April 22 at 8:00pm // April 23 at 2:30pm // Tickets $12 advance $15 at the doorBuy Tickets
(after the play by frank wedekind)
by susanna fournier & ted witzel
one more time—to make the earth shake.
nelli, eve, mignon, daisy, master, monster, lover, slut. call her whatever you like: the one thing that doesn’t change is that lulu changes everything.
over three years in residence at buddies in bad times and presentations in toronto, london, and berlin, we’ve deconstructed and interrogated frank wedekind’s iconic femme fatale. now we’re doubling back to his original story, transmuting wedekind’s gaze–it’s passion, problems, and pitfalls—into the 21st century as fodder for our mainstage presentation at buddies next year.
lulu v.5 // is a fantasy—no, a funeral—comedy, carnival, farce. it’s a love story (or seven)—or a sequence of snapshots of the people we’re desperately afraid we might become when we find ourselves in love.
performed by michael ayres, john cleland, kyle gatehouse, mayko nguyen, sarah orenstein, sabryn rock, tim fitzgerald walker, and william webster
co-creators — susanna fournier & ted witzel
director — ted witzel
scenographer — helen yung
lighting design — oz weaver
audiovisual design — wes mckenzie
stage manager — sandy plunkett
production assistant — alanna dunlop
dramaturge — mel hague
producer — kerry freek
production manager — charissa wilcox
technical director — adrien whan
house technician — suzie balogh
buddies residency program sponsor BMO FINANCIAL GROUP
photo of mayko mguyen by jeremy mimnagh