Theatre @ York presents "Wounds to the Face" by Howard Barker
Oct 21, 2012 to Oct 27, 2012
Directed by Geoffrey Hyland
In a series of comic and tragic narratives, British playwright Howard Barker' s Wounds to the Face (1997) examines the many faces we present to each other, and the pain and humour we experience in finding these features can be changed, obliterated, switched for another or simply accepted as indelibly our own.
With powerful poetic language and flexible use of time and space, Barker avoids simplistic stereotypes to create a work which reaches far beyond the standard notions of disfigurement, human beauty and public image.
York theatre alumnus Geoffrey Hyland (MFA '94) helms this challenging exploration of the elusive quality we call identity.
Hyland is an established professional director in theatre, opera and dance. His credits include Barker's Kissed by Brel in London/UK ('09);Judith: A Parting From The Body for the Howard Barker 21 for 21 International Festival, South Africa ('09); and (Uncle) Vanya for Theatre @ York ('03). He teaches in the Drama Department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
|Sunday, October 21||7:30pm||Preview|
|Monday, October 22||7:30pm||Preview|
|Tuesday, October 23||7:30pm||Opening|
|Wednesday, October 24||1:00pm|
|Wednesday, October 24||7:30pm|
|Thursday, October 25||7:30pm|
|Friday, October 26||1:00pm|
|Friday, October 26||7:30pm|
|Saturday, October 27||7:30pm||Closing|
Regular run: $17 | $12 students & seniors | Previews: $5
Please note: The show contains mature subject matter and is not suitable for children.
|Location:||Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, 139 Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St.|
|Sponsor:||Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts|