Pi Theatre presents Sarah Kane’s highly-provocative and overtly shocking play Blasted – an incendiary, visceral portrayal of a world where private and public violation collide – at Granville Island’s Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street), April 10 – 25, 2015. Directed by Richard Wolfe, this uncompromising work, which was met with hostile critical reaction following its controversial 1995 premiere, has now cemented Kane’s legacy as the most provocative and influential British playwright of her generation.
The play begins on a sordid note, when a sleazy, bigoted tabloid journalist brings a nai?ve and troubled young woman back to his hotel room. The dysfunctional seduction is shattered by the arrival of a soldier, whose abrupt entry sets nightmarish events in motion. The ensuing visions are visceral and harrowing – abundant with violence, sex, and depravity. Their culmination, however, is a profound commentary on the dual nature of humanity: creatures capable of horrifying, merciless acts, and yet possessing an innate need to love and be loved.
A pair of tickets to Blased on April 11, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Performance Works on Granville Island
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes April 3, 2015 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
In which city did Kane’s Blasted first open in 1995? For a hint, go here: http://pitheatre.com/blasted-2/