2017 – 2018 Season

About The Play

“Life is Above All a Journey of the Soul.”

The remarkable story and artistic legacy of a local legend comes to life on stage at the Powerhouse. An epic theatrical journey, Sveva steps into the vivid, beautiful, and sometimes harrowing imaginative world of Caetani’s paintings, while celebrating her relationship with Vernon, and the many good companions there who contributed to her life’s inspiring second act.

A quiet town. A mysterious family. A visionary artist. An epic theatrical journey. A new play created especially for the Powerhouse Theatre, exploring the remarkable life, art and legacy of Vernon’s Sveva Caetani.

DatesOctober 18 - October 28, 2017
DirectorKevin McKendrick
  • Producer

    Sherry Moir

  • Producer

    Sarah McLean


 Elder AnnieJanet Anderson
 DebJosi Apps
 Annie’s Mom, EnsembleSuze Fenner
 AnniePatty Garrett
 the MotherJean Given
 Voice of SvevaJoan Karstensen
 Annie’s Dad/EnsembleCliff Lattery
 Young AnnieOlivia Lattery
 the HelperSarah McLean
 the Daughter, EnsembleAnnaston Munro
 the Boatman, EnsembleMatthew Munro
 the Teen Daughter, EnsembleDelaney O’Brien
 EnsembleLana O’Brien
 EnsembleShaughnessy O’Brien
 Young Deb, EnsembleCadence Panich
 Randy, EnsembleRoan Reid
 StylistShirley Rosin
 Young SherryKassidy Schaper-Kotter
 Sherry, EnsembleHannah Stanley
 Sveva, EnsembleLoren Stanley
 the FatherParis Tosen

Technical Team

Set & Light DesignDave Brotsky
Sound DesignBob Oldfield
Costume DesignLorraine Johnson Brotsky
Director’s AssistantTherese Parent
Technical ProducerSherry Moir
Stage ManagerArlene Spearman
Assistant Stage ManagersTonisha Kroeger, Belinda Baycroft
Set ConstructionDave Brotsky (Head), Keith Apps, Gord Bannerman, Chris Bayne, Brian Bedard, Art Hayden, John Ravensbergen, Bob Spearman
Scenic PaintingMolly March, Dave Brotsky
Set DécorDave Brotsky (Head), Belinda Baycroft Penny Bayne, Sheryl Bossons, Sandy Edgar, Chantelle Efird, Norah Ferguson, Diana Horsley, Carol Jenkins, Adele Kuyek, Sarah McLean, Sherry Moir, Cadence & Trina Panich, Arlene Spearman, Hannah Stanley, Loren Stanley, Ashley Wadsworth, Laura Wright
Décor-Star BackdropDave Brotsky, Trina Panich, Belinda Baycroft
Décor SewingShirley Cocking, Sandy Edgar, Arlene Spearman
Props, FurnitureLaura Wright (Head), Belinda Baycroft, Sherry Moir
Sound Board OperatorPaul Van Hooydonk
Lighting OperatorDave Brotsky
Lighting AssistantKeith Apps
Costume BuildersLorraine Johnson Brotsky (Head), Shirley Cocking, Mary Matus, Trina Panich, Joan Sasges, Pat Svard, Hannah Stanley, Loren Stanley

Administrative Team

Administrative ProducerSarah McLean
PreviewVal Heuman
Publicity/MarketingBarbara Keith
Poster DesignDave Brotsky
ProgramArta Adams
Front of HouseAnn Cordingley
FoyerJennifer Morrison, Barb Keith
Foyer BarMike Ruscheinsky
PhotographyCara Nunn, Kelly Winston
Opening NightPip Jordan
Opening Night BarRon Heuman
Matinee Cast LunchItalian Kitchen
Final NightItalian Kitchen
Sveva Poster

Production Photos