At The Firehall Arts Centre
ASL Interpreted Performance Mar 2 @ 8pm*
Written by Rosemary Rowe
Directed by Donna Spencer
Starring Marisa Emma Smith
“Overflowing with humour, humanity, insights and empathy ... should not be missed.” — Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun
“Among the most sharp, funny scripts about faith you’re likely to find.” — Paul Blinov, Vue Weekly
“Built on questions of belief, straining at the gussets.” —Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal
*ASL Interpretation has been selected by a Deaf consultant. If you identify as Deaf or hard of hearing, use promo code GOODBRIDEASL to receive 50% off to this performance. The box office will make sure you are seated in good view of the interpreter. Please reserve your ticket by Feb 27 at 5pm. If we do not receive any ASL reservations by Feb 27th at 5pm we will cancel the interpreting services.
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.