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Photos by Samson Learn.

Messenger is a play by award winning Nova Scotia playwright Wendy Lill. Its world premiere production by HomeFirst Theatre and Eastern Front Theatre took place October 29-November 8, 2015 at Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio with support from the Open Spaces Program.

In 1990, Canada almost led the world on climate change. Messenger imagines how this goal got lost. Inspired by Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, the play follows two brothers: one the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, and the other a newly minted, idealistic cabinet minister. The stakes are heightened by strong family loyalties that are tested by the crisis that ensues when one brother refuses to back down from what he knows is right.

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The Coast reviews Messenger

Photo by Samson Learn. The Coast Reviews “Messenger” Go see Wendy Lill’s well-written, well-acted drama.” Kate Watson, The Coast Read now BACK TO HOME UPCOMING

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Creative team discusses messenger

CREATIVE TEAM & CAST DISCUSS “MESSENGER” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZT5sEzNN0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSWRPKhezUM Videography by Daniel Boos. BACK TO HOME UPCOMING SHOW

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Burgandy Code Messenger (2)
Burgandy Code as
Katherine Stockman
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Hugh Thompson as
Thomas Stockman
Messenger John Dartt
John Dart as
Peter Stockman
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Jeff Schwager as
James Hall


Andrew Cull
Andrew Cull
Set Design
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Laura Gallagher-Doucette
Assistant Director
Karen Gross, a white woman with long hair and bright yellow hat, smiles while sitting on a chair centre frame. She is holding George, a black and white cat.
Karen Gross
Associate Producer
Wendy Lill, a white woman with light blonde curly hair, stands centre frame. She is speaking into a microphone and behind her are leaves from a plant.
Wendy Lill
Emlyn Murray
Costume Designer
Daniel Oulton
Projection & Sound Design
Ingrid Risk
Ingrid Risk
Stage Manager
5 Leighann Vardy
Leigh Ann Vardy
Lighting Design
Mary Vingoe, a white woman with dark grey and brown hair, is smiling centre frame. She is backlit and wearing a colourful scarf.
Mary Vingoe
Sarah Wakely head shot
Sarah Wakely
Production Assistant