We Are the Body at Pacific Theatre Vancouver


I'm happy to share that my post-War play We Are the Body will be performed at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver this June.

The production is an abridged performance of the full length play and will be produced by Stone's Throw Productions, the apprenticeship program of the storied Pacific Theatre.

Performance Dates are:

  • June 20
  • June 21
  • June 22

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2VAKoIS

About the play

We Are the Body by Andrew Kooman

SYNOPSIS:

Imprisoned in solitary confinement behind the Iron Curtain of post-war Romania, Elsie’s only companions are two other prisoners she cannot touch or see, tortured like Elsie for their beliefs.

As they tap out messages in Morse code from the confines of their lonely cells, the unseen companions trigger memories from her former life, especially her love affair before the war. Past and present collide as Elsie tries to imagine a future without torture or faith.

CRITICAL PRAISE

“Andrew Kooman’s We Are the Body is a thoughtful, harrowing drama…. It all has the ring of authentic truth to it….The cast turn in powerful performances.”

— Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald

We Are the Body couldn’t be more relevant and unsettling”

— Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun

“Rewarding, moving… delightful!” 

— Theatre critic Colette Kehler

We Are the Body by Andrew Kooman

The lyrical, intense script delivered an emotion-packed evening of theatre.” 

— Red Deer Advocate

“Waldschmidt clearly has a way with actors – Bratton, McIver and Pattengale are all exceptional….Pattengale, in particular, is outstanding.”

— Red Deer Express

We Are the Body by Andrew Kooman

 

Learn more about the play and its production history here.

 

** Publicity images from Stone's Throw Productions **


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