Age of Arousal, by Linda Griffiths
Wildly inspired by The Odd Women, by George Gissing
Directed by Rob Mason-Brown
It's a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It’s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden - spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica - arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same.
Rob Mason-Brown directs this genre-busting, rule-bending and ambitiously original piece written by Canadian playwright and feminist Linda Griffiths. Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy and frenetic ensemble piece that audaciously explores the forbidden and gloriously liberated self.
Age of Arousal is produced by arrangement with Kensington Literary Representation.
Contains adult themes and language.
April 20-21 and May 4-6, 2017
Lake Country, BC
May 23, 2017
Salmon Arm, BC
June 30, 2017
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
2017 Theatre BC Mainstage Festival:
Burnaby Award for Outstanding Production
Best Supporting Actress: Shannon Mason-Brown
Best Costumes: Jenn Mills
2017 Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival:
Best Production: Age of Arousal, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company
Best Director: Rob Mason-Brown
Best Actress: Janet Anderson
Best Supporting Actor: Rob Mason-Brown
Best Light Design: Vanessa J. Lomas
Best Set Décor: Eric Dennis, Bill Haidei, Brad Hull, Rob Mason-Brown, Jenn Mills
Adjudicator's Merit Award for Best Original Score: Goran Sukunda