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Four Sisters

Produced by PARADIGM PRODUCTIONS
Part of Luminato Festival

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
June 11–15, 2019

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Time erodes as a family of women struggle to survive a plague in a shifting political landscape in the culmination of The Empire trilogy, a story that defies the past and howls for the future.

Sarah, a former madam, is 279 years old. She has defied Death, survived the toppling of regimes and centuries of war. When a mysterious plague breaks out, she is forced to relocate to a quarantined zone with her four young wards—girls who have been orphaned by the women she once employed. When a strange doctor arrives and discovers the girls are plague-positive, Sarah must choose between treating the girls with an experimental, new drug or no treatment at all.

Four Sisters culminates Susanna Fournier’s critically-acclaimed trilogy, The Empire, and also stands on its own as a single riveting play. Chronicling 500 years of the rise and fall of an empire, these works crash into today’s world, disrupting ideas of theatrical realism, history, and civilization.

Four Sisters shifts between narrative and movement, darkness and light, through the synthesis of Fournier’s provocative text and direction and Amanda Acorn’s choreography. Join a stellar ensemble of women, including Beatriz Pizano, Claudia Moore, Ximena Huizi, and Krystina Bojanowski, as they hurtle you into a fractured world, where grief and injustice provoke a cry for revolution.

Supported by
The William and Nona Heaslip Family Foundation

Four Sisters is commissioned by Luminato.
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

CREDITS
WRITER & DIRECTOR Susanna Fournier
CHOREOGRAPHER Amanda Acorn
PRODUCER Alison Wong
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Kaitlin Hickey and Christopher Ross-Ewart in collaboration with Susanna Fournier

PERFORMANCE DATES
Approximate run time: 120 Minutes
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 8:00PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 8:00PM
Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 8:00PM
Friday, June 14, 2019 – 8:00PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 8:00PM