The Josephine Knot
SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI
By Meg Braem
Produced by Theatre BOMBUS
Preserving the Past and the Ties that Bind
Twenty-five-year-old Samantha and her father travel home for the wake of her grandmother, Baba. In and about Baba’s hoards of knickknacks and preserves – jars of pickled everything, from potatoes and onions to watermelon and cantaloupe – Samantha wades through long-forgotten relatives and personal family memories, discovering anew the ties that bind. Often considered the perfect knot, the Josephine knot joins two ropes together as one.
The Josephine Knot was the winner of “The News,” Playwrights Theatre Centre’s search for exceptional young playwrights, Intrepid Theatre’s “Petri Dish” new play award and nominated for best new play by the Victoria critics “Spotlight Award.”
“…given Braem’s canny ear for dialogue and the unpretentious sense of reality seen in Amiel Gladstone’s direction… Josephine avoids the obvious trappings of family feuds and instead sifts through the emotional debris resulting when a family’s matriarch finally falls.”
From Belfry’s Festival ’08
October 15– 24, 2009
Public Previews @ 8pm: October 13 & 14
Evenings @ 8pm: October 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Matinee @ 2pm: Saturday, October 24 with Sign Language Interpretation
FREE Pre-Show lecture: October 16 at 7 pm
Join Janet Munsil, Artistic Director and Festival Producer of Intrepid Theatre, who’s “Petri Dish” program assists in the development of new plays. Playwright Meg Braem was the recipient of this award. Janet will discuss the implications of recent funding cuts to the development of new theatre. Free and open to everyone, including those with play tickets on alternate evenings.
Sign Language Interpretation: International Deaf interpreter Nigel Howard and Victoria hearing interpreter Mary Warner will provide sign language interpretation for the October 24, Saturday matinee at 2pm.
Box Office: Opens October 7 2008 , Call: 250.721.8000
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Seating Plan: Roger Bishop
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Cast & Creative
Director: Amiel Gladstone
Set & Costume Designer: Megan Newton
Lighting Designer: Michael Franzman
Stage Managers: Rebecca Mulvihill and Amanda Verhagen