Imago Theatre presents

Her Side of the Story:

Revision to Resist

Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, 2017

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


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.


The Penelopiad
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.



Fucking A

by Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by Sophie Gee

November 2 & 5 at 8pm

Centaur 1


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.







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