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Rifles ()

Produced by

Praxis Theatre

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Bertolt Brecht
Adapter: Nicolas Billon
Director: Michael Wheeler

An original adaptation of Brecht’s Senora Carrar’s Rifles


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 8th, 2014 – January 19th, 2014

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee ~ Independent – Outstanding Performance by a Female (Kate Hennig), Outstanding Sound Design


In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, Senora Carrar refuses to pick sides: her husband died in combat and she’s determined to keep her two sons alive and out of the conflict. But as Franco’s army marches towards their village, her resolve is challenged. This new adaptation is based on Brecht’s little-known masterpiece, Senora Carrar’s Rifles , written in 1937. (


Kate Hennig Senora Carrar
Cyrus Lane Pedro
Araya Mengesha Jose Carrar
Barbara Gordon Mrs. Perez
Hume Baugh Father Francisco
Phillip Graeme Eric Blair
Zoe Sweet Manuela
Wade Bogert-O’Brien Juan Carrar
Matthew Hines Fisherman

Creative Team

Bertolt Brecht Playwright
Nicolas Billon Adapter
Michael Wheeler Director
Beau Dixon Original Composition
Erin Gerofsky Set Designer
Erin Gerofsky Costume Designer
Rebecca Vandevelde Lighting Designer
Matthew Hines Assistant Director
Beau Dixon Live Foley Artist
Edward Belanger Fight Director


Kat Chin Stage Manager
Aislinn Rose Producer
Echo Zhou 周芷會 Production Assistant
Nina Gerschack Literal Translation