After school. Parent-teacher night. A confrontation in a real classroom in a real school. What firecrackers will be set off and what secrets will you learn?
Pi Theatre presents Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets, an intimate after-school drama you won’t soon forget. Written by Toronto playwright Jordi Mand, Between the Sheets, is an intimate after-school drama that takes place in a real classroom at Admiral Seymour Elementary in Vancouver where you’ll witness a parent-teacher interview. It’s a nails-on-chalkboard lesson in fiction meets reality.
Drive to the school as the characters would have done. Park in the school parking lot and walk into the building as you might in the course of your normal lives. Feel the tangible presence of young children that were sitting at their desks just hours ago. Experience a novel kind of dramatic tension as the story plays out directly in front of you.
This intense modern work explores issues around the role of the education system in child rearing and the tensions between motherhood and career, while taking its cue from classic stories of love and desire. “Think Ibsen for long-range technique; Strindberg for short-haul intensity; and, for kinship of setting and subject, David Mamet’s Oleanna” – Robert Cushman The National Post.
The creative team is honed to a razor’s edge. Caitriona Murphy and Stephanie Moroz star, with Richard Wolfe directing. Lighting designer extraordinaire Alan Brodie takes on a new role as Assistant Director. Wolfe and Brodie share the production design duties. Marijka Brusse is the Stage Manager.
Between the Sheets
When: March 14 – 26, 2014
Where: Admiral Seymour Elementary School, 1130 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Advance tickets available