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The Arsonists ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Translator: Alistair Beaton
Writer: Max Frisch
Music: Justin Rutledge
Director: Morris Panych


Bluma Appel Theatre


November 11th, 2012 – December 9th, 2012


Gottlieb Biedermann has a problem. Two strangers have weaseled their way into his home and he’s pretty sure they’re the arsonists who’ve already torched much of his small town. Perhaps by turning a blind eye what he doesn’t want to see won’t happen. Or will it? (


Sly Juhas Fire Brigade
Christine Bougie Fire Brigade
Michael Ball Biedermann
Shawn Wright Eisenring / Fire Brigade / Mr. Knechtling
Justin Rutledge Fire Chief / Police Officer / Doctor of Philosophy
Sheila McCarthy Anna / Fire Brigade
Dan Chameroy Schmitz / Fire Brigade / Mrs. Knechtling
Fiona Reid Babette

Creative Team

Alistair Beaton Translator
Max Frisch Writer
Justin Rutledge Original Music
Justin Rutledge Musical Director
Morris Panych Director
Emily Porter Sound Designer
Ken MacKenzie Design Assistant
Charlotte Dean Costume Designer
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Ken MacDonald Set Designer
John Stead Fight Director


Tracey Glas Cutter
Jasmine Knox Production Assistant
Alex Vass Props Intern
Joanna Barrotta Stage Manager
Vladimir Vukovic Director of Production
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Builder
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Wardrobe Head
AJ Laflamme Assistant Stage Manager
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Karen Rodd Props Builder
Peter Eaton Interim Technical Director
Carolyn Kasperski Stitcher/Builder
Sharon Ryman Wig Creator
Susan Batchelor Wardrobe Mistress


Ashley Rose Head Electrician
Reg Taylor Head Carpenter
Douglas Parker Property Master
Keijo Makela Sound Operator
Kevin Lake Flyman