NOVEMBER 2023 | Volume 233


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Reflections on Crooked Walking. Illustration by Keely O'Brien.

Reflections on Crooked Walking
by Ann Mortifee
Firehall Arts Centre
Dec. 2-24
From $30 or 604-689-0926

Firehall Arts Centre & The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund Present
Ann Mortifee's Reflections on Crooked Walking
(a Firehall Arts Centre Production)

(The Firehall, along with The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, is pleased to present Ann Mortifee's Reflections on Crooked Walking from Saturday, December 2 to Sunday, December 24, 2023.

Produced by the Firehall Arts Centre and directed by Donna Spencer, Ann Mortifee's Reflections on Crooked Walking is a JUNO Award-nominated family musical that tells the tale of four people who find themselves the only ones left awake surrounded by sleeping townspeople. Their journey in search of a cure for the mysterious sleeping sickness leads them down a surprising path of deeper self-awareness.

Ann Mortifee is a multi-faceted performing artist. Her albums, concerts, musicals, scores, and book have generated numerous national and international distinctions and several awards. She is a compelling storyteller and keynote speaker at major conferences. Ms. Mortifee is a recipient of The Order of Canada and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to the performing and healing arts.

"Since announcing Reflections on Crooked Walking as part of The Firehall's 2023-2024 season, many people have shared memories of seeing it as children or seeing it with their own children while singing snippets of songs and expressing their excitement for this new version," says Firehall Arts Centre's Artistic Producer, Donna Spencer. "We have a stellar cast and I look forward to sharing Ann's reflections on finding balance in our lives at a time when we look for hope for the future."

Credits for Reflections on Crooked Walking:
Written by:  Ann Mortifee
Directed by:  Donna Spencer
Musical Director:  Jane Milliken
Choreographer:  Joe Laughlin
Costume Design:  Barbara Clayden
Set & Properties Design:  Charlie Beaver
Lighting Design:  Ted Roberts
Puppet Design:  Stephanie Elgersma
Stage Management:  Jethelo Espaldon Cabilete

Opia:  Meghan Gardiner
Doorman:  Jesse Lipscombe
Gabby:  Evelyn Chew
Reverend Blinkers:  Sanders Whiting
Feathertoes:  Jennifer Lynch
Sufferton:  Tanner Zerr
Wayless:  Jeffrey Follis
Nimbleknees:  Daune Campbell
Townspeople:  Marija Danyluk, Ted Angelo Ngkaion, Matheus Severo, & Joelle Wyminga

December 2-24, 2023 | Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova Street
Opening Night:  Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30pm
Previews:  Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm | Sunday, December 3 at 3:00pm | Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30pm
Performance Times:  Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30pm | Saturday & Sunday, 3:00pm | PWYC on Tuesday at 7:30pm & Wednesday at 1:00pm
Tickets:  From $30 at | 604.689.0926
Post Show Talkback:  December 7, 14, & 21

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