Wild Duck Project
Do you know the tale of The Wild Duck? Four actors and an audience have gathered to see this reimagined play and ask themselves if they can live without telling a lie. Is the bitter truth better than the sweetest lie?
Wild Duck Project is a new experimental adaptation and deconstruction from Henrik Ibsen's cynical play 'The Wild Duck'.
Directed by Brian Postalian
Adapted by Brian Postalian and The Company
Featuring Eliza Martin, Zachary Murphy, Victor Pokinko, and Alex Spyropoulos
December 2 - 13, 2015
Hub14 (14 Markham St)
Producer - Michelle Yagi
Stage Manager - Heather Bellingham
Set and Lighting Designer - Joe Pagnan
Costume Designer - Laura Delchiaro
Associate Designer - Holly Meyer-Dymny
Dramaturge - Adrian Beattie
Artistic Outreach Coordinator- Cornelia Audrey
Poster Design - Jacek Kociolek
In the Wild Duck Project, four actors have gathered to tell the story of The Wild Duck. In the process, they take apart the play and find an uneasy resemblance with their own lives. Through their reimagining of the play, they discover that truth is dead and lies are our sustenance. If they choose to follow the ideals of truth over a life of lies, are they noble or foolish? Each night, they invite an audience to answer this with them and discover why lies are not only useful but necessary in life.
Lit entirely by the actors using four lamps and a set of flashlights, the performance is a mash-up of text from the play, personal testimonials from the performers, remixed classic pop and folks songs, and shadow puppetry. The project asks whether or not human beings can live their lives without telling a single lie.
Wild Duck Project asks if it is truly possible to live free and truthful, and if not, is it so bad to be false?
Support the Project here: bit.ly/WDProject
14 Markham St
Toronto, ON M6J 2G1
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|