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Of the Fields, Lately ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: David French
Director: Ted Dykstra


The Michael Young Theatre


June 25th, 2009 – July 30th, 2009


In David French’s emotionally charged sequel to Leaving Home and Salt-Water Moon, young Ben Mercer returns home for a funeral after being gone for two years, to confront the family he left behind. Winner of the 1973 Chalmers Award, Of the Fields, Lately returns audiences to the lingering remnants of a broken relationship between father and son. (


Diane D’Aquila Mary
Jeff Lillico Ben
Eric Peterson Wiff
Kenneth Welsh Jacob

Creative Team

David French Playwright
Ted Dykstra Director
Lorenzo Savoini Set Designer
Victoria Wallace Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Melanie Doane Contributing Composer
Creighton Doane Composer
Creighton Doane Sound Designer
Jen Shuber Assistant Director


Melanie Doane Musician


Crystal Salverda Stage Manager
Andrea Schurman Assistant Stage Manager


Greg Poulin Production Manager
Mike Ledermueller Technical Director
Stephanie Ripley Assistant Technical Director
Ryan Wilson Assistant Technical Director
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Jolene Antle Associate Head of Wardrobe
Sarah Reade Wardrobe Assistant
Geoff Hughes Sewer
Phil Atfield Cutter
Kathleen Johnston Dresser
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Jane Kline Props Builder
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Kelly Read Carpenter
Will Sutton Carpenter
Lisa Petrocco Head Scenic Artist
Daniela Mazic Scenic Painter
Katherine Lilley Scenic Painter
Heather Midwinter Scenic Painter
Janet Pym Production Assistant
G. Stuart Baulch House Technician
Jason Browning House Technician
Pascale Thibodeau House Technician