Unity (1918)

Unity (1918) By Kevin Kerr

By Kevin Kerr**
Mar 15 - 24, 2001
Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Director Katrina Dunn^
Starring Michelle Porter, Sarah Louise Turner, Dawn Petten, Kerry Sandomirsky^, Robert Moloney, David Bloom, Gina Stockdale, Wendy Morrow Donaldson and Bob Frazer
Set Design Robert Gardiner^
Costume Design Mara Gottler^
Lighting Design Adrian Muir
Sound Design Patrick Pennefather^
Technical Director John Webber
Stage Manager Jessica Chambers
Assistant Stage Manager Linda Delcourt
Scenic Painter Bryan Pollock^

"Director Katrina Dunn shows a deft hand as she guides her talented troupe of nine actors through the text's many shifts of mood and intent, sparking a remarkable ensemble performance.[…] as a whole it's a contender for the best new play on a Canadian stage so far this year."
- Tom Sandborn, Globe and Mail

"I'd opt to take Robert Gardner's set into the Hall of Fame with it. It's so vast and weathered under Brian Pollack's huge, painted sky, it's amazing that the Cultch can accommodate its seeming enormity. [...] Tufts of dead grass around the platform root Unity (1918) in such detailed reality that it leaves playwright Kerr free to explore a world of small-town hopes and dreams."
- Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

"...this funny, compassionate, beautifully produced play."
- Anne Fleming, Georgia Straight

^ - Jessie Richardson Award Nomination
* - Jessie Richardson Award Winner

Photo: Michelle Porter, Dawn Petten, Sarah Louise Turner, Robert Moloney and David Bloom by Tim Matheson