RCA Presents Offensive to Some by Berni Stapleton
January 24 - January 27
January 24-26, 2019, 8pm. January 27, 2019, 2pm.
There will be a panel discussion after the Friday, January 25 performance.*
Produced by PerSIStence Theatre
Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts
Written by Berni Stapleton
Directed by Ruth Lawrence
Featuring Miranda MacDonald
Stage Management by Jaimie Tait
Lighting Design by Diana Daly
Sound Design by Lori Clarke
Set & Costume Design by Emily Austin
Production Management by Mara Bredovskis
In prison for killing her husband – a man who has abused her for years- her journey as a wife, mother, daughter, but most of all as a woman, is revealed in her interactions with unseen cops and a parade of talk show hosts. Through dark humour, flights of fancy, and dramatic flashbacks that reveal her painful past, an unforgettable and deeply truthful portrait emerges before the audience.
*There will be a panel discussion after the Friday, January 25 performance with Ruth Lawrence (Director of Offensive to Some), Nicole Kieley (NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre), Brenda Grzetic (St. John’s Status of Women’s Council), and will be moderated by Allison Conway (Budden & Associates).