motherskin by Mallory Fisher

When: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 2:00pm
Where: 
LSPU Hall

White Rooster Theatre and RCA Theatre presents in association with Rising Tide Theatre

motherskin by Mallory Fisher

Directed by Meghan Greeley
Starring Mallory Fisher & Brooke Adams
Set & Costume Design by Alison Helmer
Light & Projection Design by Mara Bredovskis
Sound Design by Kathryn Burke
Stage Management by Joseph Dennis
Technical Direction by Heather Rumancik
with Production Assistance from Lina Makaga & Hanaa Mekawy

June 9-11 8pm
June 12 2pm
June 12 Livestream

$32.50 General Admission
$26.50 Senior/Student
$22.75 Livestream

Synopsis:
Patience is convinced her sister, Sivvy, is trapped inside her mother’s ribcage. She plots to murder her mother to set her sister free. Patience and Sivvy talk to each other, and the audience, through the giant ribcage, through their mother’s skin. Sivvy rails against her toxic body image and food obsession. Patience fights the internalized misogyny she’s absorbed from religious doctrine.

As they unravel their repression, locate their oppressors, and fight to be born, they tear their mother’s body apart. Sivvy uncovers a previously buried truth about her sexuality while Patience discovers she’s funnelling her destructive rage into the wrong vessel of unlove. motherskin examines the blurry, rewarding, and treacherous relationship between two women who are maybe sisters, maybe lovers, and certainly ancestrally connected.

Content Advisory: This play features strong language, the use of herbal cigarettes and allusions to eating disorders and suicide.

Funding Assistance from ArtsNL Sustaining Funding Program, and the City of St. John's Arts Grants.