Ghost River Theatre
The iconic Factory Theatre in Toronto recently announced their 50th Anniversary - 2019-2020 Season, and Calgary’s Ghost River Theatre is thrilled to be included with their production ONE, which will run April 1-19, 2020. Read the Factory Theatre 50th Anniversary Season announcement in the Toronto Star here!
In curating the upcoming anniversary season, Factory Theatre’s Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino selected “a lineup of new and existing productions that honour the Factory’s past as well as its future.” ONE was last performed at Factory Theatre in 2011 as part of the SummerWorks Performance Festival, and the stunning work has remained a favourite of Aquino’s. For that 2011 run, Ghost River Theatre’s Eric Rose won SummerWorks’ Canadian Stage Award for Best Direction.
A free-association on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, ONE follows the desperate journey of Philistine, an impassioned librarian searching for the love of her life, George, an astronomer who’s been lost at sea. Her devotion takes her beyond the fabric of the living world and into the strange and all-consuming world of the dead—a realm suffused in memory, imagery, sound and fragments of language. Through stunning visual imagery, highly stylized movement, poetic language, and evocative soundscape, ONE delivers an experience that is at once an engaging narrative and a sensory adventure.
ONE will also be performed in Calgary next season and is available for booking.
Playwright Jason Carnew
Director Eric Rose
Set, Light and Costume Designer Snezana Pesic
Starring Amber Borotsik