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Geography of Fire / La Furie et sa géographie by Colleen Murphy
May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT$20.00
This concert presentation of Colleen Murphy’s new play, Geography of Fire / La Furie et sa géographie is the first step towards a full-fledged spectacle to be staged in an in-the-round, bisected playing space.
The play explores the collision and intersection of cultures, nations and animals during the Battle on the Plains of Abraham.
In 2019, summoned by the call of a red-throated loon, the characters come out of the earth with bits of clothing from 1759 still clinging to their burial shrouds. For the next few hours they re-enact their memories in an effort to both re-capture and challenge history’s interpretation of this tumultuous time.
On 13 September 1759, world history changed in twenty minutes. Often portrayed in English Canada as nothing more than a dust-up between two generals fighting for their respective kings, the battle is so much more – a magnificent, tragic resistance against the land-grabbing corporate idea of empire that goes beyond one’s own experience or affiliation.
The play features 33 historical and fictional characters and 12 animals and birds.