A sweeping drama of personal and political ambition follows soon-to-be Premier Joey Smallwood—the self-described “Last Father of Confederation”—as he propels the Dominion of Newfoundland into union with Canada in 1949. Both saint and sinner, the charismatic, controversial Smallwood is hounded every step of the way by witty, booze-soaked reporter Sheilagh Fielding—his intellectual equal and lifelong nemesis.
With a crackling narrative, sultry jazz score and a cast of forty characters, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic and expansive retelling of a defining Canadian story.
Adapted by Robert Chafe
Presented by Artistic Fraud
Location: The Grand Theatre
CastColin Furlong, Carmen Grant, Darryl Hopkins, Willow Kean, Brian Marler, Steve O'Connell, Jody Richardson, Paul Rowe, Charlie Tomlinson, and Alison Woolridge
Direction: Jillian Keiley
Costume Design: Marie Sharpe
Lighting Design: Leigh Ann Vardy
Sound Design: Don Ellis
Assistant Director: Courtney Brown
Stage Manager: Kai-Yueh Chen
Assistant Stage Manager: Crystal Laffoley
Produced by Patrick Foran