May 19, 2010

Lisa Martens' Some Light Undergroun'

A reading of Some Light Undergroun' will be part of the Carol Shields Festival of New Works. It will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, Lisa Martens.

It will take place at the Colin Jackson Studio Theatre, 3rd Floor, Portage Place and will run from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21. There will be an intermission.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Rush seating is in effect.

Some Light Undergroun' is about life after the 2120’s Oil and Water Wars. Rayann’s surrogate family live in a fortified basement in Winnipeg’s North End. Surviving under the government’s radar, these urban insurgents struggle through the details of love, friendship and discipline.

Playwright Lisa Martens was a member of a peace team for 4 years. She now works with recent newcomers to Canada. Martens wrote Some Light Undergroun' to explore themes of peace, violence and community living, and to imagine a possible version of Winnipeg after "peak oil".

Featuring: Rose Condo, Jeremy Bowkett, Nan Fewchuck, Kendra Jones, Tony Hart, Ivan Henwood, Lisa Martin, Ken Rudderham, Joan Suzuki and Claire Therese.

Aikidoka: Jon Hay, Jamie Ducasin, Lisa Martens
Direction by Brenda McLean & Christopher Sobczak

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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