – Rose Ouimet

Krista Paige Little – Lisette de Courval

Julie MacLeod – Germaine Lauzon

Kristine Mahler – Linda Lauzon

Jennifer Mahoney – Olivine Dubuc

Leanna Nash – Thérèse Dubuc

Kim Powell – Des-Neiges Verrette

Tara Terrick – Yvette Longpré

Creative Team

Director – Darlene Spencer

Set Design – William Chesney

Costume Design – Jocelyne Sobeski

Lighting Design – Al Anderson

Assistant Light Design – Bruce Rorrison

​Production Team

Production Stage Manager – Lucy Reus

Head of Properties – Linda Patton

Make-up Consultant – Maureen Greenstein

Electrician/ Light Board Operator – Patrick Meyers

Head Carpenter – Calvin Sweers

Production Assistant – Mike Haltrecht

Assistant Stage Managers – Diane Flynn, Heather Roberts

Sound Effects – Joey Morin

Sound Board Operator – Karen Gladding

Wardrobe Assistant – Megan Leef, Alkan Emin

Properties Assistant – Tim Gentle

Carpentry/ Paint Crew – Teresa Dunat, Michael MacDonald, Laura Pattison, Mary Slimmon

Paint/ Carpentry Crew – Anne Miller, Allison Oleszkowicz

Dresser – Elizabeth Barratt

Make-up – Danielle Ament, Andrea Renaud

Flyman/ Caretaker/ Program Cartoonist – Richard Schweitzer

Publicity – Joyce Hahn

Photographer – Chris Hughes

Technical Director, Drama – Alex Kordics

Special Thanks

Chad Cronkwright

Jonathan Goad

Haum

Tim Jackson

Margaret Little

Jen Orange

Dave Pitt

Theatre Sheridan Props Dept.

Marion Smith

The Sudburians

Terry Tremeer