Marine Life

Mar 14-23
Tues @ 7pm | Wed – Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 3pm & 8pm | Sun @ 3pm | Wed @ 1pm PWYC (Mar 20)

Image of Christine Quintana and beluga whale by Erin Gleig

Next up, Ruby Slippers Theatre is proud to produce the Western Canadian premiere production of Marine Life by Rosa Laborde in association with the Firehall Arts Centre.

The story revolves around an environmental activist who falls in love with her opposite, while her co-dependent brother spirals into chaotic self-destruction and does everything he can to push the lovers apart. This smart new play asks us whether our failings at human intimacy are inextricably linked to our failure to protect our planet. Incorporating magic realism, humour and live music, Marine Life explores themes of environmentalism, creativity, mental illness and personal responsibility in a delicately dark romantic comedy, set against a backdrop of apocalyptic proportions.

Directed by Diane Brown and featuring Sebastien Archibald, Christine Quintana, and Alen Dominguez. Technical Direction by Kougar Basi. Musical Director Jeff Gladstone. Set design by Drew Facey, Lighting design by John Webber, Sound design by Malcolm Dow, Video design by Jordan Watkins and Ryan McDonald, costume design by Jessica Oostergo, stage managed by Susan Miyagishima, assistant stage manager Heather Barr.

Post-show Talkback on Friday, March 22