Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre

4-red-stars-102w.png“Funny, moving...a smart show”Winnipeg Free Press


Guilt is pesky. You can try to drown it with wine, push it down deep or wrestle it to the ground, but still it lingers. Guilt is the party guest who refuses to leave. Part stand-up, part confessional, Guilt takes us on a roller coaster ride through infidelity, divorce, forgiveness and love. This laugh-out-loud comedy by Diane Flacks combines her comic prowess, keen intelligence and fierce honesty. She has spent her career wowing audiences and we're pleased to welcome her to Winnipeg. Pack your bags, we’re going on a guilt trip!
 

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Warnings: 
Strong language, mature themes

 

Running time: 
Approx. 85 minutes with no intermission


Sponsored by                  
The Asper Foundation


Cast & Crew

Production
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Diane Flacks

Playwright

Playwright Diane Flacks
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Diane Flacks

For Tarragon: Theory of Relatives, By a Thread, Gravity Calling, Waiting Room, Sibs, Care. Also a member of Tarragon’s Playwrights Unit with Urjo Kareda and Andy McKim, and has appeared in and written for numerous Spring Arts Fairs. She appeared in the Canadian premiere tour of Fall On Your Knees (CS/NAC/Neptune/Grand, dir. Alisa Palmer); and in her third collaboration with Richard Greenblatt, PALS (WJT, dir. Jillian Keiley). She was the playwright and actor in Unholy (Nightwood, dir. Kelly Thornton). It was remounted three times, filmed, published and Dora Nominated. Diane appeared in the film 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (by Judy Gold, dir. Krista Jackson, WJT); and as Nathan in Nathan the Wise at Stratford. She was Dora nominated for her performance in Body Politic (Buddies, dir. Alisa Palmer). Her four solo shows Myth Me, By A Thread, Random Acts and Bear With Me (adapted from her book) have been remounted internationally. Diane was CBC radio’s longtime national parenting columnist, and a feature columnist for The Star and the Globe among others. Diane writes/produces TV, including Workin’ Moms, Baroness von Sketch Show and Kids in the Hall – she was nominated for an Emmy. Diane has two boys and does HIIT like a boss. dianeflacks.com

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Alisa Palmer

Director

Director Alisa Palmer
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Alisa Palmer

ROYAL MTC Mrs. Warren’s Profession; East of Berlin (Tarragon production); The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Co-playwright/Director: The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Sibs, Mimi or A Poisoner’s Comedy, The Children’s Republic, Anything That Moves (Tarragon); world premieres of Fall On Your Knees Part One: Family Tree and Part Two: The Diary (CS/NAC/Grand/Neptune/Vita Brevis Arts); Hamlet-911 (Stratford). Eight years at Shaw Festival and directed shows across the country and beyond including ‘Night Mother and Top Girls – which was the subject of a doc. film (Soulpepper); Girls on Top (Fightingfish); Cloud 9 (Mirvish); The Body Politic (Buddies). 

ET CETERA Multiple Dora and Chalmers Awards, three-time Siminovitch finalist, Award of Excellence in the Arts from her home province of New Brunswick and a Harold Award for Independent Theatre (House of Knaapen). She is the Executive Artistic Director of the National Theatre School of Canada and Director of the Acting Program since 2013. She currently lives in Montreal with her wife and daughters. Her creative collaboration with Diane Flacks spans decades. What a privilege. 

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Rebecca Harper

Movement Coach

Movement Coach Rebecca Harper
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Rebecca Harper

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Head of Movement at the National Theatre School of Canada and Movement Coach for graduating productions since 2014; The Tashme Project (Tashme Productions); Richard III (Metachroma); The Importance of Being Earnest (Regent’s Park Theatre UK); Elizabeth Rex, One Night, Humans, Adult Entertainment (Tableau D’Hote Theatre); five seasons as Movement Coach at Stratford Festival. 

FILM/TV Selected: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Stratford). 

ET CETERA Bernard Amyot Teaching Award.

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Jung-Hye Kim

Set & Costume Designer

Set & Costume Designer Jung-Hye Kim
Jung-Hye Kim photo

Jung-Hye Kim

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: If We Were Birds, After Akhmatova (Tarragon); Lady M (1S1 Theatre); The Chinese Lady (Studio 180); The Nightingale of A Thousand Songs (Canadian Children’s Opera Company); Hamlet-911 (Stratford); An Imm-Permanent Resident (Why Not Theatre); Hilot Means Healer (Cahoots Theatre); Now You See Her (Quote Unquote Collective). Upcoming: Mary Poppins (Theatre Sheridan).

ET CETERA Dora Award for Outstanding Costume Design – The Chinese Lady.

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Leigh Ann Vardy

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
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Leigh Ann Vardy

ROYAL MTC The Syringa Tree.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: What a Young Wife Ought to Know, The God That Comes (Tarragon); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Neptune/Mirvish); Come From Away (Rubinoff Prod. & Newfoundland and Labrador Govt. Arts and Culture Centre); Richard II, Hamlet-911, The Neverending Story (Stratford); Fall On Your Knees (CS); February (Opera on the Avalon); Secret Life of a Mother (Crow’s Theatre/The Theatre Centre). Upcoming: The Lehman Trilogy (Belfry).

ET CETERA Recipient of seven Merritt Awards (NS Theatre) and nominated for a Siminovitch Prize. Leigh Ann lives in Halifax but leaves the maritimes for excellent projects. She is honoured to part of this monsterously talented creative team.

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Aurora Torok

Associate Lighting Designer

Associate Lighting Designer Aurora Torok
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Aurora Torok

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: English (Soulpepper/Segal); Counter Offense (Teesri Duniya Theatre); Sky Dancers (A’nó:wara Dance Theatre); Celestial Bodies (YPT/Geordie Productions). Upcoming: Dominoes at the Crossroads (Infinitheatre). 

ET CETERA Thanks to my partner and family for all your support!

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Deanna H. Choi

Sound Designer

Sound Designer Deanna H. Choi
Deanna H. Choi photo

Deanna H. Choi

ROYAL MTC Let’s Run Away (reWork Productions).

OTHER THEARE Selected: Cockroach, Light, Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon); A Wrinkle in Time (Stratford); The Darkest Dark (YPT); Appropriate (Coal Mine); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Arts Club); Things I Know to Be True (Company Theatre/Mirvish); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Mirvish/Neptune); The Importance of Being Earnest (Citadel); Love You Wrong Time tour (Nightwood/Bad Muse Collective). 

FILM/TV Selected: Gray (Paramount/Lionsgate); Relax, I’m from the Future (Universal/Wango); The Nature of Things (CBC).

ET CETERA Recipient of two Dora Awards, a Pauline McGibbon Award and a SOCAN Foundation Award. Nominated for two Merritts, a Louis Applebaum Award and a Canadian Screen Music Award. splitbrainsound.com

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Jacob Lin 林鴻恩

Associate Sound Designer

Associate Sound Designer Jacob Lin 林鴻恩
Jacob Lin 林鴻恩 photo

Jacob Lin 林鴻恩

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Post-Democracy, The Hooves Belonged to The Deer, Withrow Park (Tarragon); It’s a Wonderful Life (YPT); Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Howland Company/Crow’s Theatre); otîhêw (Shakespeare in Action); Prodigal (Howland Company/Crow’s Theatre); Okay, you can stop now / X and da spirit (Theatre Passe Muraille); Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Crow’s Theatre); Cast Iron (Factory). Upcoming: The Wrong Bashir (Crow’s Theatre); The House That Will Not Stand (Shaw); Doubt (Thousand Islands Playhouse).

Sandy Plunkett photo
Sandy Plunkett

Stage Manager

Stage Manager Sandy Plunkett
Sandy Plunkett photo

Sandy Plunkett

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Withrow Park, Post-Democracy, Orphan Song, Bunny, The Circle, The Trouble with Mr. Adams (Tarragon); The Donnelly Trilogy, The Drawer Boy, Berlin Blues, Ipperwash (Blyth); Sir John A: Acts of Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (Globe Theatre); New (Necessary Angel); The Fish Eyes Trilogy, Boys with Cars (Nightswimming); The Flood Thereafter (CS); Dividing Lines, Madre (Aluna Theatre); Public Servant, Weather the Weather, The Story (Theatre Columbus/Common Boots); Gladstone Variations, Yichud (Seclusion) (Convergence); The Silicone Diaries (Buddies in Bad Times); and seven summers with Dream in High Park. Upcoming: The Blyth Festival.

ET CETERA Sandy is the great-grandson of Morley Plunkett of the almost-forgotten WW1 Canadian Vaudeville Troupe, The Dumbells.

Angela Mae Bago photo
Angela Mae Bago

Apprentice Stage Manager

Apprentice Stage Manager Angela Mae Bago
Angela Mae Bago photo

Angela Mae Bago

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Prison Dancer The Musical (NAC); Canoe (Unsettled Scores); Alice in Wonderland, Salt-Water Moon (Guild Festival Theatre); Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Seagull, Draw Me Close (Soulpepper); Fifteen Dogs (Crow’s Theatre); Carmen (COC); Little Women (Stratford). Upcoming: The Blyth Festival. 

ET CETERA Angela Mae Bago is a first generation Filipino-Canadian woman. She has been very fortunate to come across this amazing cast and crew and wishes them all the best.

Cast
Diane Flacks photo
Diane Flacks

Performer

Performer Diane Flacks
Diane Flacks photo

Diane Flacks

For Tarragon: Theory of Relatives, By a Thread, Gravity Calling, Waiting Room, Sibs, Care. Also a member of Tarragon’s Playwrights Unit with Urjo Kareda and Andy McKim, and has appeared in and written for numerous Spring Arts Fairs. She appeared in the Canadian premiere tour of Fall On Your Knees (CS/NAC/Neptune/Grand, dir. Alisa Palmer); and in her third collaboration with Richard Greenblatt, PALS (WJT, dir. Jillian Keiley). She was the playwright and actor in Unholy (Nightwood, dir. Kelly Thornton). It was remounted three times, filmed, published and Dora Nominated. Diane appeared in the film 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (by Judy Gold, dir. Krista Jackson, WJT); and as Nathan in Nathan the Wise at Stratford. She was Dora nominated for her performance in Body Politic (Buddies, dir. Alisa Palmer). Her four solo shows Myth Me, By A Thread, Random Acts and Bear With Me (adapted from her book) have been remounted internationally. Diane was CBC radio’s longtime national parenting columnist, and a feature columnist for The Star and the Globe among others. Diane writes/produces TV, including Workin’ Moms, Baroness von Sketch Show and Kids in the Hall – she was nominated for an Emmy. Diane has two boys and does HIIT like a boss. dianeflacks.com

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Production ID: 31969
Start Date: 4/3/2024 1:50:31 PM
End Date: 4/20/2024 1:50:42 PM
Title: Guilt: A Love Story
Playwright: Written & Performed by Diane Flacks
Billing: Directed by Alisa Palmer
A Tarragon Theatre Production
Warnings: Strong language, mature themes
Synopsis:

4-red-stars-102w.png“Funny, moving...a smart show”Winnipeg Free Press


Guilt is pesky. You can try to drown it with wine, push it down deep or wrestle it to the ground, but still it lingers. Guilt is the party guest who refuses to leave. Part stand-up, part confessional, Guilt takes us on a roller coaster ride through infidelity, divorce, forgiveness and love. This laugh-out-loud comedy by Diane Flacks combines her comic prowess, keen intelligence and fierce honesty. She has spent her career wowing audiences and we're pleased to welcome her to Winnipeg. Pack your bags, we’re going on a guilt trip!
 

Click on the image to download the digital program:

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Facility: Tom Hendry Warehouse
Alternate URL: https://royalmtc.ca/Current-Plays/Guilt-A-Love-Story.aspx
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Display Rotator From: 3/16/2024 7:00:00 PM
Display Rotator To: 4/20/2024 10:00:00 PM
 

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