If I Only...

By Chloé Hung
Directed by Iain Moggach
September 5–15, 2024 (evening and afternoon matinees available on certain days)
Preview on September 4th, 2024
The Five Points Theatre in downtown Barrie (1 Dunlop St. W)
A run time of approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission
This world premiere by Dora-nominated playwright Chloé Hung is a fictional story set in 2016, during the emotional closing of Barrie Central Collegiate. The play follows five friends who return for this final event, prompting them to reflect on the past and ponder their futures as well as that of the city of Barrie.
Whether you went to Barrie Central or not, the play’s themes of love, friendship, and the paths not taken, will be certain to resonate in this touching story.
Playwright Chloé Hung shares, “‘If I Only…’ began as a story about revisiting the past, but evolved into a play that explores what lies ahead for these friends and for Barrie itself. It’s been an amazing journey collaborating with Iain Moggach and TBTB. I’m so excited to share this story set in a significant moment of Barrie’s recent history with our community.”
There will be a playwright and director talk back held after the September 7th matinee, and an artist talk back after the September 8th matinee.
Cast

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Allie

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Mal

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Kabir

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Daphne

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Nadine

Creative Team

Chloé Hung
Playwright

Iain Moggach
Director

Khaleel Gandhi
Stage Manager

Santana Hamilton
Production Manager

Jonathan Killing
Lighting Designer

Mathew Magneson
Composer & Sound Designer

Logan Raju Cracknell
Set Designer

Brenda Thompson
Costume Designer & Set Dresser

Shania Scott
Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager

Myekah Payne
Dramaturg

Paul Boken
Technical Director

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Chloé Hung

Chloé Hung is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon Theatre, Centaur Theatre), Issei He Say (New Jersey Rep), and All Our Yesterdays (Toronto Fringe, Next Stage Festival). Her TV work includes Queen Sugar (OWN), Cherish the Day (OWN), The Watchful Eye (Freeform/Hulu). Her short film Gem & Shaz can be streamed on Crave. Chloé would like to thank Iain and TBTB, and The Banff Center’s Slaight Residency.

Iain Moggach

Iain Moggach is an award-winning producer, director, and the Artistic Director of Theatre by the Bay. Iain’s directorial work has been seen across the province including Ottawa, Port Perry, Toronto, Orillia, and, of course, Barrie. Selected highlights include: Icemen, A Scandal For All Seasons, and The Ghost Watchers with Theatre by the Bay, as well as Dancing at Lughnasa (South Simcoe Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Burro’d Theatre), and Salt-Water Moon (Old Flame Theatre). Iain wants to thank his family for their support, especially his incredible wife, Marissa.

Khaleel Gandhi

Khaleel holds an Honours B.A. in Theatre, Film and Multimedia studies and is a film director, editor, stage manager and communications professional. This is his sixth season with Theatre by the Bay. As a stage manager: Icemen (2023), A Scandal for All Seasons (2022), and The Cenotaph Project (2019). He also directed the feature-length documentary film Twenty Years by the Bay (2023) and designed projections for Bobbie (2023). Connect with him at www.khaleelgandhi.com.

Santana Hamilton

Santana is a working theatre professional who has enjoyed working on two previous Theatre by the Bay shows (A Scandal for all Seasons and Bobbie). She hopes to continue to expand her platform to create dynamic, relevant theatre in the Simcoe County area and is looking forward to more leadership roles in the future! Special thanks to her family, partner, and friends as they support her through another crazy summer!

Jonathan Killing

Jonathan Killing has been a part of over 50 productions in various theatres across Ontario. His passion is lighting, but he has also been involved with sound, set, props, stage management, and generally anything that doesn’t involve actually stepping on stage. He is happy to be working on another great production for Theatre by the Bay.

Mathew Magneson

Mathew Magneson, a 23-year-old Métis composer, made the leap from street performer to film scorer. A musical journey as a one-man-band singer/ songwriter took him to 2020 when Theatre by the Bay plucked him off the street to offer him the opportunity to score “Mno Bimaadiziwin.” Ever since, he has aimed to redefine intersections of music and cinema for fans and newcomers alike as seen by his latest release, “Light Of Day”. www.mathewmagneson.com

Logan Raju Cracknell

Lighting Designer Logan Raju Cracknell is a Dora nominated theatre designer. Select works include: Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Howland/Crow’s), Bobbie (TBTB), Fairview (Canadian Stage/Obsidian Theatre Company), The Extinction Therapist (Theatre Aquarius), Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Sheridan), Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre), William Shakespeare’s As You Like It: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal (Crow’s Theatre).

Brenda Thompson

Props Master Brenda feels most at home when she is with her theatre family. She has been involved both on and off the stage for over 20 years with local groups including TBB, KCP and Moving Art Studios. Brenda is thankful to be given yet another opportunity with TBTB to go sleuthing for period pieces that make these historical plays come to life. Brenda wants to thank her favorite guy, her husband Barry, for his unwavering patience and support.

Shania Scott

I am a Black Canadian-Jamaican and a recent graduate of Humber College. I enjoy lighting up the stage with lighting fixtures and my presence. I am an upcoming lighting technician and stage manager and dabble in other aspects of theatre. I have worked with Theatre by the Bay for 3 years as their ASM and am now the Props Master and Assistant Stage Manager. My mission is to bring life to every stage that I come across. I want to say a special thank you to Theatre by the Bay for giving me this opportunity and for believing in my talent.

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