2022 – 2023 Season

About The Play

Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe is a full-length comedy about a young man leaving his over-protective mother to live in Greenwich Village. When he starts to fall for his off-the-wall neighbour, his mother’s controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results. A funny, touching and thought-provoking play that takes the audience on an emotional ride while confronting fears of self confidence, personal responsibility and the risks that go along with loving someone.

DatesMay 3 - May 13, 2023
DirectorTherese Parent
  • Production Manager

    Richard Kerton

  • Administrative Producer

    Sarah McLean


Don Baker Devon Wheelhouse
Jill Tanner Annick Smith
Mrs. Baker Sharon Pratico
Ralph Austin Paul Zuurbier / Paul Lawson (Mainstage)

Administrative Team

Publicity and Marketing Emily MacArthur
Front of House Manager Cathie Stewart
Preview Val Heuman
Foyer Maureen Ruscheinsky and Jean Given
Final Night Pip Jordan
Photography Amy Bell
Poster Design Wayside
Program Sarah McLean

Technical Team

Stage Manager Darcy Frost
Assistant Stage Manager Lesley McCoy
Set Construction Chris Bayne (Head)
Crew Bob Rinaldi, Lorne Tregaskis, Max Hoedeman
Props Morgan Hillis
Set Décor Sarah McLean, Shannon Marsh and Emily Fraser
Light and Sound Operator Kim Blakely
Costume sewer Carlayne Baxter
Hair The Cast
Makeup Linda Stilkowski
Vocal Coach Betty Anne Northup


Butterflies are Free was entered in the Okanagan Zone festival May 24 -27th and was placed as the runner up.

Best Set Design Chris Bayne
Best Actor Devon Wheelhouse
Best Sound Jackson Mace
Best Set Décor Sarah McLean
Best Props Morgan Hillis
An honourable mention for Costume Design Leigh Van Dyke

Adjudicator’s Awards of Merit

Ensemble Work Powerhouse Theatrical Society
Butterflies Are Free Poster

Production Photos