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Several Freestanding members open Equus this week at the Rialto Theatre

posted 11 Apr 2011, 19:11 by fsr admin
Village Scene Productions -- with Freestanding members Davyn Ryall, Jacqueline Van de Geer, and Nadia Verrucci -- presents Peter Shaffer's controversial masterpiece Equus, opening this week at the Rialto Theatre, directed by Paul Van Dyck.

Set in a southern England provincial mental hospital, Equus is a powerful, provocative and utterly jarring story of psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Noel Burton), who seeks to understand the sexual and religious mystery that leads seventeen year old Alan Strang (Bobby Lamont) to deliberately blind six horses. It is an equally disturbing and inspiring examination of personal values and morality in the face of commonly accepted social prejudices. The theme of suffering runs throughout the play. As strongly as any chain, it links together God, Equus and Alan, whose passion is exhilarating to Dysart, but can only be seen as pain by the counterbalancing voice of Hesther Salomon (Nadia Verrucci), the Magistrate. In a time where extremism and religion motivate and justify unspeakable actions, Equus demonstrates that no single act, even the most horrific, can be judged solely in black or white.

Direction: Paul Van Dyck 

Choreography: Jacqueline Van de Geer

With: Noel Burton, Bobby Lamont, Nadia Verrucci, Alarey Alsip, Clive Brewer, Victoria Barkoff, Karl P. Werleman, Heather Huff & André Simoneau

Chorus: Jaime Del Aguila, Julia Dawiskiba, Ellie Moon, Fred Nguyen, Kristina Sandev & Nicholas Santillo.

Wednesday, April 13 – Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tickets: Regular 30$, Seniors & Students $24 (Taxes included)


At the Rialto Theatre, 5723 Avenue du Parc

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