September 8-27, 2009

World Premiere

W.O. Mitchell's
Jake and the Kid

Adapted by Conni Massing

You gotta have faith she's gonna happen! You gotta know it in yer gizzard an' in yer heart an' in yer soul!

It’s 1944 and drought threatens to destroy crops near the small prairie town of Crocus. Folks are getting “a might tetchy,” so when hired-hand Jake claims he can make it rain, it’s not just the Kid who’s caught in his tale. Will he make good on his promise and save the day, or is Jake just full of hot prairie air? Based on W.O. Mitchell’s beloved stories, Jake and the Kid pays tribute to the kid inside all of us and shows that sometimes hope is bigger than the Alberta sky.

Cast & Creative Team
For W.O. Mitchell's Jake and the Kid

  • Andy Curtis
    Mr. Godfrey, Repeat Golightly, Mr. Ricky, Axel, Reverend Cameron, Chet Lambert
  • David Fox
  • Elinor Holt
    Ma, Violet, Mrs. Biggs, Mrs. Abercrombie, Johnny Totcoal
  • Karen Johnson-Diamond
    Miss Henchbaw, Mrs. Fotheringham, Molly
  • Aaron Stern
    The Kid
  • David Trimble
    Old Gate, Angus Stewart, Stevie, Stan Kupka, Colonel Hepworth
  • Eric Rose
  • Pam Johnson
    Set & Costume Design
  • Kevin Fraser
    Lighting Design
  • Jonathan Lewis
    Original Music & Sound Design
  • Court Brinsmead
    Motion Graphic Design
  • Conni Massing
  • Shari Wattling
  • Ailsa Birnie
    Stage Manager
  • Stacey Kotlar
    Assistant Stage Manager