Rogues Theatre

After a 5-year hiatus, Rogues Theatre returned to the stage in May 2017 with “First and Last”
A play by Eugene Stickland, Directed by Joe-Norman Shaw

























“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 two refugees all lay claim to the same sanctuary – Lenny’s apartment.

Hilarious and touching, “First and Last” was a welcome return of Eugene Stickland’s warm and human world to the stage. Almost a world premiere!



Director: Joe-Norman Shaw
Assistant Director: Helen Young
Design: Brad Leavitt
Stage Management: Michelle McDonald
Marketing: Roger Fluter and Amanda Wheeler
Poster Design: Sally Cacic
Photography: Jennifer Chipperfield

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


“Calgary’s Only New York Style Theatre”

Rogues Theatre is a semi-professional company with a distinct creative voice.

The company is dedicated to producing plays that explore the complexity of the contemporary human experience. Rogues Theatre was launched in April 2000; intended to act as a bridge between the ensemble work at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio and the professional stage.

Rogues Theatre is committed to the development of emerging theatre artists of all disciplines through the production of exhilarating theatre selections from the best local, Canadian, and international repertoires.  However, like Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio, Rogues Theatre is inspired by a New York aesthetic in it’s repertoire of plays and authentic performance style.

Audition information for our Mainstage productions can be obtained through Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio: 403.228.5526 |

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