A single mother of two young girls remarries in a match that deeply disrupts the family beneath the surface. Is her silence a result of ignorance, or well meaning complicity? Inspired by painting “Gift of Saffron” by Janine Evans (below).
STYLE / FORM
Theatre. Linear Narrative. Allegory.
predatory resource depletion of Cote D’Ivoire by international ‘allies’
Playwright: DM St. Bernard
Dramaturge: Isaac Thomas, Keira Loughran
Directors: Isaac Thomas (Toronto), Kristen Nixon (Calgary), Clare Preuss (Toronto, Stratford)
Actors: Ash Knight, Miranda Edwards, Karen Robinson, Sabryn Rock (2008); Helen Knight, Joleen Ceraldi and Jillian Daniel (2009), Neema Bickersteth, Virgilia Griffith, Karen Robinson (2013)
- Production: by Body Theatre for Summerworks Festival, Toronto, 2013
- Staged reading: by Body Theatre at Springworks Festival, Stratford, 2013
- Presented at Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival, Calgary, 2009
- Reading: Obsidian Theatre’s Mussgorsky Project, Toronto, 2008
PICTURED: cast of Sage Theatre performance. L-R: Jillian Daniel, Helen Knight, Joleen Ceraldi