Unity (1918)

by Kevin Kerr

Studio Ensemble
Performance Hall Drama

About the Show

“…considerable humour in these dark days.”
-The New York Times
A deadly and mysterious plague erupts across the world. A small town in Saskatchewan finds the Spanish Flu knocking at its door. Infused with biting dark humour and a deeply human touch, playwright Kevin Kerr’s Governor General’s Award-winning play tells the story of ordinary townsfolk quarantined under the shadow of death. Is their love and hope enough in the face of the unknown?

Content Advisory Mature themes and language.

Unity (1918) is approximately two hours in length, plus a fifteen minute intermission.

Unity (1918) was developed as part of Touchstone Theatre’s Playwright in Residence Program during the 1999/2000 season, and was originally produced by that company in March 2001 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre.

Performance Dates

Thursday, November 28 7:30pm
Friday, November 29 2:00pm
Friday, November 29 7:30pm
Saturday, November 30 2:00pm
Saturday, November 30 7:30pm
Sunday, December 1 2:00pm


Stephie Bright Beatrice
Courtney Crawford Doris
Olive Elzinga Rose
Chevy Forsyth Glen
Alissa Grams Mary
Nick Harrison Michael
Jordan Holloway Hart
Daniel Knapp Ensemble
Chelsea MacEwan Sissy
Emily Rose McTavish Ensemble
Ryan Nicolai Ensemble
Regina Rios Sunna
Danny Saretsky Stan

Creative Team

director Glynis Leyshon*
music direction & composition Ryan Nicolai
movement Chelsea MacEwan
stage combat & movement coach Jacques Lemay
stage manager Marissa McClymont
assistant stage manager Ryan Nicolai
set designers Jordan Holloway & Danny Saretsky
scenic artist Carole Klemm
sound & projection designer Stephie Bright
lighting design Chevy Forsyth & Regina Rios
costume design Courtney Crawford, Olive Elzinga, & Emily Rose McTavish
props Chelsea MacEwan, Ryan Nicolai, & Regina Rios
student marketing / box office / front of house Alissa Grams & Daniel Knapp
fight captain / business manager / production assistant Nick Harrison
projection technician Glen Shafer
production assistant Pedro M. Siqueria
dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performance
November 30, 2:00pm

Visual Story available here.
More information on Relaxed Performances here.