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Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell

A breathtaking (and true) love story.



Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell

By Trina Davies
Directed by Peter Hinton
Featuring Tara Rosling and Graham Cuthbertson

January 16 to February 3, 2018
Spriet Stage

Alexander Graham Bell connected people around the world by inventing the telephone. But it was of little use to his wife, Mabel, who was deaf. Written from Mabel’s point of view, the story begins in Nova Scotia as Mabel reflects back on her life with Bell. Together they inspired and challenged each other to become strong, original forces for good. A beautiful (and true) love story about how we communicate.

“Silence had me in tears the first time I read it. Playwright Trina Davies uses a powerful staging device – silence – in a way that will leave you breathless. How lucky we are to see it first.” – DENNIS GARNHUM, Artistic Director

Silence is the inaugural production of the COMPASS New Play Development Program. Originally commissioned and developed through FUSE: The Enbridge New Play Development Program at Theatre Calgary.

ASL interpreted performances Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 11:00am and Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2:00pm.  Learn more »

Open Caption performances Friday, Jan. 19 at 8:00pm and Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2:00pm.  Learn more »


Post-show Artist Talks
Tuesday, January 23
Tuesday, January 30

Pre-show Theatre Talk with James Stewart Reaney
Wednesday, January 31 at 12pm

Want more? Check out our Panel Discussion Series.  Learn more »


The Cast

Suzanne Bennett
Gertrude Mercer McCurdy Hubbard
Graham Cuthbertson
Alexander Graham Bell
Catherine Joell Mackinnon
Eliza Bell
Madelyn Narod
Berta (Roberta) Hubbard
Tara Rosling
Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (Bell)
Michael Spencer-Davis
Gardiner Greene Hubbard

Production Team

Peter Hinton
Michael Gianfrancesco
Set and Costume Designer
Beth Kates
Lighting and Projection Designer
Richard Feren
Sound Designer
Michael Hart
Stage Manager
Sandi Becker
Assistant Stage Manager
Kelly Boudreau
Apprentice Stage Manager
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