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WOLFMAN CROSSING

EDMONTON FRINGE 2016


Wolfman Crossing is a 60 minute psychological drama with paranormal overtones, and like Pacific Time is an instance of my liking for old time fantasy and science-fiction. People in the area link seven hitchhikers vanishing in almost six years along a heavily forested northern Alberta highway with a murderous shapechanging monster of local legend. A chance meeting between a highway courier and an investigative reporter up from Los Angeles brings out the stunning truth.

After a preview performance at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, the play was performed as part of the 35th annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival from August 13 to 21, 2016, on the Cool Air Rentals Stage in Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

Constable Duggan (Pattie Hammerlindl) assertively points out to garageman Luke (Brett Hammerlindl) why she does not like rodeos.

THE DIRECTOR
Wolfman Crossing was directed for the Fringe by Lori Chenger.

Lori's many leading roles with the Grande Prairie Live Theatre Company led her into television and motion pictures. She has attended workshops by highly respected directors on auditioning and acting skills, which she applies in her own role as a director. She writes and directs plays and skits for seniors including a pantomime and for people with intellectual disabilities. She is a member of the National Association of Drama Therapists.

Highway courier Andy (Mark Drelich) and Los Angeles paranormal investigator Gretchen (Sarah Marano) find one another "interesting" during their encounter at Luke's North Road Garage along a highway through a heavily forested wilderness.
THE CAST
MARK DRELICH
as ANDY
the Wolfman Courier
with rollerskating wolf logo
BRETT HAMMERLINDL
as LUKE
operating the isolated
North Road Garage
PATTIE HAMMERLINDL
as CONSTABLE DUGGAN
a patrol cop from
Wolfman Crossing
SARAH MARANO
as GRETCHEN
an investigative reporter
up from Los Angeles

The play had an encouraging early reception in competition. In late 2012 it was shortlisted for Edmonton's Walterdale Playhouse Cradle to Stage production the next year, and was a semi-finalist for the 2013 LaBute New Theater Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. These near misses encouraged me to develop the play further, and to my delight Wolfman Crossing was accepted for production at one of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church venues as part of the 2016 Edmonton Fringe.