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Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “The Gig” by Mark Crawford March 8-25

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Theatre Aquarius is thrilled to present the world premiere of The Gig, a thought-provoking comedy written by Mark Crawford and directed by Morris Panych.

The Gig follows the story of three drag queens who are hired to perform at a private function, the catch? It just happens to be a campaign fundraiser for a rookie Conservative politician. Politics, sibling rivalry, and wigs are just some of the ingredients that make this gig unforgettable!

This contemporary comedy asks: what do we do when we don't see eye-to-eye? The Gig offers a fresh perspective on acceptance, all while delivering a hilarious and heartwarming message and thought-provoking conversations.

Playwright Mark Crawford’s is the writer of such hit comedies as Stag and Doe, Bed and Breakfast, The Birds and The Bees and Chase The Ace. His play The New Canadian Curling Club, broke box office records at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2019. Crawford is also currently starring in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with Mirvish Productions.

Director Morris Panych is a celebrated artist with an impressive career spanning over three decades. He is the winner of 14 Jessie Richardson Awards, five Dora Awards and two Governor General Literary Awards for Drama.

The Gig’s world premiere runs exclusively from March 8 through 25 in Theatre Aquarius’s Irving Zucker Auditorium. Opening Night is Friday, March 10. Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm, with weekend matinees at 1:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 905.522.7529.


Neil Barclay: Fonda De Behrs

Philippa Domville: Laura Nelson

Steven Gallagher: Terri Tucker

Natascha Girgis: Dani

Lisa Horner: Karyn Sloane

Jaime “Lucinda Miu” Lujan: Ms. XXXBox

Jim Mezon: Jim Wright

Creative Team:

Kevin Bowers: Stage Manager

Kelly Boudreau: Assistant Stage Manager

Logan McNutt: Apprentice Stage Manager

Jackie Chau: Costume Design & Set Design

Jason Hand: Lighting Design

Lyon Smith: Sound Design

Karma Kameleon (Kyle Robinson): Drag Consultant