Strangers Among Us

By Aaron Bushkowsky

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Penny Oliver

This is a drama with humour to break the seriousness of the plot.

“Gabrielle and Michael meet by accident, fall in love, part, meet again and fall in love all over again. The problem is, every time they meet, they forget each other’s names. They can’t help it; they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Complicating things are family members who have difficulty with the changes and challenges Gabrielle and Michael experience, as they become more and more entangled in the debris of memory and language. Eventually, Gabrielle and Michael end up in a long-term care facility where they meet other people suffering from the same malady, extraordinary people who live and die with courage and hope. In the end Michael and Gabrielle find love again and, in the process, change the lives of the people around them”.

Greatly feared and poorly understood Alzheimer’s disease hardly seems fit fare for the theatre but Buskowsky puts a gentle spin on it.
The Vancouver Courier

Contains Strong Adult Language

Dates: February 1-2-3*, 8-9-10*, 15-16, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee

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Cast
Joan … Kimberly Jonasson
Art (her husband) … Peter Jonasson
Michael (Joan’s Father) … Vince Carlin*
Gabrielle … Virginia O’Hara
Virgil (her husband) … Jerrold Karch*
Netty (Gabrielle’s Daughter) … Jennifer Barclay
Robyn Hopkins (the nurse) … Lynne Atkinson
Leo … Will Armstrong
Mary … Valeri Kay
Mary 2 … Dia Frid
* Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Crew
Director … Maureen Dwyer
Producer … Penny Oliver
Stage manager … Sondra Learn
Assistant Stage Manager … Matt Dafoe
Script assistant … Susanne Burchell
Set Design … Dr. Jane Coryell
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Master Carpenter … John Strobe
Set Construction … John Spanik, Chuck Learn
Lighting Designer … Tricia Ward
Lighting Operator … Tricia Ward
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Costumes … Sandra Beeton
Choreographer … Freda Crisp
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Properties … Mark Collis
Sound Design … Michelle Spanik
Sound Operator … Michelle Spanik
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