Where: Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue
When: April 25 – May 5, 2019
Cost: Ticket prices range from $20 to $75 and can be purchased online at www.theatreartaud.com/bloodandsoil
Details: A Surrealist Parable —
A small town in Quebec secedes from Canada and the Commonwealth and create their own utopia, “Tanganyika”. Ideals slowly descend into chaos as it becomes the focal point of an attempted revolution amidst unconscious forces and helpless accomplices of the ‘demonic’ forces that take possession of the town. The ‘demons’ / ‘possession’ is an allegory of the potentially catastrophic consequences of the political and moral nihilism. I.e., our society today. ‘Lord of the Flies’ meets Ionesco in this piece inspired by “Demons” by Dostoevsky & “Animal Farm” by George Orwell.
Patron warnings: Loud noises, depictions of violence, strong language, sexual content, recommended for 14+
Production Stage Manager – Kristin Freeland
Art Design by Curtis te Brinke
Original Music Composition by Ivana Popovic
Produced by Saad Khan
Dramaturgy by Ahad Abraxas
Written & Directed by Rouvan Silogix
Featuring: Jerry Schaefer as Napoleon; Amaka Umeh as Snowball; Kayla Farris as Lilith; Sepehr Reybod as Maceath; Joella Crichton as Eurydice; Steph Crothers as Jimmy; Lauren Maykut as Martha; Adriana Moraes-Mendoza as Gracie; Alix Parra as Sasha; and Alexandra Watt Simpson & Morgan Johnson of Animacy Theatre Collective as The Gospels.
Theatre ARTaud is a surrealist theatre collective run entirely by artists-of-color.
More Info: www.theatreartaud.com/bloodandsoil @TheatreARTaud