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Theatre Inconnu is proud to present this new one-woman play by one of Canada’s most exciting new playwrights! You may remember Erin Shields’ name from Theatre Inconnu’s previous production of her powerful play, If We Were Birds.
With Unit B-1717 Shields delivers an insightful glimpse into the human mind and spirit. This time she uses the simple action of cleaning out a storage locker as the catalyst for the “woman” to confront current and past characters from her life, and situations that she both abhors and relishes. All this, in a spontaneous process of searching for an underlying meaning to her experiences. Shields has a unique ability to create – in tandem – comedy and suspense. As this was in If we Were Birds, so it is in Unit B-1717.
Actor Melissa Blank is no stranger to tackling challenging roles at Theatre Inconnu, and we know that you will find her portrayal in this production as multi-layered as her previous outings on our stage.
Director David MacPherson (also a Theatre Inconnu veteran) has uniquely directed this production both as a stage play and as one crafted for a virtual presentation. This hybrid approach will bring you back to our “home” in Fernwood, while delivering the intimacy that the camera allows.
Playwright Erin Shields is a Canadian playwright, who has written more than a dozen plays including: If We Were Birds (Governor Generals Award 2011), The Millennial Malcontent, Instant, Mistatim and The Lady from the Sea.
Available for pay-per-view access from April 19 – May 16
Directed by David MacPherson
Starring Melissa Blank
Set design by David MacPherson
Lighting design by Clayton Jevne
Set construction by Clayton Jevne
Produced by arrangement with Catalyst TCM Inc., Toronto.
Ticket purchase and Online Viewing
This production will be available for online pay-per-view access from our website, April 19 – May 16.
Ticket price is $10
You will pay (by credit card) on the day you wish to see the show, and you will have a 24-hour window in which to view UNIT B-1717.
This is not a live-streaming event. It has been pre-filmed in our venue, the Paul Phillips Hall.