The Hungriest Woman in the World

This December, we're premiering The Hungriest Woman in the World by local Canadian poet-playwright Shannon Bramer. Just in time for the holiday season (and the holiday blues), The Hungriest Woman in the World is a curious navigation of futility and meaning fuelled by a woman who inadvertently escapes from the confused loneliness of her real life into an audacious, seductive world of theatre and art. The production follows Aimee, who goes to see a play alone when her husband Rob refuses to join her. Her evening at the theatre tumbles into absurdity with dancing octopuses, overly intimate strangers and drunken mistakes. Both tender and hilarious, this play invites audiences to share— as Aimee says— a "secret in the theatre” that will sit with them long after the curtain drops.

Playwright Bramer comes into this production hot off the September release of her most recent book of poetry, Precious Energy. (“Shannon Bramer writes with a candor that is as clever as it is devastating […] drawing the domestic into utter sublimity.” -Robin Richardson). We are excited to be partnering with visual artist Jessica Hiemstra, who is designing a transformative, glimmering set full of surprises.

Paul and Petandra

Each performance of The Hungriest Woman in the World will be preceded by ten-minute play Paul and Petandra by Deanna Kruger. Paul and Petandra first premiered at the the 2016 InspiraTO Festival, where it received a People’s Choice Award and was featured in the Tomo Suru Players’ About Love Festival in Vancouver this past June. 

Written by Shannon Bramer
Directed by Claren Grosz
December 6-17, 2017
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

Ticket Prices (including GST)

General Admission $25
Admission with Donation $40
Artsworker/Student $17
Sundays $20 in advance, PWYC at the door

Performances:

Wednesday December 6 | 7:30pm
Thursday December 7 | 7:30pm
Friday December 8 | 7:30pm
Saturday December 9 | 2:00pm | 7:30pm
Sunday December 10 | 2:00pm
Wednesday December 13 | 7:30pm
Thursday December 14 | 7:30pm
Friday December 15 | 7:30pm
Saturday December 16 | 2:00pm | 7:30pm
Sunday December 17 | 2:00pm

Artists

Shannon Bramer - Playwright of The Hungriest Woman in the World
Deanna Kruger - Playwright of Paul and Petandra
Claren Grosz - Director/Producer
Elyse Waugh - Stage/Production Manager
Logan Cracknell - Lighting Design
Jessica Hiemstra - Set Design
Connor Cook - Sound Design and Composition
Samantha Raymond - Choreography

Hungriest Woman in the World Cast

Nora Williams - Aimee
Christopher Sawchyn - Rob
Tammi Freeman - Julie
Arun Varma - Nathan
Adam Bonney - LD

Paul and Petandra Cast

Keshia Palm - Petandra
Peter Nelson - Paul