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Meet the Cast
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Melodie has been involved in community theatre for many years and in many capacities. She's been an entertainer in a variety of venues. Directing is just another step on her personal, creative journey through life. She has some experience directing, but this is her first full dramatic production.
as Francis Marion Beynon
Jelena is excited to be back for another show! This is her fourth consecutive season acting with CCT. You may have seen her recently over at the Key City Theatre, tap dancing in Anything Goes! She loves to tell stories on stage and making the audience feel things.
This is Allison’s stage debut, and she is blessed to be experiencing it with such a spectacular cast and crew! She is grateful for their patience, guidance, and expertise. On the surface, this play resonates with the equity-seeking activist in her, but the true story comes from the personal and heart-felt relationships between the characters.
as Sunflower & Anonymous #4
Sandy has been volunteering with CCT for the past three years. She usually works behind the scenes but this year she is on stage and excited about the play!
as Sunbeam, Lonely-at-home & Anonymous #2
Making her second appearance on stage, Rhonda is very honoured to have been cast in this incredibly important play. Outside of Cranbrook theatre she enjoys spending time with her family, paddling, hiking, board games, crafting and volunteering. Native to Ontario, she is very grateful to her theatre family for the warm welcome to the East Kootenay’s and to her incredible family who
have made participation in two productions and being a mom possible.
This is Anita’s third theatrical experience onstage and her second with The Cranbrook Community Theatre. You may have seen her as Miss Manners or singing with The Belles and Whistles at last summer’s Chautauqua. She thanks the director and all the cast and crew for their support and encouragement.
Gordon Sheridan is not new to producing--but he is new to producing plays. He took up the challenge when Director Melodie Hull asked him to produce. They had met in a chance encounter at the Summer Sounds concert series in Rotary Park.
as Nellie McClung
Since her reintroduction to the stage last year as 'Joy' in The Tin Woman, Candice has jumped into the theatre community with both feet! She danced in Chicago last winter, costumed Mount Baker Secondary School's production of Mamma Mia (Spring 2019) and then went straight back into rehearsals as Dance Captain for Anything Goes.
Nathaniel has been a performer almost his entire life. Hailing from Nanaimo BC, Nate first got a taste for the theatre performing skits around to campfire with the members of Scouts Canada.
Eventually that led him to performing in Elementary school plays and with an after-school theatre company, Red Room Studio. He spent two years in Vancouver Island University’s theatre program.
as Chucklehead & Anonymous #1
This is Amanda’s first appearance on the CCT stage. She is honoured to be a part of
this portrayal of a pivotal piece of Canadian history. Fresh off the SS American in Anything Goes, Amanda is eternally grateful to her wonderful husband and two children for their patience while she indulges her creative pursuits.
as Western Sister
Kathleen Simon is taking part in her second season with CCT. In addition to her small part as "Western Sister" in this production, she is the assistant to the props person and dresser for "Nellie".
as Prairie Woman &
'Winter' is long. Take on a challenge. Signed: New to the Theatre.
Enjoying participating in a play about 'Strong Women'. Working for "a voice" at a time it wasn't acceptable to have an outspoken opinion.