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.
Canada’s PerSIStence Theatre Company presents ORIGINAL, written and performed by SHARON KING-CAMPBELL. Part of this feminist theatre company’s one-woman play series IT’S WOMEN’S PLAY, ORIGINAL explores what being a woman means and has meant throughout Western Civilization, from creation to right now. Actor King-Campbell plays the three “original women” -- Eve, Embla, and Pandora – who continue to wander the earth long after their stories were first told. “"Sharon King-Campbell’s one-woman show dazzles as it delves into truth and myth." - The Telegram (St. John’s) Audiences say: A powerful story about how there’s always more to any story, especially the stories we think we know as cultural touchstones, origins.” / “Empowering, enraging, badass, epic – and succinct and direct and unapologetic.” / “What a marvellous show... brilliant everything!” / “I feel like I’ll be digesting it for weeks! So much knowledge and wisdom and truth.”