A Queer Trial

April 14, 2017


 

A new play by Jennifer Wise
April 14, 2017 at 2pm & 4pm
Preview: April 13 at 6pm

A site-specific play
in Bastion Square

In 1860, two successive Victoria juries effectively acquitted an openly gay man of sodomy charges, the first jury preferring to spend a night in jail themselves sooner than agree on a guilty verdict.The production is a culmination of THEA 311, a course about creating site-specific theatre, directed by UVic theatre alumnus Matthew Payne, who is also the Artistic Producer of Theatre SKAM. Join UVic theatre students as they musically and dramatically reenact this surprisingly inspiring event from Victoria’s early colonial history—on the very site where it occurred.

This is a FREE outdoor performance. Please arrive early and meet in Bastion Square near the entrance of the former BC Maritime Museum. Space is limited. For further information contact the Department of Theatre at (250) 721-7991.

 

 

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