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Directorial change for the 2011 Season

Polish director returns to The Shaw to direct “Candida” 

Media Release #2

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 12, 2011…Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell announced today that, due to the abrupt and untimely passing of Gina Wilkinson, Tadeusz Bradecki will be returning to The Shaw to take over the directorial duties of Candida. Mr. Bradecki last directed The Shaw’s 2009 production of The Devil’s Disciple.

“Tadeusz has generously stepped in as director and we look forward to welcoming him back to The Shaw this season,” Ms. Maxwell said. “The replacing of Gina has been a sorrowful and hard task, but we are very lucky to have Tadeusz to so ably fill in the breach, with a production that will be presented in memory of Gina.”

Polish director, actor and playwright Tadeusz Bradecki’s selected credits for The Shaw include Brian Friel’s adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, The Crucible, the remount of the hit 2003 production of the Brecht/Weill musical Happy End, Six Characters in Search of An Author, House of Bernarda Alba, Heartbreak House, Mrs Warren’s Profession and Ivona, Princess of Burgundia. He is a member of the Union of the Theatres of Europe and is artistic director of the Slaski Theatre in Katowice, Poland.

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