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Sockdolager ()

Produced by

Campbell House and The Templeton Philharmonic

Playwrights: Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton
Director: Jessica Beaulieu


Campbell House


June 14th, 2012 – June 26th, 2012


Sheltered debutante Adeline Sweetman is throwing a dinner party at her Toronto abode in 1928. Her guests include her faux bohemian brother; her nose-bleed-prone sister-in-law; a cruel businessman; an idealistic film producer ; and an oversexed trapeze artist dubbed The Bombyx Mori (Latin for “silkworm”, naturally ) . Also present: a shifty-eyed valet, an overworked cook and an awkward ukulele musician. Intrigue ensues as each guest witnesses a “sockdolager” – the decisive blow that changes everything . (Show Press Release)


Roger Bainbridge Felix Sweetman
Shanda Bezic Adeline Sweetman
Kevin Dowse Cecil Struthers
Ely Henry Sylvester
Kat Letwin Mrs. Griggs, the cook
Gwynne Phillips Edith Sweetman
Miguel Rivas Roland, the Valet
Briana Templeton Maud Silverthorne (a.k.a. The Bombyx Mori)
Robin Toller Percival Feathers

Creative Team

Gwynne Phillips Playwright
Briana Templeton Playwright
Jessica Beaulieu Director
Jess Grant Assistant Director


Gwynne Phillips Producer
Briana Templeton Producer