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
Photos Dylan Hewlett
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