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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Candles Are For Burning Theatre & Music

Playwright: Oliver Choinière
Translator: Caryl Churchill
Director: Steven McCarthy


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


March 27th, 2012 – April 8th, 2012


In this nightmarish play, three Walmart employees retell a pair of tales ripped from the tabloids. In one, Celine Dion temporarily retires from singing in Las Vegas; in the other, a Celine fan named Isabelle is tortured horribly by her own family. Caro, an outcast cashier who believes her body is turning inside out, conducts her colleagues’ recital from a microphone as gradually the two stories bleed together like the pages of a newspaper left out in the rain. A disturbing tale about the powerless and the power of love that probes our society’s interconnected obsessions with gruesome crimes and celebrity gossip. (


Delphine Bienvenu Oracle
Jean Robert Bourdage Manager
Trent Pardy Display Assistant
France Rolland Cosmetic Salesperson

Creative Team

Oliver Choinière Playwright
Caryl Churchill Translator
Steven McCarthy Director
James Lavoie Set Designer
James Lavoie Costume Designer
Andrea Lundy Lighting Designer
Sarah Yaffe Lighting Designer
Duncan Morgan Sound Specialist


Kaileigh Krysztofiak Technical Director
Sarah Yaffe Production Manager
Rich Dawson Carpenter
Jesse Lund Carpenter
Nadia Lombardo Scenic Painter
Jeremy Gordaneer Scenic Painter
Josiane Saucier Welding
Jonathan Kitchen Graphic Designer
Tanja-Tiziana Photography


Charissa Wilcox Head of Production
Adrien Whan Technical Director
Katherine Smith Technician