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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.

Venues

April 20-21 and May 4-6, 2017

Creekside Theatre

Lake Country, BC

May 23, 2017

Shuswap Theatre

Salmon Arm, BC

June 30, 2017
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Vernon, BC

Awards

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