Gordon Schwinn, a talented but frustrated songwriter, suddenly discovers he has a brain tumor and needs a risky operation. Using his fiercely sarcastic wit, he faces the dire possibilities that he may die without ever realizing his artistic potential or, perhaps worse, that he may never regain the use of his faculties. This crisis makes him re-evaluate and better appreciate his life and the people who surround him as he discovers the healing power of art.
Music & lyrics by William Finn. Book by James Lapine & William Finn
Director: Tricia Lackey
Choreographer: Sarah Slywchuk
Musical Director: Adam White
Studio Theatre, Sheridan
Gordon Schwinn: Thomas Alderson
Lisa, a Homeless Lady: Paige Robson-Cramer
Rhoda: Jennifer Shaw
Waitress / Nancy D: Tess Benger
Chef / Richard: Cody Lancaster
Mister Bungee: Alex Fiddes
Dr. Jafar Berensteiner: Jason Clarke
Minister: Daniel Greenberg
Mimi Schwinn: Jacquelyn French
Roger Delli Bovi: David Cotton
A New Brain, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre
Theatre and Performance Studies
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Theatre Sheridan, "A New Brain, November 27 – December 6, 2008" (2008). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 35.
Lackey, T. (Director). (2008, November 28 – December 8). A new brain. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.