Kurt Vonnegut's The Euphio Question (2017)

The Euphio Question is one of Kurt Vonnegut’s earliest stories, first published in Collier’s Magazine in 1951; then again in 1968, as part of Welcome to the Monkey House.
This is what he said in 2005 in A Man Without a Country, his last book published before he died:
“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful. If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC”
And also this:
“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”
And this:
“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”
We hope you enjoy the show and continue to explore the wisdom and humour of one of our own very favourite authors!

Cast 

Mark Ferns

Lew Harrison

Co-founder of Little Mountain Lion, Mark works on theatre to keep his sanity while pursuing on-screen exploits. He has appeared in a number of TV productions including Fringe, Supernatural, and most recently iZombie.
You can also find him picking up take out orders in his bathrobe.

Brogan Ho

``Kid``

Brogan took her first drama class at 4 years old and has loved the stage ever since. Prior to being cast in The Euphio Question, she spent 4 years writing and acting with both professionals and other youth in Some Assembly Theatre Company.
In addition to acting, she is passionate about music and makeup, and is currently studying makeup artistry at the Blanche Macdonald Centre. She is thrilled to have the honour of performing in the Fringe Festival.

Gregory Radzimowski

Fred Bockman

Gregory is very glad to be working with Little Mountain Lion again, this time as the role of Dr. Fred Bockman. Previous roles include Paris in Studio 58's Romeo and Juliet, and Archer in Beaux Stratagem with United players. He looks forward to returning to theatre and making forays into film as soon as he gets back from his travels. The folks at Little Mountain Lion have been superb, and looks forward to working with them again.

Laurel Trueman

Edie

Laurel is currently a 16 year old student in Grade 11. She has been focusing on theater and acting for a few years now, as she wants to pursue a future career regarding these subjects when she graduates high school. Some of her favourite performances in which she has participated include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Once Upon a Playground, Grease & Home (RHYTAG). She loves adaptations of well known plays, as well as experimenting creatively. She is nothing short of ecstatic to be working with the Fringe Festival for the first time, and with such a comedic but philosophical play. She adores the cast & crew, and it's always a warm welcoming place. Rehearsals have been full of laughs & learning. This is something she won't ever forget.

Laura Ross

Dr. Miriam

Laura is thrilled to be back with LML productions in The Euphio Question. Past performing credits include: The Antagonist (Little Mountain Lion), Anything Goes (RCMT), The Drowsy Chaperone (Prairie Skies Theatre Co), Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Chemainus Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (The Vancouver Playhouse) and The Backyardigans (KOBA Family Entertainment, National Tour). Laura’s choreography can be seen in film projects shot in Vancouver; most notably, Bedbugs: A Musical Lovestory and Send Us Smokes (2016 winner of the Hot Shot Short Competition).

Trevor Wells

Scott

Trevor Walls is a 17-year-old actor and aspiring comedian. He is best known for his role as Dave in the webseries ``Loser for President``. He also interviewed Weird Al on his radio show one time, which is the coolest thing about him. Past theatre includes Gomez Addams in ``The Addams Family`` (HWSS), improv performances with TheatreSports Granville Island, and multiple one-man shows in the living room for his babysitter. In his spare time, Trevor enjoys creating weekly YouTube videos on a channel named after himself because he's desperate for attention, and dancing around to Queen songs in his underwear while home alone. He is incredibly euphoric about the family he's made at LML and would like to thank Matt, Mark and Johnny for this opportunity. Enjoy the show.

Crew 

Matt Clarke

Director / Writer / Producer

Matt grew up in Vancouver and studied acting in New York at the New Actors Workshop under directors George Morrison and Mike Nichols. He is an actor, director and producer with LML, now celebrating its 5th anniversary (woohoo!). Fringe directing highlights include The Antagonist (2016), Love is for Superbeasts (2015), Jack The Ripper (2013), and Playing For Advantage (2011, 2012). Matt has degrees in English Lit. and Scandinavian Studies from UBC, and teaches at Arts Umbrella on Granville Island and through outreach programs. Thanks to all the wonderful, joyful people involved in Euphio xoxo
Next up - LML is producing Mr Burns, a post-electric play, for April 2018!

Mark Ferns

Producer / Actor

Co-founder of Little Mountain Lion, Mark works on theatre to keep his sanity while pursuing on-screen exploits. He has appeared in a number of TV productions including Fringe, Supernatural, and most recently iZombie. You can also find him picking up take out orders in his bathrobe.

Johnny Hamilton

Producer / Graphic Designer

Tamar Av-Shalom

Stage Manager

This is Tamar's fourth time stage managing a show with Little Mountain Lion Productions and third time being part of Vancouver Fringe Festival. Some past shows she has worked on include The Antagonist, A Behanding in Spokane, and the original run of The Euphio Question. She has had an amazing time working on this production with all the cast and crew, and hopes you will share in all the laughs and euphoria this show may bring!

Caitlin Main

Assistant Director

Caitlin Main is an emerging theatre director and performer. She currently pursues a self-designed major at Quest University Canadain theatre, performance, and cultural studies under the question: “Why is theatre dangerous?”. She is deeply interested in the power of theatre to challenge normative frameworks and enact social change. In Spring 2017, Caitlin participated in the visiting student program at Columbia University/Barnard College’s undergraduate theatre department. This past summer, she had the privilege to work at Gateway Theatre as their Artistic Intern. Some favourite credits include: Latenite Theatre (Columbia), The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Between Shifts Theatre), and Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (Quest). She is thrilled to be making her Fringe debut with the lovely folks at Little Mountain Lion! Go Mountain Lions Go!

Jen Golberg

Assistant Stage Manager

Keagan Elrick

Lighting Design

Laura Ross

Movement / Choreography

Laura is thrilled to be back with LML productions in The Euphio Question. Past performing credits include: The Antagonist (Little Mountain Lion), Anything Goes (RCMT), The Drowsy Chaperone (Prairie Skies Theatre Co), Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Chemainus Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (The Vancouver Playhouse) and The Backyardigans (KOBA Family Entertainment, National Tour). Laura’s choreography can be seen in film projects shot in Vancouver; most notably, Bedbugs: A Musical Lovestory and Send Us Smokes (2016 winner of the Hot Shot Short Competition).

Graham Dawson

Original Music