Imago Theatre presents

Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist

Featuring 4 re-visioned narratives by 4 award-winning Canadian and international playwrights:

“Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction-is, for women, more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival.”- Adrienne Rich, When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision

Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist is a festival of performances, encounters and exchanges around women who revise known narratives to reclaim Her Side of the Story from the footnotes.
The festival is theatre unplugged; a lab for exchange and an opportunity to explore character, text and story with radical imagination and depth.

The Penelopiad
by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Jen Quinn
October 31 at 8pm
November 5 at 1:30 pm
A revisioning of Homer’s The Odyssey where Odysseus’ wife Penelope and her chorus of maids unearth perspectives that were footnoted in the iconic Greek myth.

The Last Wife
by Kate Hennig
Directed by Tamara Brown
November 1 at 8pm
November 4 at 1:30pm
A contemporary revisioning of history and the reign of King Henry VIII from the perspective of Katherine Parr, Henry’s sixth wife and an instrumental mentor to a young Queen Elizabeth I.

What Happened after Nora Left Her Husband
by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Tinch Minter
Directed by Cristina Cugliandro
November 3 & 4 at 8pm
A revisioning of Ibsen’s plays, A Doll’s House and The Pillars of Society, that explores Nora’s life – her search for freedom and self – in the time after she has left her husband.

Fucking A
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Sophie Gee
November 2 & 5 at 8pm
Centaur 1
A revisioning of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter that tells the story of Hester, a woman branded with an A for her work as an abortionist and a mother willing to sacrifice her life to save her son.

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