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Equus ()

Produced by

Hart House Theatre

Playwright: Peter Shaffer
Director: Elenna Mosoff


Hart House Theatre


November 12th, 2010 – November 27th, 2010


Equus tells the story of Alan Strang, a teenage boy who is under psychiatric evaluation after blinding six horses. In Alan, the doctor reveals a mind deeply confused about religious worship and sexuality; the play examines these issues in the context of what behaviours and beliefs are socially appropriate. (


Peter Higginson Martin Dysart
Jesse Nerenberg Alan Strang
Thomas Gough Frank Strang
Claire Acott Dora Strang
Emily Niedoba Hesther Salomon
Sonia Lindner Jill Mason
Daryl Taylor Harry Dalton
Hilary June Hart Nurse
John Fleming Horseman / Nugget
John Chou Horse
Anh Nguyen Horse
Carl Swanson Horse
Brandon Wong Horse

Creative Team

Peter Shaffer Playwright
Elenna Mosoff Director
Byron Laviolette Dramaturge
Byron Laviolette Theatrical Consultant
Sarah O’Brien Design
Patrick Lavender Lighting Designer
Ashleigh Powell Movement Coach
Elenna Mosoff Sound Designer
Scott LeBlanc Sound Designer
Trason Nicholas Fernandes Makeup Design


Emilie Aubin Stage Manager
Keely O’Farrell Assistant Stage Manager
Anna Postelnyak Assistant Stage Manager
Caley Weyman Assistant Stage Manager
Sephora Xeureb Make-up Artist
Fiona Clarke Lighting Board Operator
Rachel Dean Production Assistant


Christopher Wilson House Technician
Brian Campbell Technical Director
Brian Campbell Production Manager