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The Wager ()

Produced by

Theatre Gargantua

Playwright: Michael Gordon Spence
Director: Jacquie PA Thomas


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


November 14th, 2019 – November 30th, 2019


Inspired by true events, The Wager is award-winning Theatre Gargantua’s bold and irreverent investigation into the strange things that people believe. Climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers, creationists, in-your-face-fact-defying-politicians, and yes, flat-earthers; beliefs held by a surprising number of intelligent humans, beliefs that not only defy logic, but could be threatening our existence on the planet. Now more than ever, the stakes could not be higher. (


Olivia Croft Performer
Teiya Kasahara Performer
François Macdonald Performer
Michael Gordon Spence Performer

Creative Team

Michael Gordon Spence Playwright
Jacquie PA Thomas Director
Laird Macdonald Lighting Designer
Laird Macdonald Projection Designer
Michael Gordon Spence Set Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Sarah Delignies Costume Designer
Melanie McNeill Original Costume Designer
Olivia Croft Original Music Composition
Teiya Kasahara Original Music Composition
François Macdonald Original Music Composition
Thomas Ryder Payne Original Music Composition
Michael Gordon Spence Original Music Composition


Milly Maguire Stage Manager
David Vanderlip Production Manager
Sukaina Ibraheem Producer
Madison Robinson Associate Producer
Caroline Watling Assistant Producer
Amanda Burnett Artistic Intern
Rebecca Lashmar Artistic Intern
Amanda Wong Scenic Paint: Flat Earth
Geoffrey Armour Crew
Christopher Ross Crew
Christian Stephens Crew
Luke Dobson Crew


David Fisher Mainspace Technician