DART Mainstages in 2010-11:

Department of Dramatic Arts




DART Mainstages in 2010-11:

in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre at Brock University

Phèdre

Written by Jean Racine
Translated by Ted Hughes

Directed by Virginia Reh
Designed by David Vivian

February 17, 18, 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Student Matinee: Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

The myth of Phèdre is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. Believing her absent husband Theseus to be dead, the Queen confesses her obsession for stepson Hippolytus, thus entering a nightmare world and spinning a tale of passion that unwinds with disastrous consequences.

Held at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, call the Centre for the Arts Box Office, 905-688-5550, ext. 3257 for tickets.
Adult $15 / Seniors $12 / Students $12 / Groups $10 / eyeGo $5
Presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts.

High School teachers and Educators: A description of the play and the performance is available for download (3 mb, PDF). Subjects include: The Play, Artistic Direction, Curriculum Ties, Student Matinee Booking, Study Guide/School Outreach.

Phèdre: A Primer, is an introduction to our production, prepared by our Dramaturge and Fourth Year DART student, Spencer Smith. Included are:
1) Collaboration, 2) Play Synopsis, 3) Director’s Notes, 4) Scenographer’s Notes, 5) The Playwright: Jean-Baptiste Racine, 6) The Translator: Ted Hughes, 7) Family Tree, 8) The Myths: Theseus, Phaedra, and Hippolytus, 9) The Labyrinth of Lexicon: People and Places, 10) The Many Faces of Phaedra, 11) Dramaturge’s Notes, 12) List of Figures, 13) Bibliography.

Download your PDF copy of Phèdre: A Primer (PDF, 16.1 MB)

 photos from the media shoot, by David Vivian.
click on the photo for a high-res version.

Kasey Dunn as Phèdre (in blue), Emma Bulpin as Aricia,
Eric Frank as Hippolytus.

article in the Brock News
article in the Brock Press 

 BROCK TV video: click to play

Professor Virginia Reh speaks about life in theatre and the production of Phedre that was performed by students of DART in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre in 2011. Video interview from the series University People by BROCK TV.


 

Phedre

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Blood Relations

Written by Sharon Pollock

Directed by Danielle Wilson
Designed by Kelly Wolf

November 11, 12, 13, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Student Matinee: Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

"Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks..." In June of 1893, Lizzie Borden stood trial for the brutal murders of her father and stepmother, thus inspiring the popular children's rhyme. Borden was acquitted but the crime was never solved. So did she, or didn't she?

Held at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, call the Centre for the Arts Box Office, 905-688-5550, ext. 3257 for tickets.
Adult $15 / Seniors $12 / Students $12 / Groups $10 / eyeGo $5
Presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts.

Please see the MEDIA RELEASE

High School teachers and Educators: A description of the play and the performance is available for download (3 mb, PDF). Subjects include: The Play, Artistic Direction, Curriculum Ties, Student Matinee Booking, Study Guide/School Outreach.

Blood Relations: A Primer, is an introduction to our production, written by our Dramaturge and Fourth Year DART student, Spencer Smith. Included are: 1. Production Synopsis; 2. Lizzie Borden: The Legend; 3. Veins of Blood Relations; 4. Director’s Notes; 5. Sharon Pollock: The Playwright; 6. Collaboration; 7. List of Figures; 8. Bibliography.

Download your PDF copy of Blood Relations: A Primer (PDF, 10.3 MB)

Blood Relations