damned be this transmigration

damned be this transmigration

Kate Story

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Public Energy is proud to present the full-length premiere of a play featuring music created by some of the city’s most talented theatre artists. Writer/actor Kate Story’s damned be this transmigration has already had a successful run in workshop form at the intimate Theatre On King. Now ready for its prime-time debut, the work will be seen with a new set – and dance numbers – created especially for the expansive Market Hall stage.

Venue:

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

Performances:

Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm

Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 am

Date: March 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 am

Tickets:

$24 / $17 students, underwaged / $8 high school students

Based on beloved characters created by New Yorker Don Marquis, damned be this transmigration is a dancing, singing roller coaster ride of a play with text from Marquis’s famous newspaper column and music from the swinging twenties, alongside original compositions. We follow Marquis, played by Brad Brackenridge, banging out his column on a vintage typewriter, while his literary creations – Archy the literary cockroach, played by Ryan Kerr, and a morally-careless alley cat named Mehitabel, played by Kate Story – alternately distract him from his work and give his life purpose.

It’s a hot shot of entertainment amidst Marquis’s pointed social commentary – relevant to this day and age – and we get a glimpse into the raucous and often tragic life of Marquis himself. This is New York on the cusp of Dorothy Parker and James Thurber, arguably a New York at its literary zenith.

 

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2020-21 Season Funders and Sponsors

MAJOR SEASON SPONSOR

ACCESSIBILITY SPONSOR

The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

SEASON SPONSORS & FUNDERS

  • Canada Council
  • Jo Pillon
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver