We are excited to anounce that we will be part of the BC Buds Spring Arts Fair 2013 at the Firehall Arts Centre! We will be presenting Elinor and Marianne, inspired by the contrasting heroines in Jane Austenʼs classic novel Sense and Sensibility, this will be an imagining of what the Dashwood sisters may have encountered on their journey from their very comfortable life to that of the much more modest Barton Cottage. The action takes place at a bus stop on the Downtown Eastside on Vancouver BC in 2013. The scene will become an addendum to the story of sorts and will emerge out of what we imagine the sisters may have been feeling, experiencing and sharing with each other as they made this difficult transition after being displaced from the only home they have ever known.
We will be weaving Austen’s words with contemporary songs, specifically music from the 1980’s “New Romanticism” movement in Britain. The music will be performed by the actors and woven into the narrative in an attempt to further explore the juxtaposition of Austen’s time and place of 18th century England with that of more modern romantic ideals, exploring how these worlds intersect.
May 10-12 2013 at the Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC
“We have neither of us anything to tell; you, because you communicate, and I, because I conceal nothing” ~Marianne Dashwood