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October 5, 2011

Theatre by the River: Generous

Generous by Michael Healey, directed by Rod Beilfuss
Starring: Matthew TenBruggencate and Mel Marginet

Playing until October 8, at 70 Albert Street 
Tickets $15 / $10 Student & Senior 
Reservations at 417-0271 or e mail Theatre by the River

A minority government is on the verge of collapse; a ruthless oil executive tells the truth to a reporter; an effusive young law clerk engages in an excruciating post-coital chat with an aging judge; and a spectacular battle wages over a bucket of fried chicken. 
Through four interconnected stories, Michael Healey questions the idea of the selfless act.
"plenty of laughs... the performances range from good to fantastic... it gets my vote." 
CBC Radio 
"an entertaining night of theatre... Healey is a smart writer"  Winnipeg Free Press

Matthew TenBruggencate is a co-artistic head and a founding member of Theatre by the River, whose members he would gladly be marooned with on a desert island. Past acting credits include One Good Marriage, Habitat, Saint Joan, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The History of Theatre, Comedy of Errors, The Elfin Knight (TBTR) Cherry Docs, Talk (WJT) Stripped Down Romeo and Juliet (SIR) The Skriker, The Misadventurous Perils of Pauline (Echo Theatre) Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure (Tom-Tom) Love You Forever (PTE) The History of Manitoba, A Christmas Carol (MTC) Kayak and The Appleseed Girl (Sarasvati). Directing credits include Oedipus Rex, The Comedy of Errors (TBTR) and Desire Under the Elms (UWTSA - O'Neillfest).
Mel Marginet, a graduate of the Honours program at the UofW, is a co-founder/artistic head of Theatre by the River. She has performed in many theatre productions around the city. Favourites include: One Good Marriage, Saint Joan, The Bush Ladies, Oedipus Rex, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The History of Theatre (Theatre by the River), The Skriker (Echo Theatre), Ugly Ducks, Pretty Swans (Fringe 2006), A Midsummer Night's Dream (UofW) and Eternal O (Fringe 2005). See her on the screen in Absurd Machine's Aegri Somnia, as well as Randy Guest's The Lady in Grey and HBO Canada's Less Than Kind.

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