By Heather Morrison

with production dramaturgy by Lenore Claire Herrem
December 8th – 18th, 2021

Fruitcake is a comedic family drama about the relationships we build with others, and with ourselves.

When a family gathers for their first Christmas without their mother, many tensions lie underneath the holiday cheer. Si has recently transitioned, but her father has asked her to go back in the closet “just for the holidays”. Jill and Michael are struggling with infertility, while their sister-in-law carries her new baby around on her hip.

There is also the pressing question – who will take the family heirloom their mother lovingly took care of for the past forty years – the 137 year old fruitcake?

It all comes to a head on Christmas eve.

    Three young women smile and laugh as they walk near a beach holding ice cream cones

    Additional info

    At the 2020-2022 Saskatoon & Area Theatre AwardsFruitcake was nominated for The Excellence in New Work Award (Heather Morrison & Lenore Claire Herrem). Jalisa Gonie, was additionally nominated for The Technical Excellence Award for production management.

    Watch the CTV News Media Coverage for Fruitcake  

    Listen to CBC’s Garth Materie Speak with Dramaturg and Actor Lenore Claire Herrem   

    Read about Fruitcake in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix   

    Read the CBC Radio Canada (French) Article on Fruitcake   

    Want to hear more from our actors?

    “Spotlight on Fruitcake” Series by Zach Greenhorn

    About the Show   

    Thoughts on Fruitcake & Other Holiday Treats   

    Holiday Traditions   

    Why See the Show?   

    Cast and crew

    Si – Oliver Claxton (he/they)
    Katie – Lenore Claire Herrem (she/her)
    Michael – Ed Mendez (he/him)
    Henry – Bruce Sinclair 
    Jill – Anita Smith* (she/her)
    Brad – Deneh’Cho Thompson (he/they)

    Playwright – Heather Morrison (she/her)
    Dramaturg – Lenore Claire Herrem (she/her)

    Director – S.E. Grummett (they/them)
    Production Manager – Jalisa Gonie (she/they)
    Stage Manager – Sam Fairweather (she/her)

    Set Design – Jensine Emeline (they/she)
    Lighting Design – Amberlin Hsu (she/her)
    Costume Design – Logan Martin Arcand (he/they)
    Props Design – Taegan O’bertos
    Audio Design – respectfulchild (they/them)
    Fight Choreographer – Jordie Richardson (he/him)

    Set Carpenter – Jeff Kirzinger (he/him)
    Production Assistant (Wardrobe) – Morgan Carter (she/her)
    Production Assistant (Scenic Paint) – Philippa Williams (they/she)

    * The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy.

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