Miriam Goldstein of The Edge and Blythe Hanes of Gangway! believe that theatre can often be very insular and isolated from the theatrical community outside of the city you work in. Gangway! Theatre Co, like the Edge, focuses on telling stories with unique voices and perspectives.
Over the past two years The Edge has been actively trying to break the vacuum seal and change the theatrical landscape by bringing shows to cities beyond Windsor-Essex County and by engaging both local and out of town artists. This partnership is the next step in this mission. Last summer The Edge's all-female Henry V toured and sold out in six cities, while Venus in Fur this fall was met with rave reviews in both Windsor and Toronto. Pregnancy Pact will join these shows in traveling out of town and our new partnership with Gangway! Theatre will actively create channels for artists from different areas to connect and work together.
This exciting musical will start with a limited run in Windsor before moving to Toronto for a more extended run. Entering our 9th season, The Edge Productions, in collaboration with Gangway! Theatre Co., is bringing the deeply empathetic and hard hitting musical about a high-school pregnancy pact back to Canada. Previously produced by The Edge Productions in 2017 and performed in Windsor with an entirely student cast, Pregnancy Pact is back for a professional run in May of 2019. This is Pregnancy Pacts professional Canadian Premiere.
Coming back from the 2017 cast;
Samantha Bourque as Maddie
Miranda DiPietro as Brynn
& Sean Sennett as Corey/Justin
Pregnancy Pact is a pop-rock musical which tells the story of a group of teens who make a pact to become single mothers together. The 15-year-old Maddie is devoted to her three best friends and they are to her. So, when Brynn gets pregnant, the friends all plan to have children, raising them together and living a dream. Inspired by the 2008 news story of the Gloucester pregnancy pact that took the world by storm, Pregnancy Pact provides a unique chance to examine the intense journey this kind of decision creates.
Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
Directed by The Edge Productions Founding Artistic Director, Miriam Goldstein,
Music Direction by Sam Poole,
Set & Projection Design by Nathanial Cedroni,
Lighting Design by Nathanial Cedroni & Morgan Corbett-Collins,
Stage Managed by Morgan Corbett-Collins
Lead Producer - Miriam Goldstein
Co-Producer - Blythe Hanes
Associate Producer - Olivia Ridpath
Full performance dates and information will be released in the coming weeks.
Submissions still be accepted for 4 female roles through February 28th! Submit here!