2015 Rep 21 Announcement
Rep 21 presents "Passion Play" by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Rod Carley
The play is in three separate parts that can be viewed individually.
Performance dates are:
Capitol Centre, North Bay: July 22 (Parts I and II), 23 (Part III), 24 (Parts I and II), 25 (Part II)
Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto: July 29 (Parts I and II), 30 (Part III), 31 (Parts I and II), Aug 1 (Part III)
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at each performance.
“Hailed by the New Yorker's John Lahr as "extraordinary", "bold", and "inventive", Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play takes us behind the scenes of three communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ. From Queen Elizabeth's England to Hitler's Germany to Reagan's America, Ruhl's exploration of devotion takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with wit, whimsy, and a lot of fish.
This intimate epic occurs at the timely intersection of politics and religion. Ruhl dramatizes a community of players rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter Passion in three different eras: 1575 northern England, just before Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergua, Bavaria, as Hitler is rising to power; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam through Reagan's presidency. In each period, the players grapple in different ways with the transformative nature of art, and politics are never far in the background.”
Admission: Donations to the Canadore Student Food Bank and/or financial donations to The Gathering Place soup kitchen will be accepted at the door in lieu of ticket payment.