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Like a Fly in Amber ()

Produced by

Lucky Fish Productions

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Music: Karen Kelm
Lyrics: Karen Kelm
Book: Karen Kelm
Director: Susanne de Pencier


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


June 30th, 2016 – July 10th, 2016


Original musical explores a mother-daughter relationship in its final years. Grace, trapped in her 89-year-old body and failing mind, exudes maternal love. Iris grapples with feelings of love and frustration at her mother’s decline. Traditional musical theatre-style songs reflect the heart-break and humour of old age; audience will leave the theatre humming. (


Karen Kelm Iris
Judith Chertkow-Levy Grace

Creative Team

Karen Kelm Music
Karen Kelm Lyrics
Karen Kelm Book
Susanne de Pencier Director


Abby Wilson-Campbell Stage Manager
Becky Wong Assistant Stage Manager
Lawrie Levy Production Assistant
Victor Dezso Photography
Dan L. Reid Graphic Image
Andrew Kelm Graphic Designer


Jennifer Laws Venue Technician
Erin Birkenbergs Venue Technician
Bonnie Thomson Swing Technician
Liz Maraston Festival Lighting Designer