CAST

MAYOR POPOWICZ
Debra McGrath

CHARACTER BIO

Mayor Ann never met a voter she didn't like, unless that person voted for the other guy. She's quirky, caustic and unpredictable, but pragmatic to the core. The irreverent Mayor Ann has held office ever since she ousted Fred Tupper from the position. Now she uses her position to improve the quality of life in Mercy—mostly her own. The mayor believes she has a global outlook; after all, it's always happy hour somewhere! She cares deeply for her town and is often looking for ways to put Mercy on the map. Her closest friend is Sarah who also happens to be her PR person. The mayor thinks it's a riot that Sarah is caught between two cultures. She takes great delight in watching the grand soap opera the Muslims have brought to Mercy.

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DEBRA McGRATH has many television, feature film and stage credits to her name. In addition to creating, writing and starring in Getting Along Famously, she has appeared in such television shows as This Is Wonderland, Burnt Toast, Paradise Falls, Wind At My Back, Due South, Robocop, and Street Legal. Most recently she was cast as a lead in the pilot Single White Spenny. Her feature film credits include The Real Blonde, Termini Station, One Magic Christmas and Expecting, for which she was nominated for an ACTRA award. Debra is also a Second City alum and an accomplished stage actor who has appeared in many theatre productions, several of which were nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Her sketch troupe, Women Fully Clothed, has toured Canada and appeared at the Edinburgh festival.