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The Post Office ()

Produced by

Pleiades Theatre

Playwright: Rabindranath Tagore
Translator: Julie Mehta
Director: John Van Burek

Venue

The Berkeley Street Theatre – Downstairs Theatre

Run

May 7th, 2011 – June 4th, 2011

Synopsis

The Post Office is one of the world’s most enduring and enchanting works, reflecting the profound wisdom and humanity of its author, Rabindranath Tagore. Using the grave illness of a young boy as his inspiration, Tagore embarks on a spiritual journey that strips away life’s many encumbrances to take us to those places of timeless and universal truth. Written in Bengali in 1911, this jewel of a play is practically unknown in Canada. Poetic and deeply moving, far-reaching and universal in scope, this story is ideally suited for serious adults and curious children. Tagore (1861 – 1941) is still considered the Poet Laureate of India and in 1913, he was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. This play offers a glimpse into Tagore’s enormous understanding of the human spirit. (pleiadestheatre.org)


Cast

Mina James Amal
Patricia Marceau Curdseller / Headman / Boy
Sam Moses Old Man / Fakir
Errol Sitahal Healer / Boy / Royal Messenger
Dylan Scott Smith Watchman / Boy / Royal Healer
Sugith Varughese Madhab Dutta
Jennifer Villaverde Suda / Boy

Creative Team

Rabindranath Tagore Playwright
Julie Mehta Translator
John Van Burek Director
Hari Krishnan Choreographer
Teresa Przybylski Set Designer
Milan Shahani Costume Designer
Debashis Sinha Musical Composer
Debashis Sinha Musical Director
Robert Thomson Lighting Designer
Eugenia Catroppa Costume Design Assistant

Production

Bill Jamieson Stage Manager
Janet Gregor Assistant Stage Manager
Doug Morum Technical Director
Doug Morum Production Manager
David Hoekstra Property Master
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Erin Birkenbergs Assistant Production Manager
Erin Birkenbergs Assistant Technical Director
Anna Treusch Props Assistant
Mattea Kennedy Scenic Artist
Brendan Gilhuly Scenic Carpenter
Shruti Kothari Assistant to the Director
Julie Cichon Costume Construction for Curd Seller
Orenda Cahill Dresser
Cylla von Tiedemann Production Photographer
Dylan Scott Smith Dance Captain