John Poster


By Annie Baker
Directed by Christopher Brauer

April 3 - April 20
Preview: April 3

Tom Hendry Warehouse

★★★★ - Winnipeg Free Press 

"John is far from ordinary theatre and not to be missed." - CBC Manitoba

Jenny and Elias are taking their crumbling relationship on a tour of Civil War sites, in the hope that a few days in a Gettysburg bed and breakfast will bring them together again. Their quirky hostess is a collector of countless fondly displayed objets, each representing some ghost or memory. Featuring Annie Baker’s unique voice, this insightful reflection on human relationships reveals a Pulitzer Prize winner at the top of her game.

Running time: Approx. 2 hours, 50 minutes (incl. 2 intermissions)
Warning: Strong language, mature content

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Genevieve Terri Cherniack

Terri Cherniack

ROYAL MTC Selected: Sense and Sensibility, Outside Mullingar, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Citadel), Chimerica (with CS), Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Late Company, The Seagull, Other People’s Money, Gone With the Wind, Calendar Girls (with Mirvish), Strong Poison, The Price, Pride and Prejudice, The Importance of Being Earnest, Our Town, The Dresser, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Philadelphia Story (with TC), King Lear, The Crucible, Season’s Greetings, Homeward Bound (with VP), Dancing at Lughnasa (with NAC), The Heidi Chronicles (with Mirvish), None is Too Many (with WJT), Waiting for the Parade.

OTHER THEATRE Selected in Winnipeg: The Swearing Jar, The Savannah Disputation, Glorious, Having Hope at Home, Copenhagen, Love and Anger (PTE); Stripped-Down Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (SIR); Tribes, Social Security (WJT); Blithe Spirit (Echo Theatre); Cruel and Unusual Punishment (TPM). In Canada: Terri has performed major roles at VP, TC, Citadel, Persephone, The Globe, Tarragon, CS, YPT, Mirvish, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Plus, NAC, Centaur, Segal and Neptune.

FILM/TV Burden of Truth, Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, Category 7: The End of the World, Haunting Sarah, Everybody’s Doing It, Hell on Heels.

TRAINING Graduate of U of W, U of M and the National Theatre School of Canada.

Mertis Maggie Nagle

Maggie Nagle

ROYAL MTC The Constant Wife (with Citadel), A Christmas Carol, The Winslow Boy (with TA), Season’s Greetings, The Good Sisters (Les Belles-Soeurs), Garrison’s Garage.

OTHER THEATRE PTE, MTYP, WJT, Centaur, ATP, Blythe Festival, TPM, Dry Cold Productions, Red Hen Productions.

FILM/TV We Were Children, The Saddest Music in the World, My Life as a Dog.

TRAINING Graduate of Studio 58, Langara College.

ET CETERA Maggie would like to remember the amazing Donna Lewis; performer, teacher, writer. Sorely missed by those lucky to spend time in her company.

Elias David Reale

David Reale

ROYAL MTC My Name is Asher Lev (with Segal).

OTHER THEATRE Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (Classical Theatre Project); The Great Gatsby (Lower Ossington Theatre); Pvt. Wars, The Fatal Gazogene (Red One Theatre Collective); Claire, From the Bus (Storefront Theatre); Ghost Stories (Mirvish); Stag and Doe (Theatre Orangeville).

FILM/TV Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, Private Eyes, Molly’s Game and Bang Bang Baby, which was awarded the Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF in 2014.

Jenny Rosie Simon

Rosie Simon

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Dinner With the Duchess (Next Stage Festival); Kim’s Convenience, Cowboy Versus Samurai (Soulpepper); acquiesce (Factory); Urinetown (Firehall Arts Centre); The King and I (Gateway Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Arts Club/Belfry); Flower Drum Song, Red Letters, A…My Name is Alice (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre).

TV Good Witch (Hallmark); Slasher-Solstice (Netflix); Motive (CTV); Carter (Bravo); Killjoys (Syfy).

TRAINING Graduate from Capilano University in musical theatre.

ET CETERA Rosie and the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, received a Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Ensemble (Arts Club/Belfry).



Artistic Team

Director Christopher Brauer

Christopher Brauer

ROYAL MTC Venus in Fur.

OTHER THEATRE Director: Upcoming: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Dry Cold); R2 – The Last Concert of Richard II (zone41 with Royal Canoe); The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts Centre); Richard III, Othello (SIR); Angels in America: Millennium Approaches & Perestroika (WJT); Three Sisters (zone41/TPM); Winter’s Tale (Tom Tom Theatre); Story of a Sinking Man (Theatre Dirigible); The Universal Wolf (No Sugar Added Productions); Three More Sleepless Nights (Broken Dog Productions); The Play’s the Thing, Marion Bridge (Georgian Theatre Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Concord Floral, Twelfth Night, Seven Doors, The Possibilities, As You Like It, Faust(us), Pericles, King Lear, La La La Dispute (U of W).

TRAINING/TEACHING MFA York University. Christopher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg.

ET CETERA This and everything is for Erin and Ollie.

Set & Costume Designer Brian Perchaluk

Brian Perchaluk

ROYAL MTC Recent and favourites: A Doll’s House, The Humans, Di and Viv and Rose, Once (with Grand), Sarah Ballenden, Black Coffee, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 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: Falsettos (WJT/Dry Cold); The Whipping Man (WJT); Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables (Rainbow); The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe); Vimy (NAC/GCTC); New Magic Valley Fun Town, Prairie Nurse, Gracie, The Flats (PTE); A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); King Lear, Fidelio (Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada); Proud (TPM).

TRAINING Graduate of U of W and NTS.

ET CETERA Recipient of Gemini, Jessie Richardson, Prix Rideau and Winnipeg Theatre Awards.


Lighting Designer Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

ROYAL MTC Over 50 productions since 1995, including Sense and Sensibility, Morning After Grace, A Christmas Carol (2017, 2005), Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel), Sarah Ballenden, Bittergirl: The Musical, Black Coffee, The Audience (with Mirvish), Billy Elliot the Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (with Mirvish), Next to Normal, Red (with Belfry), The Seagull, Top Girls.

OTHER THEATRE Scott has designed lighting for opera, dance and theatre companies in Winnipeg and across Canada, including the Shaw and Stratford festivals.

TRAINING Scott is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

ET CETERA Special thanks to Karen, Sean and Alex for love and support.

Sound Designer Chris Brett

Chris Brett

ROYAL MTC Buying the Farm (tour), Heisenberg, Di and Viv and Rose, Outside Mullingar, Hand to God, 23.5 Hours, 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.

Auditing Director Christine Leslie

Christine Leslie

Stage Manager Margaret Brook

Margaret Brook

ROYAL MTC It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, The Humans, Outside Mullingar, Million Dollar Quartet, Unnecessary Farce, The Devil’s Music, The Glass Menagerie, The Penelopiad, The Fighting Days, The 39 Steps, The Syringa Tree.

OTHER THEATRE PTE, Manitoba Opera, MTYP and Royal MTC co-productions with the Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Playhouse, Royal Alex, Saidye Bronfman.

Apprentice Stage Manager Darius Hahn

Darius Hahn

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Stage Manager: Will You Be My Friend (Green Light Arts); Journey to the East (Tottering Biped Theatre); The Velveteen Rabbit (Canada’s Ballet Jörgen). Technician: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Drayton Entertainment and the Port Stanley Festival Theatre.

TRAINING Graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Theatre and Performance department.