After a sell-out run at the 2014 Toronto Fringe, good old neon is thrilled to announce the remount of their controversial production of Potosí. Potosí will be the first of four plays presented as part of good old neon's inaugural 2015/2016 season. Written and directed by Alexander Offord, the production will be presented with a re-worked script in the intimate Studio 109 at Artscape Youngplace.
The story follows a young emissary from a Canadian mining corporation sent to a remote country to investigate reports of sexual violence at the mine. As ethnic civil war breaks out, she is taken hostage at gunpoint by a former miner. A psychological game of cat-and-mouse ensues in this darkly funny parable on colonialism, gender, and greed.
WARNING: Sexual violence, graphic content, and mature themes.
Additionally, in lieu of the controversy around the play's original production, good old neon has invited guest artists/colleagues to moderate post-show discussions after each performance surrounding the various topics of the play. The audience is invited to stay post-show and participate in this forum. Stay tuned for details on our guest moderators and the themes for each discussion.
Written and Directed by: Alexander Offord
Stage Management: Katy Jones
Set & Costume Design: Rachel Forbes
Lighting Design: Claire Hill
Produced by: Alexander Offord, Matt Pilipiak, & Nicole Wilson.
November 4 - 21, 2015
Week 1: Wednesday November 4 - Saturday November 7, 8:00pm
Week 2: Monday November 9, Wednesday November 11, Friday November 13, & Saturday November 14, 8:00pm
Week 3: Monday November 16, Wednesday November 18 - Satrday November 21, 8:00pm
good old neon is a Toronto based theatre performance company committed to investigating moral, political, and social paradoxes by integrating avant-garde aesthetics with traditional story telling. Its core members are Alexander Offord (Co-Artistic Director), Nicole Wilson (Co-Artistic Director), and Matt Pilipiak (Artistic Producer). For more information about our inaugural 2015/2016 season please visit www.goodoldneon.ca
Artscape Youngplace, Flex Studio 109 (View)
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|