- March 29th
- 7pm (Doors open at 6:30)
- The Rearview Mirror
- 193 ½ Baldwin Street
- Tickets: PWYC
Long-time Member of Parliament Jim Jespersson seeks to raise his flagging popularity, and ultimately attain a cabinet position, by holding media whiz-kid reporter Sam Yam (who had allegedly slandered Jespersson) hostage until he has brainstormed Jespersson’s redemption. Sam stumbles upon a large skeleton at the Jespersson family marina, neglected since the Japanese internment in World War Two, and dating back to unsettled native land claims. When questions of property, ownership and love rear their needy heads, Jespersson discovers that some solutions aren’t a simple matter of reconciliation.
About the Playwright
Andrew Binks has worked, written, acted and taught across the globe, from Fringe Festival solo shows, to the Stratford Festival, to Da Vinci’s Inquest, to modeling in Paris, to teaching business English in Japan. Binks holds a BA in Drama from Queen’s University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. A finalist in the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Contest and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt, Binks’ fiction, non-fiction, and poetry has appeared in Galleon, Prism International, Harrington Gay Men’s Literary Quarterly, Bent Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Xtra, Queen’s Alumni Review, Quill’s lust issue, and the Velvet Avalanche poetry anthology. He recently spoke on behalf of UBC at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in New York City on the challenges and benefits of multi-genre creative writing programs. After fifteen years in Vancouver, he has returned to Ontario.
About the Director
Yvette Nolan* is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Her plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, Annie Mae’s Movement, the libretto Hilda Blake and the radio play Owen. Directing credits include The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre/National Arts Centre), Annie Mae’s Movement, A Very Polite Genocide, Death of a Chief, The Unnatural and Accidental Women, Tales of an Urban Indian (Native Earth) and The Triple Truth, The Only Good Indian… (Turtle Gals), The Fasting Girl, Free’s Point (Nakai Theatre). She is currently the Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts.
*Foundry Theatre engages under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional Artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. firstname.lastname@example.org.