A Kind Of Alaska
A MODERN, IRONIC VERSION OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY FAIRY TALE.
Deborah falls victim to “sleepy sickness” as a 15 year old and awakens 29 years later to find her world a changed place. As she emerges from a state of perpetual memory, past and present dance for dominance in her mind.
Deborah’s younger sister, Pauline, now middle-aged herself, wonders how much of the truth Deborah can handle. More perplexing, was the doctor who was instrumental in Deborah’s recovery her prince charming–or someone more sinister?
Audiences will enjoy the challenge of piecing together Deborah’s story in this one-act play by Nobel prize-winning playwright, Harold Pinter, inspired by Oliver Sacks’ book Awakenings.
Double billed with David Grieg’s clever The Letter of Last Resort, an equally thought-provoking look at another sort of altered reality. The newly-elected Prime Minister of Britain and a civil servant discuss how to write a letter that will determine the fate of the world after nuclear attack. WhiIe seemingly improbable, a “letter of last resort” must be written by each incoming UK Prime Minister and the play’s exploration of the options is both humourous and sobering.
January 31 – February 4
Tues – Sat 7:30 p.m.
Sat matinees 2 p.m.
SAMC Theatre shows frequently sell out. Book now!
Featuring: Alexandria Bay, Steven Simpson, and Joelle Wyminga.
Director Lloyd Arnett
Set Designer Uliana Akulenko
Lighting Designer Lora-Lynne Hanley