The Canary Wallpaper (and other short stories) is a compelling, eerie and graceful reinterpretation of Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s 1892 short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, using contemporary dance and music for language in this succinct and compelling piece. In a mysterious world of confinement and muffled power, a woman trapped in a small room sees a creature struggling from beneath the faded wallpaper.
Also a part of this Fringe Festival Production is Underwood, a thirty-minute remount of a dance work in which four women writers from history sit at their typewriters and translate their deepest thoughts into words and paragraphs. Colette, Vita Sackville-West, Simone de Beauvoir and Sylvia Plath are portrayed in an enthralling way by a talented cast, and their movement is punctuated with printed text from the writers’ autobiographies and novels.
Performed at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
July 06 07:30 PM
July 07 12:30 PM
July 08 11:00 PM
July 11 06:00 PM
July 12 08:45 PM
July 13 04:30 PM
July 14 03:30 PM
For more information visit http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/the-canary-wallpaper/