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The Adventures of a Professional Corpse ()

Produced by

Bent Spoons Productions

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwrights: Alexandra Rambusch and Catherine Shilton


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


July 5th, 2013 – July 14th, 2013


Dying can be a good way to make a living. James quits University to save the family farm. It’s not going well. An exotic elixir falls into his hands that lets him simulate death. Two strangers explain the profit potential and he’s in business. From 4H Club to Country Club to Nightclub, James embarks on the adventures of a professional corpse. (


James Graham James Bronson (as Andrew Sullivan / Felix Asher / Mike O'Leary)
Jim Galbraith Uncle Billy / Wilson / The Paint and Varnish King
Lavetta Griffin Mrs. Bronson / Tabitha Petty / Mrs. Hartzell
Emily Johnston Patricia Petty
Kristoffer Pedlar Dr. Roesch
Polly Phokeev Viola Dane / Chorus Girl
Catherine Shilton CPR Delivery Man / Classifieds Clerk / Boy
Tammie Van Dyk Mrs. Petty / Nelly
Neil Naft Local Doctor / Mr. Carter / Mr. Hartzell / Cheeks Caffery

Creative Team

Alexandra Rambusch Playwright
Catherine Shilton Playwright
Alexandra Rambusch Director
Mairy Beam Music and Sound Effects
Evelyn Sakash Set Designer
Priscilla Stampa Costume Designer


Lynda May Stage Manager
Denise Galbraith Assistant Stage Manager
Pauline Tetley Front of House Representative
Donald G. Baker Front of House Representative


Sarah “Pip” Bradford Venue Technician
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Festival Lighting Designer
Shanna Miller Venue Technician
Joey Morin Venue Technician