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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Devil's Disciple now in previews at the Shaw Festival

The Red Coats have returned to Niagara-on-the-Lake in a new production of George Bernard Shaws rollicking adventure The Devils Disciple. Known for his flair for revitalizing theatre classics, director Tadeusz Bradecki presents an inventive interpretation of Shaws most successful play. Last seen at the Shaw Festival in 1996, this seasons production of The Devils Disciple is currently in previews at the Festival Theatre.

Its the height of the American Revolution and Dick Dudgeon (Evan Buliung) the black sheep son is known as the Devils Disciple. When he is mistaken for a crusading minister (Peter Krantz) and imprisoned by English forces, the ministers wife (Fiona Byrne) begins to question who is really saint and who is really sinner? A comedy, an adventure and a love story, its first production in 1897 was so successful that Shaw was able to quit his day job as a critic.

The Devils Disciple also features Richard Stewart, Ali Momen, Craig Pike, Micheal Querin, Donna Belleville, Lucy Campbell, Jonathan Widdifield, Lorne Kennedy, Anthony Bekenn, Guy Bannerman, Peter Millard, Jim Mezon, Al Kozlik, Ijeoma Emesowum and Billy Lake.

Set and costumes designed by Peter Hartwell and lighting design by Kevin Lamotte. The stage management team includes Stage Manager Allan Teichman and Assistant Stage Manager Eamonn Reil.

The Devils Disciple began preview performances on Sunday, June 14; opens Thursday, July 9; and plays in repertory until Sunday, October 11.

The Devils Disciple is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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