• Schedule

    A SHORT HISTORY OF CRAZY BONE

    Wednesday, November 16 Pay What You Can Preview

    8PM

    Thursday, November 17 Opening Night (Followed by Reception)

    8PM

    Friday, November 18

    8PM

    Saturday, November 19

    8PM

    Sunday, November 20 Followed by Talk Back

    2PM

    Tuesday, November 22 Student’s Night (Followed by Talk Back & Reception)

    7PM

    Wednesday, November 23

    8PM

    Thursday, November 24

    8PM

    Friday, November 25

    8PM

    Saturday, November 26

    8PM

    Sunday, November 27

    2PM

A SHORT HISTORY OF CRAZY BONE

by Patrick Friesen

Directed by Andraea Sartison

Featuring Tracey Nepinak as Crazy Bone

March 28 – April 8, 2018

Venue: Théâtre Cercle Molière – 340 Provencher


“Almost like it happened a long time ago and I was remembering…And then I wonder… was I being dreamed?”

This long poem-turned-monologue awakens Crazy Bone, a middle aged Woman living on the edge of the world, at the edge of time, wandering the mid-path of her life, finding her way back to herself.

Crazy Bone lives on the edge of the world, at the edge of time, wandering the mid-path of her life, on the outskirts of a small town. She is caught in her own monologue, soul-talking, listening to herself, to the river. Crazy Bone is a trickster, a fool, a wild woman laughing, a campesino, who through loss is finding her way back to herself. In the forest she has her own rituals to place her feet on the earth again, though sometimes she floats or spins on her toes, blurts a curse or licks blood. Society has dismissed her presence as irrelevant, but Crazy is cleverly confident, and tests the reader. In her rambling, she references writers, singers, artists, theologians, tightrope walkers, philosophers, not as experts but as guides along the way. You won’t forget her voice after she has passed you on her way to the river.

 

Choreography Tanja Woloshen

Set Design Linda Beech

Lighting Design Itai Erdal

Sound Design Andrew Balfour

Costume Design Claire Thérèse Friesen

with David Arial, Zorya Arrow, Arne MacPherson and Tracy Penner

Stage Manager Jane Buttner

About Patrick Friesen

Patrick Friesen’s career spans three decades. He has published more than a dozen books of poetry, a book of essays and, with P. K. Brask, co-translations of several Danish poets, including Ulrikka Gernes. A lover of collaboration and live performance, Friesen has also written stage and radio plays, text for dance, and has recorded two CDs of spoken word and improv music with Marilyn Lerner.  His play, The Shunning, first produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, was staged by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 2011.  His upcoming play, also called a short history of crazy bone, will be produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba in 2018.

 

Tuesday, March 27, 7pm PWYD preview

Wednesday, March 28, 8pm Opening Night

Thursday, March 29, 8pm

Friday, March 30, 8pm

Saturday, March 31, 8pm

Sunday, April 1, 1 pm

Tuesday, April 5, 8pm

Wednesday, April 4, 8pm

Thursday, April 5 8pm

Friday, April 6, 8pm

Saturday, April 7, 3pm and 8pm

Sunday, April 8, 2pm