February 8-9, presented by Azimuth Theatre
At Expanse as part of Chinook Series, Edmonton’s international curated arts series.
“A captivating new piece of Canadian theatre…a physically and aurally impressive piece of storytelling about important issues, both perceived and not, that threaten our very existence – from the war on terror to the effects of mental illness on our everyday lives…”
– Brenda Leadlay, past Artistic Executive Director, Magnetic North Theatre Festival
“…what you get when you cross a skilled, veteran playwright with a vibrant, movement-based theatre company: a show that is as beautiful as it is unsettling, linking stories of peaches, snakes, dogs, limericks, and ordinary people under stress.”
– Ric Knowles, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Studies, University of Guelph
An unemployed logger, a young man accused of terrorism, a family doctor and his daughter, are all searching for their humanity inside the systems that cage us all. This play explores human rights, mental illness and addictions, and our own personal complicity in such urgent issues that surround us on daily basis. A poetic, complex and challenging work, Paradise is a beautiful marriage of the text and imagery of Patti Flather with the distinct physical style of MT Space.
Paradise premiered at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon in 2015 and was showcased at IMPACT 15 in Kitchener, Ontario.
With Aldrin Bundoc*, Nicholas Cumming, Pam Patel and Michael Peng*
By Patti Flather
Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar
Set & properties designer | David Skelton
Sound designer & composer | Jordy Walker
Lighting designer | Jennifer Jimenez
Costume designer | Melaina Sheldon
Stage Manager | Zac Gungl
Technical Director | Julie Ferguson
An MT Space and Gwaandak Theatre co-production.
*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy.