One Yellow Rabbit presents Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s
As I Lay Dying
January 12 - 14, 2017 – 7:30 pm
Victor Mitchell Theatre @ The Pumphouse
2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW, Calgary Alberta, T3C 3P5
Part of the 31st annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts
Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents a darkly comic tour-de- force, in an original adaptation of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.
This southern gothic story chronicles the Bundren family’s odyssey to bury their matriarch, battling floods, fire and their private demons as calamity and chaos haunt their 40-mile funeral procession across Mississippi.
This vibrantly theatrical adaptation of one of the finest twentieth century novels features multiple narrators on a bare stage, a supremely versatile cast, and powerful movement-based physical theatre devised by Canada’s masters of the genre, Theatre Smith-Gilmour.
Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith met in 1978 while studying at the School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In 1980, they formed Theatre Smith-Gilmour and have since created 38 shows, 25 of which have been original plays. The company has toured across Canada several times and to 14 countries throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Russia. Their work has been nominated for 35 Dora Awards (winning 10) and nominated twice for the Chalmers’ Best Canadian Play Award.
“It is a brutal comedy. It is southern gothic mysticism. It is the story of our lives, or perhaps the lives of our neighbours.” – Joe Fiorito, Toronto Star