February 15 – March 1, 2014
Great Hall Black Box Theatre, 1087 Queen St. West
PREVIEWS Feb 15 and 18, 7.30PM; Feb 16, 2PM
OPENING Feb 19, 7.30PM
SHOWS Feb 20 – Mar 1: EVENING PERFORMANCES 7.30PM; SAT-SUN MATINEES 2PM
STUDENT MATINEE Feb 26; 2PM
This new international collaboration lead by Dora award-winning director Soheil Parsa (The Lesson, 2012) will engage the audience in a hypnotic, hard-hitting and at times irreverent look at one of life’s most fundamental and elusive themes.
On an empty stage defined only by light and sound, three dancers and two actors enact stories that examine how forgiveness affects our lives, from the historical conflicts between civilizations to the simple personal tragedies that touch the essence of the human experience.
Forgiveness: a theatrical poem is conceived by Canada’s Modern Times Stage Company and Denmark’s Don*Gnu and co-produced in association with Denmark’s Bora Bora Dance and Visual Theatre, Laboratoriet, and Toronto’s Dreamwalker Dance Company.
Forgiveness is a value, a virtue, a state of being, a process and a choice that touches all of us profoundly. Whether it be someone taking our seat on the subway or a terrible betrayal that changes life irrevocably, the ability to understand the redeeming potential and (potential) contradictions of forgiveness makes us who we are. Experience Forgiveness: a theatrical poem in 2014 with Modern Times.
Direction: Soheil Parsa
Writers: Soheil Parsa, Barbara Simonsen, Peter Farbridge
Performers: Andrea Nann, Peter Farbridge, Jannik Elkaer Nielsen, Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen, Stavroula Logothettis
Designers: Thomas Ryder Payne (Sound); Angela Thomas (Costume); Michelle Ramsay (Lighting); Lindsay Anne Black (Set)