Saint(s of) Joan
The story of Joan of Arc, told through her interactions with a queen, a nun and a prostitute. A story about faith, virtue, womanhood, and power.
Industrial School at Abbotsford Convent, August 28-31.
A Missionary’s Position
An American woman travels to Sri Lanka in the 1880s (it was called Ceylon then). She is a missionary. She marries a local man. They have three children. She loses her husband and children but decides to live the rest of her life in Sri Lanka. Her in-laws have a descendant who write plays and is wrestling with the legacy of generosity and colonialism. Based on a true story.
Part of the Women, Working and Wandering Festival
The Sisters; or, Galileo’s Penance
The Sisters; or Galileo’s Penance is based on the true story of Galileo’s two illegitimate daughters who became nuns. In the wake of the scandal about their father’s views on science, these women deal with the implications for themselves, their faith and their place in the world.
This is a personal story about two women who have been abandoned in the world, two women whose talents would never be widely known. Their frustrations and confusion and ultimately their bond is still relatable today.
Second Impressions of Pride and Prejudice
An original adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', served in three acts alongside a full three course meal (low gluten, dairy-free and vegetarian options available). This production revels in the fun of the classic story, while challenging us to ask questions about love, family, justice, and of course, pride and prejudice.