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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Devil's Disciple now in previews at the Shaw Festival


The Red Coats have returned to Niagara-on-the-Lake in a new production of George Bernard Shaw’s rollicking adventure The Devil’s Disciple. Known for his flair for revitalizing theatre classics, director Tadeusz Bradecki presents an inventive interpretation of Shaw’s most successful play. Last seen at the Shaw Festival in 1996, this season’s production of The Devil’s Disciple is currently in previews at the Festival Theatre.

It’s the height of the American Revolution and Dick Dudgeon (Evan Buliung) — the black sheep son – is known as the Devil’s Disciple. When he is mistaken for a crusading minister (Peter Krantz) and imprisoned by English forces, the minister’s wife (Fiona Byrne) begins to question who is really saint and who is really sinner? A comedy, an adventure and a love story, its first production in 1897 was so successful that Shaw was able to quit his day job as a critic.

The Devil’s Disciple also features Richard Stewart, Ali Momen, Craig Pike, Micheal Querin, Donna Belleville, Lucy Campbell, Jonathan Widdifield, Lorne Kennedy, Anthony Bekenn, Guy Bannerman, Peter Millard, Jim Mezon, Al Kozlik, Ijeoma Emesowum and Billy Lake.

Set and costumes designed by Peter Hartwell and lighting design by Kevin Lamotte. The stage management team includes Stage Manager Allan Teichman and Assistant Stage Manager Eamonn Reil.

The Devil’s Disciple began preview performances on Sunday, June 14; opens Thursday, July 9; and plays in repertory until Sunday, October 11.

The Devil’s Disciple is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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