Over for Now!
(We could have danced all night…)
“I believe I have a little of the Bedouin Arab in me.”-Teresa Harris
March 22-25, The Triumph of Teresa Harris: a play in two acts
The Palace Theatre and Eldon House present The Triumph of Teresa Harris
Procunier Hall, The Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas St., London ON. 519-432 1029.
The indomitable explorer Teresa Harris returns to London in Penn Kemp’s new play
The Triumph of Teresa Harris!
Her adventures are on stage in 5 Performances…
Procunier Hall @ The Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada
Written by Penn Kemp and directed by Diane Haggerty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Performed by a cast of 16 with 2 musicians! Run time is about 120 minutes, with one 20 minute intermission.
The Cast for The Palace Production, March 2017
DIRECTOR: Diane Haggerty
PRODUCER: Peg Sturgeon
STAGE MANAGER: Rhonda Allen
LIGHTING DESIGN: Melanie Glover
WARDROBE: Aiden Thomas
HAIR and MAKEUP: Hayley Hazelwood
PROGRAM PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: Ross Davidson
MUSICIANS: Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis
Ammar Abraham: Lieutenant/Tenzin
Dean Andrews: Scott
Bridget Corbett: Sister
Grace Ginty: Sister
Maya Gupta: Mid-Teresa
Brenda Hamilton: Amelia 2
Afia Kyei: Chris
Kassia Mobbayal: John
Christopher Noble: St. George
Irene Paibulsinjit: Annie
Karina Redick: Sister
Kendall Robertson: Sister
Jan Sims: Amelia 1
Old Teresa: Maureen Spencer Golovchenko
Passing Stranger/Cook: Heather Weitzel
Young Teresa: Taylor Jordyn
With thanks to London Community Players at the Palace Theatre.
See http://www.palacetheatre.ca/shows-and-events/2016/9/8/the-triumph-of-teresa-harris and Eldon House Heritage Museum, www.eldonhouse.ca
“Local History Play Strikes Chord With Ticket Buyers” Maya Gupta plays Teresa Harris and Chris Noble is St. George Littledale in the world premiere of London poet Penn Kemp’s sold-out play The Triumph of Teresa Harris at the Palace Theatre’s Procunier Hall until Saturday. Ross Davidson/Special to Postmedia News
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/03/22/local-history-play-strikes-chord-with-ticket-buyers by Joe Belanger.
Musician Mary Ashton & young Teresa Harris, Jordyn Taylor, eloquently celebrate the play on http://rogerstv.com/show?lid=7&rid=9&sid=3268.
Bob Smith interviews Penn about March events celebrating Teresa Harris.
The video is up on http://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=9&sid=3268&gid=271401
“From the pen of Penn Kemp”, http://www.thelondoner.ca/2017/03/08/from-the-pen-of-penn-kemp
“Writer revisits adventures of heroine Teresa Harris” https://www.ourlondon.ca/community-story/7165300-writer-revisits-adventures-of-heroine-teresa-harris/ by Mike Maloney
“Two productions by poet Penn Kemp celebrate 19th-century London woman who ‘untied the corset strings’” by Joe Belanger
“Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph”,
Jordyn Taylor as young Teresa
Photo Credits, THE TRIUMPH OF TERESA HARRIS at The Palace: Ross Davidson
Maya Gupta (Second Teresa) and Dean Anderson (William John Scott)
Back row: Bridget Corbett (Helen), Karina Redick (Eliza), Kassia Mabbayad (John), Jan Sims (First Amelia), Front row: Maya Gupta (Second Teresa), Dean Anderson (William John Scott)
Back: Ammar Abraham (Tenzin), Maya Gupta (Second Teresa), Chris Noble (St. George Littledale)
Back row: Jordyn Taylor (First Teresa), Jan Sims (First Amelia), Ammar Abraham (Tenzin), Front: Maureen Spencer Golovchenko (Last Teresa)
Videos by Mary McDonald
Why the play should be in the schools:
Scenes from our March 4 performance of The Dream Life of Teresa Harris, interactive video:
“What would draw a woman?”
“His girl Friday”
The script of the complete play, THE TRIUMPH OF TERESA HARRIS is now available, on line & in print!
The Eldon House version, THE DREAM LIFE OF TERESA HARRIS is also now available, on line, in print & in London Public Library!
“Anything Penn Kemp writes is amazing. I am sure this won’t disappoint! Mar. 22-25, Palace Theatre – London, ON… Looks like a great play. Thanks @pennkemp for good work.” Joni Baechler
“A marvelous performance, blending music and words to bring an amazing woman to life. Can’t wait to see the play based on this story at the Procunier Hall, at the Palace Theater. We have our tickets already. They are going fast!” Susan Cassan
“I almost checked my passport on returning home for extra stamps (such was the journey we were on today)” John Hassan
“I really enjoyed the event too. The story, the music, and your performance blended together so well!” Julie Ryan
“THANKS for all you do for Eldon House and London’s literary and creative sector!! Maureen Spencer-Golovchenko
Photo: Mary McDonald