An Original Play by Sophorn Chum, Nastazja Palonka and Bart Ronde.
March 27, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m..
March 28, 2014 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m..
Robinson Memorial Theatre – CNH 103.
You are invited to the apartment complex of Lord Grey Place, a rather old building with a culturally diverse set of tenants living within! Enter a world that welcomes everyone of all colours and backgrounds, with a friendly cast of characters who live harmoniously under one roof and are occasionally completely racist! Wait a second – racist? Did we really just say that? Unidentified: [insert culture here] is a satirical comedy that questions a seemingly ideal multicultural society. The story centres around mid twenty-somethings, Leom and Maya, who deal with issues of workplace racism and interracial dating. This show explores how cultural stereotypes and identities are influenced by the perceptions of people around you. We challenge you to question and find humour in how characters on stage can be perceived in relation to their culture and race – do you see them for their racial appearance and agree with the stereotypes that are shown? What is the line between offensive and acceptable? The show blends an absurd type of humour with satire, and draws upon elements of Brechtian theatre. Join us in laughing together as we ask you to look at the humour in cultural and racial stereotypes, questioning the things you think in your head but never actual say out loud.
To hear the directors talk about the nature of their production, view the video below:
Unidentified: [insert culture here] is part of the Honours Performance Series 2014. For more information about the Honours Performance Series, click here.