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Barrel Crank ()

Produced by

Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Erin Shields
Director: Rose Plotek


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


August 9th, 2012 – August 18th, 2012


A thrilling ride over the precipice of Niagara Falls in the barrel of Annie Edson Taylor – the first person to go over the falls and survive to tell the tale.  Equally acrobatic and poetic, this vaudevillian romp brings the many contradictions of Niagara Falls to light (Summerworks 2012 Festival Program)


Deanna Jones MC Hicks / Various
Muoi Nene Carlisle / Various
Amy Nostbakken Annie Edson Taylor
Trent Pardy Frank Tussy Russell

Creative Team

Erin Shields Playwright
Rose Plotek Director
Natasha Pedros Artistic Contributor
Ernest Harris Jr. Media Designer
Ernest Harris Jr. Set Designer
Joe Lapinski Sound Designer
Joe Lapinski Composer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Michael Greves Costume Designer


John Press Piano Play


Carla Ritchie Stage Manager
Melissa Convery Apprentice Stage Manager
Erin Birkenbergs Technical Director
Natasha Pedros Graphic Designer
Jeff Ott Barrel Builder


David Fisher Mainspace Technician
James Plouffe Venue Technician