An Original Play by Taryn Crankshaw, Cameron Love, Jessica Marshall and Concetta Roche.
March 27, 2014 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m..
March 28, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m..
Robinson Memorial Theatre – CNH 103.
A modern adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame that explores the discourse and ideologies surrounding disability and male body image in today’s society. Blending the original gothic text of the classic tale with newly devised dialogue, The Bell Ringer investigates the physical and social integration between bodies of different shapes, sizes, and abilities. The directors of this work were inspired by mediated forms of entertainment that exploit individuals with disabilities and a lack of recent narratives that discuss the male sex in relation to body image and appearance. By re-imagining the story through the perspective of a modern lens, this production asks audiences to inquire how and why the dark themes of Hugo’s 183 year old work are still relevant to today’s standards of the human body.
Admission is free. This show contains scenes of sexual violence and mature subject matter.
To learn about the characters in this show, view the video below:
The Bell Ringer is part of the Honours Performance Series 2014. For more information about the Honours Performance Series, click here.