Spring 2012 – The Curious Savage
The Curious Savage
by John Patrick
Directed by Roy Ballantine
Produced by Carolyn Walsh
Mrs. Savage has been left a large amount of money by her late husband and she wants to make the best use of it in spite of the efforts of her ‘grown-up’ stepchildren who want the money for their own purposes. Unable to get their hands on her money, the stepchildren committ Mrs. Savage to a sanatorium hoping to ‘bring her to her senses’.
As the play opens, we meet a group of the sanatorium residents who are social misfits – men and women who are unable to adjust to life outside. Into this small world, arrives a reluctant Ethel P. Savage, a woman who soon realizes she can find happiness with these residents and makes plans to stay.
At the last, Mrs. Savage and her new friends conspire to get rid of her greedy, self-serving stepchildren.
The dominant mood is of high comedy, highlighting the virtues of kindness and affection which have not been entirely lost in a world that seems, at times, to be motivated by only greed and dishonesty.
|Fairy May||Jen McMillan|
|Mrs. Paddy||Wendy Sauve|
|Lily Belle||Julia d’Angelo|
|Miss Wilhelmina||Charlene Gardner|
|Dr. Emmett||Mike Brown|
|Director||Roy Ballantine||Sasha Pellerin-Gardner|
|Producer||Carolyn Walsh||Mike Brown|
|Stage Manager||Ron Gardner||Carol Mair, Sandy Rees|
|Costumes||Pat Weir||Susan Morency, Lois Thompson|
|Properties||Marlayne Glen||Penny Potter|
|Front-of-House Manager||Donna Balkan||Bob Thompson, Jodi Leduc, Lee Powell, Bruce Buie, Simon Wellman|
|Set Design||Carolyn Walsh|
|Set Construction||Simon Wellman||Bruce Buie, Gary Walsh, Steve Duffield, Ron Gardner, Ian Glen|
|Set Painting||Carolyn Walsh||Helen Weeden|
|Set Furnishing||Carolyn Walsh||Helen Weeden, Claudette Brisson|
|Green Room supplies||Carolyn Walsh||Helen Weeden|
|Make-up||Pauline Weir||Victoria Morency, Bethany Weir, Sarah Roemmele|
|Poster Design||Crystal Payne|
|Program Design||Marion Pogson|
|Cast Headshots||Danielle Walsh|
|Program Printing||Jen MacMillan|
|Box Office||Claudette Brisson|