Apr 27-Mar 9
Evergreen Cultural Centre
The Shadbolt Centre Apr 10- 13
Written by Rosemary Rowe
Directed by Donna Spencer
Starring Marisa Emma Smith
“A sharply comical, fresh feminist voice with an unexpected point of view … (Smith’s) performance is a feat.” – Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight
“Fabulous performance. This is a tour de force … made my blood boil.” – Jo Ledingham
Vancouver-based playwright Rosemary Rowe spent years “undercover” on Quiverfull Christian women’s blogs and internet chat-rooms — listening to their experiences and discovering how their closed-door societies operate. During a time of US anti-birth control legislation, the #metoo movement, and rise of fundamentalism —The Good Bride strikes a vital balance of brutal truth mixed with absurd hilarity.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMStarring Marisa Emma Smith, Director Donna Spencer, Assistant to the Director Krys Yuan, Set Designer Carolyn Rapanos, Costume Designer Barbara Clayden, Sound Designer CJ McGillivray, Lighting Designer Lauchlin Johnson, Props Designer Diana Bartosh, Technical Director Liz Kraft, Stage Manager Joanne P. B. Smith.
ABOUT ROSEMARY ROWERosemary Rowe is a playwright, essayist, blogger and performer whose plays, cabaret pieces and occasional donut performance art have been produced on stages across Canada. Most recently, her short play Anne and Diana were TOTALLY DOING IT was published in Queering the Way: The Loud and Queer Anthology and her essay Aspiring Lesbian Aunt was published in the LAMBDA Award-nominated anthology A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Rose’s play Benedetta Carlini – Lesbian Nun of Renaissance Italy!! was translated into Italian and will be published in 2019. She’s currently collaborating with her wife, Kate Trgovac, on a feature film and TV series.