Winners & Losers

Winners & Losers
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Presenter One Yellow Rabbit One Yellow Rabbit

Venue The West Village Theatre 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

One Yellow Rabbit Presents Theatre Replacement and New World Theatre in association with Crow's Theatre's

Winners and Losers

January 25-January 28, 2017 9:00pm
The West Village Theatre
2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Part of the 31st annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

Winners and Losers is a staged conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism, and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships as well as our most intimate experiences of self. Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up, called winners and losers. In it, they name people, places or things — Tom Cruise, microwave ovens, their fathers, rainforests, druids, etc. — and debate whether these things are winners or losers. As each seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes highly personal, as they dissect each other’s individual, familial and class histories. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege, and the other not, the competition very quickly begins to cost.

“Winners and Losers looks a lot like open heart surgery. Metaphoric blood is spilled but, strangely, the experience for the audience is exhilarating. The possibility that friendship can survive or even be strengthened by such excruciating honesty is inspirational and opens up floodgates of introspection.” -Vancouver Courier

“As the gloves come off, the intensity increases. The guiding theory behind the game is that you can’t have two winners sitting next to each other; for there to be a winner, the men reason, there has to be a loser.” -Globe and Mail