- This event has passed.
October 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on October 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Alan Brodie returns to Peninsula Productions to direct the first staged reading of the 2019-20 season.
On a chilly night in East London, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom Sergeant, Kyra’s one-time boss and long-time lover. After the painful (and unresolved) dissolution of Tom and Kyra’s relationship, the pair have pulled away from each other physically, emotionally, and ideologically, as Tom continues to focus on his business ventures and Kyra donates her time to teaching the underprivileged. Tom and Kyra grapple with each other, moving between tender passion and vicious political polemics, as the night darkens and the lines between past and present begin to blur.
In 1998 I lit a production of David Hare’s play Skylight at a theatre in Victoria.” says Alan “Now, I’m getting set to work on the play again, this time as director of a staged reading of the play at Peninsula Productions. Uniquely, Skylight unfolds in real-time. It touches people in profound ways to do with their own experience. It is a play partly about the nature of business, it’s partly to do with grieving, and it’s about love affairs that are imperfect. The play premiered in 1995 – 24 years ago, which makes it almost a period piece, set in post-Thatcher London. But its themes are universal and timeless, which is why I’m so excited to be working on the play again, with a marvelous cast of comprised of Olesia Shewchuck, Graham Bullen and Daniel Bristol.”
Note: This information was supplied to Vancouver Presents and does not necessarily represent the views of our publication. We are not affiliated in any way with this event and take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided, or any claims made.