University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Man Equals Man

The transformation of the porter Galy Gay in the military cantonment of Kilkoa during the year nineteen hundred and twenty five

by Bertolt Brecht

Feb. 17 - 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
Feb. 25 - 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Contains strong language and adult themes

Tickets: $20 Adults - $15 Students/Seniors

Set in British Colonial India, Man Equals Man presents the forcible transformation of a civilian, Galy Gay, into the perfect soldier. Using Kiplingesque imagery, Brecht explores identity as something that can be dismantled and reassembled like a machine in a parable that the critic Walter Kerr credited with a “curious foreshadowing of the art of brainwashing.” (source)

Uriah Shelley - Andy Weir
Jesse Mahoney - Ahad Raza Mir
Polly Baker - Onika Henry
Jeraiah Jip - Connor Williams
Charles Fairchild - Vince Mok
Galy Gay - Natasha Strickey
Galy Gay’s Wife - Kristi Max
Mr. Wang - Chad Hamilton-Andrews
Mah Sing - Chanakya Mukherjee
Leokadia Begbick - Vanessa Jetté
Soldiers / Chorus: Jacqueline Tran, Jessica McIntyre, Kelcey Leavitt, Keshia Cheesman, Paige Thomas, Taylor Hicks, Ben Jones, Bernardo Pacheco, Brandon Huszti, Dylan Forkheim, Logan Teske and Matthew Hall

Director - Tim Sutherland
Set and Lighting Design - Anton de Groot
Costume Design - April Viczko
Sound Design - Christian Lapointe
Composer and Musical Director - George Fenwick
Stage Manager - Aneta Pietras
Assistant Set Design – Skylar Desjardins
Assistant Stage Manager (Properties) - Danelle White
Assistant Stage Manager (Costumes) - Emma Slunt
Tap Dance Choreographers - Keshia Cheesman and Taylor Hicks