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The Devils

First the verdict.
Then the trial.

Religious faith, spiritual doubt, and earthly politics intersect in this gripping tale of a provincial French town that comes to believe its parish priest is an instrument of the Devil. When an inquisition into the demonic possession of the nuns of the Convent of St. Ursula identifies Father Grandier as the source, his powerful enemies in both church and state conspire to destroy him. Based on actual events in the 17th-century town of Loudun, The Devils forcefully depicts a factional and dangerous society overcome by hysteria.

The Devils
by John Whiting
Timms Centre for the Arts
April 5–15, 2023*

Preview: * Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 7:30pm
Opening Night: * Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 7:30pm
* 1/2 Price Saturday Matinee: Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 1:30pm
Matinee: Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 12:30pm

Evening performances: 7:30pm

No performances: * Friday, April 7 | Sunday April 9 | * Monday April 10

No performance on Sunday February 12.
*Denotes schedule changes to accommodate the holiday weekend run.

To see the 2022-2023 Studio Theatre Season line up click here.

Leave a message with the Timms Centre Box Office any time by email at ( 

or phone at (780-492-2495).

In Person Box Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am - 2pm AND one hour before performances.


Ticket Prices:

Preview: Adult/Senior $10, Student $5
*Opening Night: Adult $28, Senior $25, Student $15
*Enjoy a post show reception with your Opening Night ticket

Evenings: Adult $27, Senior $24, Student $14 
Thursday Matinee: Adult $23, Senior $20, Student $14
1/2 Price Mondays: Adult $13.50, Senior $12, Student $7


Please be advised that this production contains bright lights, loud sounds, subject matter/depictions of a sexual nature, and attempted suicide. 

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DirectorDavid Kennedy

PlaywrightJohn Whiting

Set Designer Payal Jotania

Costume Designer Lieke den Bakker

Lighting Designer — Kristen Fernandes

Lighting Design Assistant — Yusen Wang

Sound DesignerDerek Miiller

Stage ManagerGalen Hite

Assistant Stage Manager (Costumes) Julian Padalec

Assistant Stage Manager (Props) Stuart Lindsay

Assistant DirectorBen Smith

Movement CoachGerry Morita

Vocal CoachJosh Meredith

Intimacy SupportJanine Waddell

Production Dramaturgs Brett Dahl, Ben Smith, Dana Tanner-Kennedy

Associate Dramaturg — Alex Ward

Assistant Dramaturg — Colby MacKenzie


Ninon / Sister Gabrielle / Louis XIII / Father Ambrose  

Amy Bazin

Adam Rogan Coffey

Soldier/Priest/ExtraAndrew Domanski

Urbain Grandier Yassine El Fassi El Fihri

Father Barré Karen Gomez Orozco

Louis Trincant/Clerk/Bontemps William Gosse

Jean D'Armagnac Christian Krushel

De Cerisay Emily Lizotte

Father Mignon Patrick Lynn

Soldier/Priest/Extra Katie O’Keefe

De La Rochepozay/Prince Henri De Conde Aaron Refugio

Mannoury Mackenzie Sutton

De Laubardemont Stefan Theriault

Sister Jeanne Kris (Kristin) Unruh

Phillipe Trincant/Sister Louise Alice Wordsworth

Sewerman/Richelieu/Sister Claire Katie Yoner


Technical DirectorLarry Clark 

Assistant Technical Director — Nichole Man

​Head of WardrobeJoanna Johnston

CutterJulie Davie

Head of CarpentryDarrell Cooksey

Scenic Carpenters — Kai Yakichuk, Shella Apostol

Properties MasterJane Kline

Properties Assistant — Tiffany Martineau, 

Dree Beaudry 

Head of SoundEmma Nokes

Head of LightingGarret DeRede

Lighting Supervisors — Jeff Osterlin, Laura Koyata

Sound Supervisor — Matt Skopyk


Studio Theatre Artistic Coordinator David Kennedy

Interim Drama Department Chair Natalie Loveless

Stage Management Advisors John Raymond

BFA Acting Coordinator David Ley

Directing Advisor David Kennedy

Design Advisor Guido Tondino

Paint Advisor Cindi Zuby


Lighting Operator — Phoenix McLeod

Sound Operator  Emma Nokes

Video Crew  Juliana Stephens

Stage Carpenters  Nichole Man, Kai Yakichuk

Additional Crew  Aryanna Slifka

Lighting Crew Harjot Bassi, Vale de la Torre Villasenor, Liam Weeks, Jessica Haight, Sam Anderson, Trinity Locke, Emma Nokes

Dresser — Isabelle Martinez 


Production and Operations Manager Joshua C. McIntosh

Box Office CoordinatorCandice Stollery

Executive/Administrative AssistantHelen Baggaley

Production and Operations Assistant — Emily Pole

Operations Assistant — Andraya Diogo

Fine Arts Information and Outreach Coordinator — Trish Agrell-Smith


Freewill Shakespeare Festival



Amy Bazin

Cast, Ninon, Sister Gabrielle, Louis XIII, Father Ambrose

Lieke den Bakker

Creative Team, Costume Designer

Kristen Fernandes

Creative Team, Lighting Designer

Payal Jotania

Creative Team, Set and Props Designer

Patrick Lynn

Cast, Father Mignon

Gerry Morita

Movement Coach

Ben Smith

Assistant Director / Dramaturg

Kristin Unruh

Cast, Sister Jeanne of the Angels

Rogan Coffey

Cast, Adam

Andrew Domanski

Cast, Solider, Attendant, Extra

Karen Gomez

Cast, Barré

David Kennedy

Creative Team, Director

Nichole Man

Crew, Assistant Technical Director / Assistant Scenic Carpenter

Emma Nokes

Creative Team, Head of Sound, Sound Mixer

Mackenzie Sutton

"Cast, Mannoury"

Alice Wordsworth

Cast, Phillipe Trincant, Sister Louise

Brett Dahl


Yassine El Fassi El Fihri

Urbain Grandier

Galen Hite

Creative Team, Stage Manager

Emily Lizotte

Cast, De Cerisay

Derek Miiller

Creative Team, Sound Designer and Composer

Katie O’Keefe

Cast, Guard/Pallbearer

Dana Tanner-Kennedy

Creative Team, Production Dramaturg

Kai Yakichuk

Crew, Props Assistant

Dig Deeper


"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.




Content compiled by T. Erin Gruber and Kristen Fernandes

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