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Made In Italy

Written and Performed by Farren Timoteo
Directed by Daryl Cloran

A Western Canada Theatre Production

Relaxed performance: March 10

February 27 - March 16
Preview: February 27

Tom Hendry Warehouse

“It's Rocky meets Saturday Night Fever” – Edmonton Journal

It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn between his father’s Italian roots and the desire to adapt to his new country, Francesco Mantini fights his way to a new identity. Will the family bond survive Francesco’s rise to fame as Frank Martin? In this funny and charming one-man play, the journey from Abruzzo to Alberta is rife with twists and turns.

Running time: Approx. 2 hour, 10 minutes (including intermission)

Warnings: Strong language, theatrical fog, strobe lights, mild nudity. Suitable for grade 9+.

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Actor / Playwright Farren Timoteo

Farren Timoteo

ROYAL MTC Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Peter and the Starcatcher, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Make Mine Love, Spamalot (Citadel); Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Footloose (Mayfield); Made in Italy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (WCT); The Light in the Piazza (TC); As You Like It, Coriolanus (Freewill Shakespeare).

TRAINING Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts Program.

ET CETERA Farren is the Artistic Director of Alberta Opera, a company for which he has created several musical adaptations of classic fairy tales for children, including Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio and Sleeping Beauty. He has been honoured by the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on many occasions, and was included in Avenue Magazine’s 2015 list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, celebrating the city’s most promising young leaders.


Artistic Team

Director Daryl Cloran

Daryl Cloran

ROYAL MTC Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (with Arts Club/Citadel), Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel), The Last Five Years.

OTHER THEATRE Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre. Former Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops) and Theatrefront (Toronto). Directing includes: UBUNTU: The Cape Town Project (Citadel/PTE); As You Like It (Bard on the Beach); Liberation Days (TC/WCT); Mary Poppins (Persephone/WCT); Tribes (CS); And All For Love (NAC); Generous (Tarragon); Afterplay (Shaw); and RETURN: The Sarajevo Project (Theatrefront).

ET CETERA Daryl has been awarded the Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Director and a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Director (Halifax). Upcoming: Daryl will be directing two interconnected comedies, The Candidate and The Party (Citadel).

Set Designer Cory Sincennes

Cory Sincennes

ROYAL MTC Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (with Arts Club/Citadel), Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia!, Bittergirl: The Musical, Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Once, Mary Poppins, The Rocky Horror Show, Crazy for You, Million Dollar Quartet, Spamalot (Citadel); The Secret Garden, Da’ Kink in my Hair, Liberation Days, Next to Normal (TC); I Think I’m Fallin’, Puttin’ on the Ritz (Belfry).

TRAINING MFA Theatre Design (U of A), BA Architecture (Carleton University).

ET CETERA Member of ADC,


Costume Designer Cindy Wiebe

Cindy Wiebe

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Meet My Sister, Glory, Miss Caledonia, Closer Than Ever, A Christmas Story, Betrayal, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Christmas Carol, Sexy Laundry, Outlaw, Mesa, Dreary and Izzy, The Syringa Tree, Having Hope at Home, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, Trying, Waiting for Godot, Roger Maris on Stage, The Drawer Boy (WCT); Don’t Dress For Dinner (Thousand Islands Playhouse/WCT); The Tempest, Elizabeth Rex, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Project X Theatre).

ET CETERA Nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Glory in 2018.

Lighting Designer Conor Moore

Conor Moore

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE The Competition is Fierce, The Pipeline Project and Wet (ITSAZOO); Peter and the Starcatcher, Me and You, Bakersfield Mist, In a Blue Moon, 4000 Miles, Armstrong’s War and The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club); La Bohème (Vancouver Opera); Senora Carrara’s Rifles and Fourplay (Shaw); Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry VI, Richard III and The Merchant of Venice (Bard on the Beach); Gunmetal Blues (VP); Penelope, Indian Arm, Tremors (Rumble Theatre); and Baby Fat Act I (La Mama).

TRAINING BaH – Queen’s University Drama; MFA – UBC Theatre; MA – SFU Sociology and Labour Studies (in progress).

ET CETERA Conor is a board member of the Associated Designers of Canada and a core member of the Vancouver Design Forum.

Sound Designer Mishelle Cuttler

Mishelle Cuttler

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE The Matchmaker (Arts Club); Sweat (Citadel/Arts Club); Lysistrata (Bard on the Beach); Titus Bouffonius, Penelope (Rumble); Wet, Killer Joe (ITSAZOO); A Toi, Pour Toujours, Ta Marie-Lou, Des Fraises en Janvier (Seizieme). Upcoming: The Candidate, The Party (Citadel); Shakespeare in Love (Bard on the Beach).

TRAINING/TEACHING Training: Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts (MFA in Musical Theatre Composition) and the University of British Columbia (BFA in Acting). Teaching: Sound Design Advisor for UBC’s Department of Theatre & Film.

ET CETERA Mishelle has won two Jessie Awards for Sound Design, in addition to multiple nominations.


Choreographer Laura Krewski

Laura Krewski

ROYAL MTC Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Mamma Mia!, West Side Story, Spamalot (Citadel); Next to Normal (Citadel/TC); Enron (NAC); Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar (The Mayfield); Original musicals Vigilante, Nevermore, Hunchback, Frankenstein, Fortune Falls (Catalyst Theatre); Rich, Rapa Nui (MTYP); Home is a Beautiful Word, I Think I’m Fallin’ (Belfry). Laura also created a full-length movement ballet of The Yellow Wallpaper for the Chinook Series and co-curated the Feats Festival of Dance.

TEACHING Canadian College of Performing Arts, Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program, Orchesis Dance.

ET CETERA Awards include four Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, a Betty Mitchell Award and a Lucille Lortel nomination for the Off-Broadway run of Nevermore. Enjoy the show!


Stage Manager Christine Leroux

Christine Leroux

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Meet My Sister, A Christmas Carol, The Best Brothers, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (with Thousand Islands Playhouse), Made in Italy (WCT); The Best Brothers (Theatre Northwest); TH’OWXIYA: The Hungry Feast Dish, Raven Meets the Monkey Kind (Axis Theatre Company); Mamma Mia! (The Globe Theatre).

TRAINING Graduate of Thompson Rivers University and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Apprenticeship with Western Canada Theatre.

ET CETERA Christine is so excited to be back working on such a magical show! She would like to thank Farren, Daryl, Dawn and James for having her back as part of this incredible production. A huge thank you as well to Maddy, Allison and Liam for their constant love and support over the years. Enjoy the show!

Tour Technical Director Liam Befurt

Liam Befurt