Thursday, 4 October 2012

Keyano Theatre Company Exposes its First Play of the 2012-2013 TELUS 4-PLAY Drama Series

For immediate release
October 3, 2012

Extremities expected to hit audiences with a razor sharp tension never before seen on the Keyano Theatre Stage.

Keyano Theatre Company exposes its first play of the 2012-2013 TELUS 4-PLAY Drama Series on October 12. Be prepared for a theatrical shocker as an attempted rape turns into a twisted test of wills and a shattering conclusion. Exploring the nature of violence and the power of secrets, audiences are sure to be affected in a way that will last long after the play ends.

Paul Gelineau returns to Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre as the Director/Fight Director for Extremities written by William Mastrosimone. He served as Artistic Director of Keyano Theatre from 1999-2008 and has directed numerous Keyano Theatre productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, Strangers Among Us and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“This is a very difficult play to do, and at times a difficult play to watch. Violence against women is a devastating occurrence and sadly continues to challenge our society every day,” says Gelineau.
Raw, torturous, spine-tingling, Mastrosimone's Extremities takes you to the edge and dangles you upside down. “In this production we hope to bring to light the emotional, intellectual and societal challenges surrounding female victimization, and how some have to cope. This is not a work of fiction; it is a study in how a victim is created, how it changes them and what some do to survive.”  Gelineau explained.
According to Statistics Canada, over one in ten Canadian women say they have been stalked by someone in a way that made them fear for their life. Extremities tells the story about how three women survive an attack and how they are changed forever. This is a story to help us challenge the issues openly. This is story about fighting back.

Extremities opens Friday, October 12 at 8.p.m with a special post-show champagne reception catered by the Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre. The play also runs October 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m.Rated R for violence and nudity and coarse language

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For more information, please contact:
Misty Oakes
Marketing Coordinator, Arts & Special Events
Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
Keyano College

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