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The Bigger Issue ()

Produced by

CrazyLady Productions

Playwright: George F. Walker
Director: Wes Berger

Presented as part of a double-bill with Parents Night (2015)


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


April 21st - 22nd, 2015


April 21st, 2015 – May 17th, 2015


The Bigger Issue stands at the volatile intersection of poverty, violence and mental health. Suzy is a young grade seven teacher struggling to do her best under the watchful eye of her principal Irene, caught between the needs of her students and the demands of an out-of-touch administration. After a troubling incident with a student, both are confronted by his parents, Maggie and Jack, a couple trying to do their best for their son under extreme circumstances. With the family’s survival hanging in the balance, The Bigger Issue is complex as well as surprising and intensely funny. (


Sarah Murphy-Dyson Irene
Matthew Olver Jack
Dana Puddicombe Maggie
Julia Heximer Suzy

Creative Team

George F. Walker Playwright
Wes Berger Director
Kirsten Watt Lighting Designer
Nancy Perrin Production Designer
Julia Krauss Assistant Director


Stephen Newman Stage Manager
Dianne Weinrib Publicity
Kayla Rocca Photography
Cylla von Tiedemann Production Photographer
Suzy Nevins Graphic Designer
Kate Walker Social Media


David Fisher Venue Technician