Imago Theatre presents
Featuring 4 revisioned narratives by 4 award-winning Canadian and internationalplaywrights:
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Last Wife by Kate Hennig
What Happened After Nora Left Her Husband by Elfriede Jelinek, Translated by Tinch Minter
Fucking A by Suzan Lori-Parks
Directed by Tamara Brown, Cristina Cugliandro, Sophie Gee and Jen Quinn
Set and Costume Design by Diana Uribe
Lighting Design by Tim Rodrigues
Featuring: Quincy Armorer, Benita Bailey, Stephanie Buxton, Teneisha Collins, Eric Davis, Diana Fajrajsl,Gitu Jain, Matthew Kabwe, Amanda Kellock, Oliver Koomsatira,Cat Lemieux, Gabriel Maharjan, Carlo Mestroni, Tina Milo, Leni Parker, Mike Payette, Alex Petrachuk, Anne-Marie Saheb, Kathleen Stavert,Warona Setshwaelo, Athena Trinh, Katherine Turnbull, Victor Trelles, Jen Viens
“Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction-is, for women, more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival.”- Adrienne Rich, When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist is a festival of performances, encounters and exchanges around women who revise known narratives to reclaim Her Side of the Story from the footnotes.
The festival is theatre unplugged; a lab for exchange and an opportunity to explore character, text and story with radical imagination and depth.
ABOUT THE PLAYS:
by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Jen Quinn
October 31 at 8pm
November 5 at 1:30 pm
A revisioning of Homer's The Odyssey where Odysseus’ wife Penelope and her chorus of maids
unearth perspectives that were footnoted in the iconic Greek myth.
The Last Wife
by Kate Hennig
Directed by Tamara Brown
November 1 at 8pm
November 4 at 1:30pm
A contemporary revisioning of history and the reign of King Henry VIII from the perspective of Katherine Parr,
Henry’s sixth wife and an instrumental mentor to a young Queen Elizabeth I.
What Happened after Nora Left Her Husband
by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Tinch Minter
Directed by Cristina Cugliandro
November 3 & 4 at 8pm
A revisioning of Ibsen's plays, A Doll's House and The Pillars of Society,
that explores Nora's life - her search for freedom and self - in the time after she has left her husband.
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Sophie Gee
November 2 & 5 at 8pm
A revisioning of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter that tells the story of Hester, a woman branded with an A
for her work as an abortionist and a mother willing to sacrifice her life to save her son.
Tickets are $20, $15 for students/seniors, artists or Pay-What-You-Decide at the door.
Visit http://www.imagotheatre.ca/paywhatyoudecide/ for more information.
For more information on the festival visit www.imagotheatre.ca