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Canada’s National Arts Centre and Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Wajdi Mouawad
Translator: Linda Gaboriau
Director: Richard Rose


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


February 20th, 2007 – March 31st, 2007


A mother’s last will and testament sends twins Simon and Janine on a journey into her past. Plunging into their mother’s history in a war-torn country, they struggle to solve the mystery of their origins. (


Alon Nashman Alphonse / A Militia Man
Sergio Di Zio Simon / Wahab
Sophie Goulet Janine
Alex Poch-Goldin Ralph / Nihad
Paul Fauteux Ralph / Nihad (March 27-31)
Janick Hébert Nawal (Age 14-19)
Kelli Fox Jihane / Nawal (Age 40-45)
Nicola Lipman Nazira / Nawal (Age 60-65)
Valerie Buhagiar Elhame / Sawda
David Fox As Cast

Creative Team

Wajdi Mouawad Playwright
Linda Gaboriau Translator
Richard Rose Director
Graeme Thomson Set Designer
Graeme Thomson Lighting Designer
Teresa Przybylski Costume Designer
Todd Charlton Sound Designer
Joanna Falck Production Dramaturge
Melissa Haller Assistant Director
John Stead Fight Director
Melanie Grad Video Designer


Kathryn Westoll Stage Manager
Tara Tomlinson Apprentice Stage Manager
Lindsay Anne Black Props Assistant
Kaila Jarmaine Props Assistant
Emma Laird Production Assistant
Maryem Tollar Music Coach
Roula Said Arabic Coach
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Kilby Smith-McGregor Graphic Designer
Rachel Cole Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Bill Stahl Assistant Carpenter
J. Louis Berenguer Carpentry Crew
Chaz Douglas Carpentry Crew
Kevin Hutson Carpentry Crew
Heather Ingram Carpentry Crew
Justin Theobald Carpentry Crew
Jamie Wilson Carpentry Crew
D. Jeremy Smith Painting Crew
Kevin Hutson Lighting Crew
Emma Laird Lighting Crew
Jacquie Lazar Lighting Crew
Matthew Marshall Lighting Crew
A.J. Morra Lighting Crew
Matthew Pochwalowski Lighting Crew


Verne Good Mainspace Technician
Michael Freeman Production Manager
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Niki Kemeny Head of Properties
Ian Chappell Head Carpenter
Chlöe Anderson Head of Wardrobe
Lindsay Anne Black Head Scenic Artist