Thursday 2 May 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Meet & greet reception with the artists to follow the performance
Featuring Canadian Author Susan Swan
& Toronto’s popular all-woman opera noir quartet, The Billie Hollies
Directed and Produced by Louise Fagan
Brescia Auditorium, Brescia University College, London
Tickets: $20.00; $15.00 for Circle members
Tickets available at the door OR
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“A profound, hilarious and subverting evening of prose and song from among the best”
– Dave Bidini, Guitarist & Lead Vocalist, Rheostatics & BidiniBand
In Heroines of the Sexual Gothic, critically acclaimed author Susan Swan explores her relationship to some of her most intriguing characters — the giantess Anna Swan, the fiercely independent Asked For Adams and the romantically idealistic Mary “Mouse” Bradford. Woven throughout Swan’s explorations is original music composed by Donna Linklater and performed by The Billie Hollies, Toronto’s popular opera noir quartet. The soulful sound of The Billie Hollies singing passages from Swan’s novels bring these characters to life, allowing the audience to powerfully connect to their own hopes, humour and struggles.
Heroines of the Sexual Gothic is a theatrical performance that illuminates the body as an ongoing cultural dilemma for women and for men, while exploring how overcoming limiting perceptions of one’s self can lead to brave and daring triumphs. Employing both poignancy and hilarity, Heroines asks what the creation of Swan’s characters tells us about the current cultural situation for women–a time when many young women are reclaiming feminism (yes, they are!) and re-launching, re-visioning and re-inventing initiatives to continue the work started by their mothers’ generation of feminists.
Join us for this unique evening of performance – Susan Swan, Louise Fagan and The Billie Hollies have created an evening of talk and music you’ll never forget!
Assistant producer and director: Mariel Marshall
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