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August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

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Performances from August 16-26

Mainline Theatre presents Scapegoat Carnivale’s SAPIENTIA,
a proto-feminist ecstatic Christian martyrdom play, done with comedic grotesqueness from August 16th to 26th, 2018.

Whether we are producing new works or adaptations from the classical repertoire, we here at Scapegoat Carnivale strive for theatre to be an unruly, visceral and authentic shared experience. With SAPIENTIA, we’re marrying artists with extraordinary creativity and our aesthetic interest is in the carnivalesque, the roughly-hewn, and the highly theatrical.

For the first time, we are taking on the rarely explored form of Object Theatre!

What is Object Theatre? Sometimes referred to as object puppetry, Object Theatre uses found objects to create a story with characters. Instead of objects and/or puppets specifically designed for the narrative, object theatre deliberately uses everyday objects, either as is or transformed into other things, requiring the skill of the performer and the imagination of the audience for its success.

The play was originally written by 10th centaury canoness Hroswitha of Gandershiem (first female playwright of the Latin languages), and has been adapted by our co-Artistic Director Joseph Shragge from a literal translation of the Latin text by Lynn Kozak. Our director is Mia van Leeuwan, a wonderful Winnipeg artist as well as a professor at University of Lethbridge.

PLEASE NOTE: The subject matter is disturbing and absolutely deals with triggering material regarding religious extremism, and violence against women and children. This is challenging material; a proto-feminist Christian martyrdom done with a comedic grotesqueness. Not for the faint of heart. Nor for children.

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August 17, 2018
8:00 pm
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MainLine Theatre
3997 Boul Saint-Laurent
Montreal, QC Canada
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