Where: The Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen Street W
When: April 25 – May 6, 2018
**April 26: Necessary Angel’s 40th Anniversary Party!
Cost: Preview Tickets are $17 in advance, PWYC at the door. General Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $20 Rush at the door. Can be purchased at www.theatrecentre.org or call 416.538.0988
Details: Armed with the magical poetry of Persian poet Hafez, the musings of French philosopher Alain Badiou, and the ancient Indian tales of Ramayana, two lovers on a spiritual quest in India challenge themselves to live for 40 days and 40 nights making all choices based in Love. Mysterious, symbolic, and intimate, the couple is transformed through ceremony, tenderness, wisdom, and the sheer force of love itself.
A sensorial, ritualistic, celebration for the performers and the audience, the production is an investigation of the nature of love; how to contemplate love, how to talk about love, and how to be open to the possibility of love. Each performance invites the audience into the conversation, offering them agency in the story, and embedding them in the feeling of love.
The production was initially developed through The Theatre Centre’s Tracy Wright Global Archive, and further workshopped by Necessary Angel Theatre Company and Electric Company Theatre. Created to honour the inimitable theatre artist Tracy Wright, an original collaborator of Daniel Brooks, The Theatre Centre’s Tracy Wright Global Archive challenges artists to explore a burning question and contemplate a new direction in their work by engaging deeply with communities and locations across the globe.
40 Days and 40 Nights is being co-produced in part to mark the 40th anniversary season of the innovative and experimental theatre company Necessary Angel.