Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife
1115 Queen Street West
|Thursday August 4th||7:15 PM - 8:45 PM|
|Saturday August 6th||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday August 9th||5:00 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday August 10th||6:45 PM - 8:15 PM|
|Thursday August 11th||8:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Saturday August 13th||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||8:45 PM - 10:15 PM|
Playwright Andrea Scott won the SummerWorks 2015 Prize for Production for her play, Better Angels: A Parable.
Latecomers permitted up until 5 minutes after the start of the performance.
Gunshots, Smoking, Some Coarse Language.
On October 15, 1917, famed femme fatale and exotic dancer Mata Hari was shot at dawn for spying. Is it possible that a woman’s sexual prowess caused the deaths of 50,000 Frenchmen, or is it more believable that a woman with sexual agency could be seen as a threat? Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife looks back at a time when women were to be seen and not heard. Before the Suffragette movement and during the Great War, two women in Saint Lazare Prison – one Dutch and the other Afro-French – commiserate and fight over who deserves to be seen. Over 100 years later, the argument continues between a feminist male history professor and his student on the relevance of feminism, identity, and historical revisionism searching for heroes. When is slut shaming okay? Can a woman today disavow herself of feminism? And is it alright to get married and not put a ring on it? Sometimes you have to look back in order to move forward.
Call Me Scotty Productions
Directed by Andrew Lamb; Written by Andrea Scott; Performed by David Christo, Lisa Karen Cox, Jeff Lillico, Kimwun Perehinec and Paula Wing; Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay; Sound Design by Verne Good; Costume and Set Design by Melanie MacNeill; Stage Managed by Farnoosh Talebpour; Produced by Call Me Scotty Productions.