The Unplugging

In the future, only the past can save you.

In the Arts Club Theatre’s upcoming production of The Unplugging, two women (Jenn Griffin and Margo Kane) seek shelter in a freezing, desolate landscape of post-apocalyptic Canada, relying solely on one another for survival. To their surprise, they begin to thrive, reviving the skills for living off the land that were taught to them by their elders. But their hard-won peace is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a charismatic young man (Anton Lipovetsky), whose very presence threatens their existence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Prominent in Canadian Aboriginal theatre, playwright Yvette Nolan has worked in various capacities across the country. Between 1998 and 2001, she served as the president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She was also the former Managing Artistic Director of Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts, a premier Aboriginal theatre company. Nolan’s body of work encompasses over a dozen plays, the majority dealing with either female or Aboriginal subjects and the thorny, complex issues surrounding them. Her best-known work is Annie Mae’s Movement (1999).
“I had the pleasure of working as a dramaturg for Yvette at The Banff Centre’s Playwrights Colony in 2010. We further developed the show during our ReACT: New Plays in Progress reading series later that year,” according to Rachel Ditor, Literary Manager at the Arts Club. “It’s an honour to premiere this play here. The Unplugging is deceptive in its simplicity, there’s a comfortable ease in its warmth and humour. But Yvette is sly, because all the while she’s taking us somewhere unexpected. The story inspires a kind of theatricality in its staging that director Lois Anderson understood immediately.”

The Unplugging stars Jenn Griffin, Margo Kane, Anton Lipovetsky and is directed by Lois Anderson.

The Unplugging
Dates: October 11 to November 3
Venue: Revue Stage, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: $25 and $35, including taxes and fees; available either online or by phoning 604.687.1644

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