THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT
SEPTEMBER 6 - 16th
VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018
Set in contemporary times, THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT is an intimately melodramatic story about a young successful fashion designer named becoming obsessed with a cold-ingenue that aspires to be a model. Featuring an all-female cast and exploring themes of intergenerational love, sexuality, sadomaschocism, and the stage version of one of the first and best-loved films of New German Cinema auteur Rainier Werner Fassbinder - Midtwenties Theatre Society is very proud to be presenting this incredibly beautiful-female-melodrama as part of the Dramatic Works Series for the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
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Midtwenties Theatre Society is thrilled to present Molly Misbegotten, a full-length original play, from Thursday, May 10 to Saturday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 15 to Saturday, May 19 at Havana Theatre.
In this intimate coming-of-age drama, a naive adolescent named Elijah Berner succumbs to the harsh realities of attempting to recreate a moment – one he lost long ago - through film. Themes ranging from mental illness and regret to loneliness, love, and the difficulties of accepting a less-than-ideal society are explored in this second original production by Beau Han Bridge and his newly established Midtwenties Theatre Society.
Directed by an ensemble of artists, Molly Misbegotten features performances by Shelby Satterthwaite (Seven Minutes in Heaven), Aleksandra Koel (High School Diplomacy), Dakota Vegh (Balm in Gilead), Quinn Hinch (This Is Our Youth), and Midtwenties Theatre Society’s Artistic Director, Beau Han Bridge (The Romeo Section) in his theatre debut.
“I’m very excited to present Molly Misbegotten as Midtwenties Theatre Society’s third production and our first at the Havana Theatre,” says Bridge. “I’m also excited that this is our first-ever show to be collectively directed by multiple artists. In keeping with our mandate of highlighting conflicts that adolescents face today, we have chosen to present a character that struggles with mental illness induced by a contemporary society saturated in Instagram likes, emotional walls, loneliness, regret, and a fear of speaking up about one’s problems. In a world that strives to be idealistic and connected, we must be reminded of the individuals who struggle to accept the way things are; who feel excluded from majority trends; who can be dying in the face of a smile; whose silence may be the loudest cry for help; and for whom love and nostalgia may be, in the end, the only thing that can both save and destroy oneself in the worst of times.”
Credits for Molly Misbegotten:
Playwright: Beau Han Bridge
Directors: Colleen Booker, Emma Young, Stephanie Cho, Zack Currie, Rowan Jang, Lee Cannon-Brown, Kathleen Keating, & Alexandra Quispe
Performers: Shelby Satterthwaite, Beau Han Bridge, Aleksandra Koel, Dakota Vegh, & Quinn Hinch
Managing Directors: Stephanie Cho & Alexandra Quispe
Understudies: Alexandra Quispe, Michelle Apples, & Jackson Chao
VANCOUVER PRESENTS: https://www.vancouverpresents.com/events/2018-05-10/
PGC (PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA): https://playwrightsguild.ca/organizer/midtwenties-theatre-society/
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VANCOUVER PRESENTS: https://www.vancouverpresents.com/event/molly-misbegotten/2018-05-10/
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