Imago Theatre presents “Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist” Festival Oct 31 – Nov 5 at Centaur Theatre

Theatre festival presents four known narratives reimagined to reclaim women’s stories from the footnotes.


Imago Theatre presents at the Centaur Theatre

HER SIDE OF THE STORY:
REVISION TO RESIST

From October 31 to November 5 at Centaur Theatre, Imago Theatre will present Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist, a festival of performances, encounters and exchange around women who revision 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.

25 ACTORS
4 WOMEN DIRECTORS
AND
4 AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
COME TOGETHER TO REVISION
4 ICONIC STORIES

The plays featured are:
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 Montreal actors: Quincy Armorer, Benita Bailey, Stephanie Buxton, Teneisha Collins, Eric Davis, Diana Fajrajsl, Matthew Gagnon, 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 and Jen Viens.



ABOUT THE PLAYS

The Penelopiad

by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Jen Quinn
October 31 at 8pm
November 5 at 1:30 pm
Centaur 1

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. Read more here.

The Last Wife

by Kate Hennig
Directed by Tamara Brown
November 1 at 8pm
November 4 at 1:30pm
Centaur 1

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. Read more here

What Happened after Nora Left Her Husband

by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Tinch Minter
Directed by Cristina Cugliandro
November 3 & 4 at 8pm
Centaur 1

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. Read more here.

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. Read more here.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students/seniors, artists or Pay-What-You-Decide at the door. To reserve your tickets, call the Centaur Box Office at 514-288-3161 or reserve online at www.centaurtheatre.com. Click here for more information on Imago Theatre’s Pay-What-You-Decide policy.


Imago Theatre is a catalyst for conversation, an advocate for equal representation and a hub for stories about unstoppable women. More information available at www.imagotheatre.ca/hersideofthestoryrevision/

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