Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Closing Oct 13: 4.48 Psychosis (with Alexa Devine)

Remember Alexa Devine, who was nominated for a Jessie for her outstanding work in GRACE this spring? You may have heard her talk about her experience working with Pacific Theatre at our Living Dreams event in June. Well, she's mounted a production with her husband Sean that's getting rave reviews. Anything but a feel-good piece, but definitely worth making the effort to see...


“4.48 Psychosis is an hour-long rant from the darkest
corners of a deeply depressed mind…Haunting and
violently lyrical...A scorching text.”
PETER BIRNIE - THE VANCOUVER SUN

“Colleen Wheeler proves again that she’s the best
dramatic actress in Vancouver. No one does despair
better…Alexa Devine and Sean Devine successfully
convey terrible, abject pain.”
JERRY WASSERMAN - THE PROVINCE

“With great conviction, each performer gives a
gut-wrenching variation on suicidal behavior. Sean
Devine and Alexa Devine offer moments of stark horror.
Colleen Wheeler is consistently embedded in the depths
of misery.”
PETER BIRNIE - THE VANCOUVER SUN

"4.48 Psychosis claws its way right into the mind of
the clinically depressed...The intensity of this piece
is almost unbearable."
JO LEDINGHAM - THE COURIER


4.48 Psychosis
by Sarah Kane
directed by Mindy Parfitt
with Alexa Devine, Sean Devine and Colleen Wheeler

Until October 13 (8pm)
FIVE SHOWS LEFT
2-for-1 Matinee Saturday October 13 @ 2pm


"4.48 Psychosis" is the harrowing journey through one
woman's mind as she struggles with sanity and her will to live. The Daily Telegraph referred to the play as "an act of artistic heroism...a masterpiece of emotional and mental anxiety." Time Out Magazine said that "it's so dangerously beautiful that it all but leaves a bruise." Sarah Kane is one the originators of the UK's "in-yer-face" theatre movement, and is widely known today as one of the last generation's most innovative and controversial dramatists.

From the company that produced "You Are Here" and "The Darling Family"

Firehall Arts Centre / 280 East Cordova
Tickets $20/$16 / Box Office 604 689-0926

www.horseshoesandhandgrenades.ca

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