By Kevin Kerr
A Realwheels / University of Alberta Co-production
Co-commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver
March 10 – 20th at 8 pm (except Monday)
GROUP DISCOUNT RATES (10 or more) 778 782 8915
Matinée March 20th 2 pm
Buy tickets online at www.sfuwoodwards.ca or call the box office at 604.873.3311.
“a series of nonstop magical moments” – St. Albert Gazette
“an adventure in virtual Wonderland” – Edmonton Journal
“simply great storytelling” – Edmonton Sun
Realwheels, the company that brought you the hit action-adventure-comedy SKYDIVE is proud to present a new play SPINE: a fast paced, sensually evocative and playful exploration of identity in the face of a sudden transformation in one’s life. The play is performed in blended reality created through innovative use of new technology, somewhere between the virtual and the real.
“SPINE is a character-driven story about someone trying to use technology to reinvent his body and identity,” says Kevin Kerr, Governor General’s Award-winning playwright. “We examine that scenario, along with the growing relationship to our identities through virtual reality. People are getting increasingly comfortable in creating identities online that may not correspond to their actual personal or physical selves. So we’re asking, what does it mean to be real, to be human?”
Following in the tradition of SKYDIVE, SPINE pushes the boundaries of technology, making imaginative use of video screens, three-dimensional projections and actor-influenced soundscapes. “My interest in the technology is to meet the demand of a more contemporary audience”, says James Sanders, artistic director of Realwheels who also plays the central character in SPINE.
Please note that SFU Woodwards will make every effort to accommodate all requests for accessible seating. Please advise the theatre when ordering tickets if you require accessible seating, as well as seating for an attendant.
TUESDAY MARCH 16th – Includes a signed performance for Deaf and hard of hearing audience members, and audio description for sight-impaired
WEDNESDAY MARCH 17th – Post Show Audience Talk back
Realwheels is a professional theatre company based in Vancouver whose mission is to create, develop, and produce world-class art that deepens the audience’s understanding of the disability experience. SKYDIVE, the company’s inaugural production has played to over 30,000 people in six Canadian cities.
Please visit our website for more information. www.realwheels.ca
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