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Reesor ()

Produced by

Sunshine Players

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Creator: Erin Brandenburg and Lauren Taylor
Playwrights: Erin Brandenburg and Lauren Taylor
Director: Lauren Taylor


Factory Studio Theatre


July 4th, 2007 – July 15th, 2007


Between 1926-1945, 400 people called Reesor, Ontario home. Now, all that remains is a pile of stone.

Surrounded by wilderness, alone in the bush, how do you build a home? For those that survived, the memories are like heaven on earth.

Reesor, the true story of a lost utopian paradise in the Boreal Forest. (2007 Toronto Fringe Festival Program)


Erin Brandenburg Anna / Mrs. Issak
Andrew Penner Father / Ivan / Bear
Gordon Bolan Jan / Judith / Historian
Dave McEathron Lumberjack / Gretchen

Creative Team

Erin Brandenburg Creator
Lauren Taylor Creator
Erin Brandenburg Playwright
Lauren Taylor Playwright
Lauren Taylor Director
Andrew Penner Musical Director
Andrew Penner Music
Gordon Bolan Music
Dave McEathron Music
Rhea Brandenburg Additional Log Cabin Lyrics
Leonard Neufeld Poem "Absence of the Heart" Writer


Andrew Penner Musician
Gordon Bolan Musician
Dave McEathron Musician


Leah-Simone Bowen Stage Manager
Iner Souster Instrument Maker
Justine Handler Publicity
Justine Handler Sponsorship
Tamila Zaslavsky Publicity Photography
Kevin MacDonald Set Construction
Vanessa Wishart Dress Made By
Ed Gass-Donnelly Production Photography