A Season of MacIvor

For 2009/2010 we have this show, along with our re-stagings of This Is A Play and House planned for the new year — and so our Season of MacIvor begins!

Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor with runs in Fredericton (Nov 12-14) & Saint John (Nov 27-28)

Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor with runs in Fredericton (Nov 12-14) & Saint John (Nov 27-28)



a play by
Daniel MacIvor


November 27th-28th (Fri-Sat)
Saint John High School Mini-Theatre
Tickets available at the door.
$12/adult; $8/student
Curtain time is 8pm.

November 12th-14th (Thurs-Sat)
Memorial Hall – UNB Campus
Tickets available at the door.
$12/adult; $8/student
Curtain time is 8pm.

With thanks to TheatreUNB for their support.

Nasty Shadows' softer side

Read about the production in the Nov 12th issue of the Telegraph Journal – Magazine section.


Marion Bridge is that magical place where we can go and rest in the pleasure of just being there. Sometimes though, it can be quite a journey before you finally arrive.

Daniel MacIvor’s play Marion Bridge takes us into his homeland of Cape Breton to bear witness to three sisters reuniting in the face of their mother’s impending death. Agnes, the eldest sister and a washed-up actress living in Toronto, has returned to the house in which she grew up to find ghosts from her past waiting. While Agnes confronts a possible future, her Sister Theresa (a farming nun from NB) sorts through her own demons of doubt — then these two try to help their youngest sister, Louise, get off the sofa of the old house and turn off the TV. This play is a sad but beautiful story of sisters remembering how to love each other as they struggle with who they have always been, who they have become, and who they need to be in this next stage of their family.

Performed by

Agnes – Julie MacDonald
Theresa – Elizabeth Goodyear
Louise – Rebekah Chassé

Directed by Scott Shannon
Technical Direction by Nicholas Cole
Stage Managed by Emily Brennan
Poster design by Alberto White


Daniel MacIvor is an award winning Canadian playwright/actor/director. Born in Cape Breton he has been creating new theatre since 1986. For 20 years MacIvor was the artistic director of his own company, da da kamera. He continues to create new theatre, and also works in film. In 2006 MacIvor won the Governor General’s award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You. Also, Daniel MacIvor was the 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Canada’s largest theatre award, which is awarded to a mid-career playwright, director and designer on a three-year cycle.

Official Daniel MacIvor web site.


This production marks a new partnership between Nasty Shadows and Theatre UNB with an aim towards providing alternative learning experiences for the university program’s students. Working under the leadership of TUNB Technical Director Mike Johnston the upper level production course is using this show as a model for their lighting design project, out of which the show’s actual lighting design will be developed.

Also see the About the company page.

Comments/questions/information contact Scott Shannon
email – rshannon@unb.ca
phone – 476-6049

Or, please feel free to leave a comment here on the site.

Posted on October 23, 2009, in Production News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Brilliant play, rivetting performances, and a great director who knows when and how to stay out of the way just enough to let the talent shine through. Bravo and brava, Nasty Shadows! Just realized tonight: this is my fourth or fifth Nasty Shadows play that I’ve seen (but I’ll be seeing more), and I have never yet seen a mediocre one.

  2. Danielle Duplisea

    This was my first taste of Nasty Shadows Theatre Company, and I was simply blown away. “Marion Bridge” was brilliant. Well done all – I’ll be back for more!

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