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    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.


    • R.J. Downes


    • Pat McCarthy


    • Rob Downes (Beautiful Lie)
    • Kathryn Malek (Blue Fire)
    • Regan Macaulay

    Stage Manager and Sound Operator: 

    • Donny MacDonald
      Sound Recorder & Associate


    • Kevin Risk


    • Charlie Miller


    • Nicole Grainger

    Graphic Design (poster/postcard): 

    • Rob Downes
    • Kevin Risk


    • Natalie Mandic

    Program Designer: 

    • Maureen Bell


    • Irene Carl
    • Rob Downes
    • Anne Harper
    • John Illingworth


    • Produced at the 2008 Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals.

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

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