The musical "The Invitation", by Howard Clark with music by Stephanie Coward-Yaskiw, is about
a group of people who are invited to build the Kingdom. The Kingdom building party is not quite
what many of them expect; however they do gain a sense of what is necessary to make the
Realm of God become a reality.|
Drums - Kate Miller
Bass Guitar - Lee Heppner
Page turner for Kate - Meaghan Ashley Luttrell
Howard Clark - Frankie
Ruth Heim - Chris
Trish Higgins - Nate
Mary Ellen Houde (Janet Smart April 27) - Pat
Susan Ippersiel - Lou
Jeannine Morin - Bobby
Jane Percy - Cam
David Pryce - Sam
Janet Smart (John Osborne May 31) - Shorty
Selga Vitols (Ariadne Lih May 31): Joy
Mary Guynan - Pessisister
Vince Nudo - Humourister
Dominique Reid - Pacifister
Stage Director - Howard Clark
Costumes & Props - Kim Blatherwick
Stage Crew - Peter Maklan, Robert Lee
Videotaping - Anders Yates
Graphic - Judy Coffin
and Connie got some help from Meaghan, who later turned pages for percussionist Kate Miller.
played by Kate Miller, Lee Heppner and Ann Sutton,
Summerlea's Music Director, Connie Osborne, directed (photo shot during dress rehearsal).
Howard Clark bounding across the stage (thus the fuzzy photo).
Jane Percy, "I've got mail!" (photo shot during rehearsal).
but there is some confusion as to how to go about it.
The angels watch with concern as it is decided that construction tools are a good start.
Perhaps they should look for clues.
Then Tom (John Osborne) finds a Book of Stories, which he discusses in song
with Lou (Susan Ippersiel) and Joy (Selga Vitols) while Chris (Ruth Heim) approves.
then enacted (a couple of times) by Shorty, Bobby and Lou.
Now Nate (Trish Higgins, Cam (Jane Percy) and Mac (Michèle Bitauld) consider yet another story.
This gives the angels Humouristor (Vince Nudo), Pacifister (Dominique Reid),
Pessisister (Mary Guynan) and Optisister (Marion Golden),
the opportunity to whisper some thoughts in her ear.
who listen with interest and decide there may be something to these ideas.
Peter, Bryan and Leslie Maklan do the honours while some hungry folk look on,
and we get another shot of composer Stephanie before she heads back to Ottawa.
and to Connie and all the players, both on-stage and behind-the-scenes,
for the many hours of work that they have spent to bring us this joyous presentation.