HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH2019-02-14T15:33:50+00:00

7-23 FEB 2019

Pay What You Can Matinée Saturday 9 FEB at 2pm
Relaxed Performance Saturday 23 FEB at 2pm

by NORM FOSTER

One man, three women, two balconies. Set on adjoining balconies in a big city apartment building, Here on the Flight Path follows John Cummings as he interacts with Fay, Angel and Gwen, who become his neighbours over a three and a half year period. Hilarious and, at times, touching. Norm Foster is Canada’s best-loved playwright. He is the most produced playwright in Canadian history and receives globally, on average, an astounding 150 productions of his plays each year. It has been said that on any given day of the year there is a Norm Foster play either in rehearsal or in performance somewhere in the world.

CAST


MELANIE JANZEN
as Faye/Angel/Gwen

Recently, Melanie reprised the role of Natalie in Norm Foster’s play Lunenburg at Theatre Orangeville. No stranger to Mr Foster’s work, Melanie has had the pleasure of performing roles in a variety of his plays including Jonesy/Delores/Gloria in Screwball Comedy (Theatre Orangeville/Lighthouse Festival Theatre/Showboat Festival Theatre), Rita in Halfway There (Upper Canada Playhouse), Connie in The Ladies Foursome (The Globe/ Lighthouse Festival Theatre/Upper Canada Playhouse), May Henning in The Affections of May (Theatre In Port) and this is the third time she is performing Here on the Flight Path with her husband, Jamie Williams (Upper Canada Playhouse/The Foster Festival). She has been a company member of the Shaw Festival (five seasons) and of the Stratford Festival (seven seasons) and has traveled with the North American touring company of the Livent production of Show Boat.


JAMIE WILLIAMS
as John Cummings

Jamie is returning to Sudbury Theatre Centre for the second time having previously appeared as Byron Hobbs in Norm Foster’s Skin Flick. For over 25 years Jamie has performed on stages across Canada including the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, the Citadel and the Neptune. His roles have ranged from Shakespeare to farce and everything in between. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to share the stage with his wife, Melanie Janzen, and he is thrilled to be doing so again here in Sudbury.

CREATIVE TEAM


JOHN McHENRY
Director

John is STC’s Artistic Director. In his varied theatrical career, John has directed and/or choreographed for STC, Huron Country Playhouse, Garden City Productions, Music Theatre Etobicoke, Thistle Theatre, St. Marys Community Players, Hamilton Theatre Inc.; stage-managed for Theatre Collingwood and Heathcote Theatre; played such memorable roles as The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, The Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof and Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl (four times!); “flew” Peter in Peter Pan at Huron Country Playhouse. His marketing and communications expertise has benefited STC, Huron Country Playhouse, Theatre Aquarius, Vancouver Playhouse, Presentation House and Blyth Festival. As always, this is for Nan.


BOB IVEY
Set Designer

Bob is a highly successful theatre designer whose company R + I Design is in high demand. For over 15 years, he was scenic designer at STC with founding artistic director Tony Lloyd. His history dates back to the years when STC worked out of the Canada Bread building on King Street and performed at LU. He transitioned into STC’s new home in 1982 creating spectacular sets until 1990. His impressive career includes teaching in the Technical Theatre Studies program at Cambrian College for over two decades. STC is delighted to welcome Bob home.


MIRANDA DiFLORIO
Costume Designer

Miranda DiFlorio is a Costume Designer/Wardrobe Manager based out of Toronto and a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre Production Program. Recent credits include Costume Designer for Capitol Theatre’s productions of The Little Mermaid and Fiddler on the Roof, Head of Wardrobe for Sudbury Theatre Centre where she also designed productions of The Invention of Romance, A Christmas Story, Armstrong’s War, The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, and Plaid Tidings, Wardrobe Mistress for Drayton Entertainment which included seasons with shows such as Footloose, Littler Mermaid and Les Misérables.


KIRSTEN WATT
Lighting Designer

Previously for STC: Plaid Tidings, The Invention of Romance, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life. Designs elsewhere include the Shaw Festival, Drayton Entertainment, the Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Neptune Theatre, Watermark Theatre, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Magnus Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Carousel Players, George Brown Theatre, Theatre Sheridan, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor and Concordia University. Kirsten studied theatre at the University of Alberta and lighting at the National Theatre School of Canada.


TRACY LYNNE CANN
Stage Manager

Previously for STC: The Invention of Romance (2018), Hockey Dreams (2017), The Shape of a Girl (2005). Selected companies include: Banff Centre for the Arts, Buddies in Bad Times, Cabaret Theatre Company, Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Children’s Opera Company, Charlottetown Festival, GFour Productions, Joseph Patrick Presents, Globe Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Port Hope Festival Theatre, Red Sky Performance, Shaggy Pup Productions, Showboat Festival Theatre, Stirling Festival Theatre, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Theatre Gargantua, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia and Workman Arts.


ALANNA WRENSHALL
Apprentice Stage Manager

Born and raised in Sudbury, Alanna is thrilled to be working on her second show with STC! A graduate of the Queen’s University Drama program, she is currently working to acquire her Equity Apprenticeship credits and continue developing her skills in Stage Management. Select credits: Who Killed Snow White?, Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind, The History of Drinking in Cavan, The Hero of Hunter Street (4th Line Theatre); Fiddler On The Roof, Robin Hood: The Panto (Capitol Theatre).