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IT’S WOMEN’S PLAY presents WHAT HANGS IN THE BALANCE 2/17 7 PM ET
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WHAT HANGS IN THE BALANCE On Demand (Available 2/18 – 2/24)
Canada’s PerSIStence Theatre Company presents WHAT HANGS IN THE BALANCE, written and performed by PETRINA BROMLEY of Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY cast. Part of this feminist theatre company’s one-woman play series IT’S WOMEN’S PLAY, WHAT HANGS IN THE BALANCE is a ghost story steeped in the Irish-influenced culture and history of colonial Newfoundland, Canada. Actor Bromley, back in her island home, has crafted a tale of Catherine Snow, the last woman hanged in Newfoundland in 1834 – a woman condemned for plotting the murder of her husband; a woman they waited mere hours after she had given birth to her child to hang. “It would be hard to overstate Bromley’s versatility and absolutely-go-for-it attitude. The only reason she’s not on Broadway is, you know, the global pandemic. Their loss is our gain if this is what she does with her spare time.” – The Telegram (St. John’s) On the restless night before a busy and important day, Bromley plays criminal defense attorney Nell waking up in a void she can’t escape. Is she caught in a stress dream or is something more sinister and supernatural taking place? Catherine Snow holds the key.
Written and performed by Petrina Bromley* / Directed by Christine Brubaker* / Stage managed by Amanda Klein / Lighting design & production management by Mara Bredovskis / Original music by Josh Ward / Sound design by Michelle LaCour / Assistant direction by Erika Squires / Produced by Jenn Deon for PerSIStence Theatre / Outreach coordination by Tiffany Martin / Videography and editing by Brian Kenny.
Please note: the purchase of the live premiere does not include On Demand access and the purchase of On Demand does not include live premiere access.