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by Andrew Kushnir
directed by Richard Rose
November 11, 2015 – December 20, 2015

A young Canadian man travels to Ukraine to observe the elections following the Orange Revolution, only to become an unexpected player in its fractured politics, its tumultuous history and the fate of a beautiful woman. As he falls deeper in love with the mysterious young woman, the more tenuous his grasp of her country and its complicated past becomes. A stirring story about reconciling one’s ideals with a complex political reality from Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Andrew Kushnir.
“Powerful; fascinating & compelling. Kushnir is a writer with a fine turn of phrase and Wentworth, in particular, dispenses his prose with magisterial eloquence.” – Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star
“A top-notch cast giving top-notch performances; beautifully realized. A notable debut for Kushnir.” – Robert Cushman, National Post
NNNN – “”Smart, eloquent script; Richard Rose and his cast give the text a splendid production.” – NOW Magazine
“A wonderful and delicate piece of crafted theatre that is provoking and powerful — one you won’t want to miss.” – Mooney on Theatre
5***** – “A staggeringly beautiful play with such deep symbolism that I wouldn’t hesitate to call it a modern-day parable.”

The running time of Wormwood is 2.5 hours, including intermission.


Ryan A McNabb
Ryan McNabb graduated with a Masters in Sound Recording from McGill University. During his time at McGill, Ryan was involved in a number of large productions including McGill Opera and McGill Symphonic Orchestra in the role of engineer and live mixer for video webcast. He also held the position of Live Sound Coordinator for McGill University. During the 2015 Luminato Festival, Ryan worked as Sound Assistant for production of Apocalypsis. Ryan has produced a number of albums for various Montreal and Toronto artists and is also the drummer for a rock band that performs regularly around Toronto.

Lindsay C. Walker
Lindsay C. Walker is thrilled to part of bringing Marine Life to the Tarragon Theatre. Originally from British Columbia, she has been working in film and theatre in Ontario since 1999. Recent credits include: Western (Harvey Dunn Campfire); The Outside, The Money Tree (Roseneath Theatre) Chasing Margaret Flatwood (Theatre Awakening); True (Criminal Theatre); Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Canadian Stage); Stockholm, The Red Queen Effect (Seventh Stage Productions); Winners (CartHorse Theatre); The Drawer Boy, Animal Magnetism (The Georgian Theatre Festival); Assistant Costume Designer for The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime Network-film). Lindsay is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and holds an MFA in Theatre Design from York University. This is her first show with Tarragon Theatre.

Kevin Matthew Wong
Kevin Matthew Wong is a theatre creator, actor, musician, producer and environmentalist. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Broadleaf Theatre, a company that merges environmentalism and theatre. His current work, The Chemical Valley Project, is a collaboration with Aamjiwnaang Water Protectors Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, and co-creator Julia Howman. The show will be presented in January 2018 as part of Theatre Passe Muraille’s BUZZ Series. A graduate of the U of T Drama Centre and Generator’s Artist-Producer Training Program, Kevin is also part of fu-Gen’s Interdisciplinary Kitchen XV and a fellow of the Gardarev Centre.

Christine Urquhart
Christine Urquhart is a Set and Costume Designer who has worked in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. International favourites include: ‘Medea’ (Zen Zen Zo), ‘The Wholehearted’ and ‘The Island’ (Massive Company/National Theatre Scotland), ‘Die Fledermaus’ (Welsh National Opera), ‘Potatostamp Megalomaniac’ (Pressure Point Theatre) and ‘Call of the Sparrows’ (Proudly Asian Theatre). In Toronto: ‘Stupid f*cking Bird’ (Bird Collective), ‘Dancocks Dance’ and ‘Hogtown’ (Hogtown Collective), ‘The Good Doctor Holmes’ (TPM), ‘What Linda Said’, ‘The Nails’, ‘Reality Theatre’, ‘Rootless’, and ‘Divine’ (Summerworks), ‘Grimly Handsome’ (Theatre Animal) and ‘Good Morning Viet-Mom’ (Soaring Skies Collective). She has designed in film including features; ‘Language’, an experimental, multi lingual re-imagining of ‘King Lear’ and horror film ‘Lifechanger’. This year she is thrilled to be a Design Assistant at Shaw Festival.