Shakespeare in the Park

A Medicine Hat Firehall Theatre production in association with Just Ma'am Productions.

Books by Cass Foster
Dates June 25, 26 and 30th, 2011
Location Medicine Hat Esplanade
Director Leigh Lavigne
Co-Director Peter Leeming
Production Manager Myrna Ironside

Message from Director

This idea was a gift. I am so fortunate to have been allowed to see the most generous, enthusiastic side of this community. Firehall Theatre agreeing to umbrella my project, and working diligently to make it a reality; The Monarch for spurring my confidence by jumping on board right away; The Esplanade for graciously inviting our little troupe when we were stranded by construction; and Medicine Hat Rotary Club, The City of Medicine Hat Arts and Heritage Committee, Saamis Rotary Club and The Kiwanis Club. Finally, my cast, oh my gosh! All of them have worked so hard, and sacri-ficed for this show. Each of them is perfect for their role. Please allow them to translate this beautiful language for you, and enjoy the show!

Cast of Hamlet

Ghost – John Beaven, Claudius – Darin Clisby, Gertrude – Alex Neuman, Hamlet – Matt Sandford,
Horatio – Dallas Janot, Polonius – Jay Johnson, Laertes – Evan Sandham,
Ophelia – Hannah Meyers, Rosencrantz – James Hastings, Guildenstern – Gabrielle McKinley,
Osric – Rechele Korbie, Bernardo – Nathann Humphrey, Francisco – Michael Craig,
Marcellus – Joel McNally, Player King – Scott Raible, Player Queen – Christine Hastings,
Lucianus – Denton Froese, Gravedigger – John Beaven, Priest – Michael Craig, Lords,
Soldiers – Mark Irwin & Peter Leeming

Cast of A Much Ado About Nothing

Don Pedro – Mark Irwin, Don John – Dallas Janot, Claudio – Nathann Humphrey,
Benedick – Denton Froese, Leonato – Jay Johnson, Antonio – Michael Craig,
Balthasar – Scott Raible, Borachio – Joel McNally, Conrade – Darin Clisby
Friar Francis – Peter Leeming, Dogberry – John Beaven, Hero – Emily Hastings
Beatrice – Tristan Edmundson, Margaret – Siobhan Penzes, Ursula – Rechele Korbie
Sexton – Christine Ottly, Boy – Gabrielle McKinley, Verges – Matt Sandford
Messenger – Gabrielle McKinley


Fight Choreography – Branden Martin, Choreography – Tristan Edmundson,
Musicians – Miriam Hak, James Hastings, Make-Up – Deb Hoefling and her crew/Firehall Theatre,
Props, Sets – Firehall Theatre, Costumes –Christine Hastings/ Firehall Theatre,
Posters/Photography – Darin Clisby, Programs, Advertising – Brenda Garrioch,
Green Rooms – Lisa Van Der Kooy/Firehall Theatre


Shakespeare In The Park