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Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Jason Sherman
Director: Richard Rose


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


November 7th, 2018 – December 16th, 2018


“Whatcha doin’, Marshall McLuhan?” That’s what the world wanted to know back in the 1960s, when Canada’s internationally renowned professor-turned-prophet started to sound the alarm on the effects of technology on the human body and spirit. But after a lifetime of warning us all about the hazards of modern life, McLuhan suffered a stroke that robbed him of his ability to speak. What it couldn’t do, though, was stop this deeply religious man from trying to finish his magnum opus: a last desperate attempt to save our souls — and his own. (


Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster Mary / Margaret / Marilyn / Associate 1
Peter Hutt Feigen / Klein / Student
Patrick McManus Gossage / Dr. Hildebrand / Associate 2 / Father Frank
Sarah Orenstein Corrine / Cunningham
R.H. Thomson Marshall McLuhan

Creative Team

Jason Sherman Playwright
Richard Rose Director
Taryn Jorgenson Assistant Director
Charlotte Dean Costume Designer
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Carla Ritchie Video Designer


Kate Sandeson Stage Manager
Jaimee Q. Vicente-Hall Apprentice Stage Manager


John Thomson Technical Director
Carla Ritchie Production Manager
Robyn Clarke Interim Head of Wardrobe
Care Robertson Head of Properties
Jessica MacDuff Scenic Artist
Jessica MacDuff Assistant Props
Noel Wraight Head Carpenter
Jennifer Laws Mainspace Technician