Our friends at Electric Company do great theatre. It's worth seeing. Enough said.
Sometimes, too, there's a bit of a "Soul Food" flavour - like with ALL THE WAY HOME early this year, one of my most memorable theatre experiences ever. And we're told there's at least a soupçon of spiritual something-or-other in two of the three pieces that make up this intriguing show...
Electric Company at the Vancouver Writers Fest
oct 15-28 | tue-sat @ 7pm | plus fri-sun matinees @ 3pm
This fall Electric Company will be swinging open several doors at once on Granville Island with Initiation Trilogy, a three-part experiential and physical journey that blends the quality of a mini-festival with the sense of a private performance. The exact locations of these three short theatrical explorations are being kept secret, but audiences will begin their journey by checking in at one of Canada's newest – and tiniest – theatres, the Anderson Street Space on Granville Island.
Initiation Trilogy is inspired by three provocative poetry collections touching on themes of femininity, sexuality, and cultural identity. What it Feels Like for a Girl explores two girls’ sexual awakening through their adolescent years, and the complexities of their intimate friendship. God of Missed Connections takes a wry look at cultural identity, beauty in death, and the dance between cynicism and spiritual curiosity. Glossolalia slips inside the hearts of six forgotten women – six of Joseph Smith’s 34 wives – exposing their secret thoughts and desires.
Kevin Kerr: “The works go beyond conventional adaptation, crafting unique and sensory interactions with the material that put you squarely at the centre of the experience. If great writing allows your mind to travel to the world of a story, here your body will too.”
Presented by Boca del Lupo
Tickets $26 with a $2 discount for Writers Fest members. Discount preview Monday, Oct. 15 for $16 in advance or pay-what-you-can at the door. Check-in at the Anderson Street Space (1405 Anderson Street, Granville Island). Very limited capacity. Avoid disappointment by booking ahead - Electric Company's last run in Vancouver sold out before the first performance. Book at vancouvertix.com, by phone at 604-629-VTIX, or in person at the Granville Island Stage box office next to the Public Market.