By Eric Rose and David Van Belle
March 12th to 24th, 2019
Packed with captivating imagery, animated objects, and the raw spectacle of a wrestling match, GIANT unfolds as a boisterous alternative to the traditional bio-pic. A cast of five women tells the story with a raucous high theatricality that bodyslams professional wrestling’s hyper-masculine culture. Ghost River Theatre’s trademark collaborative approach to theatre means that design, direction, script and performance all work together to stage an unstageable protagonist (7’4” and 520 pounds!), using the language of theatrical scale to express the extraordinary life of a person of extraordinary size.
Presented by The Festival of Animated Objects. Buy tickets here.
OUR FATHERS, SONS, LOVERS AND LITTLE BROTHERS
Created and Performed by Makambe K Simamba
April 11th to 18th, 2019
“At one point, you’re gonna be the one driving and a police officer is gonna pull you over. Cause they can, so they will. When that happens, what are you gonna do?”
February 26, 2012, Florida. A 17-year-old Black boy wearing a hoodie leaves a 7/11 carrying a bag of Skittles and an iced tea. He never makes it home. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers invites us into the infamous world of one teen, into his last moments, and into his intricate dance to the afterlife. Developed with the support of the Banff Playrights Lab 2017, the rock.paper.sistah's residency and Alberta Theatre Projects.
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Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Dramaturged by Audrey Dwyer
Produced by b current performing arts