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.