The Palace Theatre and Eldon House present The Triumph of Teresa Harris
Procunier Hall, The Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas St., London ON. 519-432 1029.
The indomitable explorer Teresa Harris returns to London in Penn Kemp’s new play
The Triumph of Teresa Harris!
Her adventures are on stage in 5 Performances…
Procunier Hall @ The Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada
“From the pen of Penn Kemp”, http://www.thelondoner.ca/2017/03/08/from-the-pen-of-penn-kemp
“Writer revisits adventures of heroine Teresa Harris” https://www.ourlondon.ca/community-story/7165300-writer-revisits-adventures-of-heroine-teresa-harris/ by Mike Maloney
“Two productions by poet Penn Kemp celebrate 19th-century London woman who ‘untied the corset strings’” by Joe Belanger
Bob Smith interviews Penn about March events celebrating Teresa Harris: http://www.rogerstv.com/daytimelondon
The video is up on http://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=9&sid=3268&gid=271401
“Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph”,
A scene from our March 4 performance of The Dream Life of Teresa Harris:interactive video by Mary McDonald:
“A marvelous performance, blending music and words to bring an amazing woman to life. Can’t wait to see the pla based on this story at the Procunier Hall, at the Palace Theater. We have our tickets already. They are going fast!” Susan Cassan
“I almost checked my passport on returning home for extra stamps (such was the journey we were on today)” John Hassan
The script of the complete play, THE TRIUMPH OF TERESA HARRIS is now available, on line & in print!
The Eldon House version, THE DREAM LIFE OF TERESA HARRIS is also now available, on line, in print & in London Public Library!
“I believe I have a little of the Bedouin Arab in me.”-Teresa Harris
March 22-25, The Triumph of Teresa Harris: a play in two acts
March 22, 2017 – 8:00 PM
March 23, 2017 – 8:00 PM
March 24, 2017 – 8:00 PM
March 25, 2017 – 2:00 PM ** Matinee
March 25, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Tickets: $23 seniors/students. $25 adults. Online: an additional $1.00.
Preview, March 27: $15
The Triumph of Teresa Harris is written by Penn Kemp and directed by Diane Haggerty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Performed by a cast of 16 with 2 musicians!
The Cast for The Palace Production, March 2017
DIRECTOR: Diane Haggerty
MUSICIANS: Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis
Ammar Abraham: Lieutenant/Tenzin
Dean Andrews: Scott
Bridget Corbett: Sister
Grace Ginty: Sister
Maya Gupta: Mid-Teresa
Brenda Hamilton: Amelia 2
Afia Kyei: Chris
Kassia Mobbayal: John
Christopher Noble: St. George
Irene Paibulsinjit: Annie
Karina Redick: Sister
Kendall Robertson: Sister
Jan Sims: Amelia 1
Old Teresa: Maureen Spencer Golovchenko
Passing Stranger/Cook: Heather Weitzel
Young Teresa: Jordyn Taylor
With thanks to London Community Players at the Palace Theatre.
The main character is Teresa Harris, b.1839, Eldon House,
London. She tells her amazing life story from her home in
Eldon House. Born the youngest of a prosperous pioneer
family intent on bettering itself, Teresa married a Scottish
military man who promised to carry her off to foreign parts
she had dreamed of all her life. Teresa’s story emerges
through her own voice and that of her protective mother
and her two husbands. Both men offered Teresa escape
from the ordinary domestic constraint for a woman of her
time and position in colonial London society.
Young Teresa: Jordyn Taylor
(Photo Credits: Harris Family Fonds, Teresa on Camel Photo, Western Archives, Western University)
Penn and Panayiotis Giannarapis performing The Dream Life with Mary Ashton.
Photo: Mary McDonald