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Rock ‘N’ Roll ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage and Citadel Theatre

Playwright: Tom Stoppard
Director: Donna Feore


Bluma Appel Theatre


September 28th, 2009 – October 24th, 2009


Tom Stoppard, world-renowned for plays such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and his Oscar-winning screenplay Shakespeare in Love, has created a feast of ideas that explores the culture of revolution and the people who fuel it with rare wit, empathy and electricity. The music of Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Stones and U2 signal the dawn of a new era in Czechoslovakia in 1968 when restrictions on free speech and travel are lifted, but when the USSR invades, the struggle for freedom is ignited once again… (


Kenneth Welsh Max
Fiona Reid Eleanor / Esme (older)
Shaun Smyth Jan
Donald Carrier Interrogator / Nigel
Sascha Cole Gillian / Deirdre / Magda
Belinda Cornish Lenka
Jacklyn Francis Candida
John Kirkpatrick Milan / Policeman / Jaroslav
Patrick Kwok-Choon Piper / Policeman / Stephen
Cyrus Lane Ferdinand
Alex Paxton-Beesley Esme (Younger) / Alice

Creative Team

Tom Stoppard Playwright
Donna Feore Director
Michael Gianfrancesco Set Designer
Michael Gianfrancesco Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Todd Charlton Sound Designer
Cameron Davis Projection Designer
Suzanne Turnbull Dramaturge
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu Assistant Director


Michael Sinclair Stage Manager
Nancy Yuen Assistant Stage Manager


Alistair Hepburn Director of Production
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
William Sovie Senior Props Builder
Shelley McCafferty Props Builder
Katie Horrill Props Assistant
Melissa Joakim Props Intern
Brenda Clark Wardrobe Coordinator
Susan Rome Wardrobe Buyer
Phil Atfield Cutter / Stitcher
Krista Nauman Cutter / Stitcher
Chris Root Head Electrician
Reg Taylor Head Carpenter
Douglas Parker Property Master
Keijo Makela Sound Operator
Tim Flawn Assistant Electrician
Frank Erhardt Assistant Carpenter