November 23 – December 9, 2006

at Performance Works, Granville Island

by Greg MacArthur

“Rumble Productions scores again with Greg MacArthur’s depressing, biting and brilliant comedy.” – The Globe and Mail

A new work by Greg MacArthur, one of this country’s most exciting and subversive playwrights. Around the world, people are succumbing to the addictive pleasures of a mysterious new substance. Society is threatened. But not to fear, “They” are taking care of everything. A speculative examination of an addicted world and the ramifications of a 500 billion dollar pharmaceutical industry, recovery is a sometimes funny, sometimes horrific tale about the commodification of fear and the oppression of the individual.

Nominated for six 2006/07 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards including:

•Outstanding Production Large Theatre
•Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Sean Devine
•Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Kathleen Duborg
•Outstanding Lighting Design – John Webber
•Outstanding Direction – Craig Hall
•Significant Artistic Achievement – Projection Design – James Nesbitt

Recovery was a part of See Seven, Vancouver’s passport to professional, independent theatre.


Mya: Anna Cummer
Ben: Sean Devine
Clare: Kathleen Duborg
Leroy: Charlie Gallant
Ash: Allan Morgan
Alex: Alex Pimm

Production Team:

Director: Craig Hall
Assistant Director: Emelia Symington Fedy
Stage Manager: Joanne P.B. Smith
Assistant Stage Manager: Tyler Bate
Set Designer: Yvan Morissette
Lighting Designer: John Webber
Costume Designer: Barbara Clayden
Projection Designer: James Nesbitt
Technical Director: Jonathan Ryder
Box Office Manager: Bruce Stuart
Venue Technician: Glenn Donald