Manon/Sandra premiers tonight. I just got back from the dress rehearsal with Jamie Webb, Clara Strandhoj, Laura Batey and Johannes Ruhkstuhl. Stealing the snippet about the play from Camdram:
“She touched me all over, just like I’d touched the body of Our Lord.”
Manon needs God to speak to her. Sandra needs to fuck somebody.
This fearless and passionate play touches on the lives of two women obsessed. Manon is chaste, lonely and desperate for divine release. Sandra is a transvestite, driven by a primal desire for sexual gratification that drifts into religious ecstasy.
Each untouched, their stories intertwine. One can’t stop touching her wine red rosary beads, the other wants to paint on her lover’s body with green lipstick. Both are outcasts. Both are frantic. Both want to feel someone else’s skin against theirs.
Translated from Québécois French by John Van Burek, this play is a snapshot of passion and desperation, in the form of interweaving monologues. Welcome to the stage the sacred and the damned.
Here are the photos from the dress rehearsal. Enjoy! A link to the ticket booking webpage is at the bottom of this post.
The dress rehearsal starts.
The play runs Wednesday to Saturday this week at the ADC Theatre. You can find your ticket on the ADC webpage. The Varsity review gave the Manon/Sandra a well deserved 4.5 stars.
If you want to see more photos of Jamie and Clara, then check out the blog post about our previous photo shoot.
This is the 200th blog post. Small celebratory dance!
Manon – Clara Strandhoj
Sandra – Jamie Webb
Director – Laura Batey
Producer – Johannes Ruckstuhl
Photography – Johannes Hjorth