Age of Arousal
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Theatre Inconnu presents: Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths Feb 14 – Mar 4
This highly praised play, set against a backdrop of the late 19th woman’s suffrage movement in London, was the final play of Linda Griffiths, one of Canada’s most lauded theatrical voices. But this is by no means a story confined to the past.
Regrettably, women’s rights are as pressing an issue today as they have ever been. The setting for the story is a school for secretaries run by Mary, with help from her lover Rhoda. As the school welcomes three new pupils - all sisters - political ideology begins to butt heads with human desire. The frequent presence of the striking doctor Barfoot adds fuel to the fire. We begin to see that each character’s vision of liberation is as unique as their individual personalities, and that common ground in a cause can be infuriatingly elusive.
According to Griffiths this play was “wildly inspired” by George Gissing’s Victoria novel The Odd Women. In her own words, Age of Arousal doesn’t take place in historical reality but in… a dream of Victorian England.” “Funny, dynamic and politically fascinating.”
The Guardian Directed by Wendy Merk Cast (alphabetically): Joy Lynn Andersen as Virginia, Ellen Law as Monica, Fran Patterson as Mary, Gloria Snider as Alice, Deirdre Tipping as Rhoda, and Corin Wrigley as Everard.
Preview: Feb 14-8pm 8pm shows: Feb 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, Mar 2, 3, 4 2pm show: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4 Reservations and Ticket Sales Through TICKET ROCKET: ticketrocket.co <http://www.ticketrocket.co or 250-590-6291 (a $2.50 surcharge will be added).
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org> Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu.
Ticket prices: $14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged Feb 14 – Preview is $7 Tuesday Feb 21 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission The show is about 2 hours long, including one intermission. Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). We are wheelchair accessible. www.theatreinconnu.com