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THE  FIGHTING  DAYS

Written by  Wendy Lill

Directed by Melodie Hull      2020

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CAST

Jelena Jensen ........... Francis Marion Beynon             Alison Platt .............. Lilly Beynon

Nathaniel Leigh ......  George McNair                          Anita Wishart ...........Wolfwillow  

Candice Fisk ............ Nellie McClung                          Kathleen Simon ......  Western Sister

Sandy Ashby ........... Sunflower/Anonymous                        

Amanda Casey .......  Chucklehead/Anonymous                

Candace Wilson .....  Prairie Woman/Anonymous

Rhonda Sheridan ...  Sunbeam/Lonely-at-Home/Anonymous

PRODUCTION CREW

Gordon Sheridan ....... Producer                     Margaret Gilmour ...................... Prompter

Lorraine Harvey ......... Stage Manager           Barry Coulter ............................. Photography

Kirsten Taylor ............. Poster Design                    

Kirsten Taylor (lead), Melodie Hull ... Set Design
Jean-Ann Debrecini .... Costumes               

Jean-Ann Debrecini, Sheila Schell (leads), Lorraine Harvey,

                                      Ellen Johnson , Dawn Storgaard ............................... Costume Team 

Lorraine Harvey (lead), Sandy Ashby, Heather Begin,

                                       Beth Crawley, Greg Ross, Rhonda Sheridan ........... Stage Crew 

Sanjay Fisk (lead), Melodie Hull ...................................................................... Lighting Design

Nathan Taron (lead), Melodie Hull .................................................................. Sound Design
Rhonda Sheridan (lead), Jean-Ann Debrecini,

                                       Lorraine Harvey, Melodie Hull, Kathleen Simon ..... Properties

Melodie Hull (lead)...................................................................... Collage Historical Research

Melodie Hull (lead), Nathaniel Leigh, Allison Platt, Parker Sheridan,

                Rhonda Sheridan, Kathleen Simon .......................... . Collage Submissions

Melodie Hull (lead), Sandy Ashby, Arisa Matsui, Kirsten Taylor,

                        Nathaniel Leigh, Anita Wishart .......................... Collage Preparation

Peter Schalk (lead), Dave Hall, Thom McCaughey,

                                      Kelly Reekie, Barry Wood ...................... Set Construction

Jason Zimmer ................................................................................ Finishing Carpenter

Melodie Hull (lead), Sandy Ashby, Heather Begin,

                Beth Crawley, Alexander Gilmour,

                   Allison Platt, Anita Wishart, Kirsten Taylor ............. Set Painters
Margaret Gilmour (lead), Bev Raymond, Krystal Wills ............. Concession

Harriet Pollock (lead), Marge Kemp, Jim Cameron .................... Front of House

ORIGINAL MUSIC for set changes, dance and song:  'Winding road to Wattsburg' and 'Mrs. B's Waltz'  by Barry Coulter and Christina Blaskovich

Synopsis:  set in Winnipeg during 1910-1917. The play focuses on the life and work of Francis Marion Beynon, a Manitoba journalist and political activist.
    A play about the polarities of public and private lives, and about issues of racism and pacifism within the women's movement, The Fighting Days deals with timeless moral concerns. Francis Beynon, says the playwright, "gave up everything for her beliefs and one can only hope the world's a better place for it.