We are beyond excited to be presenting the world premiere of this darkly twisted theatrical treat by award-winning playwright Meg Braem (pictured).
The Resurrectionists is a macabre and darkly humorous 19th Century coming-of-age tragi-romance about ambition, dissection and other curious intrigues.
Kingston, Ontario. 1869.
Magda, stubbornly ambitious and desperate for an education in an era when women were ineligible for university enrolment, disgusted by the impending doom of an arranged marriage to a breathtakingly dull fellow, and suffocating under the oppressive weight of circumstance, strikes a dangerous deal with William, a first-year medical student she catches illicitly collecting his own lab materials in the dead of night.
A clandestine friendship soon develops as their secret trysts propel them towards a seemingly inevitable demise.
Or do they?
Dates and Venues
Oct 6-16, 2021 Wed-Sat 7pm
Yukon Arts Centre
October 20, 7pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre
October 23, 7pm Globe Theatre Atlin
October 27, 7pm Haines Junction Convention Centre
October 29 & 30, 7pm KIAC Dawson City
Production funded by: The Canada Council for the Arts, Government of Yukon - Arts Fund, Lotteries Yukon, City of Whitehorse, Yukon Arts Centre and @YAC Residency Program
Tour funded by: Lotteries Yukon, Government of Yukon - Touring Artist Fund, The Canada Council for the Arts - Arts Across Canada, Yukon Arts Centre, KIAC, Town of Watson Lake, Explore Atlin (Globe Theatre), Haines Junction Jam
Community supporters: Northern Vision Development, Bombay Peggy's, Atlin Cabin and Houseboat Rentals, Raven's Rest Inn, Whitehorse Motors/Budget Car Rentals
Pictured: Meg Braem, playwright
Meg Braem: Playwright
Brian Dooley: Director
Kathleen Weiss: Dramaturge
Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Ben Charland - William
Eric Epstein** - George
Calvin Laveck** - Andrew
James McCullough - Dr. Hade
Roy Neilson -Tom
Alita Powell - Magda
Michael Rolfe** - Officer Tompkins
Set/Props Design: Linda Leon
Assistant Set Design: Blake Lapine
Lighting Design and Technical Direction: Katherine Kellner*
Costume Design: Kaori Torigai and Audrey Sawyer
Music Composition and Sound Design: Matthew Lien
Artistic Executive Producer: Katherine McCallum
Associate Producer: Simone Kitchen
Stage Manager: Evan Stepanian
Assistant Stage Manager: John Dagostin
Production Assistant: Ella Peschke
* Katherine Kellner appears courtesy of a generous contribution from the Yukon Arts Centre
** Appears courtesy of Canadian Actor's Equity Association
Larrikin Entertainment Ensemble acknowledges that we are uninvited guests living and working within the
traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.
We honour and respect the history, culture and languages of the First Peoples of these beautiful lands.
We acknowledge the truth of Canada's historical atrocities, and ongoing decimation of the land, languages and cultures of the First Nations of
Turtle Island, and we are grateful for their stewardship, grace and strength despite the pain they have endured.
Larrikin Entertainment is committed to working and learning with open hearts and minds, and creating theatre that is meaningful to,
and inclusive of, First Nations artists, theatre practitioners and audiences.
Shäẁ níthän. Kwäǹ äs̀ chis. Gunalchîsh. Mahsi cho.
Merci. Thank you!