Ghost River Theatre


Created by Jason Carnew | Directed by Eric Rose

Surrender to emotions as big as the ocean and as small as the stars. 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, innovative design, and evocative soundscape, ONE delivers an experience that is at once an engaging narrative and a sensory adventure. Winner of three Betty Mitchell (Calgary Theatre) Awards and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction (2011 SummerWorks Festival, Toronto.)

65 minutes, no intermission | Touring company: 4 actors and 2 crew

Rider available upon request | Inquire about availability


“ONE is visually arresting and full of heart and humanity. Highly recommended.” Robert Crew, Toronto Star 

“...I was left emotionally overwhelmed by the physical depiction of Philistine’s longing and loss.” Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail


Upcoming: April 1-19, 2020, Factory Theatre 50th Anniversary Season (Toronto, ON)

Past: Edmonton International Fringe Festival, International Canoe Festival (Edmonton), Revolutions International Festival (Albuquerque, NM), Ghost River Theatre (Calgary), SummerWorks Theatre Festival (Toronto), Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby), Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival (Victoria)

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Created by: Jason Carnew

Direction: Eric Rose

Sound Design: Matthew Waddell

Set, Costume and Lighting Design: Snezana Pesic

Associate Lighting Design and Stage Management: Lester Lee

Photography: Zachary Ayotte, Marc Chalifoux

Featuring: Amber Borotsik, Cole Humeny, Kristi Gunther-Hansen, Keith Wyatt