An edge-of-your-seat thriller that twists and turns as it explores the murky waters between revenge and justice. An old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the police station. He doesn’t speak English, and a lawyer’s business card is baited on the meat hook that hangs on his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover past crimes that won’t stay buried.
Warning: contains mature themes and scenes of extreme violence.
Joshua Beaudry is thrilled to be a part of this exciting show! Selected acting credits include: Treasure Island (Persephone Theatre), Dominion (GTNT), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Dogbarked (Dancing Sky Theatre), Routes (Concrete Theatre), The Pillowman (Wild side Productions), and Animals and Plants (Theatre Ecstasis). In addition to acting and directing he is a member of the improv troupe The Saskatoon Soaps.
Born in Northern Ontario; Chip studied performance, directing and design at The U of Saskatchewan. His theatre credits include: Angelique (BTW / Tableau D'Hote Theatres); If We Were Birds (Imago Theatre.); The Squirrel Hunter (Scapegoat Carnivale); Much Ado & As You Like It (Repercussion Theatre.); The Mighty Carlins (IndiePro Theatre.); Yukon Style (Talisman Theatre.); Gordon (Sidemart Theatre.); Equivocation, Waiting For Godot ; The Caretaker and Treasure Island (Persephone Theatre.); Romeo & Juliet (Harbourfront & Stratford Festivals); The Tempest & Midsummer Nights Dream (Ottawa Shakespeare Festival.); Butcher (Centaur Theatre.). Chip's Film & TV credits include: Featured roles in John Smith's Revenge of the Land & Bruce MacDonald's Platinum; Recurring roles on Emily of New Moon & Being Human; Guest appearances on: Made in Canada & The Lexx. He is a META recipient for Best Supporting Actor and two-time MECCA recipient for Best Actor.
Nicole is a 12 years old and has been taking drama, singing and dancing classes since the age of 3 years. Before moving to Canada, she lived in Russia where she performed on stage, modeled in fashion shows and had the opportunity, at the age of 7 years, to play a lead role in a movie. Nicole moved to Canada with her family three years ago. She is involved in her school talent show performances and sings in the choir. She also enjoys rock climbing lessons at Grip It, acting classes at Persephone School of Theatre, and this year started playing basketball.
Jaron is an actor, indie producer and an award-winning playwright. Most recently, he assistant directed Quick Bright Things at Persephone. You can see him this spring in Death of a Salesman at Live Five. Jaron also recently launched Chasing Our Tales, a staging company that will present world-premiere works by Saskatchewan’s playwrights. The first such production – Where It Hurts by Wendy Lockman – will be right next door in Persephone’s BackStage Stage this March.
Locally trained at the University of Saskatchewan and The Globe Theatre Conservatory (Regina), Kristina works in theatre, film, television, and voice overs. Recent work for Live Five Independent Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Blood: A Scientific Romance. At Persephone you will have seen her work in The Farndale Avenue…Christmas Carol, Strawberries In January, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, God of Carnage, and The Walnut Tree. Recent film credits include the vampire cult classic Stakeland 2: The Stakelander, and Super Grid (in post production).
Del is a Saskatoon theatre artist, through and through. He began his professional career here after graduating from the U of S and was one of the founders of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan during its initial heyday of breakthrough productions. Like many prairie folk, he became an export for a number of years -- acting, directing and designing around the country -- and spending a decade as Artistic Director of Pi Theatre in Vancouver.
For Persephone Theatre, he has directed Dogbarked, Waiting for Godot, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, John & Beatrice, Thunderstick (and it’s national tour, co-directed with Brad Moss of Theatre Network), Champ de Mars: A Story of War, The Caretaker, Equivocation, Vigil, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, This Is War, and the World Premières of Velocity, Gordon Winter (also at The National Arts Centre), Dead Midnight, A History of Breathing and Quick Bright Things.
Del has been recognized with an abundance of awards and nominations around the country and he thanks all the astounding artists that made those experiences so rich.
Over the years his designs have been seen at the Greystone Theatre, U of S, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and here at Persephone Theatre.
Recent credits at Persephone Theatre include Lighting Design for Art, Set and Lighting Design For Shear Madness and Set Design for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s Twelfth Night and Richard III. He is pleased to be back at as Set and Lighting Designer for Butcher.
Stephen is a member of Associated Designers of Canada (ADC).
Darren Miller is a composer of research-based art music from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His practice embraces both conventional instrumentation and its extension through technological means. Darren’s work has been presented in a variety of diverse, international venues; ranging from traditional concert halls and radio broadcasts to art galleries, theatres, bars, and experimental music collectives. Studies in Saskatoon, Victoria, Banff, Darmstadt, and Buffalo led to a PhD in music composition for work on the topic of audio morphing software. Darren is the co-founder and director of Sask New Music and the annual Strata Festival of New Music presented every June in Saskatoon.
Theresa is currently the Head of Wardrobe for Persephone Theatre, a position that she has held since 2003.
During her time with Persephone she has designed many of the past productions as well as being the Wardrobe Co-ordinator for both the Main stage and Back stage shows throughout the years.
Selected credits: Persephone Theatre - Our Man In Havana, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, The Gravitional Pull of Bernice Trimble, Between The Sheets, This Is War, Fire.
Rosthern Station Arts - Salt Water Moon, Anne of Green Gables, Drawer Boy, Chickens, Mary’s Wedding, The Perilous Pirate's Daughter, Tent Meeting, Jake and The Kid.
Angela Kemp is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan BFA Acting program, and a co-host of Mom, I'm a Thespian on CFCR 90.5 fm. She is also a fledgling playwright; her short play Bear was produced as part of the Short Cuts festival this past fall. Acting credits include A Christmas Carol (Globe Theatre); The Farndale Avenue ... Christmas Carol, Leading Ladies, The Sound of Music (Persephone Theatre); Tent Meeting, Chickens, Hilda’s Yard, Jake and the Kid (Station Arts Centre); Apple, Stop Kiss, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Live Five); Richard II, Cymbeline (YXE Shakespeare Lab); The River (Channel Theatre); Look Back in Anger (Brick and Mortar Theatre). Upcoming: The world premiere of the new musical Us at Globe Theatre, followed by Pride and Prejudice here at Persephone. www.angelakemp.com
This is Laura’s 25th season with Persephone Theatre. Her first production with the theatre was “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” in 1992 and there have been over a hundred shows since then. She feels extremely fortunate and very grateful to be back for another season. Laura is proud of her long association with the theatre and thanks everyone that has made it possible, past and present. Special thanks to both Tibor and Del for their trust, support and friendship. Enjoy the moment.
Originally from Moose Jaw, Melanie has made Saskatoon her home for the past 3 years. She is delighted to return to Persephone to work on Butcher. She trained at the University of Regina where she received a BFA and B.Ed. Select past productions with Persephone include the 2016|2017 and 2017|2018 cross Canada tour of Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story, Bang, Between the Sheets, It’s A Wonderful Life, Hedda Gabler, Dear Johnny Deere and Treasure Island. She has also worked with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and the Rosthern Station Arts Centre. Upcoming Persephone productions include Pride & Prejudice.