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The Pessimist ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Morwyn Brebner
Director: Eda Holmes


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


April 17th, 2007 – May 27th, 2007


A dying theatre director decides to stage his last play in the garbage dump of a small Ontario town. His wife, a playwright, a would-be actress and a politician all join him and between bouts of insomnia, fight their unnameable fears and hope for the best. (


Kristina Nicoll Suzanne
Jim Warren Marcus
Michael Healey Wheal
Ieva Lucs Hesterpryne
Graham Abbey Philip

Creative Team

Morwyn Brebner Playwright
Eda Holmes Director
John Thompson Set Designer
John Thompson Costume Designer
Andrea Lundy Lighting Designer
E.C. Woodley Sound Designer
E.C. Woodley Music
David Allen King Assistant Director


Maria Costa Stage Manager
Emma Laird Apprentice Stage Manager
David Allen King Script Coordinator
Carolyn Choo Properties Assistant
Bill Stahl Assistant Carpenter
Jake Blackwood Production Assistant
Rachel Cole Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Kilby Smith-McGregor Graphic Designer
Fazia Ali Carpentry Crew
J. Louis Berenguer Carpentry Crew
Peter Eaton Carpentry Crew
Al Gullion Carpentry Crew
Kevin Hutson Carpentry Crew
Heather Ingram Carpentry Crew
Matthew Pochwalowski Carpentry Crew
Justin Theobald Carpentry Crew
Jamie Wilson Carpentry Crew
Stefan Lenzi Lighting Crew
Steve Marsh Lighting Crew
Dan McIlmoyl Lighting Crew
Matthew Pochwalowski Lighting Crew
Pascale Thibodeau Lighting Crew
Jamie Wilson Lighting Crew
Julia Torrant Painting Crew


Verne Good Mainspace Technician
Michael Freeman Production Manager
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Niki Kennedy Head of Properties
Ian Chappell Head Carpenter
Chlöe Anderson Head of Wardrobe
Lindsay Anne Black Head Scenic Artist