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The Homemaker ()

Produced by

Convection Productions and Peanut Butter People

Playwright: Laura Anne Harris
Director: Morgan Norwich

Presented as part of a double bill with Swell Broad

Venue

The Storefront Theatre

Run

April 8th, 2014 – April 13th, 2014

Synopsis

Based on folklore in Ms Harris’ family, The Homemaker follows Janette Pettitpas, a French-Canadian homemaker from Albertville, Saskatchewan who wants to share her life story as a show! The story of her marriage to her husband and to alcohol is told through cabaret ‘acts’ of poetry, dance, puppetry, song and intoxicated flashbacks all within her kitchen.¬†Even though this play does not use the traditional red nose, “red nose clown” and bouffon directly influences the playful nature of the storytelling.
This play acts as a tribute to Ms. Harris’ relative and examines the struggles of being a 1960s homemaker, the justifications for some of Janette’s life decisions, the damaging affects of addiction and mental illness, as well as the limitations of an unbalanced marriage. (brownpapertickets.com)


Cast

Laura Anne Harris Performer

Creative Team

Laura Anne Harris Playwright
Morgan Norwich Director
Darcy Stoop Assistant Director
Laura Anne Harris Sound Designer
Alex Eddington Sound Designer

Music

Chris Peterson Guitar

Production

Julia Rocchi Stage Manager
Amanda Heart Set Construction Assistant
Neil Muscott Photography