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Holy Mothers (Die Präsidentinnen) ()

Produced by

Divine Bovine

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Author: Werner Schwab
Translator: Meredith Oakes
Director: Elizabeth Saunders


Factory Mainspace Theatre


August 9th, 2013 – August 17th, 2013


Meet the HOLY MOTHERS: prudish penny-pinching Erna, rapacious, man hungry Grete and sublime bare-handed rescuer of clogged toilets Mariedl. In an attempt to purge their little of petty wrongs, three aging cleaning ladies conjure up a frenzied fantasy of divine proposals, sordid sexual fantasies, toilets clogged with treasures, and glitter dusted sainthood. (


Lorna Wilson Erna
Astrid Van Wieren Grete
Vickie Papavs Mariedl
Anja Bundy Young Erna
Tara Renwick Young Grete
Bridget Saunders Young Mariedl

Creative Team

Werner Schwab Author
Meredith Oakes Translator
Elizabeth Saunders Director
Jani Lauzon Musical Director
Jennifer Lennon Lighting Designer
Elizabeth Saunders Costume Designer
Elizabeth Saunders Set Designer
Cliff Saunders Fight Director
Anna Treusch Costume Designer
Anna Treusch Set Designer
Anna Treusch Props


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Alberta Saunders Production Assistant
Cliff Saunders Producer
Elizabeth Saunders Producer
Ruth Goodwin Media and PR Consultant


Josh Hoodless Venue Technician
Bryan Eaton Venue Technician
Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Jamie Monteiro Festival Lighting Designer