BarnDoor Productions

A special info page for our October 2018 production of


A new stage play based on W. Somerset Maugham's famous story

October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 8:00 p.m.
October 14, 21 2:00 p.m.

In 1917, Somerset Maugham was on a South Pacific cruise.
His vessel stopped at the Samoan island of Tuluila, in the tiny village of Pago-Pago.
Due to an outbreak of disease, they stayed two weeks.
Among the people with him were an American missionary and  his wife
and an American woman of "ill repute".
The clash between the missionary and the woman
became the basis of Maugham's story, "Miss Sadie Thompson".
The building where they stayed in Pago-Pago is now the "Sadie Thompson Hotel".

Made into 3 movies starring, in order, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford and Rita Hayworth,
it's the basis of our new production, Rain.

The question is simple: in the tropic rain, does evil cease to be evil?

Directed by: Janice Jacklin
Set and tech: David Jacklin
Stage Management: Elaine Laxton; Jeanne Jenner
Costumes: Lesley Henderson Armstrong


AMEENA:                             Georgina Spelvin
SERGEANT O'HARA:                Scott Duncan
PRIVATE HOBSON:                Nolan Atterbury
HORN:                                         Don MacKay
MRS. DAVIDSON:              Loretta Di Eugenio
MRS. MacPHAIL:                      Robyn Nelson
DR. MacPHAIL:                       Brian Atterbury
MR. DAVIDSON:                            Joe Laxton
SADIE THOMPSON:          Anne Marie Lindell
The Quartermaster:                  David Kroetsch