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McMaster Theatre: Honour Performance Series, March 13-29.

Over the next few weeks, Wednesday’s at 9:20a.m on CFMU will mean that it’s time to talk theatre.

McMaster theatre that is, as students from the Theatre and Film Studies program will be dropping by Morningfile to talk about their thesis presentations as part of the annual Honours Performance Series.

This years series includes six shows, all of which admission is free.

Tomorrow morning tune in as we chat with the directors from the two productions that launch this week: Lighthouse and Therac 25.

An Original Play by Phil Krusto and Hannah Wayne-Phillips
March 13, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. and March 14, 2014 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Robinson Memorial Theatre – CNH 103

Lighthouse is the story of people trying to survive in a world that is actively fighting their every effort. Ferdinand and Piper have only known a life of darkness and decay, scavenging to survive any way they can. Except Piper sees hope in the form of a hanging rope and a bright light that shines down from it. Where this rope leads is unclear, but it must be better than the life they’ve been living, right? Taking inspiration from absurdist theatre and traditional clowning, Lighthouse presents a world where injustice and despair are as common as dirt, where big ideas and big egos collide, and where the people that live there must fight to build a better and more just world.

Therac 25:
A Play by Adam Pettle. Directed by Zoe Blenkinsop and Graham Caldwell
March 13, 2014 –2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. and March 14, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Robinson Memorial Theatre – CNH 103.

Pettle’s sense of humour and his unflinching honesty puts us on the edge where comedy and tragedy fuse in a dance like fire… One of the most powerful, most liberating experience of live theatre I’ve lived through.” – Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Alan and Moira are young, in love, and facing death. Each with their own story, their own sickness and their own fears, they meet in the corridors of the Princess Margret Hospital. A chance meeting starts a kindred friendship where they explore the limits of their mortality. This is a play about two young people whose lives have been interrupted by disease that NOW Magazine calls “Edgy and moving… filled with humour and tenderness.”

Learn more about the Honours Performance Series here, and tune in tomorrow 9:20a.m for all things HPS!


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