Magnus Theatre Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage #LSN_Arts
HUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- February 19, 2017 (LSN) Up next at Magnus Theatre is Of Human Bondage, an epic tale of obsession, lust, and the pursuit of beauty adapted for the stage by Governor General’s Award winning playwright Vern Thiessen. The play is based on the classic novel by W. Somerset Maugham. “Vern Thiessen’s adaptation of the Somerset Maugham novel is a fantastic piece of theatre, and the Magnus production will thrill our audiences, whether they are fans of the novel or not,” said Magnus Artistic Director Thom Currie.
When Philip meets Mildred, a tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience devoured by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn’t all that interested in him, but rather in flattery, possessions, and security. Yet Philip, in a powerful haze of passion and pride, obsessively pursues Mildred despite the anguish and emotional carnage that repels and binds them at all costs.
Leading the cast are Ken James Stewart and Gabriella Colavecchio, taking on the roles of Phillip Carey and Mildred Rogers. Kevin Hare returns to the Magnus Stage as Dr Tyrell and the poet Cronshaw. Mr. Hare was a regular on the Magnus stage during former Artistic Director Mario Crudo’s early seasons, from 1991-94. Also featured are Siobhán Bolton (Sally), Joshua Wiles (Dunsford), Kate Madden (Norah), Iain Stewart (Griffiths) and Paul Van Dyck (Lawson/Thorpe Althelney).
“A young doctor’s passion for a beautiful young waitress drives him to be consumed by his own intense emotions,” said Currie when asked why theatre goers will enjoy Of Human Bondage. “This sexy and scintillating production is sure to be remembered for years.“
The production team bringing this classic story to life on stage is set designer Nancy Anne Perrin, lighting designer Rebecca Miller, costume designer Mervi Agombar and stage manager Gillian Jones.
Of Human Bondage opens to previews on Monday March 6th , with the Gala Opening night on Thursday March 9th and runs until Saturday March 18th.
Production Schedule for Of Human Bondage
Evening Performances: Monday to Saturday at 8pm
Matinee Performances: Wednesday at 12pm & Saturday at 2pm
Tickets from $21 to $44 Magnus
Theatre Box Office: (807) 345-5552 www.magnus.on.ca
Siobhán Bolton – Sally Gabriella Colavecchio – Mildred Kevin Hare – Tyrell/Cronshaw Kate Madden – Norah Iain Stewart – Griffiths
Ken James Stewart – Phillip Carey Paul Van Dyck –Miller/Lawson/Thorpe Althelney Joshua Wiles – Dunsford
Playwright– Vern Thiessen
Thom Currie – Director
Set Designer – Nancy Anne Perrin
Lighting Designer – Rebecca Miller
Costume Designer – Mervi Agombar
Stage Manager – Gillian Jones
Photo Credit: Scott Hobbs
Make Up Artist: Scotia Lee Kauppi
left to right: Kevin Hare, Iain Stewart, Kate Madden, Gabriella Colavecchio, Josh Wiles, Ken James Steward, Paul Van Dyck, Siobhán Bolton.