In this multidisplinary production, which combines film, theatre and music, Nell Shipman’s 1923 film The Grub-Stake - a feminist romance-adventure set in the Klondike - is accompanied by a new music score performed live by the Longest Night Ensemble, and voice-actors who breathe life into the on-screen characters with re-imagined Shakespearean text.
Pre-dating Chaplin’s classic The Gold Rush by two years, Canadian silent screen iconoclast, Nell Shipman created an extraordinary film in 1923 about a gal who journeys to the Klondike during the 1989 Gold Rush for love and prosperity only to find that greed and villainy rule the day in Dawson City. This is the canvas for a production that features six actors and five musicians - including guest violinist Jesse Zubot and guest cellist Peggy Lee - who perform with the film for 75 hilarious and riveting minutes of story-telling in collision of culture and art from across three centuries. The Artistic Director of The Grub-Stake Revisited and composer of the score is Whitehorse-based filmmaker and composer, Daniel Janke.
Tickets are $25, and are available at Tix on the Square, or at the door. Sorry, no Metro passes.
- Friday October 5, 2012 at 7:00PM