Donnie is really happy to be back directing Kooshog Lake. It’s one of his favourite Norm Foster shows. He is Artistic Director of Upper Canada Playhouse where he has directed over 60 shows including this season’s Don’t Dress for Dinner & Lunenburg. After opening this show, he returns to The Playhouse to direct Ethan Claymore’s Christmas.
Name: Donnie Bowes
Born in: New Brunswick
Favorite Play: Always my last one.
Favorite Film: Mary Poppins or Fargo (depending on the day)
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: Annamarie Lea (she signs the cheques)
Favorite Thing About Alberta: lots of open country & great prime rib.
Favorite Fish Dish: poached salmon
Favorite Fishing Lure: you use medium all dressed pizza
Funny Personal Fishing Story: used wrong end of the rod
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: “I’m a confirmed bachelor. Was married once. That confirmed it for me.”
AnnaMarie is the Artistic Producing Director of The Cow Patti Theatre Company. AnnaMarie’s career in the Arts spans over the last 32 years in all mediums. Recent theatre credits include for Cow Patti: Halfway There by Norm Foster and The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Current films include: Miracle in East Texas, Scott Jones Productions - Root of the Problem, Chaos Films. AnnaMarie is also directing a production with the youth of our Community for the Lacombe Performing Arts Center this January, Much More Munsch. AnnaMarie would like to thank the Cast, Crew and Volunteers helping raise the barn on our 24th Season of Live Professional Dinner Theatre. All her love and admiration to her husband Tom and their children, Frances, Matilda, James and Claira. Enjoy the show!
Name: AnnaMarie Frances Lea
Nick Name or Stage Name: Momsie, Mama, My Sweet Bride, Head Cow
Born In: Calgary, Alberta
Favorite Play: Any Norm Foster play, usually the one I am currently in
Favorite Film: Presently, Downton Abbey
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: John Ratzenberger & John Travolta
Favorite Thing About Alberta: Being married to my Alberta boy, Tom Lea
Favorite Fish Dish: Perch Fish Rolls
Favorite Fishing Lure: The Cow Patti Fishing Lure
Funny Personal Fishing Story: Going fishing with Tom in Yellowknife, NT on a date many moons ago and "acting" like I really knew what I was doing... but it was very obvious to Tom that I didn't have a clue, but he just smiled and went along with it.
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: “My life is coming apart like a fat boy's pants"
Linda is happy to be coming back to Cow Patti. In the past year I have worked at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario, Globus Theatre in Bobcaygeon, Sudbury Theatre Centre, and this fall she is in an episode of "Cardinal", in the new year in an episode of a new series "Transplant", and a recurring role in a new series "Moody Christmas". So lucky to be in this wonderful business in this wonderful country.
Name: Linda Goranson
Stage Name: Sienna
Born In: Toronto
Favorite Play: a musical "Come From Away"
Favorite Film: this year "The Grizzlies"
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Favorite Thing About Alberta: the skies
Favorite Fish Dish: fish and chips
Favorite Fishing Lure: - black licorice nibs (it doesn't work)
Funny Personal Fishing Story: First time camping, first time in a canoe, first time fishing. Licorice nibs as a lure, poles are sticks with string as the line. In the canoe are myself, my 7- and 1-year old sons, and our 2 dogs. In the middle of a huge lake in Algonquin Park. It starts to pour. One of the dogs gets sick in the canoe. We caught no fish.
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: "Someone must have drooled on my script. That happens a lot lately."