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Harvest


  • Procunier Hall at the Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

Written by Ken Cameron

Directed by Bill Meaden

Produced by Barry Tepperman

Presented by the London Community Players

Based on the real-life experiences of the playwright's parents, this comedy,  Harvest tells the story of Allan and Charlotte, farmers who trade their lives in the country for a condo in the city.  When they rent their farmhouse to a young pilot intent on raising a different "crop," they begin a journey filled with an assortment of unforgettable characters all played by the same two talented actors.

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Allan - Steve Favro

Charlotte - Mary Jane Walzak

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Producer - Barry Tepperman

Director - Bill Meaden

Stage Manager - Bill Marshall

Assistant Stage Manager - Chris Shoesmith

Production Design/Construction  - Shawn Harvey

Lighting Design - Rob Coles

Lighting Operator - Bill Marshall

Sound Design/Operation - Lisa Desgroseilliers

Costume Design - Tania Harvey


Harvest is produced by arrangement with Kensington Literary Representation, 34 St.  Andrew Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1K6, 416.848.9648, kensingtonlit@rogers.com.

A one-act version of Harvest was commissioned by Lunchbox Theatre for their Stage One Petro-Canada Plays series and premiered at Lunchbox in April 2007.

The play received the Enbridge playRites award in 2007 which, in conjunction with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, funded a workshop at Ships Company in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.  The play was further developed in a workshop with The Alberta Playwrights’ Network (which receives funding support from Theatre Alberta) in partnership with The Blyth Festival. The two-act version of the play premiered at The Blyth Festival in 2008.

Ken Cameron is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.


Acknowledgements

From the Playwright, Ken Cameron:

This play is dedicated to the most wonderful and understanding parents in the world, Allister and Carolyn Cameron.

Special thanks to Ian Prinsloo, Johanne Deleeuw, Natascha Girgis, Brian Dooley, Elinor Holt, Peter Strand Rumpel, Doug McKeag, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Martin Kinch, Pamela Halstead and Ship’s Company Theatre, Eric Coates, The Blyth Festival, and especially Rita Bozi.

From the Production Team:

Special thanks to Carolyn and Allister Cameron for meeting with us as we started our journey and especially for the cookies and banana bread.

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