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A Tender Thing ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Ben Power
Director: Michael Shamata


The Michael Young Theatre


August 14th - 18th, 2014


August 14th, 2014 – October 1st, 2014


Another Romeo and another Juliet in a strikingly different love story.

In this deeply moving re-working of Shakespeare’s text, an elderly Romeo and Juliet reminisce on their lives together, reveling in the joys of love while charting a course through the inevitable passage of time, aging, and the final stages of life.

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” (


Nancy Palk Juliet
Joseph Ziegler Romeo

Creative Team

Ben Power Playwright
Michael Shamata Director
Shawn Kerwin Set Designer
Shawn Kerwin Costume Designer
Michael Walton Lighting Designer
Richard Lam Sound Designer
Mike Ross Composer
Monica Dottor Choreographer


Arwen MacDonell Stage Manager
Maria Costa Stage Manager
Emily Mewett Assistant Stage Manager
Kelly McEvenue Alexander Coach


Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Wig's Running
Erika Connor Lead Wardrobe Coordinator
Joanne Lamberton Cutter
Barbara Nowakowski First Hand
Emma Zulkoskey Dresser
Lisa Summers Scenic Painter
Paul Boddum Scenic Painter
Will Sutton Carpenter
Tracy Taylor Props Buyer
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Ellie Furtney Wardorbe Intern
Greg Poulin Production Manager
Mike Ledermueller Technical Director
Andrew Hillman Associate Technical Director
Andrew Leeke Associate Technical Director
Evan Bonnah-Hawkes Assistant Technical Director
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Duncan Johnstone Head Scenic Artist
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Erika Connor Acting Head of Wardrobe