ROGUES THEATRE presented FIRST AND LAST in May and we wanted to share the photos from the performance with you.

Created by play write Eugene Stickland, Directed by Joe Norman Shaw, Designed by Brad Leavitt, which starred Ben Wong and a handful of amazing Alberta cast!

First and Last is a renters nightmare turned into life lesson, which is a funny yet down to earth relatable play! Ben Wong did a solid performance along with the rest of the cast.

Pumphouse opened its curtains for First and Last in Calgary which ran from May 10-20th.

“First and Last” is a new comedy by highly acclaimed Calgary-based playwright and novelist Eugene Stickland. At the heart of “First and Last” is displacement, loss, the search for sanctuary and the nature of belonging.

Recording artist Lenny returns from a West Coast tour to find his apartment empty of both furniture and his girlfriend. He’s heartbroken. While trying to write his next album people begin to show up at his door with lease in hand. A young couple, a hipster, a synchronized swim team and 2 refugees all lay claim to the same sanctuary – Lenny’s apartment. Hilarious and touching , “First and Last” is a welcome return of Eugene’s Stickland’s warm and human world to the stage. Almost a world premiere!

T’was Rogues Theatre’s return to a resounding success!

Poster Photo: Jennifer Andrew Chipperfield

Photos of the production in action are by Tony Field.

Director Joe Norman Shaw

Photos from the play, keep scrolling.

Cliff Liknes was hilarious as an inspiring homeless man.

Ben Wong

Closing night of “First and Last” with play wright Eugene Stickland and designer Brad Leavitt was a sold out show with a standing ovation. Joe shares on his social media, “What an amazing cast and awesome creative team! Thanks to all who supported us and played their part in making our Rogues Theatre return a resounding success. One for the ages.”

We are all blessed by the love and creative spirit we shared;
Amanda WheelerHelen YoungBen Wong, Michèle Wienecke, Cliff Liknes, Krista Theresa, StephensEvan TarioChristopher HeatheringtonSarah Haggeman, Dawn Nagazina, Daniela VrbancicMichelle Ruta-Roth, Kirsten Garcia, Susan Rowland, and Sasha Monica. Also Roger Fluter, Sally CinnamonMichelle McDonald, and Jennifer Andrew Chipperfield.

Ben Wong
Cliff Liknes
Michele Wienecke
Jerod Blake
Emily Snell
Krista Stephens
Evan Tario
Christopher Heatherington
Sarah Haggeman
Dawn Nagazina
Daniela Vrbancic
Michelle Ruta-Roth
Kirsten Garcia
Susan Rowland
Sasha Monica