Theatre@York Presents: The Foster Studio Series

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Theatre@York continues its 2016-17 season, Extraordinary Lives: Difference and Ability, with the Foster Studio Series. The series includes the following two shows:

The world premiere performance of a new adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s searing story, "The Yellow Wallpaper", created and directed by MFA candidate Matthew Earnest. Suffering from a psychological disorder that today might be called post-partum depression, Maybe Jane is confined to her bed in a New England farmhouse. She is denied any contact with her new baby, forbidden to write or read, forced to eat a prescribed diet, and compelled to submit to the authority of her family.

"Three Sisters" by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Canadian actor and writer Susan Coyne, directed by Tanja Jacobs. Three genteel and talented sisters in a provincial town dream of being reunited with Moscow, the one place they imagine they will feel understood. Pulled forcefully towards this dream by their passionate longing, and away from it by the undertow of daily life, Chekhov’s great drama of inevitable loss remains a moving, funny and accurate mirror of the mortal passage of time.

"Three Sisters" is an English/ASL performance, performed in both languages. ASL interpretation is by Deaf artist and educator Sage Willow, a member of the Department of Theatre’s external advisory panel for Extraordinary Lives: Difference and Ability.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" Content Warning: sexual and mature subject matter, graphic language

Please note: The Foster Studio is an intimate space and seating is limited.

PERFORMANCES
The Yellow Wallpaper:
Wednesday Jan. 25 – 7:30pm
Friday Jan. 27 – 7:30pm
Saturday Jan. 28 – 2:00pm

Three Sisters:
Thursday Jan. 26 – 7:30pm
Friday Jan. 27 – 2:00pm (ASL Interpreted)
Saturday Jan. 28 – 7:30pm

LOCATION:
Foster Studio Room 207
Accolade East Building
4700 Keele St. Toronto (York University)
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By: Theatre@York