A Short History of Crazy Bone – March 28 until April 8, 2018
It is a beautiful and difficult tale. It is a Manitoba story.
Theatre Projects Manitoba is delighted and honoured to invite you to the world premiere of A Short History of Crazy Bone, a performance that treads the line between poetry, dance and theatre.
Canadian poet Patrick Friesen’s new play awakens Crazy Bone who walks on the outskirts of time, imagination and place – shunned for her individuality, sexuality, and for the non-conventional choices she has made. Crazy Bone is traveling to the river, trying to find a way back to herself. The play, inspired by the playwright’s great grandmother, is an exploration of the nature of the outsider, crowded by others and acutely alone. Crazy is a trickster, a wild woman laughing, a campesino, the artist. The ghosts she lives – and sometimes dances with – are not past loved ones but present companions.
The questions inherent in the piece are of an artist’s place in society. At the heart of the play is the movement, the process, of Crazy finding where she belongs, a spiritual odyssey in deeply human form. It is also a poetic exploration of the prairie landscape, rooted in our province’s identity and history. The lead role of Crazy Bone will be played by actress Tracey Nepinak; one of Manitoba’s finest theatre artists, who will be supported by performers David Arial, Zorya Arrow, Arne MacPherson and Tracy Penner.
Tickets are available on this website, by calling us at 204-989-2400, and at the door.
Exploring the bounty of bringing generations together in art and life. Our youth are agitating for radical reform, rebellion and revolution in art and in the world. Do we only rewrite the story that came before us? How do we embrace Elders and our faltering but necessary relationships.
The program will feature collaborations with artists of different generations.
Join us for a pint and some great theatre.
Thank you to everyone who has been with us in 2017- the artists who shared their brilliance in collaboration, the audiences who shared a tear or a laugh and their time, our friends in the Interlake who have shared their homes and stories with us, our supporters who give whatever they can! We feel very fortunate to have such a strong community, and we look forward to spending more time together in 2018. Enjoy your cozy winter, Merry Christmas!