Prime Stock Theatre presented Thy Neighbour's Wife by Tara Beagan at the Scott Block in downtown Red Deer, April 2-11, 2009
1915 Alberta; Jennie Hawkes is busy on the home front- what with rationing, attending meetings for the Women's Christian Temperance Union and making bandages for soldiers with the Red Cross. Wilfred Hawkes is busy tending to his elderly neighbour's young wife, Rosella Stoley. Of Wilfred's many indiscretions, this one is the least discreet by far. Even a lady of Jennie's mettle cannot step around this liaison with grace - every woman has her limits and Wilfred has finally found the distance to which he cannot push his own wife.
Inspired by the true story of the first woman sentenced to hang in Alberta, Thy Neighbour's Wife is a frank and scrutinizing look at marriage, manners, money and murder.
Directed by Lynda Adams
Set & Lighting Designed by Patrick Beagan
Costumes by Selena Percy
with Lisa Heinrichs as Aisling Corrigan
Lori Ravensborg as Jennie Hawkes Jennifer Tibo as Rosella Stoley
Scott Black as Wilfred Hawkes
Fiddler: Marcelle Nokony