Judith Thompson tackles childhood trauma in Canadian classic
Perfect Pie plays at Arts Court Theatre as part of TACTICS 2015-16 Season
TACTICS continues its second season with Judith Thompson's Canadian masterwork Perfect Pie, a voyeuristic exploration of women dealing with childhood trauma, at the Arts Court Theatre from March 11 to 19, 2016.
Produced by Cart Before the Horse, this new production is directed by Paul Griffin, well known for his collaboratively devised productions with Canterbury High School (such as The Neon Bible Project, a physical theatre piece inspired by Arcade Fire that played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), as well as his directing work with Odyssey Theatre and his controversial production of My Name is Rachel Corrie featuring Canterbury graduate Sarah McVie.
In 2014, Griffin staged an adaptation of Joan McLeod's The Shape of a Girl, starring Megan Carty, which was awarded a Spirit of the Capital Youth award and toured high schools and universities in Ottawa/Gatineau. Together, Griffin and Carty founded the producing company Cart Before the Horse to explore provocative subjects in female-driven dramas.
In Perfect Pie, Carty will be joined onstage by actors Erica Anderson, Gabbie Lazarovitz, and Sheena Turcotte. This production is stage managed by Matt Hertendy, with original sound and composition by Martin Dawagne.
“I will not forget you, you are carved in the palm of my hand.”
In this contemporary Canadian ghost story, Patsy’s childhood friend Francesca returns to a town that left her for dead. Buried memories and secrets slam into the present as Patsy’s very foundations are rocked by the past, and the two of them come together to confront the terrifying incident that tore them apart years ago.
For more information and to book advance tickets, please visit ArtsCourt.ca/TACTICS