The Halloween Tree (ages 7 and up)

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

Written by Ray Bradbury
Adapted and Directed by Amanda Kellock

On Halloween night, 5 friends meet up to go trick-or-treating. But their best friend, Joe Pipkin, is too sick to go. He tells them to meet at The House, an old, deserted place in the ravine that none of them have ever dared to visit on Halloween night, but when they arrive, instead of Joe they encounter a mysterious man named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud… What follows is an epic journey into he Undiscovered Country to find out the hidden secrets of Halloween and to save Joe Pipkin.

Cast:

Charlotte Rogers - Billie the Gargoyle

Charlotte is thrilled to be working with Geordie again on another amazing show! She was last seen playing Chloe, a ten year old girl in Geordie Productions’ Chloe’s Choice and as Hermia in Repercussion Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Film and television credits include playing Brittany in the award winning web series LARPs (Beanduck Productions/Geek & Sundry), Cafe De Paris, an ACTRA MIP short film and as Brandy Stevens-Rosine in the "Mean Girls" episode of Strangers in My Home (CMJ Productions). Charlotte is over joyed to be working on this show along side an extremely talented cast and crew. Thank you all for another wonderful adventure with Geordie Productions!

Davide Chiazzese - Ralph Bengstrum the Mummy

Davide is a local actor, budding director and aspiring playwright, who was introduced to the arts at a very young age as his father was involved with l’Associazione Trinacria, an organization devoted to maintaining Sicilian culture in Quebec through theatre, music and folklore dancing. He is a graduate of the Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott College and recipient of both the Carla Napier Scholarship and Pamela Montgomery Award. Since graduating, Davide has worked with several independent and professional companies in the city, including: Centaur Theatre Company, Talisman Theatre, Teesri Duniya Theatre, Talisman Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop, among others both on and off stage. Davide was the recipient of the 2015 META (Montreal English Theatre Award) for Outstanding Supporting Performance by an Actor for his role in Hosanna produced by Tableau D'Hôte Theatre, which will be remounted at The Centaur in collaboration with Just For Laughs this coming summer!

Jimmy Blais - Tom Skelton the Skeleton

Born and raised in Montreal, Jimmy attended the Theatre Performance program at Concordia University. In 2009/2010 he was a part of the cast for Geordie's 2-play tour. It was then when he first met Amanda Kellock, performing in "Once Upon a Home" a show that she also adapted and directed. He has since had the chance to perform for many theatre companies across the city, most recently as an ensemble member of Louis Riel (A Comic-Strip stage play), based on the Graphic Novel by Chester Brown adapted and directed by Zach Fraser. Jimmy is a founding member of PlayShed, whose innagural production COCK is nominated for a 2016 META for Outstanding Independent Production. Jimmy plays Watio on the APTN series Mohawk Girls, the series' 4th season premiers on October 25th.

Eloi ArchamBaudoin - Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud

A graduate of the National Theatre School’s French Acting Program, and a University of Ottawa Theatre Major, Eloi has been acting in Montreal, in both languages, for the past 12 years. He has worked for Centaur Theatre (Intimate Apparel, With Bated Breath), Talisman Theatre (Province, Coma Unplugged, The Medea Effect), Théâtre Jean-Duceppe (Sunderland, Frères de sang), and appeared in many shows for young audiences (Holy Cow, Geronimo Stilton). He won a META for his portrayal of Hosanna, produced by Tableau D’Hôte Theatre (remounted next year at the Centaur). TV credits include The Art of More, 19-2, L’Auberge du chien noir, Unité 9 and 30 Vies.

Lucinda Davis - Sally Babb the Witch

Lucinda Davis is thrilled to working with Geordie Productions again; she was last seen in their production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs.  Her past theatre credits  Richard III (Metachroma Theatre), Doubt: A Parable, Intimate Apparel, (Centaur Theatre), Top Girls (Segal Centre) and Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (co-production with the NAC, Centaur Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop).  She has twice won the Montreal English Theatre Award (META) for Outstanding Female Actor for her work in BTW's production of Harlem Duet in 2013 and, and in 2015 for Imago Theatre and BTW's co-production of random. 

Trevor Barette - Joe Pipkin

Trevor Barrette is an actor, director, writer and proud graduate of John Abbott College’s Professional Theatre Program. He is the founder and artistic director of the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal and has directed their nine productions since 2011, including four of his own musical creations: To Be, A Song of Fiction, Captain Aurora I and II. Selected acting credits include: Steven Truscott in Innocence Lost (National Arts Centre / Centaur Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Repercussion Theatre), Yev (Infinitheatre’s The Unit – Festival of Staged Readings), To Be (Persephone Productions), The Tin Can People (Diana Productions, presented in Montreal and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and, most recently, Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (MainLine Theatre). He is thrilled to be working with Geordie Productions for the first time.

Jaa Smith-Johnson - Fred Fryer the Caveman

Jaa Smith-Johnson is a three time META nominee, and a recent recipient of the Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award.  He is also a graduate of the Dawson Professional Theatre Program (DOME 2009). Recent Theatre credits include: Binti’s Journey (BTW), Social Studies (Centaur Theatre), Blind (Scapegoat Carnival), Oroonoko (Persephone Productions), The Exonerated (Third Eye Ensemble), Titus Andronicus (M.S.T.C), Our Country’s Good (Griffentown Productions) along with many others. Films & TV credits include: Real Detective (Discovery), Quantico (ABC), Memoires Vives (CBC/Radio Canada), Race (Entertainment One), Trigger Point (Incendo), 19-2 (Bravo/CTV), X-MEN: Days of Future Past (Fox/Marvel), and Smurfs 2 (Sony Pictures) just to name a few. With that said get ready to be spooked!!

 

Stayed tuned!