This witty comedy follows four close female friends who have gone on a wilderness canoe trip in northern Ontario. This three-act play takes place at the same wilderness campsite at three different decades. The canoe trip is an adjustment for the women as they are removed from modern amenities, comforts, and the distractions and crises that their regular lives bring to them. For each woman, this is a thought provoking journey into the self and their relationships with each other as they come face to face with their true selves.
Directed by Bill Murphy
Play by Sheilah Spurr
Dates: June 15-17 and 21-24 2023
Please note, for the comfort of our patrons, Friday June 23 is a masked patron performance.
Carrie Cathrae-Keeling – Nina
Carrie is a lover of all things creative. She is currently working as an artist and a costume stylist for film. This is Carrie’s 6th play as an actor with the OSLT. Lately she has been involved behind the scenes as well, helping with productions with the Roxy youth and star company programs. Carrie is so happy, after 4 years, to be back on the stage with a play that really hits home in all the right ways. An avid hiker she believes that nature truly is the best therapy.
Karina McKerroll – Grace
Karina grew up twirling around a stage. She began dancing when she was three and fell in love with many forms of it. She competed and performed throughout Canada, as well as in the U.S., and Scotland. She began performing in musicals in mid-school, including The Kenney’s, Gypsy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Fiddler on the Roof. She continued along her performing path by attending Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, where she honed her dancing, singing, and acting. She performed in the theatre production of Unity (1918), and the musical The Apple Tree. After graduating, she began teaching different forms of dance to children and adults at a studio in the Toronto Beaches. She dabbled in some film work and continued to practice and hone her skills in the Toronto area. Her love for performance has only become stronger, and she is absolutely thrilled and beyond grateful for this playful, deep, and touching role.
Chelsey Tam – Daphne
Chelsey has been a resident of Grey-Bruce since 2013. She started her theatre journey as a dancer in OSLT’s production of White Christmas and went on to perform with County Towne Players, Chesley Community Players, Grey Wellington Theatre Guild and has come full circle back to OSLT. Working from home in Durham, Chelsey also enjoys playing hockey in the winter and hiking, biking, and camping with her husband and toddler in the summer. Personality wise she may be more of a Nina, but she is excited to see what Daphne can bring out in her!
Stevie Lyons – Arty
Stevie last appeared on the Roxy stage fifteen years ago and is very excited to be returning for Gorgeous Gallivanting Goddesses! As a teenager she appeared as Beth March in Little Women (2007) and in Hamlet (2008) where she was lucky enough to share the stage with director Bill Murphy and playwright Sheilah Spurr. After leaving Owen Sound in 2009 to pursue postsecondary studies, Stevie achieved degrees in Theatre Arts, Digital Cinematography, Post Production, and her BA Honours Specialization in English with an emphasis on early modern drama. A passionate performance and cinema artist, she has worked on over fifty theatrical productions and almost a hundred film projects in the last ten years. During that time, she directed twenty stage plays, ten short films, and two feature films, Lavenders Blue (2019) and The Beauty of Blood and Shadow (2023). Stevie additionally served as Artistic Director for Paradox Repertory Company for ten years, on the board for Students on Stage for seven years, and as a programmer for both the Northern Images Film Festival and the Bay of Blood Film Festival. She is currently an instructor in Canadore College’s Digital Cinematography program. Some previous favorite credits include Hamlet (2022), Cyrano de Bergerac (2019), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (2017), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013), Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest (2011), and Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (2011).
Hank Visscher – Jason
After many years hiatus from the theatre world, Hank is thrilled to be making his OSLT debut in this wonderful one man show! Hank’s background includes travelling for eight years with a Toronto-based children’s theatre company, “Suitcase Theatre,” where he was the Captain of the Friend Ship, among other roles. He completed three years at the prestigious Sheridan College and performed in many musicals and plays in Toronto. Currently residing in Collingwood; he formerly managed the Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound, and has been the Festival Coordinator for the Canadian Film Fest for the last 10 years. Thank you OSLT for this wonderful opportunity to get back on stage, I have missed the bright lights and glamour!
Bill Murphy – Director
Sheilah Spurr – Playwright
Kathleen Murphy – Producer
Lisa Miller – Stage Manager
Anne Thompson – Assistant Stage Manager
Sandy Lemaitre – Assistant Stage Manager
Set Design & Build Team
Pictured left to right: Peter Leonard, Jack Goad, Paul Nicholson (Lead), Mike Tettenborn, Paul Welch
Not Pictured: Dave Shipley, Chuck Dickey, Dan Herrick, Jamie Smith, James Moyse, Carol Reid, Michael Jeavons
Set Painting & Decor Team
Pictured left to right: Joanne Dowdall, Terry Burns (Lead), Lynn Sparkhall, Paul Welch
Pictured left to right: Heather Drummond, Joan Spence (Lead)
Not Pictured: Linda Crawford
Pictured left to right: Sheilah Spurr, Martha Tettenborn (Lead), Shirley Holmes, Jodi Armstrong
Pictured left to right: Mike Tettenborn (Lead), Christopher McGruer
Yvonne Korince – Lighting Design
Lighting Team Not Pictured: Bill Murphy, Kathleen Cassidy, Carol Reid, John Flynn, Mark Vigneux, Thomas Paloheimo, Michael Johnston, Jack Goad, Sandy Lemaitre
Pictured left to right: Wendy Smart (Lead), Ashlyn Kuhl
Not Pictured: Susan Snell
Pictured left to right: Valerie Prettie, Kasey Williams (Lead)
Jean Murphy – Prompter
Gary Byers – Technical Director
John Fearnall – Photography
John Prettie – Head Shot Photography