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Meet the cast of
Cheryl calls her character "the chronologically advanced" Irena Gut. Bringing the
proper emotions and the right level of emotions to the role and portraying life at
such a tumultuous time has stretched her as an actor. This is Cheryl's second time
on the TryLight stage, her first appearance having been as Nurse Susie in Wit. Off-
Alana has grown up in the theatre, first on the sidelines watching her artistic-
Vince’s first and only acting role was David in Not for Then, a character with whom
he felt he had a lot in common. As Rokita, Vince’s challenge is to “do this character
justice and live with myself.” Vince loves acting, especially rehearsals. He also
Gord has had many roles with TryLight over the past 28 years, including the last
8 years as Artistic Director. For him, the most memorable part was in the early days
when he played Lord Fancourt Babberly in Charley’s Aunt, because, as he says, ‘it
allowed me to get in touch with my feminine side.” As far as the character that he
currently plays, all Gord can say is “sorry!” He is an amateur photographer who
has taken up paper-
Matilda White is a veteran of the TryLight stage, having appeared in multiple shows over the past 11 years. Her most memorable experience was performing in South Pacific. Matilda feels that the part of Irena is the most emotionally challenging one she has played so far. She likes that the role has allowed her to explore more of her capabilities as an actor. She has enjoyed the support of the cast and crew whether she has felt confident or not. Matilda likes to write fiction and hopes one day to write her own screenplay or play.
Maddy enjoys that her character is willing to help anyone in need but has found it challenging to put everything Fanka has been through into words and actions. She loves being a part of TryLight and watching others in the cast make decisions about their characters and bring them to life. Maddy is a Grade 11 student at St. Thomas Aquinas and a dancer with Kenora Danceworks. Her first role was as Susan in TryLight’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Winnie’s most memorable acting role was in a Grade 8 production of The Little Mermaid
when she played Scuttle, a singing seagull in a winged fat-
Fred first became interested in acting when he sang in TryLight’s Hello Dolly! Since then he also played Poppa in last year’s production of Not for Then. He has enjoyed indulging his love of history and exploring life in the 1940’s. TryLight affords him the opportunity to make new friends and “bring history and interesting stories from print to the stage.” Fred is an avid organic vegetable grower, world traveller and active community volunteer.
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Some people will use any excuse to grow a beard. At least that was reason enough for David; that and the fact that the role was small and rehearsals therefore easy to fit into his schedule. This is his first time on stage and “acting up all the time.” He became interested in getting involved with TryLight after watching his daughter, Matilda, acting in a number of productions. David teaches karate, coaches fitness, and also enjoys photography.
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