1953 - 1954

The Red Mill

ACT I - At the Sign of the Red Mill


"Con" Kiddler and "Kid" Conner, two American Tourists, become stranded at an inn in a small town in Holland. To avoid paying their board bill, they attempt to escape from the inn, but are caught in the act by the Burgomaster, who orders their imprisonment, but the innkeeper agrees to let them work out their indebtedness by replacing some of the inn servants. Con is made an interpreter and Kid is given a job as a waiter. The two Americans contrive a scheme to save the Burgomaster's daughter from a distasteful marriage with the Governor, and to help her elope with her lover, Captain Karl Van Damm. The innkeeper overhears the plot and informs the Burgomaster who locks his daughter in the Red Mill, and places Franz, the Sheriff, to guard the door. The two Americans effect the rescue of Gretchen. This ends the first act.


ACT II - Hall of the Burgomaster's House


Act Two shows the Hall at the Burgomaster's house, on the day set for the wedding. The bride is missing and the Burgomaster offers a reward of innumerable gulden for her discovery. He even telegraphs to Hague for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to assist in the search. Con and Kid, disguised as Italian organ grinders, discover the telegram and soon arrive on the scene as the famous detective and his biographer. They order the arrest of the Sheriff for political reasons, and insist upon the release of Captain Karl, Gretchen's lover. In the meantime the Governor has arrived, and finding his intended bride missing, is perfectly satisfied to marry her aunt who is equally wealthy. The two Americans then restore Gretchen to her lover, who is found to be heir to a large English estate. The real identity of the detective and the doctor is discovered. Con wins the innkeeper's daughter, Tina, and all ends happily.


Producer/Director: Arthur Clare

Musical Director: Ralph A. Wetzstein

Cast

Betty Cowan

Bertha, the Burgomaster's sister

Charles Nicholson

Franz, Sheriff of Katwyk-ann-Zee

Des Gibson

The Governor of Zeeland

Eileen Middlestadt Armstrong

Tina, Bar Maid, Willem's daughter

George Wetzstein

Captain Karl Van Damm, in love with Gretchen

George Winship

Jan Van Borkhem, Burgomaster

Grant Wheeler

Con Kidder

Ivan Mitchell

Willem, Kepper Of The Red Mill Inn

Jeanne Nash

Countess de la Fere

Jeanne Nash

Holland

Johnston Little

Joshua Pennyfeather - Solicitor, Ensemble

Margaret Leahy

Gretchen, the Burgomaster's daughter

Philip Wiegand

Kid Conner

Aileen Ryan

Ensemble

Arthur Pownall

Ensemble

Audrey Gignac

Ensemble

Audrey Patterson

Ensemble

Beverley Pyefinch

Ensemble, English Girl, Flower Girl

Bill Murray

Ensemble

Bob King

Ensemble, French Boy, Artist

Diane Boutin

Ensemble

Don Mason

Ensemble

Dorothy Ardley

Ensemble

Dorothy Gough

Ensemble

Douglas Johnson

Ensemble

Eleanor Whitworth

Ensemble

Elsie Dudley

Ensemble

Elsie Parkes

Ensemble

Eunice Tubbe

Ensemble

Georges Berniquez

Ensemble

Gratton

Ensemble

Greta Jensen

Ensemble, English Girl, Flower Girl

Gustav Klawonn

Ensemble

Harry MacLarty

Ensemble, French Boy, Artist

Inika Janecek

Ensemble

Jean Gilchrist

Ensemble, English Girl, Flower Girl

Jean Goulet

Ensemble

Jean Halley

Ensemble

John Robineault

Ensemble, French Boy, Artist

Joshua Pennyfeather

Ensemble

June Pritchard

Ensemble

Lillian Horrocks

Ensemble

Lloyd Burton

Ensemble

Louise Cameron

Ensemble

Louise Grignon

Ensemble

Madeleine Gratton

Ensemble

Margaret Mahony

Ensemble

Margaret Rowles

Ensemble

Margot Carman

Ensemble

Marilyn Arthur

Ensemble

Marion Deavy

Ensemble, English Girl, Flower Girl

Mary Allen

Ensemble

Mary Morris

Ensemble

Mildred Ker

Ensemble

Muriel Wetzstein

Ensemble

Nancy MacLarty

Ensemble

Norma Besserer

Ensemble

Norma Coll

Ensemble

Pat Dorothy

Ensemble

Rita Morris

Ensemble

Robert Clairmont

Ensemble, French Boy, Artist

Roger Bedard

Ensemble

Roland Beaudry

Ensemble

Ruby Rutkowsky

Ensemble

Sam Lightstone

Ensemble

Stanton Hicks

Ensemble, Servant

Sylvia Smith

Ensemble

Ted Hothersall

Ensemble, Notary

Production

A.E. McLaurin

House Manager

Christine McCulloch Allan

Prompt Book

Earle Ingram

Stage Manager

F. J. Cooke Studios

Photos

Girl Guides Association of Ottawa

Ushers

Malabar, Toronto

Costumes

Rose McCallum

Properties

Roy Sylvester

Lighting

Verne Fraser

Sets Design

Verne Ridgeway

Scenery Designer

Winifred Canty

At The Piano

Classical Ballet Of Ottawa and Members Of The John Stanzel Dance School

Dances

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