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A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters.

The year is 1845, and Branwell Brontë returns home to his sisters in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As their brother descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, this powerful play explores how three Victorian spinsters, living in isolation on the Yorkshire moors, wrote some of the most powerful and passionate fiction of all time.

by Polly Teale
Timms Centre for the Arts
May 13-21, 2022

Preview May 12, 2022
Matinee May 19, 2022
(No performance May 15)
Evening performances start at 7:30pm, Matinee performance starts at 12:30pm.

Studio Theatre will not be offering subscriptions for the 2021 – 2022 season.  Alternatively, we are offering FLEX passes. FLEX passes allow you to redeem three tickets at a discounted rate. These three tickets can be used to three different productions or all ticketed to a single production. They can be redeemed in person at the Timms Centre box office or by emailing

Single tickets and FLEX passes will be available for purchase at least two weeks prior to the first performance of each production.  We are encouraging purchases and/or donations to be made online HERE. 

Ticket Prices:

Single ticket evening : Adult $25.00, Senior $22.00, & Student $12.00

Single ticket matinee : Adult $20.00, Senior $18.00 & Student $12.00

FLEX passes: Adult/Senior $60.00 & Student $30.00 

Discounted ticket prices:

Preview: All Tickets $5.00 

Half price Mondays: Adult $12.50, and Senior $11.00 & Student $6.00 

Seating is limited. Walk up sales are cash only. There will be no refunds. 

This season the Timms Centre daytime box office hours will vary. On performance days, the box office will open one hour prior to curtain. At this time, in person box office sales will be cash only.


Our mandate is to keep everyone safe while in the Timms Centre for the Arts. We are following all current COVID-19 protocols as dictated by AHS and the University of Alberta.  Please visit THIS LINK for all up to date protocols. 

We are happy to answer questions or inquiries about tickets and our 2021-2022 season by email ( or

phone (780-492-2495).

See the Play


"A dramaturg is a member of the artistic team of a theatre production who is a specialist in the transformation of a dramatic script into a meaningful living performance."

(5) Michael Mark Chemers, Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy, Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.


Religion and the Brontë Family: Pray and Love

Evangelicalism was fundamentally important in Patrick Brontës’ home, which has exerted profound influences on the Brontës’ growth and education...


Becoming a Governess in the 19th Century

Being trained as a governess was incorporated into the education of the Brontë sisters. It was an indispensable element both in their real life and their works...


Branwell Brontë, A Man in the Shadow?

Branwell Brontë, usually in the shadow of his more famous sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne, has unfairly been branded in history as a drunken drug-taker...


Fantasies of Incest Love

Biographers and creative writers from the nineteenth century to the present age have characterized the relationship between Branwell and his sisters as subversively sexual...

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DirectorAmanda Goldberg

Set & Lighting Designer Robert Shannon

Costume DesignerRebecca Cypher

Sound DesignerNichole Man

Assistant Lighting DesignerRory Turner

Fight & Intimacy DirectorAnastasia St. Amand

Vocal CoachAlison Matthews

Stage ManagerSherry Alvaro

Assistant Stage Manager Patton Wei

Production Dramaturges Zhuohao Li, Abigail Quaye


Jessy Ardern Charlotte

Heeyun Park Emily

Donna-Leny Hansen Anne

David Woroner Branwell, Heathcliff, Arthur Huntington

Michael Peng Patrick, Rochester, Mr. Heger, Arthur Bell Nicholls

Kristin Unruh Cathy

Karen Gomez Bertha


Technical DirectorLarry Clark 

Assistant Technical Director — Kai Yakichuk

​Head of WardrobeJoanna Johnston

CutterJulie Davie

Head of CarpentryDarrell Cooksey

Scenic Carpenter — Barb Hagensen

Properties MasterJane Kline

Properties AssistantTiffany Martineau

Head of SoundJack Thompson

Head of Lighting —  Shane Marsh

Head of Paint —  Tiffany Martineau

Lighting Supervisor — Laura Koyata

Sound Supervisor — Aaron Macri


Emily Lizotte Charlotte

Alice Wordsworth Emily

Amy Bazin Anne

Christian Krushel Branwell (Heathcliff, Arthur Huntington) and Patrick (Rochester, Mr. Heger, Arthur Bell Nicholls)

Elyse Roszell Cathy and Bertha


Lighting Operator — Julian Anderson

Sound Operator  Maddy Beard

Lighting Crew Amanda Yim, Emma Nokes, Curtis Gauthier


ADM Fine Arts, Production and OperationsJoshua C. McIntosh

Front of House ManagerCandice Stollery

Executive/Administrative AssistantHelen Baggaley

Production and Operations Assistant — Emily Pole

Operations Manager — Ha Neul Kim


Stage Management Advisor — Molly Pearson

Directing Advisor — Jan Selman

Scenic Painting Advisor — Cindi Zuby

Design Advisor — Robert Shannon


Karen Kucher