Sunday, August 30, 2015

september 10-19 | Eurydice | Eleanor Felton

Another Fringe show featuring some PT talent! EURYDICE is directed by Eleanor Felton- recent apprentice and director of this years Artistic Director's Series A GOOD MOTHER. PT's Technical Director Kougar Basi is designing lights, and past apprentice Ryan Scramstad is on sound design! The cast features Julie Casselman who will be playing Nurse Susie in this years production of WIT, as well as Brandon Bate, a recent PT apprentice who is producing the show alongside Eleanor. 

Sept 10-19
Tickets available at the Fringe Festival Box Office

Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most respected living playwrights, adapts the Greek myth “Orpheus and the Underworld” from the perspective of his wife Eurydice - the woman who dies twice. In this quirky, playful retelling, Eurydice tumbles down into the Underworld where she meets three Stones, The Lord of the Underworld, and is reunited with her Father. Her husband braves the barriers of hell to retrieve her, forcing Eurydice to face a horrible choice between the two men she loves most.

The Artistic Team: 
Director: Eleanor Felton
SM: Caitlin Darcy
Set: Mikaela Fuqua
Costumes: Audrey Herold
Lights: Kougar Basi
Sound: Ryan Scramstad

Julie Casselman, Brandon Bate, Joel Butler, Mark Fleming, Sharra Ganzeveld, Julie Disher, Tiffany Stoecker

Pacific Theatre (as a Fringe venue- tickets must still be purchased through the Fringe Festival Box Office)

Thursday Sept. 10 5:00pm
Friday Sept. 11 10:30pm
Saturday Sept. 12 1:55pm
Sunday Sept 13 6:45pm
Thursday Sept 17 5:00pm
Friday Sept 18 7:00pm
Saturday Sept 19 8:45pm

Friday, August 28, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | wit

The final show of the season, and of our artwork spotlight series, is WIT.

The story might revolve around a woman and her cancer diagnosis, but WIT is much more than that.  Just as Vivian, the central character, is an expert in the poetry of John Donne, so the play feels like a poem in its own right.  The writing is elegant and concise, and the imagery is powerful, so we needed an image that would reflect this.  What a stunning piece of art Emily returned to us!  It has the quality of a painting, while tying in Donne's poetry.  The perfect end to our season.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

audience survey - still on!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | a good mother

The next show for our artwork spotlight series is A GOOD MOTHER by Kathy Parsons.

As the second in our series of staged readings to come out of our Working With play development group, we asked Emily to keep the tradition of using pages from the actual script in the poster.  Here, they wound up as the sidewalk.  The poster needed to reflect motherhood and contain an element of poverty.  We love the way this came together with the sepia-toned alley and coloured stroller.

Monday, August 24, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | gruesome playground injuries

The next image in our artwork spotlights series, unpacking the stunning images Emily Cooper created for our season, is GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES.

With a title like this, you need to know what you're getting into - the story follows a pair of friends through a lifetime of injuries, accidents, and damaging choices.  It also shows the power of companionship to get you through it all.  We wanted to reflect that danger and injury, as well as something of the relationship between the two with the image, and here's what we got!  Every detail, down to the uneven aging around the edge of the image reflects the look and feel of the show.

Friday, August 21, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | common grace

Today's artwork spotlight is COMMON GRACE.  We couldn't be more excited about this play: not only is it the first fully-produced mainstage production to come out of our Working With playwriting program, but playwright Shauna Johannesen is a newly-minted Leo Award winner for her film BED BUGS: A MUSICAL LOVE STORY.  Plus, check out this artwork by Emily Cooper!

For this one we gave Emily a lot to deal with: we wanted the image to clearly reflect a kitchen, family, and a traditional aesthetic while hinting at secrets, rebellion, and a bit of sass.  She came at us with a whole host of options and the last one she showed was this concept of items on the shelves.  We loved it!  It is clean, sharp, contemporary, and sophisticated, while clearly communicating the family kitchen feel.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

audience survey

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