with Eric Lesage's Re: Definition

in partnership with RAW Gallery

Graham Ashmore as A  & Tracy Penner as Z

★★★★ 1/2 GEORGE Bernard Shaw's 1934 one-act Village Wooing was once critiqued as "hardly a play at all, being a dialogue without action." But the Shavian shortie is a charming romantic entanglement between two mismatched lovers who meet on the deck of a cruise ship.

 

As directed by Krista Jackson, Village Wooing is near perfect in style and its execution by Graham Ashmore and Tracy Penner is the delight of ShawFest.

 

—  Winnipeg Free Press

 

 

 

 

Eric Lesage's art installation Re:Definition makes an appealing, and appropriate, backdrop for this delightfully funny and smart romantic comedy. 

 

The installation is composed of panels woven with strips cut from a 1956 Webster's Dictionary - and Shaw's play is a complex weaving of words itself...Village Wooing will win your heart. 

 

— CBC Radio

DIRECTOR  Krista Jackson

DIALECT & TEXT COACH Shannon Vickers

 

COSTUME DESIGN Angela Fey

SET DESIGN Krista Jackson in collaboration with Eric Lesage

HAIR DESIGN Amber Casselman of Oxfords Salon

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Patricia Hunter

 

 

January 19-29, 2012

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre | Master Playwrights Festvial 

village wooing BY BERNARD SHAW

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