"Completely outside of the box" - The Globe and Mail
"Brilliantly directed and acted" - Huffington Post
"Another Africa is a moving look at today's global society," said Matthew Jocelyn, Artistic & General Director of Canadian Stage. "Volcano Theatre has created an exciting and vital piece of theatre that will engage audiences on an important subject with humour and depth."
International writing at its best and high-tech staging come together in a sharp-witted and entertaining look at the relationship between Africa and the West. Canadian Stage presents two plays from Volcano Theatre’s highly acclaimed The Africa Trilogy.
Tickets from $22 to $99 are available online, by phone at 416.368.3110 or in person at the box office. Discount tickets are available through the Sun Life Financial Arts Accessibility Program. For details visit www.canadianstage.com.
By Jean Genet
Translated by Martin Crimp
Directed by Brendan Healy
Starring Diane DAquila, Ron Kennell and Maria Ricossa
Production Designer Julie Fox
Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell
Music and Sound Design Richard Feren
1933. French police find Madame Lancelin and her daughter face down, in their living room, mutilated. Upstairs, two maids are found naked, huddled together in one of two single beds. Their motive: self-defense against an abusive mistress. This true story was the inspiration for queer iconoclast Jean Genet's masterpiece. A powerful statement against servitude, this psychosexual thriller is brought to you by the team behind last season's award-winning production of Sarah Kane's Blasted.