Monday, 12 December 2011

In Development at the Creation Lab: R-E-B-E-C-C-A by Blue Balloon Productions

R-E-B-E-C-C-A, written and performed by Sara Farb, is based on her real-life sister, Rebecca. The play features two Rebeccas, each on her 18th birthday: the extraordinary one that exists in reality, born prematurely in May, and developmentally delayed; and the one that might have been, existing in an alternate universe, born in July, as she was projected to be. The two Rebeccas, though worlds apart in the beginning, eventually unite by the end, in a powerful and frightening way. 

Through its honest and unapologetic tone, R-E-B-E-C-C-A deals with the fragility of fate and our perceptions of ourselves and those with developmental disability, whether in society at large or in our own families. 

This workshop of R-E-B-E-C-C-A is directed and dramaturged by Richard Greenblatt, who is currently performing in the unfathomably successful show he co-created, 2 Pianos 4 Hands at the Panasonic Theatre. Original music for the play is composed by Reza Jacobs, and movement and choreography is by Viv Moore. Kate Sandenson stage manages.

R-E-B-E-C-C-A will have two free public presentations on Monday December 19 and Tuesday December 20 at the MNJCC (at Spadina and Bloor). Both presentations will be at 8 o'clock.

To reserve a seat for R-E-B-E-C-C-A: 
1. Email

2. In the body of the email, please state your name and which night you'd like to attend (December 19 or December 20), and how many seats you'd like reserved. A confirmation email will be sent.

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