Mimi (or A Poisoner's Comedy)
November 3 - 7, 2010
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
(6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
Wed - Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm
Half Price Preview: Wednesday Nov 3
November 10 - 20, 2010
Firehall Arts Centre
(280 East Cordova St, Vancouver)
Tues - Sat 8pm: Sat & Sun 2pm
2-for-1 Preview: Wed Nov 10
Opening Night: Thurs Nov 11
Post-show Talkback: Tues Nov 16
Pay-what-you-can: Wed Nov 17, 1pm
Audio Described Performance:
Wed Nov 17, 8pm
Lyrics and Music by Allen Cole, Book and Lyrics by Melody A. Johnson and Rick Roberts
The tempestuous Marquise of Brinvilliers has a repressive father, a young lover, an accommodating husband, and a thrilling new hobby: poison. It doesn’t take her long to figure out that murder is even more delicious than an evening of debauchery. A witty and hilarious musical about France’s most infamous serial killer, this naughty ‘bon bon’ of a show wowed Toronto when it premiered at the Tarragon last season. The Vancouver production, with the fabulous Jennifer Lines in the lead role, promises to please and tease.
"When this show is good, it's very, very good, but when it's bad it's better."
- Toronto Star
Composer, lyricist and musical director Allen Cole has created new musical works for many Canadian theatres including the National Arts Centre, the Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille and BC’s Caravan Farm Theatre. Melody Johnson won Dora Awards for her performances in the Toronto premieres of Touchstone favourites Little Mercy’s First Murder and It’s All True, and cut her teeth as a writer of new material as an ensemble actor (and now director) with Toronto’s famous Second City. Rick Roberts has won acclaim as an actor at many of Eastern Canada’s major theatres and onscreen with a host of film and television credits. He wrote his first play Fish/Wife in 2002 and since then has been emerging as both a playwright and director of note.
Check out our teaser video!
Video Design by Robin Greenwood
Photo of Jennifer Lines by Emily Cooper
Produced in Association with the Firehall Arts Centre and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Directed by Katrina Dunn
Musical Direction by Steven Greenfield
Set by David Roberts
Costumes by Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh
Lighting by Gillian Wolpert
Starring Donald Adams, Greg Armstrong-Morris, Peter Jorgensen, Jennifer Lines, Linda Quibell, and Sanders Whiting
Stage Managed by Marijka Brusse
Assistant Stage Manager Rebecca Mulvihill