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No Great Mischief ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: David S. Young
Director: Richard Rose

Adapted from the novel by Alistair MacLeod


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


September 11 - 18, 2012


September 19th, 2012 – October 21st, 2012


Haunted by the stories and songs of their Scottish ancestry, two brothers seek to reconcile their past in this sweeping saga of familial loss and love. A bittersweet rumination on the ties that bind, this evocative memory play takes us from a squalid Kensington Market rooming house in Toronto to Cape Breton’s stormy shores and the deep mines of Elliot Lake. (


R.H. Thomson Alexander MacDonald
J.D. Nicholsen Serious Grandfather, Schoolyard Kid #3, Miner
Nicola Lipman Grandma, Scottish Woman, Schoolyard Kid #3, Christy
Ben Irvine Cousin Alexander, Hamish, California Cousin, Canso Causeway Policeman
Stephen Guy-McGrath Brother #2, Scottish Man #1, Schoolyard Kid #2, Mourner #2, Fern Picard's Hoist Man, Hospital Attendant
Daniel Giverin Brother #1, Scottish Man #2, Dog, Schoolyard Kid #1, Alexander's Father, Mourner #1, Fern Picard
David Fox Calum MacDonald, Calum Ruadh
John Dolan Grandpa, Miner

Creative Team

David S. Young Playwright
Richard Rose Director
Alistair MacLeod Author
Mike Ross Composer
Adam Paolozza Assistant Director
Todd Charlton Sound Designer
Charlotte Dean Set Designer
Charlotte Dean Costume Designer
Graeme Thomson Lighting Designer
Nick Andison Assistant Lighting Designer
Polina Boltova Design Intern


Kristen Kitcher Stage Manager
Brendan Gilhuly Assistant Carpenter
Emilie Aubin Apprentice Stage Manager
Mattea Kennedy Lead Scenic Artist
Kai Masaoka Sound Crew
Sarah-Jane Patterson Sound Crew
Mark Schomann Carpenter
Sarah-Jane Patterson Carpenter
Christopher Ross Carpenter
Joey Morin Electrician
Sarah-Jane Patterson Electrician
Eric Read Electrician
Brendan Gilhuly Electrician
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Anne Meighan Light Walker
Annemieke Wade Light Walker


Sarah “Pip” Bradford Mainspace Technician
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Michael Freeman Production Manager
Lokki Ma Head of Properties
Tom Baranski Lead Carpenter
Tom Baranski Assistant Technical Director