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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. This story is 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.

Our sincere appreciation to show sponsors

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THE  FIGHTING  DAYS
Written by  Wendy Lill
Directed by Melodie Hull      2020

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                Jean-Ann Debrecini ............. Costumes   
Kirsten Taylor (lead),                                           Sanjay Fisk (lead), Melodie Hull .........Lighting Design
    Melodie Hull .......... Set Design                      Nathan Taron (lead), Melodie Hull .... Sound Design

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 
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

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