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Das Ding (The Thing) ()

Produced by

Theatre Smash

Presented by

Thousand Islands Playhouse and Canadian Stage

Playwright: Philipp Lohle
Director: Ashlie Corcoran
Translator: Brigit Schreyer Duarte


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


April 12 - 13, 2016


April 12th, 2016 – May 1st, 2016


Philipp Löhle’s highly ambitious social comedy Das Ding spans an interconnected world that binds the fates of the African Siwa, Chinese business people, Romanian pig-breeders and two young newlyweds Katrin and Thomas. As a global crisis attaches itself to the smallest marital problems on a deeply personal level, all are forced to consider whether such a thing as coincidence can exist in a globalized world. Meanwhile, the eponymous ‘thing’ – a cotton fibre in its apparently endless iterations – looks on humanity, amazed. (


Kristopher Bowman Thomas / Wang / The Thing
Lisa Karen Cox Katherine / The Thing
Qasim Khan King Manoel I / Guy / Li / The Thing
Philip Nozuka Patrick / Fela / The Thing
Naomi Wright Magellan / Journalist / Siwa / The Thing

Creative Team

Philipp Lohle Playwright
Ashlie Corcoran Director
Brigit Schreyer Duarte Translator
Drew Facey Set Designer
Nick Andison Lighting Designer
Graeme Thomson Lighting Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Denyse Karn Projection Designer
Alexsandra Marzocca Assistant Director
Eric Morin Assistant Director


Natasha Bean-Smith Stage Manager
Kelsey Rutledge Apprentice Stage Manager
Sam MacLeod Production Manager
Dirk Ave Production Manager
Madeline Hellmers Head of Props & Paints
Care Robertson Head of Props & Paints
Brian Frommer Head Carpenter
James Heaslip Photographer


Stacey Norton Producer
Cody McCallum Associate Producer