23.5 Hours

By Carey Crim

Tom Hendry Warehouse

"Dramatically compelling" – Winnipeg Free Press
"Captivating…strong performances across the board"

Tom is a happily married drama teacher, until he's accused of a crime that threatens his livelihood, his family life and his friendships. A cautionary tale about the grey areas between courts and our conscience and about the limits of our own loyalty to each other.



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Nicholas Hodges Tristan Carlucci

Tristan Carlucci


ROYAL  MTC Alice Through the Looking Glass.

OTHER THEATRE Another Way Home (WJT); Danny, King of the Basement, Peter Pan, Night Light (MTYP); The December Man (PTE); A Doll’s House, The Diary of Anne Frank, Faust(us): A Fantasy (U of W).

FILM/TV The Pinkertons (Buffalo Gal); Deserted Cities (Arcadia Pictures); Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (Young Faust); Wrong
Turn 4 (20th Century Fox). 

TRAINING Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Winnipeg.

ET CETERA Tristan is also a proud member of Skene Stunts. Look for him next at Prairie Theatre Exchange’s season closer The Birds and the Bees. Much love (as always) to Mom, Dad, Anthony, Petty and Max.

Leigh Hodges Amanda Lisman

Amanda Lisman

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Venus in Fur (ATP); Titus Andronicus, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest, Zastrozzi, Macbeth (Stratford); Pride and Prejudice (Arts Club, Citadel); The Big Sleep (TA); A Christmas Carol (Belfry); Othello (Segal Centre); Private Lives, My Fair Lady, Uncle Vanya (Blue Bridge).

FILM/TV Suits, Reign, The Listener, Arrow, Supernatural, 24 Hour Rental, Copper, The L.A. Complex, Psych.

TRAINING Amanda has a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate of the Citadel/Banff Program and the Stratford
Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory.

ET CETERA Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance for Venus in Fur. Critics’ Choice Spotlight Award for Best Performance for My Fair Lady.

Tom Hodges Jonathan Watton

Jonathan Watton

ROYAL MTC IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play (with Tarragon), The Importance of Being Earnest, The Winslow Boy (with TA); Richard III, The Blue Room.

OTHER THEATRE Many of Canada’s stages and with leading ensembles such as Soulpepper and Shaw. Recent appearances include The Pitmen Painters (TA); Loot (Soulpepper) and The Leisure Society (c2c).

FILM/TV Recent films include Closet Monster, The XX and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. Recent TV includes Private Eyes, Reign, Saving Hope and Murdoch Mysteries.

TRAINING Graduate of Memorial University’s theatre program. And a recent graduate of The Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Program.

ET CETERA An emerging filmmaker, Jonathan would like to thank his mentor John Paizs and he salutes his acting teacher and friend, the late Arif Hasnain.

Bruce Wagner Arne MacPherson

Arne MacPherson

ROYAL MTC Selected: Unnecessary Farce, The Hound of the Baskervilles (tour), Alice Through the Looking-Glass, A Few Good Men (with Citadel), August: Osage County, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shakespeare’s Dog (with NAC), The Crucible, King Lear.

OTHER THEATRE Hamlet, Richard III, Othello and others (SIR); I Dream of Diesel (One Trunk Theatre/TPM); Encore (TPM); Ivanov, Way to Heaven, Lenin’s Embalmers (WJT). Other credits include directing Sargent and Victor and Me (TPM) and many productions for SIR.

FILM/TV Arne has appeared in over 25 shot-in-Winnipeg film and television productions.

TRAINING Graduate of the BFA (Acting) program at the University of Alberta.

ET CETERA Arne’s family, Deb, Gislina and Solmund, are all Winnipeg artists.

Jayne Wagner Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

ROYAL MTC The Innocent Eye Test.

OTHER THEATRE The Model Apartment (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); Tribes (Segal Centre); One Man Two Guvnors, Make Mine Love, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Penelopiad (Citadel); Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Calendar Girls (Arts Club); Better Living, Escape From Happiness (Factory); And Up They Flew (Theatre Columbus); St. Christopher (Theatre Passe Muraille); An Acre of Time (Tarragon); five years at the Shaw Festival, including Man and Superman, Picnic, Hay Fever and Widowers’ Houses; three seasons premiering Canadian work at the Blyth Festival.

TV Reign; Fringe; Rookie Blue; Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story; Living In Your Car; Degrassi; Emma Goldman in Murdoch Mysteries; Edith on Global TV’s Bomb Girls.

VOICE WORK Rocket Monkeys; The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog; Willa’s Wildlife; The Doozers; Detentionnaire; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: The Series; Pauline in Atomic Puppet (new on Teletoon); Lydia Frye in the video game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

TRAINING George Brown Theatre School.

ET CETERA One of the joys of this career is gettingto explore new places and visit old friends; Lisa’s so glad to be back in Winnipeg after ten years.


Artistic Team

Playwright Carey Crim

Carey Crim

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE 23.5 Hours (Conviction) Ovation award nominated. Growing Pretty, Wake (Critics’ Pick LA); Some Couples May and Morning After Grace productions, readings or workshops at Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Luna Stage, Asolo Rep Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Miami City Theatre,
Rubicon Theatre, Barrow Group Theatre and The Purple Rose Theatre Company.

FILM/TV Wake (begins filming 2017).

TRAINING/TEACHING Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies, Northwestern University. The Royal Court Theatre in London. The Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Second City Detroit.

ET CETERA Thanks to Karyl Lynn Burns, Katharine Farmer and the Royal Manitoba
Theatre Centre. Special thanks to Bill Keeler. Love and gratitude to George and Eliana.

Co-Director Karyl Lynn Burns

Karyl Lynn Burns

ROYAL MTC Producing Partner: Wiesenthal, Daddy Long Legs, Night of the Iguana, Driving Miss Daisy, Dance of the Werewolf.

OTHER THEATRE Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre Company in California – more than 100 productions, festivals and events, and 20 world premieres. Four off-Broadway productions.

TRAINING/TEACHING University of Kansas/ American Conservatory Theatre.

ET CETERA LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Sustained Excellence, NY Drama Desk Award (The Best is Yet to Come), 14 Ovation Awards, NAACP Award.

Co-Director Katharine Farmer

Katharine Farmer

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE See Rock City by Arlene Hutton, Last Train to Nibroc (Rubicon); Pig Farm (St. James Theatre). Readings include: Three Sisters Brontë by Arlene Hutton at The Barrow Group and New Dramatists, New York; 23.5 Hours by Carey Crim at The Barrow Group. Assistant Director credits include: The Last Five Years, Conviction (Rubicon); Lonesome Traveler, Wiesenthal (Off-Broadway); Scenes from a Marriage directed by Sir Trevor Nunn (St. James, London).

TRAINING/TEACHING BA (Hons.) in Theatre Studies from the University of Warwick, UK.

ET CETERA Katharine is the Director of International Programming at Rubicon Theatre in California and is from the UK. She has an Indy Award for Directing Last Train to Nibroc, which was also nominated for three Ovation Awards including Best Production of a Play.

Assistant Director Kevin Klassen

Kevin Klassen

ROYAL MTC Actor: Chimerica (with Canadian Stage), Alice Through the Looking-Glass, The Melville Boys (Tour), Romeo and Juliet, The Shunning, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Bleeding Hearts, Our Town, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol, The Dresser, Feelgood (with GCTC), King Lear, Romeo and Juliet.

OTHER THEATRE Director: JONNO, Dr. Kellogg’s System, Lulu: A Monster Tragedy, Grand-Guignol Sur La Prairie, Missadventurous Perils Of Pauline, Poet and the Rent (Echo); Dog Act (Nancan); The Merry Wives of Windsor (SIR).

FILM/TV Channel Zero, Barbara Blackwood, The Pinkertons, New in Town, Elijah, Gavin Alcock, Niagara Hotel, Unwoven.

TRAINING/TEACHING University of Winnipeg, 2015 Citadel/Banff Professional Training Program.

ET CETERA Kevin is a proud member and product of The Reg Skene Legacy, and the recipient of the 2014 Reg Skene Award for Emerging Playwright. Love always to Charlene.

Set & Costume Designer Brian Perchaluk

Brian Perchaluk

ROYAL MTC Recent and favourites: Billy Elliot The Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Late Company, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, A Christmas Story, Harvey, August: Osage County, The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), The Lonesome West, Patience, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, M. Butterfly (with NAC).

OTHER THEATRE Brian’s work has been featured at theatres across the country,
including two seasons each at the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Selected recent credits include: Les Misérables (Rainbow); The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe); Vimy (NAC/ GCTC); The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts, Butcher (PTE); A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); King Lear, Fidelio (Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada); Proud (TPM).

ET CETERA Recipient of a Gemini Award for production design, and a Jessie Richardson Award and a Prix Rideau Award for outstanding set design.

Lighting Designer Larry Isacoff

Larry Isacoff

ROYAL MTC Armstrong’s War, The Secret Annex, Harvey, Other People’s Money, August: Osage County, The Fighting Days, The Shunning, The Seafarer, Looking Back – West, Bleeding Hearts, Rope’s End, The Retreat from Moscow, Fully Committed, Mating Dance of the Werewolf, The Miracle Worker, Cloud Nine, Bedroom Farce, How I Got That Story, The Affections of May, Mrs. Klein, The Gin Game, Paper Wheat.

OTHER THEATRE Globe Theatre, 25th Street Theatre, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, PTE, MTYP, Persephone Theatre, Dry Cold Productions.

ET CETERA Larry divides his time between engaging theatre projects, sitting on the Board of Directors for Sarasvàti Productions and teaching yoga.




Sound Designer Chris Brett

Chris Brett

ROYAL MTC Things We Do For Love, Myth of the Ostrich.

TEACHING Chris has taught Audio Engineering at Mid Ocean Recording, Ambience
Professional and Studio 11.

ET CETERA Chris is a music composer as well as an audio engineer, music producer and sound designer.

Stage Manager Paul Skirzyk

Paul Skirzyk

ROYAL MTC Shakespeare’s Dog (with NAC), Guys and Dolls (with TC/Citadel), Closer.

OTHER THEATRE 28 years of theatre in Winnipeg, across Canada and globally. In
Winnipeg: Manitoba Opera, PTE, Theatre Projects, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Rainbow Stage, Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

TRAINING/TEACHING Instructor/SM at Banff Arts Centre summer program: Opera - Magic Flute.

FILM/TV Grip crew member on Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Channel Zero: No-End House.

ET CETERA Also a proud member of IATSE Local 63 - stage and IATSE Local 856 – film. Thank you to Patti for enabling me to stay happy by following my passions.

Apprentice Stage Manager Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis

ROYAL MTC Billy Elliot The Musical.

OTHER THEATRE The Last Dog of War (TPM); Q Dance (RWB); Kathleen Hiley Solo
Projects; Eclipse (Mouvement/Winnipeg Dance Projects); 50 Dancer Project, 60 Dancer Project (Canada Dance Festival); Basement Projects, Dance Reflections, The School of Contemporary Dancers 40th Anniversary Galas (SCD); Duets, Toward Light: A Tribute to Rachel Browne, Prairie Dance Circuit (WCD); Homeagain, A Christmas Carol (Stephanie Ballard Dance Projects).



 "23.5 Hours dramatically compelling" -Winnipeg Free Press
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“…a thoughtful, layered exploration” – Los Angeles Times
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"...a topical and tantalizing play" -Ventura County Star
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 “The play is a real conversation-starter” – American Theatre
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