Do you love Theatre?
Do you love a Good Story?
Do you Love Tom Patterson?
Well, you’re about to…in this locally produced play called…
This adaptation is a solo act written by Julia Rank and performed by Scott Beaudin, which focuses on some of the experiences Tom went through in England from 1940 to 1945 when he was stationed there during the war. Tom left for England on his 20th birthday, and returned just before his 25th birthday.
See how the man who launched our Shakespearean Festival Theatre was motivated by all that he endured to inspire a distinguished legacy of the arts in Stratford.
One Time Performance Monday, August 15, 7:00 PM
RAINDATE: Monday, August 22, 7:00 PM
Location: Player’s Backstage at the Stratford Perth Museum
Tickets: $20.00 + Tax
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
Barbara Ross and Brian Crockatt
Call 1-519-393-5315 for details and tickets or click below
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Julia Rank is a graduate of The National Ballet School, and holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours Dance) degree, and a Master of Education. She moved to Stratford seven years ago after teaching English, drama and dance, and also choreographing, and directing for several theatre companies, in Newfoundland for thirty-three years. She became fascinated by this young, pre-Festival, Tom Patterson through reading books by, and about, him.
Special thanks to the Stratford Perth Museum, to Paul Dunn for his insights and suggestions, to Jenny and Tim for taking Julia to all the places in England where Tom was stationed, and to Mary Jo Morris, Brent Sylvester and Jacob Hundt for their contribution to the earlier development of this reading. Thank you to the librarians at the Stratford Public Library for their assistance. A huge, and very special, thank you to Scott Beaudin.
Scott Beaudin is an actor, musician, educator, director, and puppeteer from Hamilton, Ontario. Now based in Stratford, it is his privilege to be associated with such a world-class artistic community. His performance experience spans every medium in venues across Canada. Locally, he was most recently seen as Tony Elliot in the Stratford Festival’s 2019 production of Billy Elliot. He was slated to star in the 2020 season of the Festival in the world premiere of the Daniel MacIvor/Steven Page musical, Here’s What It Takes at the new Tom Patterson Theatre. Currently, he works within the Audience Development department of the Festival.
If he seems tired, it’s because he just had his first child a few weeks ago. Thanks to Julie for the opportunity to get to know Tom, and to Evangelia for her support always.
Billy Elliot (2019)
Little Shop of Horrors (2019)
Elsewhere (selected credits):
The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (Segal Centre/NAC)
Red Rock Diner (Stage West Calgary)
Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary)
Forever Plaid (CAA Theatre/Fallsview Casino)
Oliver! (Theatre Aquarius)
Film (selected credits):
Your Beautiful Cul-de-sac Home
TV (selected credits):
Ruby Skye: P.I. (web series)
Haven (nominated for a Young Artist Award)
My Babysitter’s a Vampire
Sticks & Stones (TV movie)
Life With Boys
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
The Zack Files
Animation (selected credits):
Peep and the Big Wide World
Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends
The Dating Guy
Friends and Heroes
Delilah and Julius
Thanks to his family, biological and chosen, for a life full of music