Understudy Reading in Support of Together Halifax

Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 8pm

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Come join us for a reading of Understudy by Gillian Clark, winner of the Audience Choice Award at this year's Queer Acts Theatre Festival. 

All proceeds from this event benefit Together Halifax (https://www.gofundme.com/togetherhalifax), a group of friends working in partnership with ISANS and raising money to welcome a refugee family to Halifax. 

Doors open at 7pm. There will be drinks, snacks, a reading of the play starting at 8pm, and a chance to mingle afterwards. No doubt there will also be a 50/50 draw and door prizes and there will definitely be string cheese - just go with it.

Written and read Gillian Clark, Understudy is a hilarious yet hard hitting one act about a nine year old boy named Dylan. He is on a journey of self acceptance through the rehearsal process of his school’s Christmas Pageant, but he has clearly been miscast as Sheep #11/ Wiseman #1 Understudy. 

Taking cues from his actor mother, Dylan uses performance as a safe way of expressing his most difficult feelings by reimagining Blanche Dubois, Shakespearean Sonnets, Medea and the history of the Castrati as only a nine year old could. Understudy considers important questions about gender identity, but it is predominantly about the extremes we go to in search of love. The show also features string cheese, Shakira, and sequins.

The Company House

2202 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS B3K1C3

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