Patrick Conner, Brenda Bazinet and Tracey Ferencz. Photo by Nir Bareket.
“A remarkably graceful show that brings together the past and present, the personal and political, in a careful and imaginative way.”
– The Ottawa Sun
“…this high quality ensemble maintains a fine balance between dream and reality to present a thought-provoking and moving drama.”
- The Ottawa Citizen
THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE
by Brian Quirt
This piece came out of my fascination with Benjamin West’s famous painting of Wolfe dying at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. In my play, Wolfe’s fiancée Katherine, and Emily, a modern conservator restoring the painting, collide when their interpretations of the painting bring to the surface powerful and conflicting attitudes toward grief. The Death of General Wolfe is a play about loss, with beautiful vocal music and a provocative argument about the place of Quebec in Canada, and art in our lives. – BQ
Premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
January 21 to February 14, 1999
Directed by Brian Quirt
Featuring Brenda Bazinet, Patrick Conner, Tracey
Ferencz and Marie-Josée Lefebvre
Design by Stephan Droege, Steve Lucas and Michelle Smith
Musical Director: Jane Miller
Assistant Director: Naomi Campbell
Choreographer: Sharon Moore
The Death of General Wolfe was developed through Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb! Festival and Nightswimming productions at the Ottawa and Toronto Fringe Festivals in 1997.
Thank you to Alison Lawrence, Jane Miller, Nikki Landau, Marcia Walker and Allegra Fulton for their invaluable contributions to the show.