Denise Clarke with Kunji Ikeda and a fresh new ensemble of beautifulyoungartists turn up the heat once more with the all-new production She Sat Down and Wept featuring some of Calgary’s most talented young theatre and dance artists.
Working with Elizabeth Smart’s brilliant writhing and writing as laid down in her ecstatic 1945 prose poem, “By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept”, with sound design by Brodie Ungstad, the company presents a “performative conversation” that investigates, illuminates and glories in the text.
The source text is famously known for capturing the raw passion and subsequent heartbreak of a young couple caught within the snares of a torrid love affair. Re-envisioning this work for the stage reveals that the complexities of love resonate today as they did decades ago.
Is she a young woman breaking free of societal expectations and exercising her artistic vision, or is she something more sinister—a carefree villain whose fixation on her lover brought chaos to those around her?
Join us as we welcome an all-new ensemble of beautifulyoungartists.
This is a Pay-What-You-Can performance. Limited number of tickets available at the door.