The death of kings, queens, and nature. The birth of real estate. To Wear a Heart So White is a spatial exploration of the Russian Hall mapped over by Shakespeare and the lost rituals of colonialism.
The death of kings, queens, and nature. The birth of real estate. To Wear a Heart So White is a spatial exploration of the Russian Hall mapped over by Shakespeare and the lost rituals of colonialism.

Vancouver’s Leaky Heaven Circus returns to the Russian Hall with To Wear a Heart So White, in what this boundary pushing company describes as “part pilgrimage, part Elizabethan tragedy, part Church service”.

[pullquote]”My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white” – Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 2[/pullquote]Continuing in the Leaky Heaven tradition of exploring space through an immersive theatre experience, To Wear a Heart So White uses Shakespeare’s Macbeth to explore our immigrant stories, colonialism and the inherent tragedy of the Scottish play.

Devised and created by the Leaky Heaven collective, To Wear a Heart So White is directed by the company’s Artistic Director Steven Hill, and features Lois Anderson, Alex Ferguson and Sean Marshall Jr.

Viewing theatre as “both a social act and a social art”, Leaky Heaven’s previous works have received numerous awards including the Jessie’s Critics Choice for Innovation Award in both 2010 and 2011.

Culture Vulture David C Jones speaks with To Wear a Heart So White actor and self-described “heady clown” Alex Ferguson to find out more.

To Wear a Heart So White plays the Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave) March 25-30.  Visit http://leakyheaven.ca for tickets and information.