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Sarah Ballenden

By Maureen Hunter




John Hirsch Mainstage

Against the landscape of the developing Red River Settlement, Sarah Ballenden has developed a thick skin as the Métis wife of a high-ranking Hudson's Bay Company officer. But when a spark of gossip spreads through the Fort like wildfire, her reputation is tarnished, leaving Sarah with nothing to depend on but her own true grit to clear her name.

Times & Tickets

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Date Time Availability
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:30 PM Preview Best Seating BUY
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:00 PM Opening Night Best Seating BUY
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Mon May 01, 2017 8:00 PM Monday Mix (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Tue May 02, 2017 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed May 03, 2017 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Wed May 03, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Thu May 04, 2017 8:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Fri May 05, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat May 06, 2017 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat May 06, 2017 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Mon May 08, 2017 8:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Tue May 09, 2017 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed May 10, 2017 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Wed May 10, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Thu May 11, 2017 8:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Fri May 12, 2017 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat May 13, 2017 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat May 13, 2017 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY

Actors

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The Major: John Bluethner
Miss Anderson / Bishop Anderson: Sarah Constible 
John Ballenden: Paul Essiembre
Christopher Foss: Toby Hughes
Augustus Pelly: Tom Keenan
Adam Thom: Kevin Klassen
Margaret Black / Flora: Julie Lumsden
Sarah Ballenden: Sera-Lys McArthur
John Davidson / Sir George Simpson: Ross McMillan 
Mrs. Cochrane / Dr. John Bunn: Tracey Nepinak

Artistic Team

Director: Steven Schipper
Assistant Director: Erica Wilson 
Set & Costume Designer: Brian Perchaluk
Lighting Designer: Scott Henderson
Sound Designer: Mike Wright
Music Composer: Ted Longbottom 
Stage Manager: Karyn Kumhyr
Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Duncan
Apprentice Stage Manager: Zoë Leclerc-Kennedy
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Photos

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Extras

2017 brings renewed hope and inspiration for Canadian artists- The Manitoban
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About the author
Maureen Hunter was raised with five brothers on a farm near Indian Head, Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, then in 1971 moved to Winnipeg for one year. She has lived there ever since. She has earned her living as a writer most of her adult life, initially in journalism, then with the Canadian Wheat Board. In 1983, she gave up writing for others and began writing for herself. Since then, she has written eight full-length plays and has co-written a one-act children's play. Her most recent play, Wild Mouth, premiered at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, in January 2008.  Her play Transit of Venus, which premiered at Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1992, received its British premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992 and its U.S. premiere at the Berkshire Theatre, Stockbridge, Mass., in 1998.  Transit of Venus was produced as a full-length opera in November 2007 by Manitoba Opera, with a libretto by Maureen and music by Victor Davies.  Maureen's plays have been produced extensively in Canada, on stages large and small, as well as in Britain and the U.S. and by CBC and BBC Radio. They have been nominated for two Governor General's Awards, two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Her work has been published individually and in a number of anthologies.  Her plays include Atlantis, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Footprints on the Moon, Poor Uncle Ernie in his Covered Cage, The Queen of Queen Street, Transit of Venus, Vinci and Wild Mouth. Most of her plays premiered at Manitoba Theatre Centre, which will also premiere her next play, Sarah Ballenden. - Playwrights Guild of Canada