ExtremophilesArchitect Theatre in association with Downstage
2020. There’s a global pregnancy epidemic, and only Margaret gives birth – to a very unusual baby. They are quarantined in the far North, now a desert. April, an eager young anthropologist arrives to chronicle this emerging society of two and becomes more entangled than she ever anticipated.
In this darkly funny new solo piece, playwright/performer Georgina Beaty has created a strange and beautiful world that evokes unsettling truths about where we may be headed.
“Everything I’d hoped. Smart and funny and caring and deeply theatrical. Amazing good work.”
– Jacob Zimmer, Nakai Theatre
About the artist/company:
Georgina Beaty, Playwright/Performer: Georgina is an actor, writer, and co-artistic director of Architect Theatre with whom she has co-created Like There’s No Tomorrow (SummerWorks), This Must Be The Place (Passe Muraille), Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show (cross-Canada tour).
Select Acting: Crawlspace (VideoFag), All the Little Animals I Have Eaten (One Yellow Rabbit), Stitch (Native Earth/Culturestorm), Summer Spectacular (Small Wooden Shoe), The Graduate (Segal Centre), The Huron Bride (Vertigo), My Turquoise Years (Arts Club), Unity (1918) (Alberta Theatre Projects), And So It Goes, Bone Cage(Downstage), Sean Dixon’s The Notorious Right Robert and his Robber Bride, Bedstefader and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Caravan Farm), The Shape of a Girl (YPT/Green Thumb Theatre).
Based in Calgary, Downstage produces Canadian theatre that creates meaningful conversation around social issues. With a focus on new work created by local artists, we offer artistic experiences that are entertaining, inventive, thought-provoking and highly relevant to your everyday life.
Directed by Ellen Close
Production design by Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett