Counting Sheep (2015)
Lemon Bucket Orkestra
The SummerWorks Performance Festival
Creators: Mark Marczyk and Marichka Marczyk
The Great Hall Black Box Theatre
August 10th, 2015 – August 16th, 2015
Counting Sheep is a deeply personal retelling of the Maidan in Ukraine, an immersive Ukrainian folk opera set to the sounds of beloved guerilla-folk party-punk band The Lemon Bucket Orkestra. It is January 2014. Mark Marczyk touches down in Kyiv and is quickly thrust into a nation on the eve of Revolution, a volatile whirlwind of tragedy mixed with hope, solidarity torn apart by brutal violence.
Counting Sheep is a strikingly visceral exploration into the politics of revolution, beating with the heart of a people yearning for a better tomorrow. It is a stirring call-to-action, an affirmation of the human condition amidst a country in disrepair. (summerworks.ca)