Age of Arousal, by Linda Griffiths

Posted on September 18, 2012 in Events

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography, 2013
The Maggie Tree is thrilled to announce their co-production with Blarney Productions for 2013: Age of Arousal, by Linda Griffiths, in Association with Theatre of the New Heart

March 7-17, 2013
8529 103 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB


London, 1885 – a time of great passion, great confusion – virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire.

Mary, a charismatic ex-suffragette in her 60s, runs a school for secretaries, aided by her zealous teacher-lover, 30-something Rhoda. When Rhoda literally bumps into childhood friend Virginia on the street one day, she finds that Virginia, her sister Alice, and their much younger sister, Monica, are living in poverty. They are all invited into the school for secretaries, even though the older sisters are deliciously inept at the keys, and Monica is more interested in sexual revolution than a career in business.

Enter Everard Barfoot, Mary’s cousin, an ex-doctor in his 30s about to embark on a life of leisure, and suddenly all the characters in this lavish sexy ensemble piece are erupting with discoveries, contradictions and epiphanies.

Age of Arousal is genre busting, rule-bending and ambitiously original.

Funded by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The Edmonton Arts Council


Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:30 p.m. (preview) (pay-what-you-can)
Friday, March 8, 2013 7:30 p.m. (opening)
Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:30 p.m. (pay-what-you-can)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:30 p.m. (2 for 1)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:30 p.m. (pay-what-you-can)


Mary – Sandra M. Nicholls
Rhoda – Kristi Hansen
Virginia – Melissa Thingelstad
Alice – April Banigan
Monica – Caley Suliak
Everard – Jesse Gervais


Director – Wayne Paquette
Producer – Vanessa Sabourin
Movement – Lin Snelling
Production Design – Jennifer Goodman
Sound Design – Sydney Gross
Stage Manager – Joan Wyatt

This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.