by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur, Adapted by Michael Healey.
Stratford Festival, 2019.

What is our understanding of a “lady boss”? Can I keep ahead of those stereotypes?

When trying to expose corruption, what means justify the end?

What, more then altering text, does it take to adapt a male to female character? Especially in a “classic”?

Can we have two women and one man and avoid the audience expectation of a “love triangle”?


Cast: Maev Beaty, Michael Blake, Ben Carlson, Juan Chioran, David Collins, Sarah Dodd, Rosemary Dunsmore, Farhang Ghajar, Michelle Giroux, Emma Grabinsky, Randy Hughson, John Kirkpatrick, Shruti Kothari, Daniel Krmpotic, Josue Laboucane, Jamie Mac, Gordon S. Miller, Amelia Sargisson, Mike Shara, E.B. Smith, Johnathan Sousa, Michael Spencer-Davis, Sophia Walker, Brigit Wilson
Company: Stratford Festival
Playwright: Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur, Adapted by Michael Healey
Director: Graham Abbey
Set Designer: Lorenzo Savoini
Costume Designer: Dana Osborne
Lighting Designer: Kimberly Purtell
Composer & Sound Designer: John Gzowski
Dramaturge: Bob White
Fight Director: Anita Nittoly
Asst. Director: Rodrigo Beilfuss
Stage Manager: Kelly Luft
Asst. Stage Managers: Bruno Gonsalves, Rebecca Miller, Corinne Richards,
Production Stage Managers: Meghan Callan & Cynthia Toushan



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