Theatre Kingston Presents Welcome to My Underworld directed by Judith Thompson
October 23 @ 7:30 pm - October 27 @ 9:00 pm
Judith Thompson directs, and dramaturges Welcome to my Underworld a creation of her Rare Theatre Company. Theatre Kingston presents this wonderful play from Oct 23 to Oct 27, 2019 at the Baby Grand after its premiere last spring at Soul Pepper’s Tankhouse Theatre.
Welcome to my Underworld is a beautiful odyssey that erupts with heightened, illusory and playful language, as it follows Willow, a 10-year-old girl, as she gracefully weaves from one unique story to the next in search of her truest self. Nine blazing hot works written and performed by new Canadian dramatists have been woven into one spectacular play. Each playwright brings their own gate-crashing ideas and compelling characters who have never been seen on our stages until now.
Accompanying director Judith Thompson on this journey is Irish and Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation composer, Olivia Shortt. They join the riveting performers Bilal Baig, Nikoletta Erdelyi, Radha S. Menon, Grace Thompson, Maddie Bautista, Samson Brown and Carolyn Hetherington as they dive fearlessly into their particular Underworld. What each piece has is the joyous discovery of a unique self, whether it be gender fluid, queer, proudly disabled and Roma, non-human, wounded, or an elder; in the face of social oppression they are unafraid to roar: This is Me. I am Here. Deal with It.