A Section 8 Productions collective creation, produced in association with Studio 58

The Young and the Restless: Terrible Things

April 27 – May 6, 2006

Performance Works, Granville Island

“Terrible Things is an exciting example of how the right kind of edifice complex can lead to the construction of memorable theatre.” – The Vancouver Sun

Into an eerie darkness enter the seven members of the Stipple family and their indentured servant. Their demeanor is proud but each of their steps is exact and cautious, as if the slightest deviation might prompt the audience to pass judgment on their secrets. So begins Terrible Things, a chronicle of the wealthy, prestigious and morally vacant Stipple family.

A feat of mischievously delightful ensemble storytelling, this collective creation is inspired by a few of history’s most notorious characters and the works of author and illustrator Edward Gorey.

“It’s not who you are, it’s what people see. So though there is pain, always dignity. Which is why we take care to be well to do. The truth doesn’t matter, except if they knew.” – Terrible Things


Eleanor Stipple: Rebecca Ananda
Mirella Stipple: Evangela Dueck
Edith the Maid: Gemma Isaac
Pastor Gritch: Daryl King
Lucy Stipple: Cat Main
Tawnon Stipple: Donna Soares
Dora Stipple: Stacie Steadman
Henry Stipple: Lee Vincent

Production Team:

Director: Craig Hall
Assistant Director: Tasha Faye Evans
Stage Manager: Naomi Sider
Dramaturg: Adrienne Wong
Assistant to the Director/Dramaturg: Leah Syskakis
Lighting Design: Itai Erdal
Marketing Photography: Carrie Richardson feat. the cast of Terrible Things
Production Photography: Itai Erdal