2014 The Misunderstanding
by Albert Camus, presented by Lester Trips Theatre
A contemporary Greek tragicomedy; an animalistic rendering of Camus’ Absurd implodes in a wasted town with more suicides than sunny days.
Spend the evening at an inn run by Martha, a stunted spinster still living with her Mother as her 20’s wave goodbye. She’s taken to drugging well-off guests, emptying their pockets, and throwing their bodies into the river. With every interaction distorted by malfunctioning technology, awkward situations and dire consequences emerge when a familiar stranger takes a room at the inn. The Misunderstanding examines the repercussions of hiding your intentions and suppressing your desires.
A phantasmagorical, butoh-infused theatrical experience. Cold tea will be served.
Lester Trips (Theatre) is an independent Toronto-based collective of theatre artists dedicated to the creation of original work in bold, visceral forms of physical theatre. Through playful creations that teeter on the edge of the grotesque, Lester investigates moral conundrums that surround our collective relationship to desire, consumption, and personal identity.
September 4-6, 11-13 (Thursday-Saturday) 8:00pm
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79 St. George Street, Toronto ON M5S 3L8
Tickets: $15, Student/Artsworker: $10
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By Albert Camus
Adapted by Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton
Directed by Lauren Gillis
Performed by Alaine Hutton and Justin Miller
Translated by Graham Ley
Movement Coaching Denise Fujiwara
Lighting Design Linn Oyen Farley
Set Design Michelle Tracey
Costume Design Amanda Wong
Sound Design Wesley Mckenzie
Stage Management Joey Condello