Scorched

Performers Casey Austin and Cara Yeates tell us why we should see

Scorched

Written by: Wajdi Mouawad Translated by: Linda Gaboriau

Directed by: Graham McDonald and Clayton Jevne

Presented by: Theatre Inconnu & ITSAZOO Productions

Theatre Inconnu and ITSAZOO Productions are pleased to announce the Vancouver premiere of the 2007 Dora Award-winning play Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, January 19–31, 2010, at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. This production will be a remount of Theatre Inconnu’s critically acclaimed British Columbia premiere, which happened in Victoria in November 2009.

“A remarkable achievement. Anyone who cares about good theatre should not miss it.”
– CBC Radio

“A challenging and significant work… expertly interpreted by a theatre company who doesn’t shy away from  accepting said challenges.”
– Monday Magazine, Victoria BC

Scorched explores themes growing out of the immigrant/refugee experience.  It has proven itself one of the most powerfully engaging dramatic works to be produced in this country during the past three years.  Civil war in the Middle East forms the backdrop for much of the play’s action as Mouawad explores with profound insight the concepts of love, loyalty, and betrayal. The plot revolves around a brother and sister’s quest to unearth the history – and mystery – of their deceased immigrant mother.  As their journey takes them to the Middle East, they enter into a process of coming to terms with their own sense of loss and emptiness, while learning to understand the legacy of suffering left in the wake of conflict.

Runs: January 19- January 31, 2010
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm

Preview:  Tuesday January 19, 8pm
Opening: Wednesday January 20, 8pm

Admission: $18 reg / $15 students, seniors, and unemployed
Tuesday Jan 19, pay-what-you-can

Tickets:
Online: www.theatreinconnu.com
At the door: one hour before show time


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