Charlie and Jake are hired as extras when a Hollywood film crew arrives in their quiet Irish village to shoot the epic movie “A Quiet Life”. But when harsh reality is pitted against the “Hollywood Dream”, chaos ensues. This award winning comedy is a rollicking and poignant tour de force with two actors playing a cast of dozens!
Skye is happy to be back at Persephone Theatre having performed previously in A Christmas Carol, Hedda Gabler, and The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon here on the Persephone’s Main Stage, as well as MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas, Dry Streak, and The Heart As it Lived back in Persephone’s old building on Rusholme. He has also recently performed for Drayton Entertainment (Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman), Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor), YXE Shakespeare Lab (1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV), and finally finished off his MA studies at the U of S by directing and performing in Henry V for Greystone Theatre. Upcoming work includes directing Long Day’s Journey Into Night for Theatre Naught, performing in Macbeth and The Tempest for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and both directing and performing in The Winter’s Tale for YXE Shakespeare Lab. He sends love and thanks, as always, to K and P.
Nathan has his BFA from USask and is a graduate of The Globe Theatre Conservatory in Regina. This is his tenth show with Persephone Theatre as an actor, playwright (Matchstick), and sound designer (Treasure Island). This season has taken him from The Blyth Festival (3rd Season; Cakewalk, In The Wake of Wettlaufer), to a performing arts residency at The Banff Centre, the set of Murdoch Mysteries in Scarborough (TV debut in “Rigid Silence”), Winnipeg at RMTC (Miss Bennet), then Saskatoon for Reasonable Doubt, a staged reading of his musical The Hazardous Journey of Ernest Shackleton, and a creation week for Sum Theatre in The Park. Up next are readings of NachtHexen in Saskatoon, and Big McCoy at Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PlayMine, then back to Blyth.
Hans is excited to be joining Persephone Theatre for this production of Stones in His Pockets. Most recent: The Sound of Music – Western Canada Theatre, The 39 Steps and Barefoot in the Park -Blue Bridge Theatre, Isitwendam (An Understanding) -Bound to Create’s collaboration with Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto. Highlights include The Drum is Calling You Home -Sunset Theatre and It’s a Wonderful Life and The Drowning Girls at Theatre North West.
Rebekah is pleased to be returning to Persephone Theatre, having designed Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story in 2008. Since then she has designed for various companies, including Magnus Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Chemainus Theatre, Atomic Vaudeville, and The Firehall Arts Centre. Most recently she has worked primarily for Blue Bridge Theatre (with Brian Richmond, founding Artistic Director of Persphone) where she is also the General Manager. Recent highlights include Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Billy Bishop Goes to War and The 39 Steps (Blue Bridge Theatre), and Ring of Fire (Chemainus Theatre) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Atomic Vaudeville).
Composer and Sound Designer
Gilles thrilled to be working on Stones in His Pockets, He is a Saskatoon-based artist whose credits include: The Thin Man (Vertigo and Persephone Theatre ); WROL, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Art, Mary’s Wedding, Hedda Gabler, My Chernobyl, A Man A Fish, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Persephone Theatre); Cinderella, Exit, Pursued By A Bear, Gracie, I and You, Around the World in 80 Days, The Secret Mask, The Drowning Girls, The Hounds of The Baskerville (Globe Theatre); Merry Wives, Hamlet, Othello, A Midnight Summers Dream (SOS) Thicker Than Water (Sum Theatre); Havre, Ma Irma, Et Le Reflet de Notre Lune Dansera, Chambre Blanche (La Troupe Du Jour); Elemental-Many Fires (Mud collective and Embrace Theatre), Sans Pays Zones Théâtrales | National Arts Centre. Upcoming shows: The Shoplifters (Persephone Theatre)
Miranda Hughes-McKnight is a Saskatoon based costume designer and actor. Costume design highlights include I Lost My Husband (Persephone Theatre), Will and Ernest (La Troupe du Jour), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Monday Night (Live Five),The Aliens (Persephone Theatre), Dominion (GTNT), and The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts.) Recent acting credits include The Wolves (EvilStick/BigLittle/Live Five), Jabber and For Art’s Sake for the Persephone Theatre Youth Tour, Pirate Heart (Souris Valley Theatre), boom (Fire in the Hole/Live Five.) As well as performing and designing, Miranda is the Head of Wardrobe at Persephone Theatre. Miranda holds her bachelor of fine arts in acting (University of Saskatchewan).
Liz is pleased as punch to be working with some old friends on this production. Previously for Persephone Liz worked on Elf and Trout Stanley. Elsewhere Liz has worked for Chemainus Theatre Festival, Arts Club, Gwaandak Theatre, Globe Theatre, and the Stratford Festival amongst others. Outside of the theatre Liz is an avid rock climber, cross-stitcher, and Scrabble player. Up next Liz will return to Vancouver Island to ASM Beauty and the Beast for Chemainus Theatre. Along the way she will be training for the adventure triathlon MOMAR held in Cumberland, BC in September. For her parents who gave her theatre.
Apprentice Stage Manager
Jalisa prides herself on being a versatile theatre artist. Splitting her focus between Acting, Clown, Stage Management and most recently; writing. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, while there she discovered the technical side of theatre and couldn’t decide between on stage or off stage, so she went with both! Recent Projects: I Lost My Husband! (ApSM, Persephone Theatre), Kamloopa (ApSM, Persephone Theatre/GTNT/WCT), The Brothers Grimm (SM, Saskatoon Opera), The Wolves (Actor, Live Five)
Upcoming Projects: No.7 (Playwright, Short Cuts), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Actor, Theatre Naught)