Monday, July 18th, 2016
Contra Theatre is a Toronto-based theatre company. We strive to produce new works that give voice to the voiceless, fire to the ornery, and moons to the misbegotten. Our inaugural production “Kingdom” will be performing at the Tarragon Theatre workspace from September 7, 2016 to September 14, 2016. Kingdom was written by Meghan Greeley, one of Contra’s co-artistic directors and co-founders. Meghan is an award winning playwright from Newfoundland and is currently sitting on the playwrights unit at Tarragon Theatre. Kingdom’s director Mallory Fisher (Contra’s other half, co-artistic director, co-founder and also a Newfie) is a powerhouse, directing and acting in productions all across Canada.
Kingdom Synopsis: Having spent the majority of her life within the confines of a room, Nora’s knowledge of the outside world is limited to vague memories and the information – often fictional and warped – given her by Sir, her captor. Her only companion in the room is an energetic, imaginative young girl named Scout, whose presence there is mysteriously secret. When Sir begins to forget his own elaborate system of rules, Nora is faced with an important decision and comes to realize that she is bound by more than walls. For more info visit our website: http://www.contratheat.re/