Oct 01 2019
“Smart, strange and stirring, in exactly the right ways” – The New York Times
“Profound” – nytheatre.com
“A revelation” – Montréal Gazette
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MATTHEW MACKENZIE
CHOREOGRAPHY BY ALIDA KENDELL
NOV 1 & 2 AT LA CITE FRANCOPHONE
Edmonton, AB (October 1, 2019) – Punctuate! Theatre presents THE PARTICULARS, written and directed by Matthew MacKenzie (Métis), a darkly funny and subtly powerful story of one insomniac’s struggle to maintain a daily routine in the face of a home invasion. Theatre critics across Canada and in New York have been unanimous in their praise for The Particulars. Called “profound” by nytheatre.com, “a beautiful, funny story” by the Edmonton Journal, and given 5 stars from CBC Manitoba, THE PARTICULARS will be presented for a limited run from November 1 & 2 at La Cite Francophone, following a Toronto presentation at The Theatre Centre from October 17-26.
“The Particulars broke my heart and I didn’t even see it coming” – Edmonton Journal
Performed as a fusion of dance and theatre, Gordon battles his invaders on two main fronts –in his home, where he believes he is dealing with vermin infestation, and in his yard, where insects have invaded his garden. By day, Gordon forges systematically ahead, assiduously in control of every aspect of his life. But by night, the scratching which he has begun to hear in his walls is unraveling him, driving Gordon to the edge of cosmic desperation.
Edmonton playwright Matt MacKenzie (Métis) (writer/director) is Artistic Director of Punctuate! Theatre, as well as the founder and an Artistic Associate with Pyretic Productions. In 2018, his play Bears won Doras for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production, was named a co-winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics Outstanding New Canadian Play Award, and won the Playwright Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt National Playwriting Award. This coming April, Matt’s play After the Fire will play at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, having premiered last January at The Theatre Centre.
Alida Kendell (choreographer) is a performer, choreographer, teacher, and collective artist of the Good Women Dance Collective. She trained professionally at the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, receiving her Bachelor of Arts upon graduation in 2009. Alida’s choreographic works, including Counterpart, Pod, Withheld, Love Fail, and Blood of Our Soil, have been presented at numerous festivals and events across Canada.
THE PARTICULARS features a superb Canadian cast: Simon Bracken as Gordon, Amber Borotsik, Bridget Jessome, Richard Lee Hsi, Krista Lin, Rebecca Sadowski (Métis), Kate Stashko, and Raena Waddell.
ABOUT PUNCTUATE! THEATRE:
Punctuate! Theatre is a Dora Award and Sterling Award-winning professional theatre company based in Edmonton, Alberta. We are dedicated to creating diverse, multidisciplinary dance and theatre productions. We engage both professional and emerging artists, providing mentorship opportunities within the artistic and production team. We think Albertans deserve to have cultural and artistic events brought to their communities.
Written & Directed by Matthew MacKenzie
Choreography by Alida Kendell
Set & Costume Design by Alison Yanota
Lighting Design by Kaileigh Krysztofiak
Production Management & Technical Direction by Trent J. Crosby
Produced by Sheiny Satanove
La Cite Francophone (8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury)
Tickets available at www.tixonthesquare.ca
The show is 75 minutes.