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Life in the Raw ()

Produced by

Thick and Thin Productions

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Barbara Larose
Director: Barbara Larose
Composer: Rick Jones


The George Ignatieff Theatre


July 5th, 2012 – July 14th, 2012


Music & drama intertwine as 3 sisters dream of a better life in 1930s Montreal. As their mother struggles to keep family dignity and put food on the table, barely hidden secrets and tensions threaten to shatter all their dreams. Set during the Great Depression, a story of love and loss, courage and hope, but most of all love. Based on family memories. (


Kaitlin Lane Nellie
Rielle Braid Faith
Brianne Tucker Hope
Scott Pietrangelo Mr. Mackenzie
Denise Norman Kathleen
Rick Jones William

Creative Team

Barbara Larose Playwright
Barbara Larose Director
Rick Jones Composer
Ellen Green Assistant Director
Michael Spence Lighting Designer
Margaret Spence Costume Designer
Scott Pietrangelo Music Collaborator
Paul Babiak Fight Director


Scott Pietrangelo Accompanist


Barbara Larose Producer
Rick Jones Producer
Jenn Johnson Movement Coach
Ellen Green Associate Producer
Shel Goldstein Stage Manager
Tina McCulloch Marketing and Publicity
Lynne Patterson Marketing and Publicity
Corey Poole Poster and Postcard Design
Dahlia Katz Production Photographer
Rick Jones Music Director