She’s 12-¾ and knows more than you think. Starting May 7, audiences are invited to meet Claudia an “official pre-teen” full of heartbreak and humour in Rosebud Theatre’s I, CLAUDIA. A remount of Rosebud School of the Arts graduate, Natalie Gauthier’s final project, it is a one-woman show performed in mask, that was so amazingly performed, Rosebud Theatre wants to share it with everyone!I, CLAUDIA is the story of a twelve year old girl, who hides in her school’s boiler room with her fish, and reflects upon the stories of her loving grandfather, her parents, new stepmother, and the school’s custodian. Gauthier describes the play, “Claudia's hilarious and endearing perspective on some pretty tough life circumstances is refreshing. She makes it safe to see the tragedy in our own lives with the same gentleness, humor and sorrow that she does. There's so much compassion and so much to laugh about in the midst of so much difficulty that at the end of it you feel like it's safe to laugh and to cry in the midst of your own unbearable difficulties.”
It is a one-woman show presented in mask and Gauthier actually changes costumes and masks on stage, illustrating the progression of story and change of characters. The play was written and originally performed in 2001 by Toronto actress, Kristen Thompson, and has garnered critical praise, including winning the 2001 Dora Mavor Award for Best New Play.
May 7 - June 21
BMO Studio Stage, Rosebud Alberta
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