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The (Post) Mistress ()

Produced by

Pleiades Theatre and Théâtre Français de Toronto

Playwright: Tomson Highway
Lyrics: Tomson Highway
Music: Tomson Highway
Director: John Van Burek


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


October 12th, 2016 – November 6th, 2016


The (Post) Mistress, known in French as Zesty  Gopher s’est fait écraser par un frigo, tells the story of Marie-Louise Painchaud, postmistress of a town on the French River, who has the uncanny  ability to read the village mail without opening a single envelope, and turn each letter into a magnificent song. Because she knows everyone’s past and present, she takes us on a journey through their secrets, fantasies, and lies with songs in English, French and Cree. (


Patricia Cano Performer

Creative Team

Tomson Highway Playwright
Tomson Highway Lyrics
Tomson Highway Music
John Van Burek Director
Teresa Przybylski Set Designer
Teresa Przybylski Prop Designer
Teresa Przybylski Costume Designer
Michel Charbonneau Lighting Designer
Marie-Josée Chartier Choreographer


Marcus Ali Saxophonist


Melanie Hall Stage Manager
Natalie Gisèle Production Manager
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Christopher Webb French Surtitles
Gunta Dreifelds Surtitles Operation
Andrey Tarasiuk Producer