Terminally Ill cast: undercurrents 2024
Hope Sze: Stefanie Velichkin-Hitgano
Elvis: Corinne Viau
Archer: Brandon Nguyen
Kameron: Malia Rogers
Ryan: Song Wang
Mme. Bérubé/Tori: Melissa Yi
Director: Micah Jondel DeShazer
Playwright/Producer: Melissa Yi
Stage manager: Tamara Laplante
Writing is lonely. We want to connect with readers, but even bestseller Lee Goldberg says he may never see people reading his books in public with the advent of ereaders.
Solution: TURN YOUR BOOK INTO A PLAY. That’s what I did! The header photo is our final cast for the undercurrents festival.
Photo above of Stefanie Hitgano as Hope Sze resuscitating Melissa Landry as Elvis (photos by Jen Derbach from the TACTICS workshop).
And here you see Kameron (Eponine Lee) stepping forward. She played Juliet in R+J at Stratford. Shakespeare, Melissa Yi, same, same. 😊 Tucker was Dora-Award winning theatre maker Richard Lee, sitting with Hope, and Micah Jondel DeShazer, our director, sits above them.
Well, now it’s time for Terminally Ill to debut at the undercurrents festival in Ottawa Feb 8-10, 2024!
February 8: 8:30pm
February 9: 7:00pm
February 10: 3:30pm
Buy your tickets here: https://ottawafringe.com/show/terminally-ill/
Strictly optional: would you like to cosplay?
The audience can be part of the show if you want. Some ideas:
- A medical outfit like scrubs or a white coat, in honour of Dr. Hope Sze
- Elvis gear because our escape artist is also an Elvis Presley tribute artist
- Protestor wear. A group called Nelvis wants to ban Elvis!
I’ll have a merch table, which means you can also buy the book Terminally Ill if you like.
I’ll also have copies of the brand new Hope Sze thriller: Sugar and Vice! In case you hadn’t figured it out from our “sweet” photo at the top.
Yahoo! Massive thanks to our donors for supporting the arts!