Jeff Irving, the Regina native who will be part of the cast of The Golden Apple Theatre’s first production, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, was recently profiled in the Toronto Star.
The story, by theatre critic Richard Ouzounian, begins:
From Rolf to Robin Hood to Romeo.
That’s the crazy career trajectory that Jeff Irving has been on for the past two years, which has dazzled and delighted him in equal measure.
“Hey, I believe things happen for a reason. Yeah, call it fate. There’s a path and I’m taking it, even if I don’t know how I got on it or where it’s going.”
Not many 29-year-olds have accumulated the varied recent resumé that Irving brings to the table.
A shattering performance as a delayed victim of the Montreal Massacre in The December Man, a charming song-and-dance turn as the “17-going-on-18” telegraph boy in The Sound of Music, the wacky star of Ross Petty’s last Christmas panto, Robin Hood and now, the most tragic lover in literature for http://www.canadianstage.com/dreamCanadian Stage’s 2010 Dream in High ParkEND, Romeo and Juliet.
Photo by Andrew Wallace, The Toronto Star.
The Golden Apple Theatre is pleased to announce the director and cast for its first production, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which runs November 17 to 28, 2010, at The Artesian on 13th.
The director will be Geoffrey Whynot, well-known to Saskatchewan theatre audiences for his work as an actor and director at Globe Theatre over the past several years.
The cast will feature Golden Apple Theatre’s own artistic directors, Robert Ursan and Andorlie Hillstrom, along with Regina natives (now gone on to professional careers elsewhere) Ingrid Nilson and Jeff Irving.
Full biographies and photos of the cast will be forthcoming as the production nears.