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The Full Light of Day (Work in Progress Showing)

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On January 30 at 6pm at the Vancouver Playhouse, as the culmination of two-week experimentation + development process, we will be sharing glimpses at the content and ideas generated to-date.

We would be honoured if you would join us on this evening.

This will not be running through an early draft of a script, but something more rare and special. We will be spilling our toolbox out onto the stage, showing the raw components of the work in its earliest gestation; far before they are cobbled and stitched together into a final vision.

Work-in-Development Showing

A new creation written by Daniel Brooks,

co-created and directed by Kim Collier.

An essential look at some crucial choices facing modern households – how to live, love and die in a world in transition. ‘The Full Light of Day’ is a provocative live film/theatre experiment for the stage and premieres at the Vancouver Playhouse in January 2019.


THE FULL LIGHT OF DAY
world premiere 2019


An essential look at some crucial choices facing modern households - how to live, love and die in a world in transition. The Full Light of Day is a provocative live film/theatre experiment for the stage and premieres at the Vancouver Playhouse in January 2019.


Writer/Co-Creator: Daniel Brooks
Co-Creator/Director: Kim Collier
Writer/Editor/VR Film: Kevin Kerr
Lighting Design: Michael Walton
Set Design: Julie Fox
Original Compositions: Peter Allen
Director of Photography: Brian Johnson
Video and Projection Design: Jamie Nesbitt
Costume Design: Nancy Bryant
Sound Design: Brian Linds
Featuring
Jillian Fargey, Dean Paul Gibson, Hiro Kanagawa, Jim Mezon, Gabrielle Rose, Haig Sutherland, Nigel Shawn Williams, Jenny Young and others.


THE STORY


The hero of this story is Mary, the ageing matriarch of the family. She has enjoyed her life, has lived well, has been good, voted liberal, and acted honourably as a Canadian citizen.
However, something is wrong. She is beginning to understand the criminality that has created the financial wealth and privilege in her life, and she is morally horrified. She discovers in the final movement of the play that she is dying. In desperation, in a final act, she rebels.

The story is of a family in which the sins of the patriarch are visited on the rest of the family. The children of this family are all touched by the father's choices; all complicit with the
criminality at the core of their privilege. But this is also a story about an elderly couple who love each other very much. The story looks carefully at the nature of that tender love. The Full Light of Day takes place in a world of finance and real estate. It’s a contemporary story of our cities, and will increasingly be the story of our land, as individuals struggle to find a tiny space to live. Who has the power over the land? Most Canadians’ are not ignorant to the rapacious destructiveness of global capitalism. However, we are complicit, because the cost of rebellion is terrifying. The greatest virtue displayed by Mary in the final act is one of courage.

Albert Camus wrote that we humans are separated from each other, our lives are meaningless, we cannot influence our fate, and when we die our individual being will be obliterated. And yet one of the only coherent philosophical responses to this absurdity is revolt. In refusing to die enslaved to the corruptions and moral compromises of her time, Mary aspires to a higher form of human nature, refusing any identity but that of a free human being.


Commissioned by the National Arts Centre. Development and Producing Partner Banff Centre for Creativity. Official Development and Producing Partners BMO. and Canada Council for the Arts through the New Chapter program, VR partner: University of Victoria, Creative BC, Province of BC.

Electric Company Theatre acknowledges the generous ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of BC and City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

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