Paul Gross (Geoffrey Tennant)Martha Burns (Ellen Fanshaw)Stephen Ouimette (Oliver Welles)Susan Coyne (Anna Conroy)Don McKellar (Darren Nichols)Mark McKinney (Richard Smith-Jones)Oliver Dennis (Jerry)Graham Harley (Cyril)Michael Polley (Frank)Catherine Fitch (Maria)Leon Pownall (Brian)Rothaford Gray (Nahum)Seán Cullen (Basil)Matt Fitzgerald (Sloan)Luke Kirby (Jack Crew)Rachel McAdams (Kate McNab)Jennifer Irwin (Holly Day)Sabrina Grdevich (Claire Donner)
Susan Coyne, Tecca Crosby, Bob Martin, Mark McKinney, Sean Reycraft
In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the artistic directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the festival back from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless leading man, and a scheming general manager, he manages to stage a remarkable production of Hamlet -- the play that drove him mad.