In February, 2014, VPT shared Christopher Marlowe’s tragedy of one man’s infamous sacrifice in the quest for knowledge.
“… lively, inventive … richly comic… ” – The Chronicle Herald
“[a] terrific production… if you miss it, you’ll be sorry.”
“Inventive use of puppetry, striking costumes and first-class lighting and sound design make me declare this show, despite its hellish subject matter, quite heavenly.” – The Coast
Director: Rhys Bevan-John and Ailsa Galbreath
Stage Manager: Courtney Harris
Lighting Designer: Matthew Downey
Playwright: Christopher Marlowe
Sarah-Jean Begin: Ensemble
Jozel Bennett: Ensemble
Pasha Ebrahimi: Faustus
Daniel Gervais: Ensemble
Keelin Jack: Mephistopheles
Leah Pritchard: Ensemble
Gina Thornhill: Ensemble
SARAH-JEAN BEGIN – ENSEMBLE
VILE PASSÉIST THEATRE: Debut. MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA: A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle (One International and Two North American Tours).
JOZEL BENNETT – ENSEMBLE
VILE PASSÉIST: Debut. LIONS DEN: Waiting for the Parade, An Evening of Ives, Strawberries in January. ATLANTIC FRINGE: Monument Valley, Grumble. TABOO THEATRE: Phaedra’s Love. FIRETHING THEATRE: The Dirty Downard. WALTERDALE PLAYHOUSE: Cyrano de Bergerac. EDMONTON FRINGE: Witches Brew: Carrot Stew. MISCHIEF & MAYHEM THEATRE: Ubu Roi: A Grotesque Burlesque. NOTES: Jozel is excited to share this glimpse of hell with y’all. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Alberta and a certificate in Lecoq Physical Theatre from the Hunter Gates Academy of Physical Theatre.
RHYS BEVAN-JOHN – DIRECTOR
VILE PASSÉIST THEATRE: Debut. MISERY LOVES: Perfection of Man, No One Gave Me the Box, Together We Are More, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. NEPTUNE: Oliver, Mesa, Narnia, The Miracle Worker, Cradle and All. OTHER: Hamlet (SBTS) The 39 Steps (TNB). NOTES: A Halifax native who dabbles in everything from papier-mache to mysticism, Rhys is the co-artistic director of Misery Loves Theatre Company. He won The Coast’s “Best Theatre Actor” award for 2013.
MATTHEW DOWNEY – LIGHTING DESIGN
VILE PASSÉIST: The Maid’s Tragedy, The Roaring Girl, A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, The Revenger’s Tragedy, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. LIONS DEN THEATRE: Babels In Arms (Director). ATLANTIC FRINGE: Human Weakness (Director). XARA CHORAL THEATRE: Constellations, Wail (Resident Lighting Designer). AJAR THEATRE: Tecumseh as a Doorstop (Sound and Video Design).
PASHA EBRAHIMI – FAUSTUS
VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, Bartholomew Fail. LIONS DEN THEATRE/VPT: Kill Shakespeare. LIONS DEN: An Evening of Ives, 12 Angry Men, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Underpants. TNB: The Chronicles of Narnia. TABOO: An Evening of Grand Guignol. CHESTER PLAYHOUSE: Away From Home. ONELIGHT THEATRE: The Veil, Death of Yazgerd. ATLANTIC THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Drawer Boy. IRONDALE: Washed Away, The Truimph of Joe T.
AILSA GALBREATH – DIRECTOR
VILE PASSÉIST THEATRE: The Yorkshire Tragedy (Actor). MISERY LOVES: Together We Are More, No One Gave Me The Box (Actor). QUEER ACTS: Seventeen (Actor). ONCE UPON A THEATRE COLLECTIVE: What the Water Wrote, Waltz of the Fae (Actor). NEPTUNE’S PPTP: Interview (Actor). NOTES: Ailsa is a founding member of Misery Loves Theatre Company. She is proud to be working with this talented cast.
DANIEL GERVAIS – ENSEMBLE
VILE PASSÉIST: The Maid’s Tragedy, The Roaring Girl, A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Revenger’s Tragedy. UP THE HILL THEATRE: Too Much Light… FESTIVAL ANTOGONISH: Run For Your Wife, Magical Mystery Munsch, Best of Broadway. LIONS DEN THEATRE/VPT: Kill Shakespeare. LIONS DEN THEATRE: Reefer Madness, An Evening of Ives, Strawberries in January, 12 Angry Men, The Underpants. DAPOPO THEATRE: The Heist Before Christmas, Live-In Readings. THEATRE NEWFOUNDLAND: The Music Man. UPCOMING: Daniel will join the Lions Den once again in April as part of An Evening of David Ives II director’s showcase.
COURTNEY HARRIS – STAGE MANAGER
VILE PASSÉIST THEATRE: Debut. MISERY LOVES: Gonzo New Years: An Elemental Bacchanalia. ZUPPA THEATRE: The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions. LUNASEA THEATRE COMPANY: Estate (ASM). GROS MORNE SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL: Summer Seasons 2012/2013. FESTIVAL ANTIGONISH SUMMER THEATRE: Summer Seasons 2010/11 (Apprentice SM).
KEELIN JACK – MEPHISTOPHELES
VILE PASSÉIST: Debut. DAPOPO: The Drinking Game, Cafe DaPoPo, Julius Caesar, Athena in Love, Sunday in the Park with George. NEPTUNE: Sweeney Todd, This is How is Goes. SBTS: Robin Hood, Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure. US VS THEM: A Tournament of Lies. LUNASEA: Twelfth Night. LIVE BAIT: The Melville Boys. BRISTOL OLD VIC: Moll Flanders. FILM/TV: There Are Monsters, Amelia, Nonsense Revolution, Seed. NOTES: Graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
LEAH PRITCHARD – ENSEMBLE
VILE PASSÉIST THEATRE: Debut. HARD TICKET: Venus In Fur. NEPTUNE THEATRE: Comedy of Errors. THEATRE AT GRENFELL: Cloud 9, The Europeans, The Winter’s Tale, Hotel Paradiso. HALIFAX FEAST: Big Twang Theory, Spree. GROS MORNE: Cod on a Stick, Newfoundland Vinyl. NOTES: Thank you so much to VPT for including me in this wonderful company, and thank you to everyone who has come out to see the show! I hope you enjoy it as I have!
GINA THORNHILL – ENSEMBLE
VILE PASSÉIST THEATRE: Debut. MISERY LOVES: No One Gave Me The Box. ONCE UPON A THEATRE: On the Verge, Waltz of the Fae, Blue Moons and Waiting Rooms. TABOO THEATRE: The Madonna Painter. SAINTS ALIVE: Once More With Feeling. WHEELWRIGHT THEATRE: M is for Drowning, What the Water Wrote (co-pro with OUTCo.)