CanLit lovers, Fringe fans, feminist free-thinkers and history buffs, this one’s for you.
Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays is continuing with its adaptation of Roughing It In the Bush, with Episode 2 onstage at the Heritage Grill on Nov. 7.
The fringe performance series, which runs regularly in the Heritage Grill’s back room, is presenting an ongoing adaptation of the classic memoir by Susanna Moodie – the English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a middle-class Englishwoman moving to Upper Canada in the 1830s.
Her original text is being adapted for interpretation by, and commentary from, a variety of female performers from around the region. For Episode 2, the featured performer will be Tara Travis, an actor, writer and puppeteer who is the co-founder and co-artistic producer of Sticky Fingers Productions.
“With her rich imagery and high stakes adventure, Susanna Moodie’s memoir is beautifully entertaining, and it’s also a tool with which we can unpack our colonial history and start conversations about post-colonialism, reconciliation, immigration and prejudice,” said Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays creative producer, Devon More, in a press release.
More also provides a musical soundscape for the shows.
Episode 3, on Nov. 28, will feature New West resident Natalie Schreiber.
Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays shows are all pay-what-you-can, with showtime at 7 p.m. and doors at 6:30 p.m. You can just drop in, but reservations are recommended at 604-759-0819.