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The Madness of the Square ()

Produced by

Cahoots Theatre Company and Factory Theatre

Playwright: Marjorie Chan
Director: Ruth Madoc-Jones


Factory Mainspace Theatre


April 16th, 2009 – May 3rd, 2009


Noodles, romance and exams are the main concerns of four young friends until they find themselves caught up in the 1989 student demonstrations of Tiananmen Square. The unfolding events test their beliefs, resolve and ultimately friendship. (Cahoots Theatre)


Karl Ang Shen / Soldier
Ella Chan Fan-Ying
Stephanie Jung Sun-Yi
Shannon Kook-Chun Ding-Ding
John Ng Wong / Father
Siobhan Richardson Catherine / Waitress

Creative Team

Marjorie Chan Playwright
Ruth Madoc-Jones Director
Christina Wong Assistant Director
Viv Moore Choreographer
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Jackie Chau Costume Designer
Trevor Schwellnus Lighting Designer
Jamie Nesbitt Projection Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Jill Tomac Assistant Designer
Elaine Wong Assistant Lighting Designer


Shauna Japp Stage Manager
Jill Tomac Props
Jill Tomac Scenic Painter
Neha Ross Apprentice Stage Manager
Josh Hoodless Assistant Technical Director
David DeGrow Crew
Heather Ingram Crew
Dennis Keough Crew
Kate McKay Crew
Joey Morin Crew
Norman Yeung Graphic Designer
Catherine Hernandez Publicist
John Lauener Photographer


Aaron Kelly Production Manager
Aaron Kelly Technical Director