Going to the theatre lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbours argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with this Groupon: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to see The Drowning Girls at LSPU Hall (a $30 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Sunday, April 29, at 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 1, at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 6, at 8 p.m.<p>
The Drowning Girls, dubbed a “hot ticket” by the Scope, unspools an eerie and darkly humorous yarn about the “Brides in the Bath” murders, a real-life case inspected by Scotland Yard in the early 1900s. The play’s trio of talented actresses portrays the three recently deceased brides, all of whom were betrothed to the same man before drowning, without struggle, in a bathtub. Through their postmortem monologues, audiences come to understand their individual plights, each of which centres around the societal constraints and exaggerated cockney accents imposed upon women in Edwardian England. Upon a set comprised of three claw foot bathtubs, director and co-creator Charlie Tomlinson orchestrates a visual feast, with the actresses enveloped in elegant wedding dresses dampened by sporadic streams of actual water representing their sub-aquatic crypt.
Since Resource Centre for the Arts’ inception in 1972, notable alumni including Mary Walsh and Rick Mercer have gone on to national prominence, paving the way for budding artists to cultivate their creativity with the theatre’s innovative special presentation series. The company deftly suspends disbelief in a newly renovated 198-seat theatre with state-of-the-art equipment and bathtubs filled with spirit gum for quick mustache changes.
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