Behind the Scenes of Spoon River Anthology: Suzanne

One actor who is making her debut on the Keyano Theatre main stage is 16 year old Suzanne Quick. She might be young, but she is already accustomed to the stage, as she started acting at the tender age of three with her family. She was born in Northern Alberta, moved South near Calgary but has since moved back and spent the last nine years here in Fort McMurray. Whenever she has a spare minute from school she likes to jot down poems and monologues, and she also enjoys taking her camera out when going for walks to capture the beauty of nature. 


"Being able to take characters from a page and breathe life into them is an awesome experience. Working with the cast of Spoon River Anthology is so much fun! Everyone is doing an awesome job and works together to create a very supportive and efficient environment. The solos and duets are stretching me, and I'm loving being able to create beautiful music." 


 Suzanne performing in  Mountian Climbers d irected by Evan Rein at Clearwater College, July 2016. (Photo: supplied)

Suzanne performing in Mountian Climbers directed by Evan Rein at Clearwater College, July 2016. (Photo: supplied)


"Karen and Barry are awesome! Karen has a magical touch when it comes to bringing the play to life and envisioning how it should look. She is very patient and encouraging when you are trying new things. Barry does a great job of keeping everything running smoothly so that we can focus on rehearsing our parts without extra hassle. I plan on going to performing arts school and making acting my full-time career, complimented with Theatrical Makeup Artistry. 


Spoon River Anthology is a truly enchanting play that portrays many aspects of life you can enter into and characters that everyone can relate with, while also enjoying the wonderful music that is sure to be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards. I am truly honoured to be able to bring Spoon River Anthology to life!"


Preview: April 27, 8:00 pm
Opening: April 28, 8:00 pm
Show dates: April 29, May 4, May 5, May 6, 2017 8:00 pm

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Genre: Drama
Rating: Appropriate for all audiences

In the fictional small town of Spoon River we are introduced to the ghosts of the people that were once its inhabitants who took their secrets to the grave. While exploring the evocative story, both the sad and humorous sides of life are portrayed in the haunting performance with fetching ballads and the free verse of Edgar Lee Masters.

“A dramatic presentation reduced to its simplest terms… moving and beautiful… An evening of astonishingly stirring emotional satisfaction.” – New York Post

“A glowing theatre experience… A brooding and loving American folk poem brought to life on a stage.” – The New York Times