Artwork for Buying the Farm

Artist Bios

The Cast

(In Alphabetical Order)

Terry Barna Terry Barna (Magnus Bjornson)
Drayton Entertainment: Backstage Pass, 12 Angry Men, The Birds & The Bees, The Odd Couple, The Love List, Bedtime Stories, Shear Madness. Escaping from Corporate Canada in 2001, Terry has performed in, or directed, over 60 stage productions throughout Ontario, Cape Breton, and as far away as the Bahamas, since then. You may remember him from his two years co-hosting daytime on RogersTV, CTV's Stock & Awe, or two seasons of CityTV's Meet the Family, for which he received a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. He is so excited to be back on stage after two years of shut down, and looks forward to bringing a good belly laugh back into your life. As always, much love to Lynne. Enjoy the show!

 

Alex Furber Alex Furber (Brad Deacon)
Drayton Entertainment: Marathon of Hope, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The War Show, A Few Good Men. Other Theatre: Robert Ross in The Wars, Chariots of Fire (The Grand), My Night With Reg (Studio 180/Mirvish), Jitters (Soulpepper), Gilbert in Anne & Gilbert (NAC), Red (STC), Cliff in Cabaret (RMTC), Albert Narracott in War Horse (Mirvish). Film/TV: Most Dangerous Game, Murdoch Mysteries, Mayday, Flashpoint. When not playing a Realtor on stage, Alex is a licensed Realtor serving the GTA and beyond. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 647-992-1510 or email alexfurber@kw.ca. Many thanks to Alex Mustakas, the Drayton Team and you, our amazing audience, for making this summer happen.

Kelly Van der Burg Kelly Van der Burg (Esme Van Fossen)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Renovations for Six (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: Decoys (CBC Gem), Belle On Wheels (Real One Entertainment), Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftsbury), Hudson & Rex (Shaftsbury), Inn For Christmas (Lifetime). Training: Bishop's University, CBC Actor's Conservatory. All my lovin' to Christo & Reaney. All my thanks to Carey, Leigh, Ella and Mum for babysitting.

 

 

The Creative Team

Lee MacDougall Lee MacDougall (Director)
Drayton Entertainment: All Shook Up. Lee’s other directing credits include Rope’s End for the Blyth Festival, Glory Days for Theatre Aquarius, and Once Upon a Mattress for Sheridan College. His production of The Producers at Stage West Calgary was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Best Production. He has directed All Shook Up, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Beauty and the Beast for Stage West Mississauga. Lee has directed several workshops of his own plays, most notably High Life and Who Has Seen the Wind at the Stratford Festival, and The Ginkgo Tree at Theatre Aquarius. Web: www.leemacdougall.ca

Meaghan Carpentier Meaghan Carpentier (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Dog Act (University of Florida), The Wolves (University of Windsor), Cabaret (Upcoming - University of Florida), Marisol (Charge Artist - University of Florida), God of Carnage (Asst. Scenic Designer - University of Windsor). Meaghan Carpentier is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Florida and Bachelor of the Arts graduate from the University of Windsor. Many thanks to the incredible team of collaborators, the cast & crew, maman, papa, Emma and Will for the support. Merci Beaucoup! For more information: Megcarpentier@gmail.com

Nicole Del Cul Nicole Del Cul (Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Sorry, I’m Canadian 2, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Grease, Shear Madness, Run For Your Wife, Weekend Comedy, Big Band Legends, Bedtime Stories, Italian Funerals ..., Dance Legends. Nicole is enjoying her 14th season with Drayton Entertainment. She is a graduate of Ryerson University, with a B.F.A. in Performance Production. She also owns a tailoring business, Loose Threads, which has won consecutive Readers’ Choice awards. Nicole would like to thank her better half Alex, for his constant love and support; their two daughters Stella and Adalynn and her friends and family. Amore per la mia famiglia.

Lyle Franklin Lyle Franklin (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Kings & Queens of Country, Out of Order, Office Hours, Hilda’s Yard, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, The Affections of May, Lend Me A Tenor, Too Many Cooks, The Love List, Perfect Wedding, Twelve Angry Men, Separate Beds, The Odd Couple, Funny Money, Boeing Boeing. Other Theatre: The Last Enchanted Forest (Petrolia), Walking on Water (Fanshawe College), The Anger of Ernest and Ernestine (Lost & Found Theatre), A Funny Thing Happened … (Ryerson University). He is a graduate of Ryerson University. Lyle is pleased to be working on another lighting design with Drayton Entertainment.

Laurel Oneil Laurel Oneil (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Annie, Fiddler on the Loose. Other Theatre: BOOM (Theatre Calgary, Thousand Islands Playhouse & Off-Broadway), BOOMX (Theatre Calgary & Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), BOOMYZ (Theatre Calgary), Murder in the Studio (Vertigo), Flora and Fawna Have Beaver Fever (Lunchbox), Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music (Western Canada Theatre); 60+ productions at Stage West Calgary, including: Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, Avenue Q, The Producers, Game Show, 39 Steps, Chicago, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Laurel has also taught Stage Management at the University of Lethbridge. Laurel would like to dedicate her work to the loving memory of her mom, who helped her find her love of theatre at young age. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their unending love and support.
 

Stephanie Dilnot Stephanie Dilnot (Apprentice Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Steph is graduating from the University of Waterloo after studying Theatre and Performance. Hoping to create a space where everyone can be vulnerable and comfortable as our authentic selves, as this is what drives creation. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way to getting my career started!