The Girl With the Golden Ear

 

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 Bedford Players would like to thank everyone who attended

 

The Girl With the Golden Ear

without our amazing audience members, none of this would be possible!

 

Written by Ryan Van Horne

Directed by Kim Bartlett

March 9 – 12, 16 – 18, 23 – 26th, 2017

Thu, Fri, Sat – 8pm · Sun – 2pm

Marjorie is a single mother working in the male-dominated radio industry of the 1960s and 70s. She has innate musical talent and uses that to rise from receptionist to music director at CKRT. In doing so, she becomes a pioneer in commercial radio and has a profound influence on the North American music scene.

The Girl With the Golden Ear has a knack for picking hits – even from obscure artists – and people clamour to get their songs played on her station. Other radio stations copy her playlists which are full of cross-over hits – songs that defy stereotypes and act as ambassadors between classes, cultures, and races. For her, music is a salve for the soul and she uses it to help ease tensions during a race riot in her city. As her successes pile up over the years, she develops a reputation as a trendsetter who bucks conventional wisdom, often proving just how unwise conventional wisdom can be. Things aren’t always smooth, though, as she is forced to deal with sexism, a changing industry, and government bureaucracy.

The Girl With the Golden Ear is inspired by a real person who has a remarkable talent and accomplished remarkable things, yet in retirement values her privacy and prefers not to be identified. In a blend of fact and fiction, The Girl With the Golden Ear offers a glimpse into a little-known but fascinating part of Canada’s history.

The Girl With the Golden Ear went through a reading at the DaPoPo Live-In Festival in October 2013. The play has been revised after a Home Delivery dramaturgy by the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC). The Bedford Players production is the premiere.

Tickets will go on sale at Ticketpro on February 6, 2017.

 

Cast

Kim BartlettGurrattan KaurMike Primeau
Director
Kim Bartlett
Stage Manager
Gurrattan Kaur
Assistant Stage Manager
Mike Primeau
Tanner RodgersJim PetrieMaria Fournier
Tanner Rodgers
appearing as
Young Marjorie & Laurie Thompson
Jim Petrie
appearing as
Lyle Ott
Maria Fournier
appearing as
Marjorie Thompson
Debbie WilliamsJoey YazerJon Peirce
Debbie Williams
appearing as
Rosie Day
Joey Yazer
appearing as
Jack Fowler
Jon Peirce
appearing as
Pat Kennedy
Erin CameronBryn RowlandsCraig Madden
Erin Cameron
appearing as
Bev Merrill
Bryn Rowlands
appearing as
Record Store Clerk & Sam
Craig Madden*
appearing as
Bill
Allan TidgwellRyan Van HorneMike Primeau
Allan Tidgwell
appearing as
Cyrus Jones & Nigel
Ryan Van Horne
appearing as
Burton Cummings & Elton John
Mike Primeau
appearing as
Tony Orlando
Photos (except *) by Krista Lee Photography (Krista Roper)

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