Kate possesses the makings of a gifted mathematician with an enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of space and time. But this is the 1950s and women are routinely laughed out of scientific circles. Besides, every family has its star, and Kate’s brother already holds that distinction. Hindered by prejudices against women, Kate is confined to a life of unfulfilling jobs, leading her to become bitter and unhappy. The Little Years confronts the impact of chauvinism and explores the nature of fame, the value of art, and the passing of time.

Matchstick presented The Little Years as the final show in its 2018 season at The Bus Stop Theatre, October 11-14th, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Kate – Colleen MacIsaac
Grace – Christine Daniels
Roger – Matt Lumley
Alice – Mauralea Austin
Mr. Castle / Mr.York / Doctor – Sean Skerry
Young Kate / Tanya – Kayla Gunn
Mary – Amanda Mullally
Norman – Sam Vigneault

Directed by Jake Planinc
Stage Managed by Chelsea Dickie
Produced by Alex Mills
Lighting Design by Alison Crosby
Sound Design by Jordan Palmer
Set Design by Wesley Babcock
Costume Design by Kelsey Stanger

Poster Design by Colleen MacIsaac
Photography by Samm Fisher (Samm Fisher Photography)

The Little Years Press Photos

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    Kate - 2
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    Grace - 1
    Roger 1
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