The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw

by Peter Anderson & John Millard.

The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw Production Shot
L-R: Ryan Reid as Weedy Peetstraw & Paul Rainville as Mister Fleas

In this comical and clever reworking of the Faust legend, a simple country boy by the name of Weedy Peetstraw sells his soul to the devil in order to play the banjo. It’s a little bit silly, a little bit bluegrass and a whole lot of fun!

Cast & Crew

Playwright Peter Anderson & John Millard
Director Estelle Shook
Music Director John Millard
Musician Rick Hyslop
Musician Rob Clutton
Hazel Peetstraw/Helen Black    Randi Helmers*
Weedy Peetstraw Ryan Reid*
Jeeva Rebecca Auerbach*
Reverend Jacob Ladder Greg Campbell*
Mister Fleas Paul Rainville*
Set Design Glenn Davidson
Stage Manager Robert Harding*
Production Manager Les Stockley
Costume Design Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston

*appearing courtesy Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Photo by Michael Grills Photography,