Without Whom


What happens when we leave this life? Does the world really go on without us?  What if we could make death wait…even if only for a little while? What would you say to that one important person in your life – given the chance?

Ray and Maggie were married for forty years.  They spent those forty years bickering and fighting, loving and sometimes hating.  Now that one of them has passed on how will the other go on alone?  More importantly however, which one of them actually died?

Based in part on the lives of Ray and Marguerite Bradbury (1922 – 2003), Without Whom is a play about love, loss, and the inability to let go of those we hold close to our hearts…even in death.





Produced at St. Vladimir’s Theatre July 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 for the Fringe of Toronto Festival, 2008 and August 16 – 24, 2008 at the Hamilton Fringe Festival.

Written by:  R.J. Downes
Directed by:  Pat McCarthy
Produced by:  Rob Downes (Beautiful Lie), Kathryn Malek (Blue Fire), and Regan Macaulay
Stage Manager and Sound Operator:  Donny MacDonald
Sound Recorder & Associate Producer:  Kevin Risk
Music:  Charlie Miller
Choreographer:  Nicole Grainger
Graphic Design (poster/postcard):  Rob Downes, Kevin Risk
Photographer:  Natalie Mandic
Program Design:  Maureen Bell
Cast:  Irene Carl, Rob Downes, Anne Harper, John Illingworth

For more information on upcoming productions of Without Whom, visit R. J. Downes Productions.

Project Details:

R. J. Downes


Pat McCarthy


Produced at the 2008 Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals.