An Original Play by Hannah Bickle, Jesse Horvath, Hanah Itner and Julie Lane.
March 20 – 21, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m..
Robinson Memorial Theatre – CNH 103.
Simon Says is a production that outlines the common human struggle of maintaining one’s sense of identity as he or she moves through the various steps of life. In a society obsessed with grooming for success, and with very specific rules for how to achieve that success, it is easy for a person to become trapped within the rigid processes that are laid out for us at an early age. The protagonist is one who has done just that and in doing so has abandoned the qualities in him that make him who he is. Simon Says posits the notion that the widely accepted model of a successful person, and the steps taken to attain that position, do not favour many learning styles and can cause a person to neglect their passions and dreams. Using physicality and intense visual imagery, Simon Says creates a beautiful world of imagination and expression that stands in opposition to the life of monotony that many people become trapped within.
Admission is free. This show contains mature subject matter and scenes that may trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.
To see a character development exercise from this production, view the video below:
View the video below to watch a montage of rehearsal clips:
Simon Says is part of the Honours Performance Series 2014. For more information about the Honours Performance Series, click here.