The Dog and the Angel


Theatre Columbus Presents


Written by
Martha Ross

  • Claire Leah Cherniak
  • Sampson / Tom WalkerPaul Rainville
  • Squirrel / Florence / Dumpster Man Michael Rinaldi
  • Barker / One Eyed JackCourtenary Stevens
  • RozelJennifer Villaverde
  • IsabelConnie Wang
  • AugieGeorge Brewin-Milner
  • Director Jennifer Brewin
  • Music Director John Millard
  • Set and Lighting DesignerGlenn Davidson
  • Costume DesignerAnna Treusch
  • Assistant Director Amy Lee
  • Assistant Music Director James Coomber
  • Assistant Set Designer and Props Amanda Wong
  • Stage Manager Sandy Plunkett
  • Production Manager Jason Golinsky
  • Technical Director / Assistant Production Manager  Rebecca Vandevelde
  • Props MakerKatie Horrill
  • Assistant Stage Manager Andrea Baggs
  • Running CrewMatt Armour, Nick Davidson & Sean Miller
  • Publicity Heather Ervin
  • Photographer Jacqui Jenson-Roy
  • Assistant House Managers Frances Bundy & Erin Birkenbergs
  • Company Managers Dan Daley & Kate Walker
The Dog and the Angel poster

Martha Ross’ The Dog and The Angel is a play about one family’s annual holiday party run amok: the dog is in a coma, the Christmas tree angel is missing and the litigious neighbours threaten to crash the party.  Featuring an all star cast, six local choirs and George, the golden doodle.

Winter theatre is a 50-minute processional play performed entirely outdoors throughout December at Evergreen Brick Works. The audience follows the action on foot across the site. A choir serenades with seasonal music as actors perform the story.  With hot cocoa in hand, friends and strangers set out into the darkness together and discover the wonder and madness of the Canadian winter.

Now in its 4th year, Theatre Columbus’ winter celebrates the best of the Canadian personality; a vivid imagination, a compulsion for adventure and a terrific sense of humour.

Awards and Reviews

2015 Dora Awards – Independent Theatre Divison

  • Nomination: Outstanding Sound Design/Composition – John Millard

“Designer Glenn Davidson again works magic with his lighting the lair of One Eyed Jack is a special treat.Director Jennifer Brewin makes fine use of the Brick Works, with the action happening mostly in the kiln building huge vistas alternate with intimate scenes.”

– John Kaplan, Now Toronto, NNN

“the Evergreen Brick Works offers a unique experience. Large, mostly empty, with various structures looming in the dark, it gives an extra dimension to the actors as they seem to separate and lose themselves among the echoing corridors. It’s a treat to wander along, waiting for the next scene to begin, occasionally encountering the resident Squirrel (Michael Rinaldi) who good-naturedly hassles the audience.”

– Madeleine Copp, Mooney on Theatre