by Patrick Friesen
Directed by Andraea Sartison
Featuring Tracey Nepinak as Crazy Bone
March 28 – April 8, 2018
Venue: Théâtre Cercle Molière – 340 Provencher
A Short History of Crazy Bone is Sponsored by the W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation, the Thomas Sill Foundation & Assinboine Credit Union
“Almost like it happened a long time ago and I was remembering…And then I wonder… was I being dreamed?”
Theatre Projects Manitoba is pleased 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.
It is a beautiful and difficult tale. It is a Manitoba story.
Set Design Linda Beech
Lighting Design Itai Erdal
Sound Design jaymez
Costume Design Claire Thérèse Friesen
Choreography Tanja Woloshen
with David Arial, Zorya Arrow, Arne MacPherson and Tracy Penner
Stage Manager Jane Buttner