Category | 142 ProgramsPerformance
- September 15, 1985 to September 18, 1985
"...Suicide and the contemplation of death. Don't think of it as being dead, a cessation of life. It is not a contemplation of being anything. The mind wanders over people once known, perhaps loved. What they will do when the news of your death reaches them. Take this one step further..." - M.F. Perrin. An Ebbing of Curiosity is an original script developed for the stage by The Working Theatre under the direction of Nicola Perrin. The text has been derived mostly from the correspondence and writing of Margaret Stratton and Michael F. Perrin.
By The Working Theatre
- Curated by Nicola Perrin
- September 14, 1985 to September 21, 1985
"...So can you use the same sentence once. The second time it is already a mistake; by the next time it is a disgrace; and finally it is an idiocy." - Peter Handke. Performed by Norman Armour and Stan Rogal. Directed by Gina Stockdale.
By Norman Armour, Stan Rogal
- Curated by Gina Stockdale
- September 13, 1985 to September 20, 1985
An ape indicates the line he had to follow in entering and establishing himself in the world of men. He learns how to drink and smoke and achieves the "cultural level of an average European". Adapted from Liduin Currell's "A Report to an Academy".
By Franz Kafka
- Curated by John Robert McGie
- September 13, 1985 to September 17, 1985
Words of Gerard Manley Hopkins as performed by Alan Young. Hopkins in his art, as in his life, was an eccentric, restless in any of the worlds he inhabited: priest, scholar, poet, Victorian. Intensity and passion inform his work. His life seems superficially mild, but - "mind has mountains; cliffs of fall Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap May who ne'er hung there." We live in a time that patronizes spirituality, but for Hopkins the search was real. He looked into himself beyond flesh, with honesty and courage. Experience and celebrate the power of his words to astonish.
By Alan Young
- September 13, 1985 to September 15, 1985
Our heroes are cab drivers who are longing to be princes and princesses and they conjure up their own romantic world in order to convert frogs into princes! Their Wonderland is the real and unreal city of New York - here you find larger than life characters entering into their cab adventures for the next installment of their whimsical nightmare or dream. The three stories are about the magic of life and people seeking a happy ending.
By Leonard Melfi
- Curated by Pink Ink Productions
- September 13, 1985 to September 22, 1985
Vancouver's first festival of alternative theatre and performance art.
- March 15, 1985 to March 17, 1985
"Howard Brenton's plays are not easy. from Sore Throats his vicious attack on marriage to The Romans in Britain where he alternated scenes of the mediaval occupation by the Romans of Britain with scens of the modern day occupation of the British in Northern Ireland, his plays always stretch the ways we look at these and other issues. Brenton's plays are often described as a meld of Brecht and Genet. He brings the politics down to a level that is both personal and involving. "
By Howard Brenton
- Curated by Glenn Alteen