Observatory Mansions

Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 6pm - Sun, May 2, 2021 at 11:45pm

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Closed Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Watch On Demand

The Villains Theatre returns to the virtual stage
with the world premiere of

Based on the novel Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey
Adapted and Directed by Dan Bray

In the particular yet hauntingly recognizable world of Observatory Mansions, a group of isolated apartment-dwellers are shocked when their silent decaying entropy is disrupted by a new tenant.

Based on Edward Carey’s celebrated 2000 novel, Observatory Mansions centres on a group of recluses living alone together in an ancestral home-turned-slum building. A new tenant’s unexpected arrival ushers in an age of upheaval, forever altering the estranged residents and bringing forbidden secrets to light. Against a backdrop of decay, isolation, and urban development, the story explores the weight of memory, the struggle for human connection, and the potential of transformation.

Laura Bain as Anna Tap
Burgandy Code as Mother
Pasha Ebrahimi as Porter
Colleen MacIsaac as Francis Orme
Linda Meian as Twenty
Ryan Rogerson as Father
Jeff Schwager as Peter Bugg
Julia Williams as Claire Higg

Written and Directed by Dan Bray
Assistant Direction and Movement by Rebecca Wolfe
Stage Management by Olivia Rankin
Production Management by Colleen MacIsaac
Technical Direction by Matt Downey
Set Design by Katrin Whitehead
Props Assistance by Patricia Vinluan
Sound Design by Jenny Trites
Costumes by Noella Murphy
Lighting Design by Vicky Williams
Makeup Design by Madeleine Tench
Fight Direction by Karen Bassett
Intimacy Direction by Samantha Wilson
Accessibility Coordination and Described Audio by Sara Graham
Sight Loss Consultation by Laura Bain, Bernard Bessette, Phillipa Colman, and Milena Khazanavicius
ASL Interpretation by Rhonda Kaassamani, River Barrett, Sydney Pakosh, Carri-Ann Blunden, Shayleen Budden, and Ellie Bernard-Wesson.

For more info, visit villainstheatre.com

Virtual show!