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Ring Round the Moon ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Jean Anouilh
Adapter: Christopher Fry
Director: Joseph Ziegler


The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


August 23rd - 27th, 2008


August 23rd, 2008 – September 20th, 2008


Ring Round the Moon is a lavish and delightful romp set in a 1940’s French chateau, replete with a chorus girl, a handful of eccentric aristocrats and a set of twins. Anouilh’s play is a treatise on the power of money and the relationships forged and broken in the name of love. Premiering in Paris in 1947 and first staged as L’invitation au chateau , the play was subtitled “a charade with music. (Show Press Release)


Brenda Bazinet Capulet
Ryan Bondy Footman
Kevin Bundy Patrick Bombelles
Richard Clarkin Romainville
Diana Donnelly Diana Messerschmann
Patricia Fagan Isabelle
John Jarvis Joshua
Diego Matamoros Messerschmann
Seann Murray Footman / Double
Nancy Palk Madame Desmortes
Jordan Pettle Hugo / Frederic
Brenda Robins Isabelle's Mother
Mike Ross General
Kristen Thomson Lady India

Creative Team

Jean Anouilh Playwright
Christopher Fry Adapter
Joseph Ziegler Director
Christina Poddubiuk Set Designer
Christina Poddubiuk Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Mike Ross Composer
Mike Ross Sound Designer
Robert McCollum Choreographer
Gdalit Neuman Assistant Choreographer
John Stead Fight Director
Kara Wooten Assistant Fight Director


Arwen MacDonell Stage Manager
Jessica Severin Assistant Stage Manager
Diane Pitblado Dialect Coach
Kelly McEvenue Alexander Coach


Bill Penner Director of Production
Greg Poulin Production Manager
Mike Ledermueller Technical Director
Stephanie Ripley Assistant Technical Director
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Jolene Antle Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Elaine Cavin May Wardrobe Assistant
Sarah Reade Wardrobe Assistant
Geoff Hughes Sewer
Phil Atfield Cutter
Krista Nauman Cutter
Joanne Lamberton Cutter
Carol A. Miller Cutter
Avril Stevenson Cutter
Kathleen Johnston Dresser
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Kaz Maxine Millinery
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Jane Kline Props Builder
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Bill Stahl Carpenter
Ryan Wilson Carpenter
Lisa Petrocco Head Scenic Artist
Robert Daniels Scenic Artist
Debbie Wong Scenic Artist
Janet Pym Production Assistant
G. Stuart Baulch House Technician
Jason Browning House Technician
Pascale Thibodeau House Technician