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Meet the Playhouse: Charity and Jonathan

by on April 27, 2016

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At the Fredericton Playhouse, we’re proud to have a dedicated team working behind the scenes to bring you incredible live performance experiences. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to introduce you to some of the staff members who help make the magic happen! This week, we have Box Office Supervisor Charity MacDonald, and Technician (Lighting Specialist) Jonathan Harpur.

Name: Charity  MacDonald

Job title: Box Office Supervisor

How long have you worked at the Playhouse? Four years

Describe your day-to-day job:  Providing the best customer service to our patrons.

Describe your background: I have a BA from STU; over six years working with youth in First Nations; and five years at Blockbuster Video as a store manager before coming to the Playhouse after they closed across Canada.

What’s something you like to do outside of work? I like hanging out with friends and family; spending time with my kids and new grand-baby. I love to shop, and I’m a movie aficionado.

What’s your favourite thing about Fredericton? Clean, beautiful and the perfect place to raise a family.

What’s your favourite Playhouse memory? Being here to see the Broadway musicals Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia!


Name: Jonathan Harpur

Job title: Technician (Lighting Specialist)

How long have you worked at the Playhouse? I was hired in 2012.

Describe your day-to-day job: Load show in. Point lights. Make lights go all flishy-flashy, and wiggly, and make it look pretty, if possible. Load show out. Rinse. Repeat.

Describe your background: I worked as a translator, photographer, and in radio before deciding that a sensible career wasn’t really a good match for me. I’ve been working in most aspects of theatre for 28 years now.

What’s something you like to do outside of work? …I don’t understand the question.

What’s your favourite thing about Fredericton? It’s excellent training for any post-apocalyptic scenario. Zombies, thermonuclear winter, insane urban planning, alien attack, you name it; Fredericton has it covered.

What’s your favourite Playhouse memory? Probably when [redacted] put the [redacted] in [redacted] while [redacted] [redacted] all over the [redacted] and [redacted] [redacted]. It would have [redacted] [redacted], but [redacted] [redacted] [redacted], and [redacted]. [Redacted] eventually got it [redacted], much to the [redacted] of [redacted]. It was a [redacted] that [redacted] would always [redacted].

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