1980 - 1981

Kismet

Baghdad;  Time of the Arabian Nights


With extreme cleverness and a fair amount of luck, the poor but wily Poet rises from the streets of Baghdad, avoids losing a hand when put on trial for theft, and is instead given the title of Emir by the Wazir of Baghdad. Meanwhile, the Wazir is in debt and has taken out a loan with the King of Ababu. In return, he must now marry the Caliph to one of Abbabu’s princesses...or all three! This plan hits a snag when the Caliph falls in love with the Poet’s beautiful daughter, Marsinah, while traveling around the city incognito. He announces his plans to the Wazir, who is not best pleased and relies on the assistance of his new Emir. In a series of unfortunate circumstances, Marsinah is spotted within the Wazir’s harem and announced as his new bride to the devastated Caliph. Realizing what has occurred, the Poet tricks the Wazir into entering a pool of water where he is drowned. Caliph and Marsinah are reunited, the Poet is pardoned for the Wazir’s murder and, for his “punishment” he is rewarded with a life in luxurious exile with the Wazir’s beautiful widow, Lalume. Exotic, seductive, and Golden Age Broadway, these events could only happen on an Arabian Night!


Dramatic Director: Richard Elichuk

Musical Director: Rod Holmes

Choreographer: Merle Adam

Cast

Abigail Gossage

ensemble

Alan Mainguy

Policeman

Alisa Kerr

Slave Girl

Allan Behan

Policeman

André McArdle

ensemble

André Montison

Dervish/Escort

Anne Axworthy

ensemble

Barbara Bird

Harem Girl

Barry Bielby

First Beggar, servant

Brian Burke

Guard, ensemble

Brian Lévèsque

Policeman

Carla Sved

ensemble

Carol Green

ensemble

Caroline Russell

ensemble

Cher Daley

ensemble

Christina Thompson

ensemble

Christine Snow

Harem Girl

Clifford Bradley

Dervish/Escort

Daniel J. Johnson

ensemble

Danielle Hubbard

Princess of Ababu

Dean Verger

Merchant, Clerk

Don Laver

Hajj

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Duffy Knox

Policeman

Edwidge Munn

ensemble

Eoin McManus

Chief Policeman

Eugene David

Wazir

Gloria Jean Nagy

Marsinah

Jack Wallace

Third Beggar, Policeman

Jody Macintosh

Slave Girl

John Mansfield

ensemble

John Murray

ensemble

Judith Froome

ensemble

Julie Menard

Slave Girl

Karen Smale

Harem Girl

Karen Zissoff

Princess of Ababu

Laurie Schedler

ensemble

Les Bonhower

ensemble

Lise Holst

Princess of Ababu

Lyn Fleury

Princess Zubbediya of Damascus

Lynn Baltzer

ensemble

Margaret Bott

ensemble

Marnie Edwards

Harem Girl

Mavis Mansfield

ensemble

Michael Gareau

Second Policeman

Monique Bouchard

Harem Girl

Myles Foster

Omar

Nick Michelis

Imam of the Mosque, Bangle Man

Nina Tobias Alexandor

Lulume

Padmini Dawson

Princess Samaris of Bangalore

Paul Baker

Policeman

Paul Parent

ensemble

Penny Coates

ensemble

Peter Frayne

Hassan-Ben, Guard

Phyliss Burnett

Harem Girl

Preston Davis

Second Beggar

Ray Stokes

Prosecutor, ensemble

Ron Proulx

Dervish/Escort

Roy Connolly

Jawan, Policeman, Herald

Ruth Smoley

Harem Girl

Saskia Meuffels

ensemble

Sheila Shields

First Ayah

Shirley Smith

Harem Girl

Sid Jelly

ensemble

Tom Gilliland

ensemble

Tom Shields

ensemble

Wayne Nolan

Informer, ensemble

York Davis

Caliph of Baghdad

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Production

Allan Humphreys

Assistant Stage Manager

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus House)

Beryl E.

Hair Stylist

Bev Whitehead

Costume Mistress

Bill Williams

House Manager (Commerce)

Billi Langtry

Make-Up Artist

Chris Terry

Show Photographer

Daniel J. Johnson

Programme Director

Dorothy Shaw

Scenic Artist

J. A. Wallace

Publicity Director, Program Cover Designer

Joan Foster

Costume Designer

Leslie Hutchins

Set Designer

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Malvary Cole

Properties Mistress

Marcel Carrière

Production Co-ordinator

Marylin Day

Stage Manager, Director's Assistant

Michel T. Lalonde

Program Cover Designer

Mike Jotoff

Sound Technician

Nancy Turner

Lighting Designer

Sheila Shields

Ticket Manager

Terry Moran

Social Director

Tom Shields

Master Carpenter

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