LEER - Victoria Fringe
Date: Friday Aug 25, 2017 - Sunday Sep 03, 2017
Community: City of Victoria
(Category: Performing Arts)
EMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL ?
All Hell is sure to break loose at this summer's Victoria Theatre Fringe Festival when Satan divides her realm between her three daughters in the world premiere of LEER, a horrifyingly humorous, all female affair by award winning local writer David Elendune (Winnie The Pooh/Casino Royale).
Indeed, August is becoming quite the busy month for David with his adaptation of Frankenstein also debuting at The Pearl Company Theatre, Hamilton, after winning the inaugural "Classical Theatre Company's International Playwright Competition." Victoria audiences will get the chance to see David's Frankenstein for themselves at Theatre Inconnu in the Fall 2018!
Accompanying David on this latest journey into Victoria's creative maelstrom is his leading lady and best fiend: Wendy Magahay - fresh from universal rave reviews for her tour de force performance in the title role of Theatre Inconnu's spring production of "Jocasta Regina", not forgetting her starring turn in last year's "Best of Fringe" drama (The Old Lady's Guide To Survival).
Having decided early last winter that they wanted to join artistic forces this summer, it was "merely" a case of David & Wendy finding that one "perfect" project. When asked why in particular LEER was selected, Wendy replied, "Because I'm a mother, so I'm used to making scary choices. Because it's a terrific story and actors can't resist good stories. Because it's gender-bent and provides a new and important lens. And sadly, because mad dictators seem never to go out of style!"
Always seeking creative challenges, David is especially looking forward to sharing his originally sinful reimagining of Shakespeare's classic family feud from Hell... "LEER's initial inspiration was drawn from my memories of reading an article as a teenager called The Politics of Hell by Alexander Von ThornÂ¦ I guess my take is if Tarantino did Paradise Lost with devils & witches & steampunk, oh my! ... I've always got one eye on trying to entertain the poor lost soul who believes theatre isn't for the likes of them, and has been dragged mumbling and grumbling along by their friend and/or partner. Hopefully if we do a good job they'll then be inspired to want to go and see more shows."
COMPANY: Wendy Magahay (Satan); Ellen Law (Lileth); Amber Landry (Beelzebub); Wendy Cornock (Asmodeus); Caroline Mackenzie (Pan); Leanne Allen (Belphegor); Sylvia Lindstrom (Stage Manager); Perry Burton (Lights) Jason King (Sound); David Elendune (Adapter/Director); Photos: Chris Peschke.
SUGGESTED AGE: 12+: Sexual/Violent/Witchcraft
LEER is an Outpost 31 Production.
DATES: FRI AUG 25th 10:30PM; SAT AUG 26th 1:15PM; SUN AUG 27th 6:30PM. MON AUG 28th 8.45PM; SAT SEPT 2nd 3:45PM; SUN SEPT 3rd 1.00PM.
FACEBOOK: Home Page: "Outpost 31 Victoria" ; Event: "Outpost 31 Presents Leer"
TICKET INFO: $11 (Plus Badge) www.intrepidtheatre.com www.ticketrocket.co Tel 250 383 2663
Intrepid Theatre, 250 383 2663