Heart of Darkness (Theatre Encounter)

Theatre Encounter
Heart of Darkness
Based on the Novel by Joseph Conrad
Directed by Mike Unrau
Script adaptation by Katherine Koller
Nov 21st – 24th, 2012, at 8pm
with a matinee on Nov 24th at 1pm.
Talk Backs with the director and cast on Nov 22 & 23
Theatre Junction Grand
The Studio    608 – 1st Street SW Calgary
Considered one of the most important novels of the 20th Century, Heart of Darkness leapt into contemporary popularity with Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam war-movie Apocalypse Now, heavily based on the book.  Heart of Darkness charts the voyage of Marlow on his quest up a river to face a rogue ivory trader, Kurtz, and return him to ‘civilization’.  On the way, he faces the hypocrisy and madness of colonial imperialism and the break down of civilized society on an intense journey into existential, symbolic and abandoned values about what culture really is. 
Theatre Encounter will render this classic work into a physical reinterpretation of text, movement and dance, charting our own society’s imperialistic values up the river of personal ideals and societal gains and loss, into the internal quest of the self. The production investigates Alberta’s own insatiable quest for energy, set amongst the dark consequences of human acquisition; some violence and mature themes are explored. 
Tickets through Theatre Junction:  403.205.2922 
Tickets: $28/adult, $23/student
Please note tickets are expected to sell-out, so get your tickets soon.
Dance Choreography:  Sarah Poffenroth, Jennifer DeWolf
Original Music:  Riley Koenig
Starring: Rhandi Neal, Andrew Lewis, Claire Bolton, Kristina Stephenson, Shelby Jansen and Keena Herman
Designed by: Brian MacNeil (Lights), Anna Lopez (Costume & Make Up)
Assistant Direction and Stage Management: Chelsey MacDonald; Physical Movement Work: Mike Unrau; Photography: Constant de la Cruz from www.IdeasInImages.com
Extra Audio Design: Aidan Lytton. Audio Editing: Cameron O’Hara.
We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors: Theatre Junction, CADA, FFWD, and Vendome.

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