Created by: Sam Sheppard & Patti Smith
Performed September 25-28/2014 – The Box Theatre
Written in 1971 by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, COWBOY MOUTH is a tale of violent, visceral love that knows no boundaries, no restraints, and no reality. The raw passion of the love affair between Shepard and Smith comes to life through their sinful characters Slim and Cavale, who fatefully meet one day when Cavale decides to kidnap Slim off the streets with an old .45, determined to make him thee Rock and Roll Star. The story of unaltered, unfiltered, fucked up love is relatable to any soul who has ever felt the fiery stings of intimacy and attachment. This burning, quick-tempered piece is paired with DISEASE OF PERCEPTION, an art show one hour prior to the performance of that will feature pieces of various mediums from the cast and crew of the production and multiple other artists. DISEASE OF PERCEPTION also has an audience interactive space, in which artists, spectators and viewers alike can add their own splash to the COWBOY MOUTH set.
Created by: Josef Ollivierre
Performed July 3-5/2014 – The Box Theatre
Dane Jacobs has had a rough night. After a hard day’s work, he just wants to let off some steam, but after a few too many, the night becomes a blur of violence and lust. The next morning, Jacobs has a hell of a hangover, but he’s got bigger problems - namely the murdered woman in bed next to him, and the tenacious detectives McCobb and DeLarge who find him that way. SWEETHEART – the tawdry, vicious tale of money, sex and obsession.
THE FLIGHT OF AVERY QUINT
Created by: Grace Fournier
Performed April 21-22/2014 – The Red Sandcastle
In a world of grey, a young woman struggles bitterly against demons and angels of her past and present, a psychiatrist attempts unorthodox methods to help others, a coquette removes mask after mask, simply to reveal another, a stoic husband fights endlessly, and a dreamer wakes up. If we each devise our own world, is it possible to pass out of yours, and into another’s? No more sleeping, no more dreaming.
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Created by: Dylan Brenton
Performed: July 22nd - 26th, 2015 – The Alumnae Theatre
Two aging Newfoundland men, Mac and Aus, have been best friends for as long as memory serves them. One night at a 50th wedding anniversary, they escape the party to discuss pickles, dying and eventually the deep secret as to why they have always been "eligible" bachelors.
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Created by: Alastair Mackay
Performed July 22nd-26th, 2015 – The Alumnae Theatre
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Vale, a well ordered, "perfectly normal", and happily married couple whose recent scandalous approach to tea time has attracted some unwanted attention. Their rival, Mr. Curtis Worthlesston, threatens to expose their citrus infused dalliances that could ultimately ruin their respected reputation and destroy their diligent lives.
Created by Caity Quinn
American Refugee is a burlesque tragicomedy of sex, love, and rock n’ roll set amidst the ruins of America. In this dystopian landscape, one girl dares to dream of a better world far away in the icy Canadian arctic. The last refuge of artists and philosophers in a world controlled by despotic corporations, this final frontier of untouched beauty becomes the only beacon of hope for Lulu, who finds her innocence increasingly threatened by the power-hungry and fame obsessed adults in her life. A chronicle of finding hope even in the darkest of times, American Refugee intertwines burlesque and opera with a powerful story of violence, love, and redemption to create a visceral in-your-face theatre experience.
A Theatre Hera production in association with Nomad Theatre Project.