30 October 2014 - 21 November 2014, 9:00pm
Studio T, 149 West Hastings Street
Presented by the School of Contemporary Arts
by students from FPA 453
Thursday & Friday nights
from October 30 - November 21
Two Iphigenia Plays
by Ellen McLaughlin
directed by Ashley Aron
October 30 & 31, 7 & 9 PM
How would it feel if we could return to the safety and protectedness of girlhood, before we knew we were being looked at, evaluated, utilized? What if we could stay there forever? What if we had to?
Two Iphigenia Plays is a contemporary retelling of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris - the prelude and conclusion to the Oresteia. It is the story of a mother who has lost everything, of siblings rewriting the history of familial violence, of a daughter suspended eternally at the threshold of consciousness. It is the story of sacrifice, of duty, of desire.
The Governor of the Dew
by Floyd Favel
directed by Deneh Thompson
November 6 & 7, 7 & 9 PM
The greatest tragedies of our time are those of identity, each of us is shaped to serve the machine that is society. Because of this molding process many of us have lost the profound power of self-description. The Governor of the Dew; A Memorial to Nostalgia and Love is a story of love and loss. The story is forever moving forward despite tragedy and loss, not unlike the trajectory of our own lives. Faced with loss we often find catharsis by giving something of ourselves. Tears, the greatest gift of all.
by Erik Ehn
directed by Dan O’Shea
In 1941 in Auschwitz in Oswiecim, ten men were sent to die as punishment for the escape of another. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, a Catholic priest also interned in the camp, exchanged places with one of these condemned men and died in his stead. 16670 explores the ripples of this action; how we live with, in spite of, because of, the past.
The Imaginary Cuckold, or Sganarelle
directed by Catherine Falkner
November 13 & 14, 7 & 9 PM
Sganarelle thinks his wife is cheating, his wife thinks Sganerelle is cheating, Célie thinks Lélie is cheating and Lélie thinks Célie is cheating… It’s complicated! Betrayal and revenge, eternal love and honour, and the hypocrisy of morals all play a role when reason and certainty collapse in the sly buffoonery of mistaken identity and misunderstanding. The Imaginary Cuckold is a door-slammer farce about two couples and a lost locket.
The Love Talker
by Deborah Pryor
directed by Keely O’Brien
November 20 & 21, 7 & 9 PM
There's something in the forest that surrounds the home of the Blackmun sisters, something beautiful, and strange, and bewitching. One sister has spent her life resisting it, hanging charms of protection in the windows and staying on the path. The other, awaking to her own desire opens the door. Part re-dreamed folklore, part twilit shadow puppet extravaganza, The Love Talker is an exploration of longing, wildness, and the mysteries of the woods at night.