Cariboo Magi by Lucia Frangione

“Regardez, we are short on saints here ... I am going to have to cast the sinners!" 

A drunk and discouraged ex-anglican minister, a sassy French saloon owner with a mysterious past, a disgraced child star and a Canadian miner with a flair for the poetic all seek a better future. They intercept a contract meant for a San Diego theatre company, form a bedraggled troupe of players and head north, making the treacherous journey through the wilds of the Cariboo Gold Rush to perform a Christmas play for the people of Barkerville, British Columbia.

On their way, they rehearse a ridiculous pastiche of Hamlet, The Last of the Mohicans, and A Christmas Carol, gradually finding a way to legitimize their only true talents as "professional liars." Cariboo Magi is an unabashed celebration of the power of theatre to renew our lives and banish our cares.


"A beautifully written tribute to the strength of the human spirit..."

-The Vancouver Sun

"[Frangione] uses devilish wit to rip away the restrictive posturing of piety and reveal a spiritual universe that is both bracing and embracing..."

-The Georgia Straight

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William Teller

Stephen is a Hydrostatic Recertification Technician by day, theatre person by night. He is one of the founding producers of Shadows And Dreams Theatre Co., and is on the board of directors of the Royal Canadian Theatre Co.. Recent acting credits include Richard in We Are The Body (Stones Throw), and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (S&D). Stephen also teaches Stage Combat, and has done fight direction for shows at Gallery 7 (Miracle Worker, Mousetrap), Trinity Western University (The Illusion, Jane Eyre), and RCTC (Funny Money, Sinbad).

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Fanny DuBeau

Rose most recently appeared in Stones Throw's Apprentice production of Henry V at Pacific Theatre. Other past credits include Euridice in Jasper in Deadland (Awkward Stage Productions), Petra in A Little Night Music (Patrick Street Productions), and a small dramatic singing role in The Christians (Pacific Theatre), as well as performances with TUTS, Alchemy Theatre, and Renegade Productions. Rose trained at Capilano University and is a professional vocalist, but her alternate persona can often be found performing burlesque. Huge thank you to this talented team for making her a part of their debut production.

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Joe Mackey

Zach Running Coyote is a Mi'kmaq actor and playwright, based in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). He is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts, a former apprentice at Rosebud Theatre, and the current artist in residence at Making Treaty 7 Theatre in Calgary. In his first show at Rosebud Theatre, he played Joe Mackey and is thrilled to return to the role two years later. Thanks to Anna for constant love and support, and Creator, for the gift of story.



Marta Reddy

Shelby Wyminga is a multidisciplinary theatre artist with a BFA in Acting from Trinity Western University. Favorite acting credits include Henry/The Dauphin in Henry V (Stone's Throw), various roles in A Prayer For Owen Meany (Ensemble Theatre), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Shadows and Dreams), Gloria in It's A Glorious Wonderful Life (Morrow's Lark), various roles in Still The Kettle Sings (a devised play by Plan Z Theatre) and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (Stone's Throw). In the spring of 2019, Shelby completed a year long acting apprenticeship at Pacific Theatre where she was mentored as both a performer and as a producer. She is thrilled to be taking the stage in FFTTP's very first production! Up next, Shelby will be appearing as Grace in Consensual going up at Performance Works on Granville Island in March.


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Joelle is a theatre artist working primarily as a director, actor, and producer. She holds her BFA in Acting from Trinity Western University and is one of the founders of Far From the Tree Productions. Joelle has recently returned to Vancouver after living across the pond in London where she traveled across Europe and saw as much theatre as possible. Previously she has worked in Barkerville, BC as a Historical Interpreter where she was first introduced to Cariboo Magi. She is so grateful for all the faith and support that this team has given to her and she cannot wait for you to experience the insanity that is Cariboo Magi. Previous credits include; The Wooden Pear (Director, TWU), Jane Eyre: The Musical (Assistant Director, TWU), Tood in The Cover of Life (TWU), Adriana in Comedy of Errors (TWU), and Mrs. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (TWU).

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Stage Manager


Evan is in her final year in UBC Theatre Production and Design major. She is thrilled to work on this crazy(?) piece, she hopes everyone enjoy this magical ride! Former credits include: The Drowsy Chaperon (Assistant Stage Manager - TUTS), She Kills Monsters (Assistant Stage Manager - UBC), Festival di Commedia ‘18 (Stage Manager - UBC), White Liars & The Small (Lighting & Projection Design - UBC), The Melville Boys (Stage Manager – Vagabond players), The Winter’s Tale (Assistant Stage Manager - Carousel Theatre), Guards at the Taj (Stage Manager – Sacha at Vancouver fringe), Kayak (Lighting Designer – The Echo Collective). 


Sound Designer/Music Director


Tyler is a composer and sound designer. Most recently, he composed musical scores for Stone's Throw Productions Henry V (2019) and Acceleration(2018). In the summer of 2018 Tyler participated in Rumble Theatre's Tremors Festival as composer and sound designer for Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Set & Props Designer


Ariel Slack is a non-binary theatre artist working as both a set/props designer and an actor. A graduate of Studio 58, their recent design credits include: Set/Scenic Paint, Dancing Lessons (Naked Goddess Productions); Set, Alice in Glitterland (Geekenders); Props/Puppet builder, Mx (Lili Robinson, Fringe); Set/Scenic Paint, Superior Donuts (Ensemble Theatre Company); Props, Mother of the MaidThe Cake, Jesus Freak (Pacific Theatre); Set, Avenue Q (St. John’s School); Set and Props, Tiny Replicas (Tremors festival/Rumble Theatre). Find Ariel’s portfolio link (and other stuff) at @arielslack.

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