Penny Dreadful (2007 – )
Performance Text by the Company
Directed by Alex McLean
Dramaturgy, Text, and Devising Collaboration: Bruce Barton
Performed multiple locations: Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver
1863. Mice are gathering under the floorboards of a wealthy Halifax estate. In the servants’ quarters, Charlie is setting traps while Adelaide, the drunken scullery maid, has delusions of sainthood. The two servants become the fascination of their employer’s wayward son, home with stories of travels in strange lands. A love triangle develops driven by greed, temper and a perverse sense of destiny, culminating in a violent act.
Sample Review: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/penny-dreadful/Event?oid=1532402
Awards: 2 Robert Merritt Awards (Nova Scotia): Sound and Supporting Performer
Sample of My Publication on Penny Dreadful: “Judged as Mystery: Making Space with Penny Dreadful.” In New Canadian Realisms. Ed Roberta Barker and Kim Solga. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2012. 166 – 71.