The Children runs May 9 – 19 at The Bus Stop Theatre

banner_no textKeep Good (Theatre) Company is proud to produce the Atlantic Canadian premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children.

“At our time of life we simply cannot deal with this shit.”

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

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“A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work…. Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.”

Paul Taylor, The Independent

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“This is sci-fi kitted out with real people, real dilemmas, real scope.”

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

TICKETS

Tickets are available in advance on a Pay What You Can basis via TicketHalifax. If the amounts listed are not accessible to you, or you would like to pay in cash, please email karen.e.gross@gmail.com.

Tickets at the door will be $30 general or $20 underwaged.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Each performance also features an opening act. See full details here.

8 pm Thursday May 9 (Preview)
8 pm Friday May 10 (Opening Night)
8 pm Saturday May 11
2 pm Sunday May 12
8 pm Tuesday May 14
8 pm Wednesday May 15
8 pm Thursday May 16
8 pm Friday May 17
8 pm Saturday May 18
2 pm Sunday May 19

TEAM

Laura Vingoe-Cram, director

Martha Irving as Hazel
Mauralea Austin as Rose
Lee J. Campbell as Robin

Stephen Osler, set designer
Patricia Vinluan, set design assistant
Vicky Williams, lighting designer
Tori Morrison, sound designer
Andrea Ritchie, costume designer
Veronique MacKenzie, choreographer

Patricia Vinluan, production manager
Christine Oakey, stage manager
Karen Gross, producer
Rena Thomas, associate producer and videographer
Justin Thomas, graphic designer

THANKS

Keep Good (Theatre) Company gratefully acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia that makes this project possible.

This production takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

As a settler-run organization Keep Good (Theatre) Company is committed to participating in reconciliation efforts. During the run of The Children, we encourage you to attend the screening of The Water Protector’s Journey and Q & A with filmmaker Eliza Knockwood at 7 pm on May 15.

Halifax Auditions – The Children

We are pleased to announce our open call for auditions for the Atlantic Canadian premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children.

Characters:

Rose Gender:  Female Age:  mid sixties  
Rose is an impulsive woman who makes bold choices. She is a breast cancer survivor and former nuclear scientist. British.

 

Hazel Gender:  Female Age:  mid sixties  
Hazel is a fastidious and careful woman who always does the “the right thing” She is a former nuclear scientist. British.

 

Robin Gender:  male Age:  mid sixties  
Robin is married to Hazel. He is a former nuclear scientist who suffers from depression. British.

Click here for details.