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McMaster HPS Presents: Simon Says

Today on #Morningfile, we continued our weekly segment about McMaster’s Honour Performance Series.

This weeks performance is “Simon Says” written and directed by Hannah Bickle, Jesse Horvath, Hanah Itner and Julie Lane.

Hear more from director Jesse Horvath on today’s Morningfile, by downloading the podcast here under “programming.”

A reminder that all HPS shows are completely FREE!

Simon Says:
An Original Play by Hannah Bickle, Jesse Horvath, Hanah Itner and Julie Lane.
March 20 – 21, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m..
Robinson Memorial Theatre – CNH 103.

Simon Says is a production that outlines the common human struggle of maintaining one’s sense of identity as he or she moves through the various steps of life. In a society obsessed with grooming for success, and with very specific rules for how to achieve that success, it is easy for a person to become trapped within the rigid processes that are laid out for us at an early age. The protagonist is one who has done just that and in doing so has abandoned the qualities in him that make him who he is. Simon Says posits the notion that the widely accepted model of a successful person, and the steps taken to attain that position, do not favour many learning styles and can cause a person to neglect their passions and dreams. Using physicality and intense visual imagery, Simon Says creates a beautiful world of imagination and expression that stands in opposition to the life of monotony that many people become trapped within.


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