The Sound of Cracking Bones / Le Bruit Des Os Qui Craquent (2015)
Playwright: Suzanne Lebeau
Director: John Van Burek
Translators: Julia Duchesne and John Van Burek
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
February 14, 2015, 2015
March 7th, 2015 – February 28th, 2015
The Sound of Cracking Bones is the story of thirteen-year-old Elikia, a resilient, courageous girl who leads innocent eight-year old Joseph on a harrowing escape through the jungle toward a hoped-for freedom.
Set in a war-torn country, which could be in Africa, Latin America or South Asia, the story takes us to the very heart of Elikia and Joseph’s life as child soldiers caught in the grip of ruthless warlords.
Their story is later brought to light by Angelica, the nurse who rescued and cared for them, as she testifies before a tribunal charged with examining the issue of child soldiers.
It’s only because of her testimony that the reality of these children – like so many others’ – is revealed to us. In turn, we see how the comfort of distance and time can dilute empathy with indifference.
Unsettling yet life-affirming, The Sound of Cracking Bones is an intimate portrayal of a global issue. (pleiadestheatre.org)
|John Van Burek||Director|
|John Van Burek||Translator|
|Jason Hand||Lighting Designer|
|Nicolas Van Burek||Fight Choreographer|
|Marie-Claude Valiquet||Stage Manager|
|Patrick Lavender||Production Manager|
|Dale Yim||Production Manager|
|Dylan Bobier||Costume Assistant|
|Cylla von Tiedemann||Photographer|
|David Fisher||Venue Technician|
|Jason Golinsky||Production Manager|
|Rebecca Vandevelde||Associate Production Manager|
|Kaitlin Hickey||Associate Production Manager|