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.
|Assistant Stage Manager
Young Marjorie & Laurie Thompson
Record Store Clerk & Sam
Cyrus Jones & Nigel
|Ryan Van Horne|
Burton Cummings & Elton John
|Photos (except *) by Krista Lee Photography (Krista Roper)|
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