Keeper of the Light

By Jeff Pitcher

Mystery – Thriller

A dark and stormy night in an isolated lighthouse on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A lighthouse keeper, his wife and daughter, a mysterious love interest and a determined Mountie from Newfoundland. Set at the turn of the 20th century.

Acts: 2

Casting: 5
Male: 3
Female: 2

Running Time: 100 minutes

Production History

Commissioned and premiered at the Richmond-Gateway Theatre in British Columbia in 1995 directed by Roy Surette. Produced at Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops in 1997, directed by Lorne Pardy.

Characters (In order of appearance)

Thomas James – The Light-keeper

Maggie James – Thomas’ younger wife

Anna James – Thomas’ daughter from an earlier marriage

Matthew Timmins – Assistant Light-keeper

Constable Theo Murphy – Northwest Mounted Police Constable originally from Newfoundland

Original Production (Gateway Theatre – Richmond)

Thomas James – Andrew Thomson

Maggie James - Kathleen Duborg

Anna James – Jillian Fargey

Matthew Timmins – Kevin Conway

Constable Theo Murphy – Boyd Norman

Stage Manager – Kim Barsanti

Assistant Stage Manager – Diana Stewart-Imbert

Production Assistant – Rikki Seaman

Director – Roy Surette

Assistant Director – David Jones

Set Design – Robert Gardiner

Costume Design – Sheila White

Lighting Design – Del Surjik

Sound Design – Brian Tate

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