Serious Money

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London. 1987. It’s election year for Margaret Thatcher and in the dog-eat-dog world of London's Stock Exchange, wunderkind Jake Todd is found shot in his apartment. While unravelling the mystery of who killed her brother, Scilla begins to see just how embedded Jake was in the dark underbelly of London's financial world. Since the Big Bang, sinister figures have taken advantage of London’s newly deregulated market, prioritizing profit, greed and personal interests. Amidst the looming threat of investigation, boardroom drug deals, and billionaire backstabbing, Scilla must decide how much she’ll risk to find her brother’s killer and his missing millions.

Serious Money is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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SERIOUS MONEY

by Caryl Churchill
Song lyrics by Ian Dury, Music by Micky Gallagher and Chaz Jankel
Directed by Lezlie Wade

The production includes the work of graduating students from the Acting, Set and Costume Design, and Production Design and Technical Arts programs


“It’s like Darwin says, survival of the fit.
And, here in England, it’s just beginning to hit.”

London. 1987.

It’s election year for Margaret Thatcher and in the dog-eat-dog world of London's Stock Exchange, wunderkind Jake Todd is found shot in his apartment. While unravelling the mystery of who killed her brother, Scilla begins to see just how embedded Jake was in the dark underbelly of London's financial world. Since the Big Bang, sinister figures have taken advantage of London’s newly deregulated market, prioritizing profit, greed and personal interests. Amidst the looming threat of investigation, boardroom drug deals, and billionaire backstabbing, Scilla must decide how much she’ll risk to find her brother’s killer and his missing millions.

Caryl Churchill’s noir comedy Serious Money is a fast-paced look at the consequences of unchecked greed and ego. Sexism, colonialism and capitalism are interrogated in this 2-hour caper.


Serious Money is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Interview with the Costume Designer

Curious about power suits and film noir influences in the English section’s upcoming production? Watch this interview with Christos Dalarsis (Set and Costume Design 3, Argos, Greece), costume designer for Serious Money.

Team

CAST

Graduating students in Acting 

  • Jesse Lapointe
  • Kajsa Wood
  • Nathaniel Hanula-James
  • Evelyn Wiebe
  • Sophie Dube
  • Tara Sky
  • Chloe Giddings
  • Benjamin Thomas
  • Rochelle Laplante
CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAM

GRADUATING STUDENTS

  • Set and Props Designer Hannah Fisher SCD3

  • Costume Designer Christos Darlasis SCD3

  • Lighting Designer Pedro Melão Ferreira PT3

  • Sound Designer Claire Bourdin PT3

  • Video Designer Gloria Mok PT3

  • Production Manager MacKenzie Poole PT3

  • Technical Director Elizabeth Richardson  PT3

  • Stage Manager Hannah Kirby PT3

STUDENTS

  • Assistant Director Murdoch Schon D1
  • Assistant Technical Director Ryan Wilcox PT2

  • Set and Props Assistant Alison Helmer SCD2
  • 2nd Assistant Technical Director Hailey Verbonac PT1

  • Head Carpenter Katherine Kellner PT2

  • Fly or Rigging Ava Bishop PT1

  • Assistant Stage Manager Brendan Agnew PT1

  • Assistant Stage Manager Briana Unger PT1

  • Head LX Patrick Fitzsimmons PT2

  • Lighting Assistant Aurora Torok PT1

  • Head of Sound Leslie Hernandez PT2

  • Sound Assistant Caitlin Farley PT1

  • Head of Video Paige Prystupa PT2

  • Video Assistant Brenda Vaca PT1

PROFESSIONAL

  • Director Lezlie Wade
  • Costume assistant: Renee Sawtelle (Set and Costume Design, 2016)

    LEGEND
    A3 Third year Acting graduating students, SCD3 Third year Set and Costume Design graduating students, PT3 Third year Production Design and Technical Arts graduating students, PW3 Third year Playwriting graduating students, SCD2 Second year Set and Costume Design students, PT2 Second year Production Design and Technical Arts students, PT1 First year Production Design and Technical Arts students, ART Artistic Residence in training

    COACHES
    • Andrea Lundy Production Management Coach
    • Craig Putt Technical Director Coach
    • Maria Popoff Stage Management Coach                 
    • Michael Slack Set & Costume Design Coach             
    • Leigh Ann Vardy Lighting Design Coach                   
    • Rob Denton Sound Design Coach     
    • Cameron David Video Design Coach

    Performances

    • Preview: February 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
    • February 27, 2019 at 7:30pm 
    • February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
    • March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
    • March 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Please note: contrary to previous announcements, there will be no performance on Monday, February 25. The preview has been pushed to Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30 pm.

    Venue

    Monument-National
    1182, St-Laurent Blvd.

    Tickets

    This show is Pay What You Think! Book your tickets now through the Box Office of the Monument-National and then make an online donation or deposit the amount of your choice in the identified boxes after the show.

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