Wrong Turn at Lungfish

2017-10-26 to 2017-11-25

Our Fall Show

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

Written by Garry Marshall and Lowell Ganz

2017-10-26 to 2017-11-25

The story of a blind and bitter college professor and his encounter with a saucy, streetwise young woman who volunteers to read to him in the hospital. The clash of intellect and wit takes the two from animosity and fear to friendship and understanding. Both come to their relationship with questions. Both leave with hopeful answers. Dramatic Comedy, Adult content.

The Cast of Wrong Turn at Lungfish
"Peter Ravenswaal" - John Nolan

John was never any good at acting. Just because he was best actor at TBC Mainstage twice for Clarence Darrow, (1986) and R.P. Murphy ( One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest) means nothing in the grand scheme of theatre. The Tommy Douglas one man show he toured across Canada (2004-2009) could have been done by any actor. Tommy was loved by almost everybody. Apart from a few minor plays he’s written, he hasn’t accomplished much,...had a three year world holiday masquerading as as photographer on the Love Boat. Oh yeah, some critics used words like...well they were pretty effusive. (We wonder how much he got paid.) Among his other skills, John’s not bad at training actors. Many of his students work in performing arts in the UK, U.S. and Canada. 

"Nurse" - Aleisha Fernandes

Aleisha​ ​is​ ​an​ ​avid​ ​theatre​ ​fanatic​ ​that​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Clayton​ ​heights.​ ​It​ ​has​ ​always​ ​been​ ​a​ ​dream​ ​of​ ​hers​ ​to act​ ​in​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​shows​ ​at​ ​SLT.​ ​Her​ ​dream​ ​has​ ​become​ ​a​ ​reality​ ​in​ ​her​ ​first​ ​theatre​ ​performance​ ​as​ ​the Nurse​ ​in​ ​'Wrong​ ​Turn​ ​at​ ​Lungfish'.​ ​Aleisha​ ​is​ ​thrilled​ ​to​ ​be​ ​on​ ​the​ ​SLT​ ​stage​ ​and​ ​looks​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​many more​ ​shows.

Aleisha​ ​is​ ​a​ ​graduate​ ​of​ ​Saint​ ​John​ ​Brebeuf​ ​Secondary​ ​School​ ​in​ ​Abbotsford,​ ​BC.​ ​She​ ​starred​ ​and​ ​helped out​ ​backstage​ ​in​ ​many​ ​shows​ ​throughout​ ​high​ ​school.
Aleisha​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​in​ ​her​ ​fourth​ ​year​ ​at​ ​Simon​ ​Fraser​ ​University.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​pursuing​ ​a​ ​bachelor's​ ​degree​ ​in Health​ ​Sciences​ ​at​ ​SFU.​ ​Aleisha​ ​has​ ​aspirations​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​a​ ​hospital​ ​after​ ​graduation.​ ​However,​ ​she​ ​has not​ ​completely​ ​ruled​ ​out​ ​a​ ​career​ ​in​ ​musical​ ​theatre. 

"Anita" - Ashley Chodat

Ashley​ ​is​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​be​ ​back​ ​at​ ​Surrey​ ​Little​ ​Theatre!​ ​She​ ​was​ ​previously​ ​apart​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Youth​ ​Improv​ ​Team and​ ​the​ ​cast​ ​of​ ​SLT's​ ​youth​ ​written​ ​show​ ​Splinters. Being​ ​a​ ​recent​ ​graduate of​ ​the​ ​Douglas​ ​College Theatre program,​ ​there​ ​she performed​ ​in​ ​shows​ ​such​ ​as,​ ​"A​ ​Midsummer​ ​Night's​ ​Dream"​ ​as​ ​Helena​ ​and "Ma"​ ​in the​ ​Canadian​ ​Premiere​ ​of​ ​Davey​ ​Anderson's Blackout.​ ​Ashley is​ ​now looking​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​bringing the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​Anita​ ​Merendino​ ​to​ ​life.​ ​Ashley​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​thank​ ​her​ ​talented​ ​cast​ ​and​ ​crew,​ ​for​ ​their​ ​hard work​ ​in​ ​making​ ​this​ ​production​ ​come​ ​together.​ ​Special​ ​thanks​ ​to​ ​her​ ​family​ ​and Gil​ ​Tongol for​ ​their support. 

"Dominic " - Spencer Shearman

Spencer​ ​was​ ​14​ ​when​ ​he​ ​started​ ​community​ ​theater​ ​work.​ ​He​ ​first​ ​appeared​ ​on​ ​stage​ ​in​ ​“The​ ​Cat’s meow”​ ​at​ ​White​ ​Rock​ ​Players​ ​Club.​ ​He​ ​cut​ ​his​ ​teeth​ ​as​ ​backstage​ ​crew​ ​and​ ​moved​ ​on​ ​to​ ​the​ ​tech​ ​board. He​ ​was​ ​even​ ​a​ ​living​ ​prop​ ​once.​ ​Spencer​ ​has​ ​done​ ​work​ ​with​ ​Peninsula​ ​Productions​ ​backstage​ ​and​ ​has learned​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​about​ ​theater​ ​and​ ​the​ ​people​ ​who​ ​are​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​it.​ ​​ ​He​ ​joined​ ​SLT​ ​just​ ​last​ ​spring​ ​as​ ​a volunteer​ ​for​ ​the​ ​TBC​ ​festival.​ ​​ ​Spencer​ ​makes​ ​his​ ​debut​ ​onstage​ ​as​ ​Dominic​ ​De​ ​Caesar​ ​in​ ​this​ ​funny​ ​and charming​ ​show!​ ​​ ​He​ ​has​ ​made​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​friends​ ​in​ ​the​ ​past​ ​7​ ​years​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​inspired​ ​by​ ​many​ ​people. 

Wrong Turn at Lungfish - Production Crew
Producer - Tom Taylor
Director - Brad Williams

Brad​ ​has​ ​enjoyed​ ​more​ ​than​ ​40​ ​years​ ​on​ ​stage​ ​and​ ​back-stage​ ​in​ ​Community​ ​Theatre​ ​with​ ​groups​ ​in Ottawa,​ ​Vancouver,​ ​and​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​lower​ ​mainland.​ ​His​ ​background​ ​includes​ ​broadcasting,​ ​voice over​ ​work,​ ​plus​ ​film​ ​and​ ​television​ ​pursuits​ ​-​ ​including​ ​2​ ​movies​ ​last​ ​year!​ ​For​ ​several​ ​seasons​ ​he​ ​was "adjudicator"​ ​for​ ​a​ ​local​ ​theatre​ ​group,​ ​judged​ ​Arts​ ​Writing​ ​for​ ​the​ ​BC​ ​and​ ​Yukon​ ​Community​ ​Newspaper Awards,​ ​and​ ​for​ ​over​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​served​ ​as​ ​Artistic​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Canadian​ ​Film​ ​Festival. 

Stage Manager - Cathe Busswood

Cathe​ ​has​ ​been​ ​hiding​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​scenes​ ​for​ ​many​ ​years​ ​and​ ​once​ ​in​ ​while​ ​will venture​ ​out​ ​to​ ​the​ ​stage.​ ​​ ​Cathe​ ​was​ ​last​ ​seen​ ​on​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​in​ ​Dixie​ ​Swim​ ​Club​ ​last season​ ​at​ ​SLT,​ ​which​ ​netted​ ​her​ ​a​ ​Best​ ​Supporting​ ​Actress​ ​award​ ​from​ ​the Community​ ​Theatre​ ​Coalition.​ ​​ ​She​ ​is​ ​so​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​very​ ​talented​ ​Brad Williams.​​​​ Brad​​ was​​ in​​ the​​ first​​ community​​theatre​​ show​​ she​​ ever​​ did,​​ in​​1973.​​​​ AND Mr​ ​John​ ​Nolan​ ​was​ ​in​ ​TBC​ ​a​ ​festival​ ​piece​ ​that​ ​rocked​ ​her​ ​socks​ ​off​ ​in​ ​1986.​ ​​ ​AND Cathe​ ​was​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​manager​ ​for​ ​Spencer’s​ ​first​ ​show​ ​in​ ​White​ ​Rock​ ​when​ ​he​ ​was much​ ​shorter!​ ​AND​ ​getting​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​new​ ​and​ ​talented​ ​actors,​ ​Ashley​ ​and Aleisha,​ ​​​it's​ ​wow,​ ​Community​ ​Theatre​ ​keeps​ ​us​ ​moving​ ​​​and​ ​it's​ ​so​ ​good​ ​to​ ​share with​ ​you​ ​our​ ​theatre​ ​audience.​ ​​ You​ ​too​ ​are​ ​just​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​family.​ ​​ ​Enjoy! 

Make-up - Gail Ruginis
Gala - Annette DeCaire
Lighting Design - Hannah Lohnes
Sound Design - June Ainsworth
Costumes - Tracy Wright
Set Construction - Tim Driscoll
Photogrpher - Michal Russell
Set Design - Brad Williams

Brad​ ​has​ ​enjoyed​ ​more​ ​than​ ​40​ ​years​ ​on​ ​stage​ ​and​ ​back-stage​ ​in​ ​Community​ ​Theatre​ ​with​ ​groups​ ​in Ottawa,​ ​Vancouver,​ ​and​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​lower​ ​mainland.​ ​His​ ​background​ ​includes​ ​broadcasting,​ ​voice over​ ​work,​ ​plus​ ​film​ ​and​ ​television​ ​pursuits​ ​-​ ​including​ ​2​ ​movies​ ​last​ ​year!​ ​For​ ​several​ ​seasons​ ​he​ ​was "adjudicator"​ ​for​ ​a​ ​local​ ​theatre​ ​group,​ ​judged​ ​Arts​ ​Writing​ ​for​ ​the​ ​BC​ ​and​ ​Yukon​ ​Community​ ​Newspaper Awards,​ ​and​ ​for​ ​over​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​served​ ​as​ ​Artistic​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Canadian​ ​Film​ ​Festival. 

Ticket Reservation - Ellie Parento
Front of House - Norma Reed
Properties - Melanie Minty

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