A Rumble Productions/Theatre Replacement co-production

Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut

January 29 – February 3, March 6 – 9, 2008

created by Candelario Andrade, Owen Belton, Camille Gingras, Craig Hall, James Long, Anita Rochon, Jonathan Ryder and Maiko Bae Yamamoto

“Long is one of the best actors you’ll ever watch.” – The Georgia Straight

In the summer of 2005 actor/writer James Long salvaged a collection of seven photo albums and travel journals from an alley near his East Vancouver home. The collection, complete with detailed captions and letters, documents a family’s history between 1950 and 1987, and includes everything from birth notices to a full eulogy for the archivist’s Pomeranian, Mandy. In the fall of 2007, a team of collaborators went in search of the origins of these books and ran into multiple questions surrounding the legality and morality of working with found materials. What started as a simple trip to the country carried the creators on narrative jags across propriety, oceans, and beyond. Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut uses fact, fiction, video, interviews, a rabbit suit and anything else required to make sense of the found materials and the many lives interrupted along the way.

Cast and Production Team:

Writer/Actor: James Long
Director: Craig Hall
Dramaturg: Camille Gingras
Assistant Director: Anita Rochon
Video Designer: Candelario Andrade
Sound Designer: Owen Belton
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Ryder
Movement Designer: Maiko Bae Yamamoto
Bunny Suit Designer: Alee Wells
Stage Manager: Jaimie Tait
Technical Director: Liz Baca
Box Office Manager: Michael Fitzpatrick
Venue Technician: Katie Rainsley