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In Spirit ()

Produced by

Native Earth Performing Arts

Playwright: Tara Beagan
Director: Tara Beagan

Venue

Aki Studio

Run

March 7th, 2014 – March 16th, 2014

Synopsis

Spring, 1979. A young girl is mere days away from celebrating her birthday. Her dad can’t keep the secret of her gift any longer, so proudly presents her with a new bike- well… new to her.

Sharing in his excitement, birthday girl and bike make their debut trip along the nearest paved road. Failing to return for dinner, a makeshift search party finds only the bike, tossed to the roadside. Years pass and family and friends hope and pray for a return. There is no sign of their young, bright girl until one terrible day when partial remains are officially identified. The community tries to release her spirit into the next world, unsettled though they are by not knowing how this awful thing has happened. In that ceremony of communing, the missing girl does her best to push through to her loved ones, sharing her shattered recollections in shards. This fictionalized journey into love and loss is inspired by all too many true stories. (nativeearth.ca)


Cast

Sera-Lys McArthur Performer

Creative Team

Tara Beagan Playwright
Tara Beagan Director
Andy Moro Production Designer
Jessica Carmichael Assistant Director

Production

Michael Lewandowski Stage Manager
Angela Everett Scenic Painter
Christine Miller Scenic Painter
Wanda Fitzgerald Blind / Low-Vision Community Consultant
Kat Germain Audio Describer
Carlos González-Vio Spanish Translations
Amanda Hyde ASL Interpreter
Elizabeth Morris Deaf Community Consultant
Rae Powell Project Manager
Brittany Ryan Operator
Rebecca Singh Audio Describer

Staff

Debbie Courchene Head Technician