In Reverberations, Brian Linds combines innovative sound technology with vintage systems to replay key moments from his life.
In Reverberations, Brian Linds combines innovative sound technology with vintage systems to replay key moments from his life.

Award-winning writer and sound designer Brian Linds honours the life of his mother with a combination of sound and storytelling in Reverberations, an immersive performance at North Vancouver’s Presentation House.

Here are five reasons why you should check it out:

1. An immersive experience

Not your traditional theatre experience, in Reverberations, audiences are divided into groups of twenty to rove through five different performance spaces.

2. Honouring a mother

The piece replays key moments from award-winning writer and sound designer Brian Linds’ life, chronicling his parents’ love story, a childhood act of betrayal, his Bar Mitzvah, his mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and a moment of lucidity his mother experienced while in the late stages of the disease.

3. Vintage meets innovation

Along with live performances, Linds mixes innovative sound technology with vintage systems to tell his story, including a live mix of LPs, cassettes, reel-to-reel tape, 8-track, and digital recordings.

4. Talented creative team

Award-winning Mindy Parfitt directs the piece, and has assembled a cast that not only includes Linds, but also theatre veteran Nicola Lipman, actor & teacher Victor Mariano, and University of Victoria assistant professor & actor, Jan Wood.

5. A cathartic experience

First appearing at Victoria’s Belfry Theatre Spark Festival in 2017, Linds found it a deeply touching experience to watch as audiences moved from space to space. “They were also inspired to share with the performers and audience members their own experiences of loss, betrayal, and love,” says Linds.

Reverberations plays North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver) March 7-17. Visit phtheatre.org for tickets and information.