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Waiting for the Parade

Waiting for the Parade

A Canadian Classic

August 29 – September 20
Springer Theatre

"Preparation, organization, concentration. That's what it's all about."


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By John Murrell
Produced in Association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran

  • Set in Calgary during World War II, five women gather to work for the war effort while the men they love are away. Their tensions, secrets, hopes and dreams reveal the women’s inner-strength and heroism in one of our country’s most enduring and best-loved plays about these women who kept “The home fires burning.”
    Waiting for the Parade is ultimately dramatic, moving and funny, and features live music and songs made popular from during the war years.

    “Speaks honestly and directly to the heart.”
    - – The Toronto Star

    “A small masterpiece.”
    - – The Ottawa Citizen

    “An honest play that captures precisely the texture of ordinary hopes and despair.”
    - – The London Guardian

    Student Matinee – Presented by TD Bank Group

    September 17, 11:00am

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    Playing at the Springer Theatre from August 29 – September 20

    Evening Performances: Tuesday through Saturday 8:00pm
    Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2:30pm

    Running Time:
 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Cast

    Catherine: Shannon Currie
    Marta: Anita Wittenberg
    Margaret: Janet Michael
    Eve: Andrea Houssin
    Janet: Deb Drakeford


    Director: Ashlie Corcoran
    Set & Costume Designer: Drew Facey
    Sound Designer: Doug Perry
    Vocal Director: Steven Greenfield
    Lighting Designer: Ross Nichol
    Choreographer: Shelley Stewart Hunt
    Research Dramaturg: Toby Malone
    Stage Manager: Nicola Benidickson
    Assistant Stage Manager: Monika Seiler

  • Shannon Currie, Anita Wittenberg, Janet Michael, Andrea Houssin and Deb Drakeford. Photos provided by Western Canada Theatre, 2014. Photography by Barbara Zimonick.

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