Upcoming Production of Fen by Caryl Churchill

Sarasvàti Productions Presents

Fen by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Hope McIntyre

Featuring: Jane Burpee, Livia Dymond, Rhea Fedorchuk, Nan Fewchuk, Lisa Martin, Toni Reimer and Ray Strachan

Rachel Browne Studio
(at Contemporary Dancers, 211 Bannatyne Avenue)
January 23, 27-30 and February 3-6 at 7pm
January 24, 31 and February 7 at 2pm

For tickets and information: 586-2236 www.sarasvati.ca

“A striking, panoramic portrait of superstitious, religion-soaked, and even doom-laden countryside… a powerful, gritty, ultimately political piece.”- The Guardian

Written in 1983, Fen won Caryl Churchill the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Frank Rich asserted that it is “another confirmation that its author possesses one of the boldest theatrical imaginations to emerge in this decade.”

The women tenant farmers of Fen expose family break-ups, domestic abuse, suicide, the back-breaking work of the poor and the indifference of government towards the economically disenfranchised. Several story-lines are scattered through the play, attention jumping from one to another like quick-cuts in a movie documentary. Through it all the despair of the characters is at the forefront as they attempt to find a means of escape.

1 Comment

  1. I also see that you’re doing a lecture on the 31st! http://www.masterplaywrightfest.com/lecture.aspx

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