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2018/19 SEASON

Impressionism

BY MICHAEL JACOBS

Produced by Mary Barnes Amoroso, Arlene Stanley and Kristine Greenaway
Directed by Nicole Arends

April 12 – April 27, 2019 on the Mainstage

Impressionism
Surrounded by impressionist paintings, colleagues Katharine, gallery owner, and Thomas, photojournalist, revisit painful memories. As they banter and spar, they come to realize that if they can step away from the current canvas of their lives, their futures just might hold more depth than the past.

This romantic comedy blends pathos, intellect, and wit, and debuted on Broadway with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons.

Impressionism

Watch the Trailer Video Below:

Trailer by Nicholas Porteous

Impressionism collage

See our Gallery of Photos:

To see a 360° view of the Impressionism set:

Impressionism

Cast & Production Team

PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR
​​Michael Jacobs, Playwright
Nicole Arends, Director

CAST
Liz Pounsett*, Katharine Keenan
Ted Powers, Thomas Buckle
Elaine Lindo, Julia Davidson
Catt Filippov, Nicole Halladay
Julian Lee, Ben Joplin
Sistah Lois*, Chiambuane & Mr. Linder ​
Jamie Johnson, Douglas Finch

*Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

​​PRODUCTION TEAM
​​Mary Barnes Amoroso, Lead Producer
Arlene Stanley, Associate Producer
​Kristine Greenaway, Associate Producer
​Judith Fiore, Assistant Director
Skye Ashby, Stage Manager
​Kay Randewich, Assistant Stage Manager
​Joan Jamieson, Costume Designer
Teodoro Dragonieri, Set Designer
​​Sara Ahmadieh, Associate Set Design/Painter
​Andrea Nesbitt, Assistant Set Design/Painter
Suzanne Courtney, Images Designer
Simon Fothergill, Composer
Jay Hines, Lighting Designer
​Rick Sutton, Lighting Operator
Shelley Hobbs, Props Coordinator
Jarrod Dunlop, Technical Assistant

“The Cradle” by Berthe Morisot

BLOG

April 12-27, 2019, Alumnae Theatre Company presents Michael Jacobs’ play Impressionism, which takes place in an art gallery. Audience members are invited onstage before the show begins, to walk around Teodoro Dragonieri’s set and Suzanne Courtney’s replicas of Impressionist artworks.

​Alumnae member Diane Forrest, a writer and editor, has researched some lesser-known women artists of the Impressionist period – here are her blog posts:

“On the Terrace at Sevres" by Marie Bracquemond.(top rt) "Edma and Berthe Morisot” by Edma Morisot (lower rt)

​Impressionism · Special Events

Opening Night Celebration
Fri. April 12, 2019

​After the show – join cast & crew in Alumnae’s Lobby to celebrate the “Opening Night” of IMPRESSIONISM.
Enjoy complimentary tasty treats!

Visit the "Katharine Keenan Art Gallery"
On the Mainstage - 30 Minutes before IMPRESSIONISM's showtime.

Arrive early for the pre-show experience at the Katharine Keenan Gallery onstage!
​Open 30 minutes before showtime.

Panel Discussion "The Art of Selling Art: It’s a Matter of Heart "
Sun. April 14, 2019

After the show – join in a fascinating discussion with three panelists who know, love and live with art!

DALE BUTTERILL
President,
​Women’s Art Association of Canada

​JOANNE THOMPSON
Owner/Director, ,
​Thompson Landry Gallery

ROBYN ZOLNAI
Sales Manager / Communications Officer, ,
​Stephen Bulger Gallery ​

Director/Cast Talkback
​Sun. April 21, 2019

Stay after the performance – talk with the director and cast about how they put the show together.
​This is a family-friendly event! Bring your kids (+12)

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