Magnus Theatre announces cast for the remainder of the 2016-17
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THUNDER BAY, ON ---- February 8, 2017 (LSN) Magnus Theatre announces cast for the remainder of the 2016-17 Season. Of Human Bondage and The Flight Path
The final production for the 2016-17 Season sees a pair of Magnus veterans returning to the Thunder Bay stage. Here On The Flight Path will star Stuart Dowling and Amy Sellors in this classic Norm Foster comedy. Mr Dowling, an award winning performer who has performed across Canada and beyond, is a long-time favourite of Magnus audiences, having appeared in Driving Miss Daisy and Night of the Living Dead. Ms. Sellors, herself an award-winning actor who has appeared in theatres across Canada, (including multiple seasons at the Stratford Festival) appeared at Magnus in Looking and Don’t Hug Me.
Here On The Flight Path is a hilarious look at one man’s relationships with three attractive women. The play is a classic Norm Foster comedy, in which John (Dowling) strikes up new friendships with a series of smart and witty women (all played by Sellors) who move into the apartment with the terrace adjoining his. Here On The Flight Path opens April 10, 2017.
Of Human Bondage, Vern Thiessen’s adaptation of the W Somerset Maugham novel will feature a young cast of theatre professionals who have performed across Canada and beyond. Heading up the cast as Phillip Carey is Ken James Stewart, who has played lead roles at The Stratford Festival, Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, and worked several seasons at The Shaw Festival. The rest of the cast are equally impressive, with Gabriela Colavecchio, Kate Madden and Siobhán Bolton joining well-known Canadian actors Paul Van Dyck and Iain Stewart. The cast is rounded out by Josh Wiles and Kevin Hare, both performers who have worked at Magnus in the past, Mr. Wiles having recently appeared in The Ring of Fire and Mr. Hare having performed in several productions over the years, most notably in Magnus’s first production of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline.
Of Human Bondage is a grand story of love, lust and heartbreak, set in Victorian era London. A young doctor’s passion for a beautiful young waitress drives him to be consumed by his own intense emotions. This sexy and scintillating adaptation of the classic novel is sure to be a production to be remembered for years. Of Human Bondage opens on March 6 at Magnus Theatre.
Magnus Artistic Director Thom Currie is thrilled with the performers who will be rounding out his first season. “I am absolutely delighted with the calibre of actors who will be joining us at Magnus this season,” he says. “We’ve got performers who have graced the stages of New York, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, coming to work with us here in Northwestern Ontario. It goes to show that Magnus continues to be a draw for the best of the best, and that Thunder Bay is a crucial part of the Canadian performing arts scene.”